Landlords

 

General Property Condition

In order to let the property quickly and at the best possible rental value, it is essential that the property is presented in a well decorated, clean and tidy condition. Unless other arrangements are made in the tenancy agreement it is the landlord's responsibility to maintain the property in good order throughout the letting.

A property can be fully furnished, part furnished, or unfurnished, but in all cases it should include carpets and curtains (ideally professionally cleaned). Soft furnishings must comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988, and all appliances should be tested and serviced if necessary.

Explanatory instruction notes regarding appliances and central heating should be left on display, along with any guarantees and service contracts. It is strongly advised to fit at least one smoke detector per floor. Fully labelled sets of keys should be left with the tenants and Jhoots Residential Lettings.

Who Should I Inform?

If the property is subject to a mortgage, your bank or building society will require details of the tenancy in order to consent to the letting. If the property is leasehold, it may also be necessary to obtain written consent from the freeholder.

Will Letting Affect My Insurance?

It is important to advise your insurance company in writing that the property is let, and ensure you are covered for third party, public liability and defective premises risks. The landlord is responsible for both building and personal contents insurance during the tenancy. However, the tenants are responsible for arranging insurance cover on their own personal belongings taken into the property.

What Happens About Council Tax?

Whilst your property is let, the tenants will be liable to pay Council Tax. You will become liable to pay the tax if the property is unoccupied between tenancies.

What About Other Aspects of Maintenance?

The landlord is usually responsible for the payment of ground rent, any service charges, most repairs, and maintenance of the property. We maintain lists of reliable contractors to cover all trades, however, you may leave specific instructions with us to use nominated contractors of your choice.

 

Let only 60% of 1st months’ rent (Inc. VAT)

 

INCLUDES:

• Collect and remit initial months’ rent received

• Agree collection of any shortfall and payment method

• Marketing, advertising and conducting viewings at the property

• Carry out the selection of tenants, introduction and their referencing

• Make any HMRC deduction and provide tenant with the NRL8 (if relevant)

 

Fully managed: 10% of rent (Inc. VAT) INCLUDES:

 

• Collect and remit the monthly rent received

• Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears actions

• Deduct commission and other works

• Advise all relevant utility providers of changes

• Undertake two inspection visits per annum and notify landlord of the outcome

• Arrange routine repairs and instruct approved contractors (providing two quotes)

• Hold keys throughout the tenancy term

• Make any HMRC deduction and provide tenant with the NRL8 (if relevant)

• Make Security Deposit transfer to DPS

 

ADDITIONAL NON-OPTIONAL FEES AND CHARGES (IRRESPECTIVE OF LEVEL OF SERVICE):

Setup Fee (Landlords Share): 35% of 1st months’ rent then 10% thereafter.

 

• Agree the market rent and find a tenant in accordance with the landlord guidelines;

• Advise on refurbishment

• Provide guidance on compliance with statutory provisions and letting consents

• Carry out accompanied viewings (as appropriate)

• Market the property and advertise on relevant portals

• Erect board outside property in accordance with Town and Country Planning Act 1990

• Advise on non-resident tax status and HMRC (if relevant)

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