We will go through this with you thoroughly when we meet you but below is some brief advice for preparing your rental property for its new tenants.

  • You must have a Landlord's Gas Saftey Certificate carried out prior to the tenancy commencement, this is in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 as amended 1996
  • You must have the electrical installation and appliances' checked prior to the tenancy commencement, this is in accordance with The Electrical Equipments (Safety) Regulations 1994 and The General Product Safety Regulations 1994.
  • If you have a furnished property all upholstered furniture must comply with The Furniture and Furnishings (fire) (safety) Reulations 1989 as amended 1993
  • Unfurnished properties still are required to have carpets, curtains, light fittings and white goods left.
  • It is preferable to have a neutrally decorated property which has been finished to a good standard. It is advisable to have linoleum or tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms as this is more hygienic.
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors must be installed and working prior to the tenancy commencement.
  • Leaving behind instructions for household equipment, central heating and other useful information is a great help.
  • You will need to have 3 sets of front door keys ready for the agent, two of these are for the new tenants and one is to be held by us.
  • An inventory will need to be carried out by an independent inventory clerk prior to the tenants moving in.
  • It is the landlord's responsibility to ensure there is a working telephone line at the property.
  • If you have any maintenance contracts for items such as alarms, white goods and central heating systems we advise you keep these in place for the duration of the tenancy.
  • Final accounts for the utilities need to be arranged, we can do this for you but require instructions from you to do this.
  • You should arrange for your mail to be redirected to your new address.
  • If you have a chimney this should be swept prior to the tenancy commencement and the tenants will be expected to do the same at the end of their tenancy.
  • We recommend that the garden should be in seasonal order at the tenancy commencement.