We currently own residential/ student properties for rental around the Lincoln area, As specialists, we know how to manage property for optimum performance, whilst ensuring smooth running tenancies, and compliance with the various landlord/tenant laws. If you intend renting a property within Lincoln city and surrounding areas, please go to our local area page.
We maintain a flexible attitude, and are generally able to adapt our service to meet our client's individual circumstances and needs, for example by providing a part only service, or alternatively by taking on additional tasks and duties.
We currently own residential properties for rental around the Lincoln area, As specialists, we know how to manage property for optimum performance, whilst ensuring smooth running tenancies, and compliance with the various landlord/tenant laws. If you intend renting a property within Lincoln city and surrounding areas, please go to our local area page.
Before a property can be let, there are several matters which we need to consider to ensure that the tenancy runs smoothly, and complies with the law. For brief. If you require further
Council tax is the responsibility of the occupier.
It is most important that an inventory of contents and schedule of condition be prepared, in order to avoid misunderstanding or dispute at the end of a tenancy. Without such safeguards, it will be impossible for the landlord to prove any loss, damage, or significant deterioration of the property or contents.
The following safety requirements are
the responsibility of the owner (the landlord), and
where we are to manage
the property, they are also ours as agents.
Therefore to protect all interests we ensure full compliance with the appropriate
regulations, at the owner's expense.
Gas Appliances & Equipment
Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 (amended 1996) and some other regulations, all gas appliances in tenanted premises must be checked for safety at intervals of not more than 12 months, by a CORGI registered gas engineer, and a safety certificate issued. Records must be kept of the dates of inspections, of defects identified, and of any remedial action taken.
Electrical Appliances & Equipment
Under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, the Plugs & Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994 and some other regulations, electrical installations and equipment in tenanted premises must be safe. Although (unlike gas) no safety certificate is legally required, and therefore it may be adequate to perform a visual check of electrical equipment, fittings and leads, it is recommended that a qualified electrician be engaged for this purpose.
General Product Safety
The General Product Safety Regulations 1994 specify that any product supplied in the course of a commercial activity must be safe. In the case of letting, this would include both the structure of the building and its contents. Recommended action is to check for obvious danger signs - leaning walls, broken glass, sharp edges etc., and also to leave operating manuals or other written instructions about high risk items, such as hot surfaces, electric lawnmowers, etc. for the tenant.
We have found from experience that a good relationship
with tenants is the key to a smooth-running tenancy. As Property
the relationship part
is our job, but it is important that the tenants should feel comfortable in
their temporary home, and that they are receiving value for their money.
Interior decorations should be in good condition, and preferably plain, light and neutral.
For letting unfurnished the property contains carpets, curtains, and a cooker.
Gardens should be left neat, tidy and rubbish-free, with any lawns cut. Tenants are required to maintain the gardens to a reasonable standard.
At the commencement of a tenancy the property must be in a thoroughly clean condition, and at the end of each tenancy it is the tenant's responsibility to leave the property in similar condition. Where they fail to do so, cleaning should be arranged at their expense.
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