Refurbishing – not all properties will need touching up but there are some real pro’s to having a high standard of décor. It means you can get a higher rental income/ yield, and attract quality tenants who are more likely to stay longer as well as look after their home. If you aren’t sure what you should do prior to letting just ask, our experts can advise what works might be beneficial, we can also use our panel of contractors to do the work for you!
Cleaning – before tenants move in we will have the property cleaned by our own cleaner, if it needs touching up before taking market photos we can sort this too.
Marketing – whilst your property is vacant our team will capture professional photography, a high quality virtual tour as well as floor plans. The property will need to look like and be to the standard that new tenants can expect to move into, we can help you dress the property and decide if you want to let the property furnished or unfurnished. We will then write a description for the property and publish online for you.
Safety Certificates – All properties are required to have an EPC before they can be marketed. Our compliance manager will be able to look at any certificates your property already has and arrange what is required via our approved local contractors. We can instruct:
- Landlord Gas Safety Certificate – Enshrined in legislation from 1998, the LGCI is required for any properties were gas appliances are present. The certificate ensure all appliances and fittings are safe for use.
- Electrical Installation Condition Report – A condition report provided by one of our licenced engineers following an inspection to certify the property as electrically safe. The report would identify any defects and include recommendations for any omissions.
- Portable Appliance Test – To ensure suitability of individual electrical appliances via a visual inspection of the body, plug and lead. This could also include test signals on the cables.
- Legionella Risk Assessment – Legionella bacteria can cause serious disease. It is best practise to conduct a LRA to highlight any potential risk to your tenants.
- Energy Performance certificate – It’s a legal requirement to provide an EPC to your tenants. This document shows how energy-efficient the property is and will estimate energy costs. A rating between A-G will also be given.