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Landlords - The Belvoir Service
Why should you let your property with us?
- Because we care!
With over 150 offices nationwide and specialising purely in residential lettings, Belvoir should be your first point of call. Each office is owned individually, put simply "big enough to matter, small enough to care”. Belvoir Bournemouth looks after the BH1-BH14 postcodes.
With services ranging from Let Only to Full Management we will ensure you receive the most efficient professional service at all times. We pro-actively market our properties to ensure you get the best rental figure in the shortest space of time. Our advertising consists of:
> Rightmove.co.uk (the UK's no.1 property portal)
> Zoopla and other major portals
> Belvoir.co.uk receives in excess of 13 million visits per month
> Branded car (constant brand exposure in the local areas)
> Waiting tenants on our database
Every applicant is referenced through Experian, the UK's number one credit referencing agency which consists of a comprehensive credit check, employer reference and previous landlord reference.
We can also provide Energy Performance Certificates, Gas Safety Certificates and Electrical Safety Certificates all at a very competitive prices. All contractors are fully referenced before we outsource work to them.
Belvoir Bournemouth are regulated by the Financial Services Authority, the National Approved Lettings Scheme and The Property Ombudsman to give you, our client, complete peace of mind.
As a landlord you have specific legal obligations and responsibilities with regards to fire safety for furniture & furnishings; gas supply and appliances; plus electrical wiring and appliances. It is essential that landlords take these responsibilities seriously as failure to comply can lead to large fines and even imprisonment.
If you are a landlord letting a property equipped with gas appliances you need to understand and comply with the law relating to gas safety. If you let a property, you must make sure that pipe work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition. You need to have a gas safety check every year. A Gas Safe registered engineer must carry out the safety check in your properties. You must give your tenants a copy of the gas safety record within 28 days of it being carried out or before they move in and you should make sure your tenants know where to turn off the gas and what to do in the event of a gas emergency.
It is important to ensure that all electrical appliances and fittings within the property are safe and in good working order. Unlike gas regulations, there is no law that says you must have a landlord electrical safety certificate. But, should any electrical fittings or appliances within your rental property cause harm to a tenant you could be held liable. If you let property you must ensure that the electrical system and all appliances supplied are safe - failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and The Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offence and may result in a fine or even imprisonment.
Furniture and Furnishing
Furniture and furnishings supplied in rental accommodation must comply with The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. If you let your residential property furnished you must ensure that certain types of furniture and furnishings provided meet the current safety regulations - failure to comply with the regulations is a criminal offence and may result in heavy fines or imprisonment. Some materials used to fill or cover furniture, particularly older and second hand furniture, may be a fire risk and often produces poisonous gases when burning, such as cyanide or carbon monoxide.
Energy Performance Certificates
An Energy Performance Certificate, otherwise known as an EPC, provides an energy rating for a home, showing its energy efficiency and its environmental impact on a scale from A-G (where A is the most efficient and G the least efficient). It also contains recommended ways to improve the property’s energy performance. As of October 2008 it is the landlords legal obligation to provide their tenant with a certificate and this remains valid for a 10 year period. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC.
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