General Information & Points to note before letting your property
This information is given for general guidance only and should therefore not be relied on. It has been prepared by an experienced letting agent operating in the UK market.
It is essential that your property be presented well for letting. It should be well decorated, clean and tidy to attract a tenant who will pay a good rental figure.
Under the 1985 Landlord and Tenant Act, Landlords have a legal responsibility to ensure that Tenants are “safe from harm”. This means ensuring that Landlords provide housing that is fit for habitation.
A property available for rent, must be supplied and maintained to a good standard. Landlords must ensure the structure, hot water and water supply, lighting heating and ventilation is maintained throughout the tenancy.
How Do I Let My Property?
There are several ways to let a property some a little more stressful than others;
- Advertise the property in the local paper
- Advertise the property on the Internet
- Advertise the property in local shops
- Instruct a professional Letting Agent
Naturally due to the complex nature of letting your property, if you are new to the property business or simply too busy to manage it yourself instructing a professional Letting Agent is a must. At Jackson & Copeland Ltd we are well placed to either manage a complete protfolio or simply let one or two properties for you.
If you intend to buy-to-let Jackson & Copeland Ltd can make it easier for you by putting you in touch with some of the regions leading Buy to Let Mortgage Brokers. If you are looking to purchase a property but do not currently have the finances in place please give our office a call on 01429 223861 where one of our staff will be happy to advise you.
Jackson&Copeland Ltd are members of the Property Ombudsman, National Landlords Association, Deposit Protection Scheme, Federation of Master Builders, Gas Safe Register, and Trust Mark organisations.