Whether you require assistance with all elements of your rental property or simply the basics, HomeConnectionuk offers a comprehensive solution.
Before a property can be let, there are several issues which the owner will need to deal with to ensure that the tenancy runs smoothly, and also that he/she complies with the law. Below is a list of the most common responsibilities of the landlord
Under the Landlord and Tenant Act, 1985, landlords are obligated to keep the structure and exterior of the property in a good state of repair. You are entitled to incorporate potential cost of repairs into the rent you charge, but you cannot charge the tenants separately for repair to any of the things mentioned above.
Safety of Gas electrical appliancesYou are required by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to ensure that all gas appliances are maintained in good order and that an annual safety check is carried out by a recognised engineer
You should ensure that the electrical system and any electrical appliances that you supply such as cookers, kettles, toasters, washing machines and immersion heaters are safe to use.
Council taxThe tenant will normally be responsible for paying Council Tax. However, if the property is a house in multiple occupation, you will be responsible for paying it although you can include the cost in the rent.
Other billsYou should agree with both the tenant and the utility company concerned, by way of a written agreement, who will be responsible for the payment of other bills (gas, electricity, telephone etc) and then state this clearly in the tenancy agreement.
The property needs to be well maintained, as this is crucial to the long term success of your venture. In addition, there are a number of legal responsibilities that are placed upon you as a landlord, some of which need to be addressed even before your property is occupied.Fulfilling your responsibilities as a landlord and taking care of maintenances during a tenancy can be very time consuming, which is where we come in.
Why use our service
We take care of renting your property for you from start to finish. All you have to do is to give your approval to the tenant we have found. Our service is very efficient and you can count on us to find a tenant for your property. You can join the thousands of satisfied customers we have with no worries.
Besides guaranteeing your rent income, our service includes making an estimate of correct rent, marketing and showing your property,and carryout background check of the applicants and checking their credit rating. We will contact the employers and former lessors, interview applicants personally, write the lease agreement, take care of banking matters and paperwork, security, property condition check-ups and receiving and handing over keys. We also give advice on questions related to taxation and legal issues. You only pay our commission when the lease of residence is signed.