Marketing your property
Thank you for given us the opportunity to assist you in marketing your property. We endeavour to do our utmost best to find you a suitable tenant. Once we have met you and conducted a rental appraisal on your property, we can immediately begin our marketing to find you a suitable tenant.
Our Letting Process: –
An initial visit must be arranged to view the property with the aim of assessing and advising the landlord of any letting requirements. We will also discuss and agree a marketable rental value.
Prior To Letting
You must ensure that the property is fit to be let. The Law requires that all machines, gas appliances and electrical items are checked for safety, in good working order, regularly serviced, and have clear instruction for use.
Adverting And Marketing Your Property
Our office network will begin the search process for the right tenant once you have instructed us to let or and manage your property. We advertise in the local and national papers and also on the website.
Viewings And References
Our office will staff arrange all viewing. We will as agree with you either accompany the potential tenant to your property to show them round or make a convenient time with you to meet the client and show them around. We will try our utmost best to ensure the potential tenants arranged for viewing are those suitable for your property.
Once a prospective tenant shows an interest and you are happy with the situation, we will usually request a small deposit (normally a week’s rent) from them to confirm their interest, agree the terms of the tenancy on your behalf.
We ensure all tenants pass comprehensive referencing and credit checks. Wherever possible we will obtain a financial reference, an income reference and a previous Landlord or a Professional reference. We will forward and discuss the results of these for your agreement and keep copies on file in our office. It will be for you to confirm that the references are acceptable.
In the event that you are not contactable we will have the right to decide on your behalf whether the references are acceptable but we will not accept any responsibility for their accuracy or the information contained in the reference, nor shall we be held warrant for the suitability of the tenant.
Once all references have been fully accepted, we will agree a suitable move in date with you and the tenant(s).
For all residential letting, we will use a standard Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement under the 1996 Housing Act. There is no longer a minimum period for such lettings but will not be possible to guarantee recovery of possession until 6 months have passed should tenant oppose the notice requiring possession before that period. The agreement and any relevant notices are available for inspection before tenancy commences at your request and we will be happy to include any additions that you or your solicitors request subject to the agreement by the tenant or the tenant’s solicitor.
Should you wish to use an alternative Tenancy Agreement drafted by your own solicitor, please supply a draft at least two weeks before the tenancy is due to commence.
The tenancy agreement must be signed and dated by both the tenants and the Landlord, witnessed by us.
It is your responsibility to provide us with a list of all items that you will be leaving in the property as part of the tenancy inventory. Kinggs Property Management Ltd cannot and will not accept any liability for errors or omissions on the inventory list supplied by you.
Please ensure that all furniture supplied in the property (beds, Sofas etc) carries a fire safety label.
Check In List
We will supply a check in list to ensure that all procedure and necessary actions have been taken before the tenant(s) move into the property.
You will need to notify the Gas board, the Council tax office, the electricity board, (and in some cases the telephone company) of the commencement of the tenancy. We recommend that the notification is carried out as soon as tenancy commences to prevent receiving unwelcome bills.
As part of our checklist, all meter readings will be noted and must be agreed and signed by both the tenant and the landlord before moving into the property.
Early Departure Of Tenant
Should the tenant leave the property of their own accord to the expiration of the tenancy it is the Landlords responsibility to take the appropriate action to recover any outstanding rent and expenses from the tenant.