Advice for Landlords

Advice for landlords

Whether you're new to letting or a seasoned landlord, County Letting and Management Services have put together a list of tips for letting and managing a residential property.

From Bristol to Bridgwater, our Clevedon-based team is happy to help.

Important considerations

County Letting and Management Services offer a professional service on your behalf as we find it is best to ensure the property meets a minimum standard suitable for tenants,  In our experience quality properties lead to quality tenants.
  • We will check that the property is in a fit state for a tenancy and below are some of our suggestions.
  •  Ideally the property should be newly decorated in neutral colours
  • Carpets curtains lampshades all should be provided again neutral colours are best.
  • .Gardens should be tidy at the point of letting (it is then the tenant's responsibility to maintain any gardens)
  • The property must be thoroughly clean at  the start of the tenancy.   It is the tenant's responsibility to leave it in a fit state (barring normal wear and tear)
  • You should have at least two sets of keys for the property: one for the tenants, and one for our team
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Statutory safety regulations

The following areas are the responsibility of the landlord. Where County Letting and Management Services are managing your property, we will attend to these at your expense:

  • Gas safety (including annual inspections and repairs)
  • Electrical safety inspections and repairs
  • Ensuring fire protection and fire resistance standards for furnishings are adequate, as well as checking there are functioning smoke alarms and also carbon monoxide alarms where necessary.
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What else should landlords be aware of?

  • Mortgages-do you have written permission to let the property?
  • Leaseholds-check the terms of your lease and acquire written permission to let
  • Sub-letting-you will need the landlord's permission to sub-let any property
  • Insurance-Ensure this is up-to-date and covers letting 
  • Council tax-The occupier is responsible for paying this, and yourself if the property is unoccupied
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Our experienced team can offer plenty of useful advice for landlords both old and new. Call our team in Clevedon today on: 
01275 540 830
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