Property Letting Checklist for Landlords
Thinking of letting your property? Take a look at our Landlord checklist
For our landlords
Lettings, Property and Block Management across Brighton & Hove.
If you are considering renting out your property, then you can talk to us for honest and transparent advice or download the brochure below.
Our Landlord Property Letting Checklist
This is our 10 point checklist for landlords who are considering letting our their property.
1. You must be able to prove that you are the legal owner of the property and have the authority to let the property.
2. You must have permission from your mortgage provider or lender to let.
3. You should also check there are no clauses within your lease, if applicable, that stipulate you cannot let the property. There may well be things you have to abide to, or pay for, in order to allow you to let if for example the property is in a managed block.
4. You must have a valid and up to date Gas Safety Certificate if the property has gas.
5. You must have a satisfactory EICR (electrical instalation condition report).
6. The above also applies to appliances in the property and furniture, if furnished, must comply to Fire and Furnishings regulations.
7. You must have an Energy Performance Certificate to be able to market the property. The EPC rating must be an ‘E’ or above to be able to rent the property; excepting in very unusual circumstances.
8. Deposits must be registered.
9. Tenants must be checked for a ‘Right to rent’ check.
10. No fee may now be taken from any applicant who wishes to take a property and a maximum of 5 weeks of rent can be held as a security deposit.
Failure to adhere to the points here can result in criminal prosecution. Talk to us to make sure that you understand what is required of you to ensure you comply. Legislation has changed considerably since COVID and you must ensure that you comply with current industry regulations.