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Are you a new landlord?

Renting out your property can provide you with one of the most stable forms of investment.  Whether you are letting your property for the first time, or have let before (but not for some time), you will want to attract the best tenant for your property - and start their tenancy as professionally and quickly as possible....

If you are a landlord who has not let their property to new tenants recently then you may need to update with new legislation...

Update on new legislation

On 1st June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 legislation came into force, which means that landlords and your letting agent, The Letting People, may not charge any fees to let your property to new tenants...

What is your property worth?

If you are new Landlord or have not let for some time, so much has changed in the last few years. Do you know whether you are maximizing the value of your property?  Are you taking advantage of the range of Marketing and Letting solutions now on offer which remove the barriers to renting? Such as No Deposit options? Would you like a second opinion from a Lettings expert?

FAQs for Landlords

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The Letting People are members of the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) in association with The National Landlords Association (NLA) with at least one member of staff having accredited status.

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The earliest possible date as the rental market is fast moving and may be subject to seasonal trends in your area. Also this is the time to consider property preparation and whether to go furnished or unfurnished.

Our usual office reception hours are Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5.00pm. However, please check details and any seasonal arrangements. Saturday is available for prebooked viewing and marketing appraisal appointments only (Whilst we do not have any general or tenancy administration staff available on Saturdays, a director is usually available for marketing appraisals). Please telephone to check or make arrangements for an appointment). Closed Sunday and Bank and Christmas holidays.

Prior appointments during our usual opening hours above are not necessary for generally discussing your property to let or to arrange a marketing appraisal valuation. If you wish to discuss your tenancy arrangements in detail, we would advise that you make a prior appointment during our usual opening hours above with one of the directors who will be able to provide further more detailed specialist information to answer your queries.

We can usually arrange an appointment to suit your availability Monday to Saturday including early evening. If you are a new landlord, you may wish to allow up to an hour with our director to be able to give you impartial, independent and objective advice on how we can help you let your property. 

Choosing the right property is essential to successful lettings and our staff are here to provide specialist help with the whole process by discussing your objectives with you and identifying the characteristics of your preferred property.

You will need to ensure that your property meets Health and Safety requirements for gas and electrical safety which may involve having checks and risk assessments on your property both before and during your tenancy. There are also consumer protection regulations concerning fire safety and smoke alarms. Our staff are able to provide detailed information so get in touch for more.

We strongly recommend that all Landlords ensure that an inventory and schedule of condition is taken at the start of your tenancy. This document should be professionally prepared and be sufficiently detailed to provide evidence to confirm any replacements required or dilapidations at the end of the tenancy. This document will also be required to submit to the Deposit Protection SDervice in the event of any dispute. with the tenant.

For Landlords using our Letting and Management Service or Letting and Rent Services, we will arrnage the preparation of an inventory.

All rental properties now require an Energy Performance Certificate to be legally compliant. This must be made available before we can advertise the property and for prospective tenants to view.

You should also ensure that you have permission to let your property from your mortgage lender if applicable and you may wish to review your insurance requirements for a tenanted property.

All landlords with property in the UK need to declare their income and expenses to the Inland Revenue for tax. You should discuss your personal tax position with your professional advisor.

You should contact your professional advisor and the Inland Revenue to confirm your arrangements and tax position. There is a scheme for non-resident landlords where the agent does not deduct tax when they receive the rental payments.

All tenancy deposits taken by The Letting People are registered into the government approved scheme The Deposit Protection Service (DPS).

We are able to carry out a detailed market assessment and valuation for mortgage purposes. There is a fee for this service which is fully refundable on a successful letting by your The Letting People branch.

All information documents, photographs and tenancy agreements produced by The Letting People in regard to your tenancy are copyright protected by the copyright holders. The tenancy agreement prepared for your tenancy (and any other information documents supplied or photographs used) must not be sold, copied, adapted, distributed, used or re-used for a new tenancy without the copyright holders express written permission.

The Letting People are members of the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA). Our aim is to provide the very best standards of service by following the UKALA Code of Practice. This is available to view on www.ukala.org.uk. However, if you believe that we have not given you satisfactory service you should initially discuss your concerns with a representative of The Letting People.

The Letting People are members of The Property Redress Scheme at www.theprs.co.uk

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