Here at Leftmove, we appreciate that letting your property, which is often your most important asset, can be a worrying experience. With this in mind we can confidently assure you that by instructing us to act as your Letting and Management Agents your asset will be in professional hands, and we will provide you with the best possible service and the right tenant for your property.
As a local proactive agent we sustain a flexible approach to letting a property out, and are able to adapt our Service's to meet each of our client's needs and wants. Outlined below are the two main packages that we provide for our landlords:
We would recommend the Ongoing Monthly Full Management Service for all Landlords, as all aspects of the letting and management will be handled by ourselves.
By law, all Landlords must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on the property, and provide a copy to tenants when letting a property. The government are performing stringent checks on EPC's and failure to comply with this legislation may lead to a fine of £5000. This certificate must be in place before the property is put up for advertising and a copy is given to the tenant on move in day. The EPC provides an energy efficiency rating for a property on a scale of 'A' to 'G' with 'A' being the most efficient and 'G' being the least. An EPC must be completed and issued by a qualified and accredited Domestic Energy Assessor. In the rented sector an EPC is valid for 10 years and can be reused as many times as required during that period. There is currently no requirement for landlords to make any improvements if their property has a poor rating.
This is something that we can arrange for you, if you would like further information or would like to arrange this for you, please call the office on 01772 657657. being offered a tenancy. The application fee can be paid by BACS transfer or cash at our offices.
By law, a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate MUST be done and a copy provided to the tenants upon moving in to a property. The gas safety certificate must be done annually, and it covers any gas appliances, pipes fittings within the property. It must be carried out by a qualified gas safe engineer, and a record of the certificates must be kept on file. This is of the highest importance and we reserve the right on this regulation to arrange for gas inspections to be arranged at the landlord's expense, should the appropriate certificate not be available to us. Landlords should note the maximum penalty for non-compliance with these regulations is a fine of at least £5000 or even 6 month's imprisonment.
This is something that we can arrange for you, if you would like further information or would like to arrange this for you, please call the office on 01772 657657.
It is a Landlords duty to ensure that all electrical appliances & fixed wiring in a property are safe. There are currently no legal requirements for landlords to have a formal annual safety check of electrical equipment done. However, as far as trading standards are concerned a landlord must be able to demonstrate that electrical appliances are safe before the property is let out. Should any piece of electrical equipment have a fault, which results in injury or fatality, the person responsible for supplying the equipment, the landlord, could be open to prosecution. We would therefore highly recommend that you have all freestanding electrical appliances tested and circuits certified safe, by a suitably qualified electrician and a certificate issued.
This again is something that we can arrange for you, if you would like further information or would like to arrange this for you, please call the office on 01772 657657.