Negotiate tenancy terms with prospective tenant(s).
Take up references including contacting previous landlord, ‘‘Right to Rent’ and credit checks.
Arrange an independently prepared Inventory and Schedule of Condition report.
Arrange a Gas Safety Certificate if required by an accredited Gas Safe Engineer.
Arrange a Legionella Risk Assessment as required by the Health & Safely Executive.
Prepare a comprehensive Tenancy Agreement setting out the rights and obligations of both parties including any special terms that have been agreed.
Retain a deposit paid by the tenant(s) as stakeholder against damage, breach of the Tenancy Agreement or any other outstanding charges owed by the Tenant. This is equivalent to six weeks rent and where we hold a deposit it will be registered with the TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme).
Document the meter readings at the start of the tenancy and advise the relevant utility companies as well as the local council tax authority.