FAQs: Help for Landlords

We’re never happier than when we provide advice, guidance, and information to help Landlords maximise their property values along with links to valuable resources from trusted, authority providers.

BTL: Furniture & Fire Regulations

As you know gas and electrical appliances must be maintained and kept safe for your tenants; but were you aware of the regulations that govern the types of furniture and furnishings that you are allowed to supply in a rented property. Furnishings supplied in a property that is rented out must be fire resistant and […]

Condition vs. Cleanliness

Condition and Cleanliness are not the same thing. A check-in report that only considers the condition of the property and does not establish the standard of cleanliness at the start of the tenancy is potentially going to cause problems at check-out should a dispute arise over cleanliness. Whilst the check-out report may list cleaning issues […]

What's the purpose of a Property Inventory & Schedule of Condition

A Property Inventory and Schedule of Condition is a single document that may form part of a tenancy agreement. It records the contents, condition, and cleanliness of the property, with a detailed listing of the items within the property including the decor and fittings.  A detailed Property Inventory and Schedule of Condition should be made prior to the […]

What could go wrong with a DIY Inventory?

What could go wrong with a DIY Inventory? Writing down the contents of a two-bedroom property could easily be done on one side of paper, but if you do not consider the ‘fabric’ of the property you could find that your Inventory and Schedule of Condition is not detailed enough to prove that your tenants […]

Mould & Damp: What to do about it?

In a wet, cold British winter, damp and mould flourish. Even the best-maintained properties can develop damp. Damp and mould can damage your property’s structure, cause health problems for your tenants and cost you money in repairs and void periods. Black mould is particularly damaging and can cause allergies, asthma and fungal infections. It’s classed […]

Should the tenant be present at the Check-out?

If possible we recommend that the tenant be present at check-out. Although this is not essential or required in law.  Some landlords/agents find it useful to meet with their tenants shortly before they leave the property in order to remind them of their obligations and agree any items that need attention before the tenants leave. […]