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Our dedicated lettings team is committed to offering the highest levels of care and attention, ensuring that the tenancy runs as smoothly as possible, without giving you any hassle or stress. Our management team is regularly trained to keep them abreast of developments in the law affecting lettings and specifically to protect your interests. Our aim is to achieve the best possible rent for your Property and find a suitable Tenant, who will be fully referenced and will pay rent on time and look after your Property.

Our Services:

  • Agree the market rent and find a tenant in accordance with the landlord guidelines;
  • Advise on refurbishment
  • Provide guidance on compliance with statutory provisions and letting consents
  • Carry out accompanied viewings (as appropriate)
  • Market the property and advertise on relevant portals (On the market, Zoopla and Prime Location)
  • Erect board outside property in accordance with Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Advise on non-resident tax status and HMRC (if relevant)
  • We introduce and vet prospective tenants,
  • Apply for references through Home let Referencing Agency,
  • Prepare the tenancy agreements;
  • Advise on legal requirements,
  • Advise on inventories,
  • Changes to utility accounts;
  • Collect the deposit and rent, pay the balances to the Landlord’s account.

Our Rent Guarantee Scheme provides Landlord complete peace of mind.

We offer five different levels of services to our Landlord.



Our Rent Guarantee Scheme provides Landlord complete peace of mind.



ADDITIONAL FEES & CHARGES

Fees are due and payable immediately on a Tenant entering into a tenancy agreement with the Landlord. It is agreed that Woodend Estates will deduct such fees and commission due from rent monies collected.

Tenancy Set up Fee:£240.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£200.00 + VAT)
Rent Guarantee through Homelet Referencing Agency: £201.60 “inclusive of IPT” for 12 Months
6 Months or 12 Months Fee Per Annum:£181.20 “inclusive of IPT” for 6 Months
Deposit Registration Fee: £54.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£45.00 + VAT)
Additional property visits: £60.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£50.00 + VAT)
Submission of non-resident landlords’ receipts to HMRC:   £120.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£100.00 + VAT)
Arrangement Fee for works (Unmanaged Properties): £60.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£50.00 + VAT)
Arranging a safety certificate (Unmanaged Properties):£12.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£10.00 + VAT)
Rent Review & Renewal Fee:£60.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£50.00 + VAT)
Court Attendance:£120.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£100.00 + VAT)
Inventory Check-in:£108.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£90.00 + VAT)
Inventory Check-out:£108.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£90.00 + VAT)
Landlord Withdrawal Fees (during tenancy): £1,200.00 “inclusive of VAT” (£1,000.00 + VAT)

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

CONDITION OF PROPERTY

There must not be any problems with damp or serious disrepair and it must be safe. All lifting wallpapers are to be stuck back. Make sure carpets or floorings are fitted and secure. There must not be any Polystyrene Tiles on any of the ceilings in your Property, these are fire hazard. They melt quickly then they spread a fire. The garden should also be left tidy and well maintained. All garden and cleaning equipment should be provided. Sheds or garages should be empty.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)

This will affect your energy bills and the landlord must provide one (except for Houses in Multiple Occupation). Properties let on tenancies entered after 1 April 2018 must have an EPC rating of at least ‘E’ (unless a valid exemption applies).

ELECTRIC SAFETY CERTIFICATE & APPLIANCES

The main wiring, sockets, lighting and appliances must be checked by only electricians employed by the statutory Electricity Companies or who are registered by the NICEIC. The certificate must be valid for the period of the lease.

GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATE & APPLIANCES

The survey and service require to be carried out on an annual basis by only contractors approved by the Health and Safety Executive. This means engineers employed by the statutory Gas Companies, or individuals registered with GAS SAFE.

LEGIONELLA RISK ASSESSMENT

Landlords are required to carry out a risk assessment under HSE Guidance to ensure the tenant is not at risk.

CENTRAL HEATING

The law states that there must be some means of fixed heating in the Property. All radiators must be securely fixed. The Landlord is required, throughout the term of the contract, to keep in place a service contract with either British Gas or another reputable contractor. The contract should provide for the maintenance of any space heating, central heating and water heating at the premises.

SMOKE DETECTORS

Smoke detectors must be provided in all landing areas, in the living room(s) and in the area immediately before the entrance to the kitchen. Such units are to be operated via the mains electric circuit.

CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM

The alarm must be provided near all gas appliances.

INTERNAL DOORS AND WINDOWS

Internal glass doors must conform to BS6206. There must be a Self-closing fire-check door to kitchen. Window restrictors must be fitted to all windows above ground level.

WATER RATES, COUNCIL TAX, GAS & ELECTRIC ACCOUNTS

The Tenant is responsible for paying Gas, Electric, Water, Council Tax. We take Gas and Electric meter readings and inform utility companies (except Telephone and TV Licence). It is important that you also make utility companies aware that you are no longer responsible for these bills after the Tenant moves in.

INSURANCE

The Landlord is hereby advised to ensure that there is insurance cover in force in respect of buildings and contents, if applicable, and that the insurer is aware that the Property is available for letting. Please also notify your insurance company of the date of occupancy. In addition, if the Tenant is claiming housing benefit the insurer must be made aware of this fact.

FURNITURE

Please ensure all beds with mattresses, headboards, three-piece suites and dining table chairs comply with the fire safety regulations. All furniture provided must be in sufficiently good condition to last the full Term of the Lease.

KEYS

We must be provided with 3 sets of keys for all external doors, together with 3 sets of window keys, shed keys and any external locking gates, two will be handed to the Tenant on occupation, and the other will be retained in our office for emergencies.

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