There are a number of obligations and expectations on landlords when renting properties. To make life easier we have set out a summary of the key things you need to know.
Many issues are not explicit legal requirements, but considered good practice. It could be that you follow none of the good practice, with no apparent problem. The risk is that if there is a claim against you, or you are prosecuted, then you would have almost no defence if you failed to follow established good practice, particularly as most items can be addressed at very low cost. It is also likely that any insurance policy on your property will stipulate compliance with best practice, or make specific requirements, without which the insurer may not settle any claim.
Most aspects of property maintenance are things where landlords need to decide the approach they will take to looking after their property – in short, what value do you get from looking after your customers?
A major concern for many landlords is tenants who cause a problem, in particular where they are a nuisance to neighbours. We have set out a summary of the key issues to be concerned about and what steps can be taken.
Negotiating charges to your tenants deposit can be a minefield. If things are not handled carefully then this can prove expensive.
However the biggest concern for many landlords is not being able to get their property back from their tenants. Happily it is a rare problem if you choose your tenants well and properly maintain your side of the tenancy. There are also clearly defined steps to very successfully regain possession of your property, providing all the paperwork and legally required steps have been properly completed at the right time.
Very professional organisation that gives good service to both the tenants as well as the landlord. Highly recommended.
All staff at Maxine Lester Residential Lettings are trained to a high standard and I have always found Lisa Gadsby very efficien
Every time we have contacted Maxine Lester everyone has been so helpful. We have always had any issues dealt with promptly and...
Excellent service all round, keeping us informed regularly on our property, always contactable and willing to help with any query.