Landlords Renting Advice

Renting Private Landlord Advice

BnR Lettings and Sales use our experience and knowledge to provide first class Renting Private Landlord Advice. Whether this be Private, for Investment or Business Purposes.  Please read through our Renting Private Landlords Advice to let your property using our Tenant Finder Services, Let only, Rent Collection Services and Full Property Management Services.

 

Consent to Let Required

You are fully responsible for gaining written permission to let the property from:

  • Mortgage Provider
  • Building and Contents Insurer
  • Head Lease

You must inform BNR Lettings and Sales if there is a Mortgage held on the property to let. The Mortgagee would usually have power to terminate the let if payments are not maintained and other requirements are not upheld.

Any other parties involved with the property Permission must be obtained from all parties named on the title deeds.

 

If the Property is Leasehold:

Please refer to your Lease.

  • Letting is permitted by the Terms and Conditions of the Lease
  • Any Tenancy expiry date is before the termination of the Lease
  • Written permission from your Landlord is obtained for sub-letting if necessary

We must be advised of any restrictions any of the above which you to adhere to when letting the property, failure to do this could result in penalties incurred by you as the Landlord.

 

General Tax

You must inform the Inland Revenue that you are going to let out your property. Any rental income must be declared.

 

Overseas Landlords

You must contact the Inland Revenue (HMRC) and obtain a NRL8 certificate. Unless this is received by us the Managing Agent, we are legally obliged to withhold a percentage of your rental income against all future tax liabilities.  For more tax advice please visit HMRC

 

Selling your property whilst tenanted

If you wish to sell the property whilst a tenant is in occupation, the relevant clause will be written into the Tenancy Agreement.

The following is a standard clause used:

Maintenance of property

During the Tenancy under Section 11 of the Housing Act you are responsible for:

  • The maintenance and repair of the structure and main services
  • Any appliances left in the property.  All repairs should be dealt with promptly.
  • The Managing Agent reserves the right to act in an appropriate manner if an emergency occurs.
  • Redirect your mail. This can be done online www.royalmail.com or a form can be obtained at any Royal Mail post office.
  • Chimneys. All working chimneys must be swept prior to the let and on an Annual Basis ongoing.

 

Utility Transfer

We will read all meters before the new Tenant moves in.  It is your responsibility to: Advise ALL authorities and utility companies of your forwarding address and the final meter readings.

 

Council Tax

If the property is empty for any period, depending on the furnishings any payment due will be the responsibility of the Owner. For further information on this please contact the Local Council Authority Council Tax Department.

Appliances – The Tenant must be provided with manuals for each appliance left in the property.

Drying facilities – It is a legal requirement for the Landlord to ensure that drying facilities are available, even in the case of an unfurnished property. In its simplest form this can comprise a basic clothes airer or clothesline in the garden.

Any content left in the property will be noted on the Inventory and checked upon property inspections if the Full Management Service is undertaken or this is added as an additional service.

 

Cleaning

To ensure upon viewings when letting for the first time, we ask the property is clean and presentable. A deep clean of the property including appliances is required and carried out. We hold the evidence and supply this on the inventory asking the tenant to return the property as it was given to them. First impressions last and encourage the Tenant to look after the property.  If there is a need to claim for cleaning at the end of the tenancy this can be achieved ready for the new Tenants to move in.

Please Contact us to arrange this for you.

 

Garden Maintenance Front and Back

Please ensure the garden has been left to let in a suitable condition, lawns mowed, borders weeded and pathed areas clean. First impressions count on a viewing and tenants will then be asked to keep the garden in a presentable condition.

This will help to let your property and ensure the garden area and front area of the property is given back from the tenants as it was given to them. If there is a requirement to claim at the end of the Tenancy proof can be awarded to make a claim against the deposit.  This will also be noted on the Inventory supplied at the beginning of the Tenancy.

Telephone Line and TV Ariel

To benefit the property in modern day society it is worth ensuring there is a Telephone Line accessible for the tenant and a suitable aerial provided which receives a good signal