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Our highly experienced staff support landlords every step of the way when it comes to renting your property. We carefully vet tenants and manage the whole process to ensure the right match for your investment.
A landlord’s guide to renting your property
Looking after rental properties and managing them is a complex business. Meeching Estate Agency are experienced letting agents and help landlords get the best return on their investments and ensure homes are safe and well-maintained for tenants.
We help landlords comply with the legal and financial aspects when they become a landlord. Managing a rental property or properties and maintaining a good relationship with tenants can be quite complicated. As a professional letting agency, we can help make your life easier and manage your maintenance and any problems that might arise.
We offer comprehensive advice and are able to quickly find suitable tenants from our waiting list. We keep void periods to a minimum and follow up enquiries fast. We offer let only and managed properties.
We are members of the Association of Registered Letting Agents. ARLA is a professional membership and regulatory body for letting agencies in the UK.
Appraising your property
We can advise you on the rent we think your property will achieve, offer a free rental assessment, and a competitive quote for our management service and find you new tenants.
A thorough inspection of the property is recommended to ensure that the structure, roof, plumbing and wiring etc. is in good order. Where necessary, all works or repairs should be completed before the tenancy commences. These will be subject to any terms in the tenancy agreement, mutually agreed by all parties.
Furniture and décor
Landlords should ensure that the property is in good decorative order and should attend to any internal or external decorations, which are necessary prior to the commencement of the tenancy. You should also ensure that the furniture (if applicable) is in good condition and complies with the essential Fire and Safety Regulations Act. If you require further information on any aspect, we are only too happy to explain in more details.
If you are letting the property with appliances, these need to be checked and serviced. It is recommended that wherever possible maintenance contracts are put in place for the period of the tenancy. It is essential that operating manuals for all the appliances are provided for the tenant together with details of any maintenance contracts for both the tenant and ourselves. This will ensure that the appropriate contractors can be called out if necessary.
If an appliance is under warranty, please give a copy of the details to the tenant and ourselves. Portable appliances will need a valid PAT certificate. You should ensure that the central heating system and any gas appliances are serviced and checked by a registered plumber and should be covered under the Landlords Gas Safety Certificate. Please note the section under Electrical Safety.
Mortgages on properties to let
If you have a mortgage on the property, you will need to inform your lender that you intend to let the property. This is important as failure to obtain consent from your mortgage company can result in breach of your mortgage agreement.