Letting a property can be a stressful process and at Red Key we aim to ensure all Landlords have peace of mind and are safe in the knowledge that they are being given the right advice to ensure a smooth transaction.
Below are a few important things for a Landlord to bear in mind when letting their property:
|Permission to let is required from your mortgage lender and freeholder if the property is leasehold|
|Check your Buildings and Contents Insurance to make sure that you are covered while tenants are in the property|
|Landlords need to comply with the following Legislation when letting a property:|
|The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 - ensure a Gas Safety Record is in place prior to a tenancy commencing and that this is renewed annually|
|The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 - ensure that all electrical equipment is safe and we strongly recommend a Portable Appliance Test including a Visible Wiring Test is undertaken|
|The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended1993) - ensure that all soft furnishings have a fire safety label attached|
|An Energy Performance Certificate will be required on instruction to market the property|
|The property should be in good decorative order preferably with neutral colours and the property should be professionally cleaned including carpets prior to any tenancy|
An Inventory and Schedule of Condition is highly recommended as this details the condition of the property at the start of the tenancy and this document will be relied on when looking at any deductions from the deposit. The deposit will be held by us as stakeholder and will be protected under the rules of the TDS scheme to which we are a member.
|Rental Income is taxable and advice should be taken from your accountant in this regard. If you are residing outside of the UK you will need to provide us with an Approval Number from the Inland Revenue in order to receive your rent without any tax being deducted as by law we must withhold tax if we do not have this number.|
Since the initial telephone enquiry I cannot fault Sam's professionalism and effort that he has shown. From the viewing through the process og getting to moving in he has worked hard on my behalf, contacting me out of hours when required and generally showing a commitment to the customer and company that should be noted. At one one point I was panicked and was looing at a different property however Sam reassured me of the process and worked hard for me, an attitude that kept this rental with your company. Once again my thanks to him and your organisation and look forward to a happy tenancy. James R.
Just a little thank you for all your help over the last couple of weeks. I have received excellent customer service and will always recommend Red Key. Vicky G
Just wanted to go on record and say thanks for all your help with Maes Y Ffynnon. A great result to get them acquired and rented out in such short notice! David J
Refreshing to see an approach that puts customer service above all else. I will not hesitate to recommend you to others! David G
I would like to say a big 'thank you' for all the great help from you. Thank you so much and sorry to have caused so much inconvenience for you. Could you also help to convery my thanks to Jamie and the team who gave me so much help. I would definitely recommend any of my friends/colleagues to rent the house through Red Key in the future. Heng Y
Thank you Red Key Lets for processing all the paperwork in time for me to move in at the weekend. The flat is fantastic and very comfortable! Gareth H
Thank you Jamie for your professionalism and the way in which your company dealt with the sad passing of Pauline P. My wife and brother-in-law much appreciated how simple and easy you made the handing over of the property. David M
Thank you for the excellent service provided by Red Key Property Services whilst recently letting my property. The service I received from the start, and still ongoing, has always been professional and efficient. After instucting Red Key to let my house I had fully vetted tenants and a deposit within two weeks. During those two weeks you kept me informed with any feedback from any viewings and provided advice all the way through the process. I would not hesitate in recommending Red Key and your fantastic service to anybody looking to rent their property. Craig J
We would always use Red Key Property Services to manage our property as the service is exceptional.
Mr and Mrs Davis
Wonderful service, with exceptional staff - Thank you for all your hard work.
Mr & Mrs Smith