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  1. Landlords Checklist
  2. What are the costs to let my property?
  3. What is an EPC?
  4. What is a Schedule Of Condition and what is the cost?
  5. Am I responsible for any marketing costs?
  6. Who is responsible for viewings?
  7. Costs to have my property fully managed?
  8. What happens to the tenant’s deposit and how am I protected?
  9. Who has to pay the Council Tax on the property?
  10. How do I know I am getting a good tenant?
  11. How and when is my rent paid?
  12. Will I receive any monthly statements?


FAQ

Landlords Checklist
  1. Corgi Gas Safety Certificate
  2. NIC EIC Certificate
  3. Proof of ownership
  4. Proof of building insurance
  5. Utility suppliers
  6. Bank details
  7. 3 Set of keys which includes front and back doors, windows and letter boxes
What are the costs to let my property?

The costs in letting out your property consist of:

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)
You will need an EPC from the beginning of marketing your property. This is a legal requirement for Landlords to have a Valid EPC before the property is let. Adams & Styles can arrange this for you and the cost will be £70inc VAT.

Detailed Schedule Of Condition (Inventory)
A inventory should always be carried out before a prospective tenant moves in. Adams & Styles can arrange this for you and costs may vary depending on the size of the property.

Gas Safety Certificate
The Gas Safety Certificate is mandatory for all rental. Adams & Styles can arrange this on your behalf or provide an estimate.

NIC EIC Certificate
This legislation places obligations on landlords to ensure that the electrical installation and all electrical appliances are ‘safe' with little risk of injury or death to humans, or risk of damage to property. This applies to when the tenancy begins and throughout the life of the tenancy.


What is an EPC?
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy costs. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC. An EPC is also valid for 10 years and is a legal requirement for landlords.

What is a Schedule Of Condition and what is the cost?

A schedule of conditions is not a compulsory for any property being let, however Adams & Styles highly recommend that it is carried out to ensure both the landlord and the tenant agree on the condition of the property before the property is let. If a schedule of conditions is carried out on your property it will safe guard you and the tenant as to the condition of the property. For example this will eliminate the tenant stating there was damages to the property when handed over. A schedule of conditions would be a fair report to both parties and would be signed by the ourselves and the tenant at the beginning of a tenancy to confirm the condition of the property. A schedule of conditions is valid till that tenant hand backs the property. The costs for this service will vary depending on the size of your property.

A Schedule of Condition is prepared by carrying out a full inspection survey of a property. All defects apparent during the survey are noted and are usually photographed to give a fully documented record of a properties state of condition at a point in time. This is valid until the end of the tenancy and costs may vary depending on the size of your property.



Am I responsible for any marketing costs?
Adams & Styles include all marketing expenditure within the commission fee. Your property will be live on property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and our own website.


Who is responsible for viewings?
We would require a set of keys for your property and we will be arranging all viewings, therefore your presence is not required.


Costs to have my property fully managed?
Please click on the link below outlining the services provided by our property management department along with our agents fees.
(Link to services & fees)


What happens to the tenant’s deposit and how am I protected?
You must protect deposits taken from your tenant within 30 days of receiving it. The deposit fee covers one AST agreement only. The tenant’s deposit is typically four weeks rent and is usually paid upon the signing of the Tenancy Agreement and is registered with a recognised deposit protection scheme ensuring that any deposit disputes will then be dealt with efficiently.


Who has to pay the Council Tax on the property?
A tenant is responsible for the payment of council tax during the period of the tenancy (as long as this is stated in the Tenancy Agreement). However when the property is vacant the landlord or homeowner is responsible for paying the council tax.


How do I know I am getting a good tenant?
We conduct identity and residency checks on all applicants. We also obtain a credit reference and take up employer and current landlord references. For applicants who have a clean credit history but who are financially weak for the rental commitment we either ask for a guarantor or obtain full settlement of rent in advance for the tenancy term.


How and when is my rent paid?
Landlords will receive their rent within the first week of each month and is either paid to you by cheque or can be debited into your account.


Will I receive any monthly statements?
We ensure you that you will receive a rental statement on a monthly basis which will indicate the amount of rent to you have received and if there any deductions that have been agreed with the Landlord.