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We can help you with any of the above tasks and can also arrange for a wide range of property maintenance services to be performed on your behalf (at cost). Upon receiving your instruction to let the property we will then comprehensively market your property.
QuaLETy Ltd provide all the services required to let and manage your property in Greater Manchester, as well as a full range of property management and maintenance services on behalf of the Landlord. QuaLETy Ltd will find and introduce prospective tenants, perform tenant referencing, create an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, collect the Security Deposit and first month’s rent and collect and chase up rents on an on-going basis.
As a Landlord you are required by law to ensure that your property is safe for any prospective Tenant prior to occupation. The regulations detailed below outline your responsibilities as a Landlord and should be complied with. If you require any assistance or advice in respect of the following information, please contact QuaLETy Ltd.
Should you require assistance in ensuring that the relevant gas/electrical safety inspections are carried out, please contact QuaLETy Ltd – who are able to arrange these safety checks on your behalf.
Any person letting their property must ensure that all gas appliances or installation pipework is maintained in a safe condition to prevent risk of injury. The appliances and pipework must be checked annually by, an approved, Gas Safe registered contractor and a “Gas Safety Record” obtained – this record must be kept for two years. The Tenant must be given a copy of the record within 28 days of the inspection being carried out, however with a new tenancy the Tenant must be given a copy of the Gas Safety Record at the time they take occupation. If found guilty of non-compliance the Landlord will then have a criminal record and face a fine, imprisonment or both (should a Tenant die as a result then the charge would be manslaughter). It is important that you check the record when receiving it from the Gas Safe contractor to ensure that all gas appliances are listed on the record and that they have been passed as safe. In addition to the above, the rules brought in by the Deregulation Act 2015 states that if a valid gas safety certificate is not given to tenants prior to the tenancy starting, then no valid Section 21 can be served. At the moment this applies to all tenancies which were started / renewed on or after 1st October 2015.
All appropriate electrical equipment supplied in a property must comply to safety regulations. Whilst there is no mandatory requirement to undergo testing any person supplying electrical equipment must ensure that it is safe, will not cause danger and satisfies the requirements of the regulations. This requires electrical equipment to be safe and constructed with good engineering practice. Although there is no mandatory requirement to have appliances checked, or any stipulations as to how often the supply or appliances might need to be checked, you should have all electrics (wiring, plugs, sockets etc.) and electrical appliances checked before the commencement of a tenancy and regularly thereafter.
This covers soft furnishings such as mattresses, padded headboards, bed bases, sofas, armchairs, chairs, cushions, etc. Exemptions are furniture or furnishings manufactured before 1950 and after 1989. You will be able to tell if the furniture complies it will have labels attached, if there are no labels then you must provide proof of the date of purchase. You cannot get round this regulation by selling, giving or leaving the furniture for the tenants, as this is still considered supplying. Non-compliance can mean that you will be found guilty of a criminal offence and face a fine, imprisonment, or both
Smoke alarms must be fitted on every storey of a rented property. Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms must be fitted in every room with a solid fuel burning appliance. Alarms must be tested on the start of each tenancy.
These became a mandatory requirement for all properties rented out from 1st October 2008 - a property must not be advertised for rent without one. The certificate must be shown to all prospective tenants (except for Houses in Multiple Occupation).
In addition to the above, the rules brought in by the Deregulation Act 2015 state that in England, a Section 21 cannot be served unless an EPC has been provided to the tenants.
This law was introduced on 20th March 2019 to ensure that all rented accommodation is fit for human habitation and to strengthen tenants’ means of redress against the minority of landlords who do not fulfil their legal obligations to keep their properties safe.
There are no new obligations for landlords under this Act, the legislation requires landlords to ensure that they are meeting their existing responsibilities with regards to property standards and safety.
It makes it clear that landlords must ensure that their property, including any common parts of the buildings, is fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout, and will apply to the following:
From 1st June 2019 landlords or agents will no longer be able to require tenants in the private rented sector in England, or any other persons acting on behalf of a tenant or guaranteeing the rent, to make certain payments in connection with a tenancy.
In essence this covers any fee or charge related to a tenancy except for those expressly permitted in schedule 1 of the Act. Any such payment will be a prohibited payment under the Act. Permitted payments are:
Landlords and agents should check that all adults who live in the property have a right to rent in the UK. This includes everyone over the age of 18, regardless of their nationality, who will use the property as their only or main home, even if they are not named on the tenancy agreement and regardless of whether the tenancy agreement is written, oral or implied.
As a firm accredited by safeagent, QuaLETy Ltd aims to provide the highest standards of service to all landlords and tenants. To ensure that your interests are safeguarded we offer the following:
"Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it" - Peter Drucker
QuaLETy offer a wide range of property management services for landlords - from simply finding tenant(s) & letting your property, to providing you with complete property management.