The first step will be for a Guardian representative to meet at your property to assess the location, size, market rent-able value and condition of your property. With reference to furnished, unfurnished or partly furnished properties any of these are suitable depending on the tenants needs. We would recommend that you do not leave any valuable items in a property i.e televisions, hi-fis, dvd players as there are Regulations which must be adhered to specifically on furnished properties. Soft furnishings have to reach Fire Safety Regulations and white goods if broken would have be repaired by the Landlord.
As specified above, an Inventory would be recommended always. An inventory is vital when it comes to claiming on a bond at the end of the tenancy. Any damage done during the tenancy would be proved by the inventory carried out before the tenant moved in. We charge £99.00 for an Inventory to be carried out.
We recommend that properties are free of clutter, neutrally decorated and gardens are easy to maintain.
We will extensively market your property through advertising and aim to secure the right tenant for your property. We will take references on every individual over the age of 18 who is to be named on the tenancy agreement and will use a professional referencing company, the fees of which will be met by the tenant.
We will prepare the tenancy agreement which would be in the form of an Assured Short-hold Tenancy for a minimum of six months, and we would recommend a maximum of twelve months, the tenancy can then run from month to month unless otherwise requested. All execution of legal documents will be prepared and kept at our Head Office and signed on your behalf as Agent of the Landlord. At the time of signing the Tenancy Agreement, the tenant will pay one months rent as well as a deposit (or bond) equating to one months rent, this deposit will be held in Guardian Rentals Ltd Client Account and transferred to the Deposit Protection Scheme.
We will regularly inspect the property at periodic intervals giving the tenant reasonable notice of this taking place. This is normally around every 3 months. If the tenant is aware that these inspections are going to take place and they are being closely monitored, then experience shows that they will take extra care of your property. Any damage or problems found at these inspections will be notified to you in writing.
We will offer a maintenance and repair contract and if this is taken will undertake to carry out these for you and agree in advance the level of repairs and maintenance that need to be done. All houses built after June 1992 have electronically linked, mains operated smoke detectors installed on each floors and we would strongly recommend that smoke detectors be installed on each floor in all rented properties. As we have a maintenance team on board we can provide all Electrical Certificates, Fire Safety Certificates, Gas Safety Certificates, etc.
Guardian Rentals Ltd are pleased to announce we are now licensed for letting and property management work as an agent (as defined in sections 9 and 12 of the Housing (WALES) Act 2014)
Licence Number: #LR-87023-43229
Our Fully Managed Service:-
This Service Is £195 one-off set up fee payable when the first months rent is collected along with 10% of the rental income gained per month, no VAT is charged.
Landlords with more than one property registered with us will be offered a reduced fee.
Our Tenant Find Only Service:-
This Service is a One off fee of £275.00 - please ask for further information on what is included for this service.
Our Rent Collection Only Service:-
This service is 8% of the rental income gained per month - this is collecting the rental payments and then transferring them from out Client account to your nominated Bank account only.
Due to new legislation we now offer training to landlords in the convenience of your own home - Please call Kate in the office for further information and costs
Inventory:- Ranges from £65.00 - £120.00 depending on size of the property.
Gas Safety Certificate - From £75.00
Energy Performance Certificate - Ranges from £70.00 to £95.00
Electrical Safety Test - Quotation available on request.
Any work carried out extra to any of the above will be charged at £25.00 Per Hour