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Lettings Checklist
Organise 3 valuations from local Estate Agents - log date & times.
  • Make notes on the agencies and await the valuation letters.
  • Read agency terms and conditions.
  • Decide on an agency to use. Seek permission from mortgage company - if applicable.
  • Seek permission from freeholder - if applicable.
  • Make a list of any redecoration or updating that needs to be done.
  • Decide on a date to start letting the property from.
  • Instruct letting agents.

  • Chase up permission required.
  • Organise for any works to be carried out by contractors - get quotes.
  • Arrange for Gas safety Report to be carried out close to the start date.
  • Ensure all upholstered furniture conforms to regulations.
  • Make a list of any furnishings that need to be replaced.
  • Ensure that an electrical inspection is carried out.
  • Arrange for any works regarding the electrics and gas to be done.
  • Chase up the letting agents and pay them an on the spot visit.
  • Ensure property is ready to be viewed.
  • Keep a record of any keys given out and get the agents to sign for them.
  • Make sure you see all the references on all the tenants.
  • Arrange for an inventory to be carried out.
  • Make sure tenants can afford two months rent as a deposit.
  • make sure you have the Gas Safety Certificate.
  • Inform all the utility companies.
  • Inform the telephone and cable etc companies.
  • Make sure you keep a reading of the meters.
  • Read throught the draft contract.

  • Check up on any clauses that you are unsure of.
  • Make sure the move in date is convenient to all parties.
  • Confirm the inventory preparations, date and time.
  • Arrange for the property to be professionally cleaned.
  • Ensure the tenants have cleared funds to pay you the rent and deposit - no cheques.
  • Get enough sets of keys cut - collect keys from agents.
  • Sign the contract and allow the inventory to take place.
  • Make sure you get the final bills from the utility companies.

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