The Right Tenant For You
Upon your written instructions to proceed, our efficient team will commence the process of finding a suitable tenant by contacting all prospective applicants who are registered with us, organising the photographic images of the property (for advertising and mailing) and by placing the property onto our chosen websites and within the local newspaper.
Once a suitable tenant has been found and the application received, we will contact you and ask for approval prior to proceeding to referencing and contract stage. Prospective tenants will be referenced using Van Mildert who perform a credit search and also confirm residency and employment details.
What Happens Next?
Now a suitable tenant has been found and upon satisfactory references, we will then draw up a Tenancy Agreement – an Assured Shorthold Tenancy which runs for an initial six month term – and collect the deposit. In most cases, the deposit is equivalent to one month’s rent, plus one month’s rent in advance will be requested before the tenancy can commence. All deposits are required by law to be held in a protected scheme and H&H King complies by being a member of the Deposit Protection Service and My Deposits (both government custodial schemes) as well as The Dispute Service (TDS).
Our tenants are also important to us, therefore landlords should use this time prior to the commencement of the tenancy to ensure that the property to be let has been cleaned thoroughly. You should also leave instructions for appliances and alarms plus information as to where the main switches, stop taps etc. can be found.
Safety is Paramount
If the property has mains or tanked gas central heating or appliances, we will verify with you that a valid landlord gas safety certificate is in place from a GAS SAFE registered plumber. We also recommend that all properties are supplied with at least one carbon monoxide detector and two smoke detectors.
All rental properties also require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
We look forward to ensuring you maximise the potential of your property investment. For more information or to discuss your requirements, call our friendly Lettings Team on 01228 810799 | Ext 2 (Carlisle office) or 01768 840619 (Penrith office).