- Always Follow The Golden Rules of Letting a Home
- EPC Required Before Marketing
- Gas Safety Record Required Before Occupation
- Electrical Checks
- Advertise your Property
- Suggested Forms Required
- Initial Viewing with the Prospective Tenant
- Tenant Wishes to Proceed
- Can the Tenancy be Assured Shorthold?
- Reference Checking
- Length of Fixed Term
- Providing A Rent Book
- Joint Tenancy Or Many Individual Tenancies?
- Completing the Tenancy Agreement
- Completing The Guarantee Agreement
- Check Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarms – England Only
- Protect the Deposit and Notify Utilities
- What Happens at the End of a Fixed Term – To Renew or Not To Renew
- Checklist of what to do at the end of the tenancy
You must give all prospective tenants a copy of the EPC you have previously obtained. If you have placed an order for an EPC which has not yet arrived, you may continue to market the property and show prospective tenants.
If an interest is expressed by the prospective tenant, give them a granting of tenancies sheet [F028], explaining your requirements (e.g. if guarantor required, no DSS, no pets, requirement of a reservation fee etc.)
Always make sure they are aware of your requirement for a home owning guarantor.
Explain to the prospective tenant that references and a credit check will be required and that this may take several days. The reason for saying this is to put off the urgent tenants that try and con landlords into granting tenancies straight away. The only reason this is done by tenants is ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content