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Priors LettingsEPC (Energy Performance Certificate)Category: Safety and Legal
Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

Legislation from 1st October 2008 Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings. From October 2008 EPCs will be required whenever a building is built, sold or rented out. The certificate provides 'A'...

Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

These must be left at the property for all appliances, the central heating and boiler systems, before the Schedule of Condition and Inventory can be undertaken. It is a legal requirement to provide copies of...

Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

A professionally prepared inventory, carried out by an independent company is advisable. We have an Independent Inventory Specialist – Michelle from Smile Inventories (please contact us for details and we can request a quote...

Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

If your property is mortgaged you will need to obtain consent from your Lender, Bank or Building Society prior to letting. If your property is leasehold, you will also require consent from the Head Lessor, Freeholder or Management Company.

Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

You will need to advise your Insurance Company that you are renting the property and comply with any conditions imposed on both buildings and contents insurance. Priors Residential Lettings can provide assistance with this. We...

Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

Please ask for a NRL1 form which you will need to complete before letting your property.

Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

Income tax is payable on all rental income arising from property in the UK regardless of the residential status of the landlord unless the income, after allowable expenses, is less than the individual’s personal allowances. ...

Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

Generally, any product supplied with the property must be in good working order. For example, lawn mowers should connect through RCD protected plugs, smoke detectors must be in place and functioning. If you are...

Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

Anything which is upholstered or has a filling material must comply with Fire and Safety Regulations, with the exception of antique furniture, in this instance the furniture will be noted on the AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) as...

Posted: 26 August 2010 Author: Orangepixel

The Landlord must ensure that all electrical equipment is safe, by having all appliances checked by a qualified electrician. Unsafe items must not remain at the property. Anything potentially dangerous must be removed. Please provide instruction manuals where possible to...

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