Properties required for waiting tenants
At George Proctor & Partners landlords are assured of a courteous and professional service by the area's leading independent estate agency group. Our busy lettings department holds a comprehensive tenant database and is successful in identifying the right tenant for all property types.
They can be contacted on 020 8464 5555
We set high standards but will always pay attention to the basics, remembering that our main responsibility is to you as the owner or landlord. We are members of the OEA Ombudsman scheme and are bound by their strict code of conduct.
There is much to consider and prepare before you and your property are ready to find a tenant. We can guide you through all the regulations, tenant referencing, obtaining permissions to let, tenancy agreements and more.
We are able to provide three levels of service:
LETTING ONLY – our tenant finding service.
LETTING & RENT COLLECTION - including the collection of rent for Landlords who would rather not or are unable to collect regular payments.
LETTING & MANAGEMENT - our full service for Landlords who do not wish to be involved in the day-to-day management of their rented property.
Landlords are required by law to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all rented property with new tenants and it is best practice not to market your property until this has been ordered. The EPC gives prospective tenants information on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a building. We can arrange this for you.
It is a legal requirement that the gas supply and any appliance provide by the Landlord are checked annually by a GAS SAFE registered gas installer and a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate is issued. Your tenant cannot move in until this has been provided. We can also arrange this for you.
We also recommend that you ensure the electrical supply and all electrical appliances are safe and tested by a qualified electrician.
All upholstered furniture and soft furnishings, excluding furniture made before 1950, provided by the Landlord of a rented residential property must comply with the Fire and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. It is also advisable to install at least one battery operated smoke alarm on each floor of your property if a mains operated alarm cannot be fitted.
For further advice or for a free rental appraisal please contact our lettings department on +44 (0)20 8464 5555