HomeLets
468 Thornton Rd
Girlington
Bradford
BD8 9BS
tel 01274-484000
or 01274-829000
email info@homelets.biz
fax 01274-829100

Preparing The Property

We have found from experience that a good relationship with tenants is the key to a smooth-running tenancy. As Property Managers the relationship part is our job, but it is important that the tenants should feel comfortable in their temporary home, and that they are receiving value for their money. This is your job. Our policy of offering a service of quality and care therefore extends to our tenant applicants too, and we are pleased to recommend properties to rent which conform to certain minimum standards. Quality properties attract quality tenants.

GENERAL CONDITION

Electrical, gas, plumbing, waste, central heating and hot water systems must be safe, sound and in good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the landlord's expense unless misuse can be established.

APPLIANCES

Similarly, appliances such as washing machine, fridge freezer, cooker, dishwasher etc. should be in usable condition. Repairs and maintenance are at the landlord's expense unless misuse can be established.

DECORATIONS

Interior decorations should be in good condition, and preferably plain, light and neutral.

FURNISHING

It is recommended that you leave only minimum furnishings, and these should be of reasonable quality. It is preferable that items to be left are in the property during viewings. If you are letting unfurnished, we recommend that the property contains carpets, curtains, and a cooker.

PERSONAL ITEMS

Personal possessions, ornaments, pictures, books etc. should be removed from the premises, especially those of real or sentimental value. Some items may be boxed, sealed and stored in the loft at the owner's risk. All cupboards and shelf space should be left clear for the tenant's own use.

GARDENS

Gardens should be left neat, tidy and rubbish-free, with any lawns cut. Tenants are required to maintain the gardens to a reasonable standard, provided they are left the necessary tools. However, few tenants are experienced gardeners, and if you value your garden, or if it is particularly large, you may wish us to arrange maintenance visits by our regular gardener.

CLEANING

At the commencement of a tenancy the property must be in a thoroughly clean condition, and at the end of each tenancy it is the tenant's responsibility to leave the property in similar condition. Where they fail to do so, cleaning costs will be deducted from their deposit.

MAIL FORWARDING

We recommend that you make use of the Post Office redirection service. Application forms are available at their counters, and the cost is minimal. It is not the tenant's responsibility to forward mail.

INFO FOR THE TENANT

It is helpful if you leave information for the tenant on operating the central heating and hot water system, washing machine and alarm system, and the day refuse is collected etc.

KEYS

You should provide two sets of keys ( one set for the tenants and one set for our office to be held in case of access requirements or emergency etc. Please contact us to discuss any specific requirements that you may have or to discuss any part of our service. You can also register to be sent free our "Guide for Landlords" information pack with lots of useful information on the whole process of letting your property through us and details of our very competitive charging structure.

Alternatively you can Download all the Landlords Information in one printable document (PDF). To view the PDF document you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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