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Landlords guide for lettings & management

KP Groups aim to make letting your property as simple and stress-free as possible, providing you with a discreet, friendly and professional service. All our staff are local people who have lived and worked in the area for many years.

We are members of both the National Association of Estate Agents(NLA) and the Property Redress Scheme(PRS) & client money protect(CMP)

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.

 

Services

To ensure that renting your property goes smoothly, we are able to provide three levels of service:

Letting Only

Our tenant finding service.

Letting only/ Tenant finding fee
A fee of one month's rent as stated in the tenancy agreement, payable at the commencement of the tenancy. This will be reduced to 75% of the first month's rent if we are instructed on a Sole Agency basis.

Letting & rent collection

Including the collection of rent for Landlords who would rather not or are unable to collect regular payments.

Letting & Rent collection service fee
In addition to our tenant finding fee, an additional charge of 7% of the gross monthly rental income paid monthly for the entire length of the tenancy, extension or continuations as stated in the tenancy agreement

Letting & Management

Our full service for Landlords who do not wish to be involved in the day-to-day management of their rented property.

Letting & management service fee
In addition to our tenant finding fee, an additional charge of 8% of the gross monthly rental income paid monthly for the entire length of the tenancy, extension or continuations as stated in the tenancy agreement.

Details below of what each service entails

Additional services are available.

Letting Only

Rental Valuation of Property
Comprehensive Marketing
Accompanied Viewings
Finding a Tenant
Obtaining References
Tenancy Agreement
Landlord's Obligation Advice
Deposit Holding
Property Inventory
Transfer of Utility Accounts
Check-In and Out

Letting & Rent Collection

Rental Valuation of Property

Comprehensive Marketing

Accompanied Viewings

Finding a Tenant

Obtaining References

Tenancy Agreement

Landlord's Obligations Advice

Deposit Holding
Property Inventory

Transfer of Utility Accounts

Check In and Out

Collection of Rent

Letting & Management

Rental Valuation of Property

Comprehensive Marketing

Accompanied Viewings

Finding a Tenant

Obtaining References

Tenancy Agreement

Landlord's Obligations Advice

Deposit Holding

Property Inventory

Transfer of Utility Accounts

Check-In and Out

Collection of Rent

Key Holding Services

Arranging payment for outgoings

Arranging repairs & maintenance

Property Inspection

 

Safety regulations & checklist.

A guidelines for landlords of residential property

There are a number of regulations that govern the letting of residential property to which all landlords must comply. The penalties for failing to do so are severe and could result in heavy fines and/or imprisonment. It is our duty, as your letting agent, to advise you of your obligations, the implications of the regulations and to assist you in ensuring you are fully compliant.


The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (amended 1993) It is an offence to let out property containing furniture and furnishings that do not comply with these regulations. If a property is found not to comply the landlord could face up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5000. The regulations state that the offence is committed when the furniture is supplied 'in the course of business. Investment or professional landlords are therefore clearly covered by the legislation. A landlord letting his own home on a 'one-off short-term' basis and not 'in the course of business has a moral responsibility to ensure the furniture complies but may be exempt from the regulations. The regulations apply to all upholstered furniture manufactured after 1950 including all soft furnishings, foam-filled items and loose and stretch covers.

 

Items covered by the regulation

Most furniture purchased from a reputable supplier after 1 March 1990 should comply. Compliant furniture will bear the appropriate labels as illustrated. If the label has been removed, proof of purchase in the UK is required to prove compliance.

  • Furniture intended for use in a private dwelling, including children's furniture

  • Beds, including headboards and mattresses

  • Sofa beds, futons and fold-up guest beds

  • Nursery furniture

  • Cushions, seat pads and pillows

  • Garden furniture that is suitable for indoor use

Luxury Kitchen
 

Items that are exempt

  • Furniture manufactured before 1950

  • Sleeping bags

  • Bed linen (including duvets), pillowcases and loose mattress covers

  • Curtains and carpets

Empty Kitchen
 
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998

The regulations state that all gas appliances, pipework and flues must be checked annually by a GAS SAFE registered engineer to ensure they are safe. At the commencement of any tenancy, a copy of a current Gas Safety Record must be provided to the tenants. Annual checks are required thereafter and a new Gas Safety Record must be provided to the tenants within 28 days of the expiry of the previous one. Records should be retained for a period of two years from the date of the check and made available for inspection upon request. Failure to comply with the Gas Safety Regulations could result in imprisonment and/or fine.

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994

These regulations apply to all electrical equipment with between 50 and 1,000 volts of alternating current or 75 and 1,500 volts of direct current. The regulations state that 'persons who, in the course of business, let accommodation which contains electrical equipment must comply. The regulations make it very clear that the equipment must be 'safe' and not cause 'danger'. In order to meet these requirements, the electrical supply and all electrical appliances must be tested by a competent person such as a NICEIC qualified electrician. A check annually, or when a new tenant takes possession of the property, is recommended. Instruction booklets or written instructions for all electrical equipment should be left in the property. A note of these together with the date of the safety check should be recorded in the inventory. If the electrical equipment does not comply with the regulations and an accident occurs, it could result in up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000.

Smoke Detectors

The Department of Environment (DOE) brought out regulations governing the installation of smoke detectors in new homes, which are incorporated in the Building Regulations 1991. Since June 1992 all new homes must be fitted with mains operated smoke detectors. They must be installed on every floor and be interlinking. Although there are no such regulations governing older properties, it is advisable to install at least battery-operated devices on each floor, if not mains operated ones. It is important that all devices are checked regularly, especially if battery operated.

 
What others have to say about KP Groups
 

“In my dealings with KP Groups to date, I have found them to be attentive and proactive, providing sound professional and technical advice. I have always felt that they are genuinely working diligently to ensure that they obtain the best possible result in favour of the client.”

Yasin Haroon Director ,Harson Investments