Additional landlord services that you may require:
Energy Performance Certificate
Estate Agents Clacton – It is now a legal requirement that a property marketed for sale or for rent has a valid E.P.C. and that this certificate or it’s energy rating is included with all marketing material. Even if you are a private landlord and list your property in the local paper or online you should include the E.P.C. rating. The full E.P.C. should also be made available to potential tenants. You can check if your property has an E.P.C. by checking online here.
Gas & Electrical Safety checks
If your rental property has Gas appliances such as a boiler, hob or fire you’ll need to ensure that you have an annual Gas Safety check undertaken by a registered contractor. We have several contractors that we work with in order to carry out these checks, our fees to arrange these services start from just £65.00.
As a landlord you will require a landlord insurance product. The main difference with landlord insurance is that you are responsible for housing your tenants should the rental property become uninhabitable. Landlord insurance will also provide you with liability cover and some policies include cover for accidental damage.
We are introducers for Let Alliance, you can apply for a free, no obligation quotation using the link below.
We have access to a range of products including guarantees for tenants on benefits. All are available for either a 6 or 12 month term and have zero excess. They also include cover for legal expenses in the event that you tenant does not vacate the premises. Our rent guarantee warranties are subject to our own satisfactory tenant referencing.
All of our potential tenants undergo comprehensive referencing via Let Alliance. The three key areas where a tenant can fail referencing are:
- Affordability, a tenant needs to earn at least 2.5 times their share of the rent.
- Bad credit, if a tenant has a bad credit history, for example CCJ’s they will fail the referencing process.
- A bad reference from a previous landlord or managing agent.
If a tenant requires a guarantor, the guarantor must earn at least 3 times the rent and have a clear credit history for the last 6 years. Unfortunately where a guarantor is required we are unable to offer either the tenant evict or rent guarantee products.
Tenant liability insurance
You may have read on our landlord services page that we also ensure that your prospective tenants are covered for accidental damage to your fixtures and fittings. This can help maintain their deposit at the end of the tenancy and ensures that you don’t have to claim on your landlord insurance. There is no excess for the tenant to pay and claims can be made between £100 & £2,500.
Yep… You read it correct, we are offering free rent guarantee insurance with every new full management listing.
We have access to a range of products including guarantees for all tenants including tenants who are currently receiving housing benefit. They also include cover for legal expenses in the event that you tenant does not vacate the premises. Our rent guarantee warranties are subject to our own satisfactory tenant referencing.
Each policy is tailor made to suit your tenant and the type of tenancy you have, rent guarantee is the perfect piece of mind, loss of earnings due to a tenant not paying the rent can have a huge financial impact on you as a landlord, this insurance is there to cover those difficult times in the eventuality that your tenant has not made the rent.