Preparing for the Tenancy

Step 4 -Advanced Lettings will compile all the correct legal documentation required to let your property*

In preparation for this it is really important that you provide any necessary paperwork or provide an instruction to Advanced Lettings to have any works carried out that require certification prior to a tenant moving in to your property.

In order to move a tenant in, we must have the following documents from you:

  • Proof Of Ownership
  • Identification Of Legal Owner(s)
  • EPC
  • Gas Safety Certificate
  • Electrical Certificate (if instructed)
  • Legionnaires Risk Assessment
  • Buildings/Contents Insurance To Include Liability Cover

The Legal Position

We can prepare the tenancy agreement for you and will usually create an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) which is the industry ‘norm’ and entitles the Landlord to seek possession of the property at the end of the fixed term.

The tenancy agreement details all the areas of responsibility between you and your tenant.

The signing of a tenancy agreement is not sufficient in itself to regain possession of your property, however we can prepare various Housing Act notices, which must also be served in the correct format and at the appropriate time.

With all our tenancies, the minimum initial period is normally a six month let. The maximum we would advise, at any one time, is twelve months.

The Inventory

As part of our comprehensive service to you, we can arrange a professional Inventory Report and Schedule of Condition. This is also accompanied by an extensive collection of digital photographs that are stored on our computer system, so there can be no doubt as to the condition of a property at the start of the tenancy.

Carpets and curtains can be very expensive to replace and unless the condition of these soft furnishings and interior décor is properly documented, you will be unable to claim recompense for any damage at the end of the tenancy.