Property compliance certificates are what you receive after testing certain aspects of your party to check if they meet legal requirements and align with your local authority’s set standards. These include:
● Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
● Gas Safety Certificate
● Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
● Portal Appliance Tests (PAT) certificate Landlord Registration Number
Yes, before your property can be legally rented out, it must have specific property complacency certificates, including an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and a Portal Appliance Tests (PAT) certificate.
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An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides a rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for ten years before needing renewal. All landlords are required to purchase an EPC, and it must be of an E rating or higher. Renting without an EPC or with one which fails to meet the requirements is a criminal offence and can result in penalties and fines.
You can improve your property’s EPC rating in several ways.
● Switch all light bulbs to energy-saving bulbs
● Check all wall cavities are filled with insulation
● Replace old and inefficient boilers Adding renewable energy technology such as solar panels
We have an extensive portfolio of rental properties and work with our landlords closely to manage any properties they wish to let out. Get in touch; we can discuss how we can help you with yours.
We offer hands-on services for every aspect of property maintenance and management, whether dealing with a landlord, tenant or the local authority. We find and screen tenants, maintain the properties high standards, deal with repairs or maintenance issues, organise tenancy agreements and in the worst-case scenarios evictions. You can be sure that everything we do is to the highest standard, and there is no better property management company in Edinburgh to trust your property management to.
Landlords can get building insurance to protect their property against damage to its structure. However, unless you are letting your property fully furnished with a high value, contents insurance is something tenants can purchase for themselves once moved in.
We make sure that all deposits of tenants are kept safe in impartial and governmentally recognised schemes for as Safe Deposit Scotland. Once the tenants leave the property, and assessment is made, and if no issues are found, the deposit is released and refunded.
Unless you decide to include this in the rent, the tenants are responsible for paying for the council tax. If the property is empty, however, the landlord must pay for the council tax.
Unless you decide to include bills in the rent, the tenants are responsible for paying any gas, electric, internet and council tax bills. If the property is empty, however, the landlord must pay for any necessary bills.
Yes, landlords are liable to pay tax on any income, including from rent. Whether you live in the UK or are based overseas, it is a legal requirement. Further information can be found on the Government’s website.
When working with us, tenants will send rent via standing order or direct debit, and we will then transfer money into your account minus commissions and any outgoing fees. Every month you’ll receive a statement, so you know exactly what’s been paid and deducted.
Before putting a property on the market, we complete a full valuation and appraisal. We then compare this to the current market value of the property and decide upon a rent that gets the most for landlords while still being fair and attractive to tenants.
We highly recommend having an inventory of everything you include with the rental property. It allows us to keep track of your belongings, the condition they are before tenants move in and help ensure there are no deposit disputes at the end of a tenancy.