Property Management Dundee
Q. How do I collect rent?
Q. How do I know what my rental value should be?
Q. Why should I use a letting agent and how can I choose the right one?
Q. When do I have to register as a landlord?
Q. Do I have to let my mortgage lender know my intention to let the property?
Q. Who is responsible for paying the utility bills and council tax etc.?
Q. What happens if something breaks down or a repair is required?
Q. What if the tenant breaks or damages the property?
Q. How often is the property inspected?
Q. Can I enter my property during the tenancy?
Q. What if the tenant doesn't pay the rent?
Q. What if I want to remove my tenant?
Q. What is required for compliance health and safety within my property?
An Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC for short, is a report detailing the energy efficiency of a property. It gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. All landlords are required to purchase an EPC for a property before they let it and values must be shown within all advertising.
Gas Safe Certificate:
A Gas Safety Record (GSR) is in place to ensure that all gas appliances, pipes and flues are in safe working order. A qualified Gas Safe Register engineer must carry it out and issue a certificate. This needs to be checked every 12 months and a working Co2 detector must be in place and changed every 5 years.
An Electrical Installation Condition Report is in place to make sure all electrical wiring, fuse boards; sockets and switches are in safe working order. A qualified Select Electrician must carry it out and issue a certificate. This must be carried out every 5 Years.
You have a duty to you tenant(s) ensuring that any electrical devices within the property are safe for use. We recommend an Installation Survey or Portable Appliance Testing (PAT certificate) so you can be sure you are compliant should be carried out annually.
Recent changes to the HSE guidance have highlighted to many individuals the fact they need to perform risk assessments for legionella control in properties that they lease. These include duty holders towards your tenants within your property, landlords, and individuals affected by changes in legislation relating to the control of Legionella. The period of checks can vary after initial inspection from annually to every two years depending on risk.
Fire Safety& Furniture:
The Scottish Government has produced revised statutory guidance on the requirements for smoke alarms. A copy of the revised statutory guidance is available on the PRHP website by visiting www.prhpscotland.gov.uk.
However, the main points relative to smoke detectors are as follows.
The revised Domestic Technical Handbook guidance states there should be at least:
- One functioning smoke alarm in the room frequently used by the occupants for general daytime living purposes,
- One functioning smoke alarm in every circulation space, such as hallways and landings
- One heat alarm in every kitchen
- All alarms should be interlinked
Any upholstered furnishings provided by you the landlord should be fire resistant.
Upholstered furniture includes:
- Sofas, Sofa Beds, Futons and Armchairs
- Beds, headboards and mattresses
- Loose and stretch covers for furniture including cushions and seat pads
- Curtain and Blinds
Inventory Condition Reports:
An inventory is a list of everything in the property that you are renting to your tenant (for example, furniture, carpets and curtains, kitchenware) and its condition also health and safety e.g. Smoke alarms and detectors.
An inventory can help avoid a dispute because it proves what state the property was in when your tenant moved there .In particular, it can help if a dispute is lodged with a tenancy deposit scheme or PHRP (Private Housing Rental Panel).
It is in your best interest to provide an independent inventory because if anything is broken or damaged while you tenants are living there; the inventory shows it was not broken before your tenant moved in the property. On the other hand, if anything in the property is already damaged, the inventory proves you have made them aware.
Q. Does a Landlord need to pay tax on rental income?
Q. Do you screen new tenants?
Why use A&S Properties?
We offer a free estimate of your property’s market rent
No obligations, no fees and no fuss; just give us a call, and we can arrange a quick and professional estimate of your property’s market rent.
We understand how to make your property stand out
When marketing your property, we use every tool and every contact we have to make it stand out on the local property market. This includes making sure your property is advertised on all web portals, property sites and social media platforms.
We prioritise finding the best tenants for your property over anything else
We believe high-quality properties deserve high-quality tenants. While other property management companies may look for the easiest and quickest route to fill a vacancy, this can lead to more costs and stress in the long term, so we seek out stable and suitable tenants for each property we manage.
We organise strict checks for potential tenants
With reference checks, credit checks and gathering all the necessary information, we can ensure that a tenant is in a financially stable place to continue rent payments.
You’ll have our support 24/7
Our services offer a wide range of support to landlords and tenants, which doesn’t end once a vacancy is filled. We’ll continue to help you manage all the aspects of property rental and offer advice on everything from landlord responsibilities to current updates in the property market.
We take over all the hard work for you
You can sit back and collect your income as we take on all the hard work for you. We’ll help find tenants, organise inspections, manage any repairs and any other work that needs doing to your property.
Our regular inspections keep your property at its best
Once a tenant has moved in, we will continue to inspect the property regularly to make sure everything remains at a high standard.
We can offer added insurance at a low cost
For added peace of mind, rent and legal expense insurance are available.
Transparent and straightforward rental collection
We again take over all the stressful tasks for managing your property, including collecting rent every month. Once this is done, you’ll be emailed an income-expenditure statement so you can see exactly what’s been collected by us.
Professional property management from experts in the field
Our team has the skills, knowledge and the experience to offer landlords all the guidance and assistance they could need in a range of property services. Using our management package ensures your property is in the hand of experts and that you can take some of the stress and strain off of your shoulders.
Do you have a property rent in Dundee? Let A&S Properties help you maximise the value you receive.
Renting your property has never been easier, from an initial free market-rent estimate to rent collection, we take on all the hard work while you sit back and collect your income. The first steps we take as your property managers are to advertise and seek out the most suitable tenants. We employ a referencing company to check backgrounds, employments and history of any potential tenants to ensure that your property is in the best hands. Once we find someone suitable, we then draw up and get signed a private residential tenancy agreement (PRT) that covers all bases and outlines the legal guidelines for both tenant and landlord.
How does the tenancy work?
We aim to offer a hassle-free service for all of our landlords and so take on all the small jobs, the stressful tasks and the heavy lifting on your behalf.
Property maintenance is something we take great care in. The tenant's initial deposit is paid upfront and will be used to safeguard your property from damage. After the tenancy ends, any repairs or work that needs doing gets deducted from the deposit, and so won't cost you a penny.
We also regularly inspect and make sure any utilities are updated to keep the property in top shape. The tenant pays the bills for the utilities, including energy costs and council tax. As for the rental collection, we can guarantee that you'll receive same-day payment every month, which is typically the first.
Landlords need not stress.