Landlord Guide

Before your tenants move in – Top Tips


• If you were the previous occupant, arrange to have your mail redirected
• Assign all utility bills in the name of the new tenant
• Council tax must be put in the name of the new tenant. Note: the Landlord is responsible for all outstanding utility bills and council tax bills up to the commencement date of the Tenancy. The Landlord is responsible for the payment of service charges, ground rent and maintenance charges, if any, throughout the Tenancy term
• Leave guidance notes for each appliance (including boiler timers etc.) if they are being provided for the tenant
• Make sure there are sufficient keys for the tenants
• Ensure the property is professionally cleaned
• If you are aware of an ongoing issue – fix it prior to the start of the tenancy
• Ensure you have the correct insurance for Building and Contents
• If your property has a mortgage, obtain your mortgagees consent to rent your property
• Check all the smoke alarms are working correctly and are valid
• Ensure you have a valid copy of the Gas Safety Certificate available