Preparing the Property
We have found that a good relationship with Tenants is the key to a smooth-running tenancy. As Property Managers this relationship is our job, but it is important that the Tenants should feel comfortable in their temporary home, and that they are receiving value for their money. It follows therefore that a well presented and maintained property in a good decorative order will go towards this, whilst also achieving a higher rental figure. We are happy to offer advice to Landlords and information to maximise your rental income (including ideas, solutions and adaptations). Tenants are also more inclined to treat such a property with greater respect.
Electrical, gas plumbing, waste, central heating and hot water systems must be safe, sound and in good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the Landlords expense unless misuse can be established. Interior decorations should be in good condition and preferably plain, light and neutral.
Your property can be let fully furnished, part furnished or unfurnished. Which of these is appropriate will depend on the type of property and local market conditions. We will be pleased to give you advice on whether to furnish or not and to what level. As a minimum you will need to provide decent quality carpets, curtains and light fittings. Remember that there will be wear and tear on the property and any items provided.
Personal items, ornaments etc.
Personal possessions, ornaments, pictures, books etc. should be removed from the premises, especially those of real or sentimental value. Some items may be boxed, sealed and stored in the loft at the owner’s risk. All cupboards and shelf space should be left clear for the Tenant’s own use.
Gardens should be left neat, tidy and rubbish free, with any lawns cut. Tenants are required to maintain the gardens to a reasonable standard, provided they are left the necessary tools. However, few Tenants are experienced gardeners, and if you value your garden, or if it is particularly large, you may wish us to arrange visits by a regular gardener.
At the commencement of the tenancy the property must be in a thoroughly clean condition, and at the end of each tenancy it is the Tenants' responsibility to leave the property in a similar condition. Where they fail to do so, cleaning will be arranged at their expense.
Information for the Tenant
It is helpful if you leave information for the Tenant, e.g. on operating the central heating and hot water system, washing machine and alarm system, and the day refuse is collected etc.
You should provide one set of keys for each Tenant. Where we will be managing we will arrange to have duplicates cut as required.
Our clients say...
As overseas landlords, it's incredibly important to us that we have a letting agent we can trust to make the right day-to-day choices about our property, and we've definitely found that in Debbie and MiPAD Lettings. Their professionalism, knowledge and support is second to none.- Mat Connolley and Kat Smith
Our clients say...
- Bodmin Spiritualist ChurchI would thoroughly recommend MiPad Lettings to anyone looking to let a property.Having struggled on our own acting as Landlords to not one, but two sets of toxic tenants, handing things over to Debbie was a breath of fresh air.We've had two sets of lovely tenants, no trouble, and no more sleepless nights.
Our clients say...
We have been clients of MiPad lettings for a number of years, and have always found their service to be highly professional, communicative, and personal. Debbie seems to have a knack of being able to match tenants and properties very easily, and if any maintenance issues have arisen they have been dealt with promptly and seamlessly. We have recommended Mi Pad to both tenants and other Landlords and will continue to do so.- Tim Hughes