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There are many things to consider when you are looking to rent a property in the Hull area. One of the most common requests is for a “managed property” which means that you will deal with a dedicated property manager here at our Lime office, rather than directly with a landlord. We use an online repair reporting facility CLICK HERE TO VIEW and that means you can have very little delay when you find yourself needing a contractor to call and repair an appliance or help you to handle any issue at the property.
Our top tip for renting is to carefully read and understand your tenancy agreement. This is a legal document and, if you are unsure of any of the clauses contained within it, you should seek your own legal advice or speak to the local Citizens Advice Bureau. Once your tenancy is executed and in force, it means that you are bound by the terms for the length of the initial period of the tenancy, and can only leave when the tenancy ends and your notice expires.
Being a landlord can be very challenging, especially with the amount of red tape that is required to successfully and legally rent a property in England. That is why the majority of our landlords choose our ‘fully managed service’ so they can be assured of all of the I’s dotted and the T’s crossed.
Our dedicated team of front end lettings associates and back end property managers, are qualified to ARLA PROPERTYMARK LEVEL 3 and continually develop their skill and knowledge through ongoing training and mentoring. This means that you, as a landlord, do not need to undertake hours of legal training – which will, of course, become compulsory when the ROPA regulations come into play.
At Lime, we use a comprehensive and fully compliant Assured Shorthold Tenancy which clearly outlines all of the obligations for both parties, and which is provided in plenty of time for tenants to seek independent legal advice and for landlords to discuss with our lettings experts in depth. Please understand that statute overrides contract, so it is imperative that you do not alter this agreement but separately negotiate fully for any amendments that are fair and reasonable, and acceptable by all parties. These additional clauses will be added at the end of the tenancy, such as a “break clause” or “pets clause”
Having a professional inventory prepared and checked with the tenant at the outset of the tenancy is going to be one of the most important documents you have when it comes to the tenant vacating at the end of the term. Without a detailed inventory and schedule of condition, it will not be possible to prove any change in the property from the start to the end. Please also ensure that you attach any invoices, guarantees or warranties for items in the property and offer as much information as possible to the inventory clerk, such as age and cost of furnishings, curtains, carpets etc.