Step 1 - Arrange a valuation, research area and set achievable rental figure
Step 2 - Inform mortgage lender of intention to rent the property
Step 3 - Inform the freeholder or block management company of intention to let if required
Step 4 - Inform insurance company and arrange suitable cover
Step 5 - Ensure property is well presented and thoroughly cleaned before it is put on the rental market
Step 6 - Make sure all electrical items have been checked and are safe to use
Step 7 - All gas appliances have had a gas safety check carried out on them and the relevant certificates have been issued and received
Step 8 - Soft furnishing have met the appropriate fire safety regulations
Step 9 - Smoke detectors are located on every floor as well as carbon monoxide alarms in any room with a solid fuel combustion appliance.
Step 10 - Instruct Blackshaws to find your tenant and commence marketing campaign
Step 11 - Blackshaws have now found me a suitable tenant and terms have been agreed
Step 12 - Remove all relevant personal belongings so that Blackshaws Letting can prepare a full DVD inventory of the property and condition.
Step 13 - Obtain three sets of keys and provide them to Blackshaws.
Step 14 - Blackshaws must have a copy of a valid GAS SAFETY certificate and a copy of this needs to be provided to the tenant.
Congratulations, the tenancy can now start!