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The Lettings Process

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!

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