Landlords

Landlords

We understand that letting your property is a very big decision, so our focus is making it easy for you. We will provide you with all the information on current legislation to ensure that you are fully aware of your obligations as a landlord.

We offer a range of services including tenant find, rent collection and full management. We are of course happy to tailor our service to your requirements.

We never forget that property is the most important asset and can confidently assure that by instructing Chattelle Estates as your letting and management partners, your assets will be in the best hands.

Our Services for you:

Personal, customized service

Free Advice and Estimations on rental values

Competitive rates

Advice on Compliance and Safety

Extensive internet advertising

Full referencing/Credit checks

Accompanied Viewings

Preparation of the Tenancy Agreement

Property inspections

Monthly Statements

Preparing the Property

Clearly, a well-maintained property in good decorative order helps achieve a higher rental figure. Tenants are also more inclined to treat such a property with greater respect. Your property must meet the ‘Repairing Standard’ which covers the legal and contractual obligations of Private Landlords. Further details can be found on the Scottish Government website or by contacting our office.

General Condition

Electrical, gas, plumbing, waste, central heating and hot water system must be safe, sound and in good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the landlord’s expense unless misuse can be established. Interior decoration should be in good condition and preferably plain, light and neutral.

Furnishings

Your property can be let fully furnished, part furnished or unfurnished. Which is appropriate depends 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 cupboard and shelf space should be left clear for the tenants own use.

Gardens

Gardens should be 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 it is particularly large, you may wish to arrange visits by our regular gardener.

Information for Tenants

It is helpful if you leave information for the tenant, for example on operating central heating and hot water systems, washing machine, alarm systems, refuse pick-up day etc

Keys

You should provide one set of keys for each tenant. Where we will be managing we will arrange duplicates to be cut.

Suggested Minimum Content - Lounge

Sofa

Two Armchairs

Coffee Table

Suggested Minimum Content - Dining Room

Dining Table

Dining Chairs

Sideboard

Suggested Minimum Content - Kitchen

Cooker

Fridge Freezer

Washing Machine

Electric Kettle

Cutlery

Glasses

Cooking Utensils

Saucepans & Frying Pan

Casserole Dishes

Baking Tray

Can Opener

Washing-Up Bowl

Suggested Minimum Content - Bedrooms

Bed

Wardrobe

Chest of Drawers

Pillows

Duvets or Blankets (Linen not necessary)

Suggested Minimum Content - General

Vacuum Cleaner

Iron and Board

Dustpan & Brush

Lampshades - In all rooms

Curtains - On all windows

Appropriate Floor Coverings

Suggested Minimum Content - Garden

Lawnmower

Garden Tools