Condition of rental properties

Date Published 15 February 2016


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. It is important that the tenants should feel comfortable in their new home, and that they are receiving value for their money. It follows therefore that a well maintained property in a good decorative order will go towards this, whilst also achieving a higher rental figure. 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.
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 our regular gardener.
At the commencement of the tenancy the property must be in thoroughly clean condition, and at the end of each tenancy it is the tenant`s responsibility to leave the property in a similar condition, allowing for fair wear and tear.