Lettings - Landlords

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What Drives Our Rental Success?

  • Peace of mind - ensured by an experienced team of 16 staff
  • 150 years experience of residential lettings and property management
  • Hundreds of existing Landlord clients
  • Over 1000 properties let and managed
  • Single properties and portfolios
  • Three prominent offices in Nottingham, Mapperley and Arnold
  • Proactive marketing to our large database of potential tenants
  • Effective internet marketing on our own website and Rightmove
  • Quality photography and property details
  • Accompanied viewings – 6 days a week
  • Thorough vetting and credit-checking of potential tenants
  • Specialist Landlord insurance and rent guarantee schemes
  • Letting & Full Management, Letting & Rent Collection or Find-a-Tenant services
  • Block management, ground rent and service charge administration/collection
  • Repairs and maintenance works arranged
  • Members of The Dispute Service and Deposit Protection Service tenancy deposit schemes
  • Members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents
  • Members of RICS and Surveyors Ombudsman Service ensures full clients money protection

Our Services include the following options

Lettings & Full Management Service

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  • Free rental appraisal by one of our experienced Valuers
  • Promotion from our Nottingham City, Mapperley & Arnold offices
  • Effective internet advertising on marriotts.net and rightmove.co.uk
  • Provide a To Let board and Property Particulars including photos
  • Circulate details of your property to our extensive database of potential tenants
  • Accompanied viewings with prospective tenants
  • Interview applicant(s) and complete Tenancy Application
  • Credit-check of tenant(s) and obtain references where appliable (and Guarantor if applicable)
  • Organise both the initial and subsequent annual Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificates (contractors charge applies)
  • Prepare Tenancy Agreement, collect deposit and register it with an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme
  • Prepare a detailed Inventory and agree it with the tenant
  • Landlord’s Rent Guarantee Scheme available (further information and details of costs are available upon request)
  • Notify Utility companies of change of occupier and meter readings
  • Collect rent and pay it directly into Landlord’s bank account by BACS transfer
  • Provide Landlord with detailed statements of rents received and outgoings(if any)
  • Management supervision to include regular periodic inspections of the property
  • Organise repairs (obtain quotations and seek Landlord’s approval if cost exceeds agreed repairs budget)
  • Completion of HMRC tax return for overseas landlords (at a charge of £75)
  • Renewal of Tenancies and Rent Reviews when required
  • End of Tenancy inspection (if the Inventory was prepared by Marriotts)
All our fees and charges are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Lettings & Rent Collection Service

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  • Free rental appraisal by one of our experienced Valuers
  • Promotion from our Nottingham City, Mapperley & Arnold offices
  • Effective internet advertising on marriotts.net and rightmove.co.uk
  • Provide a To Let board and Property Particulars including photos
  • Circulate details of your property to our extensive database of potential tenants
  • Accompanied viewings with prospective tenants
  • Interview applicant(s) and complete Tenancy Application
  • Credit-check of tenant(s) and obtain references where applicable (and Guarantors if applicable)
  • Organise both the initial and subsequent annual Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificates (contractors charge applies)
  • Prepare Tenancy Agreement, collect deposit and register it with an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme
  • Prepare a detailed Inventory and agree it with the tenant
  • Landlord’s Rent Guarantee Scheme available (further information and details of costs are available upon request)
  • Notify Utility companies of change of occupier and meter readings
  • Collect rent and pay it directly into Landlord’s bank account by BACS transfer
  • Provide Landlord with detailed statements of rents received and outgoings(if any)
  • Renewal of Tenancies and Rent Reviews when required
  • End of Tenancy inspection (if the Inventory was prepared by Marriotts)
All our fees and charges are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Find a Tenant Service

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  • Free rental appraisal by one of our experienced Valuers
  • Promotion from our Nottingham City, Mapperley & Arnold offices plus newspaper advertising
  • Effective internet advertising on marriotts.net and rightmove.co.uk
  • Provide a To Let board and Property Particulars including photos
  • Circulate details of your property to our extensive database of potential tenants
  • Accompanied viewings with prospective tenants
  • Interview applicant(s) and complete Tenancy Application
  • Credit-check of tenant(s) and obtain references where applicable (and Guarantors if applicable)
  • Organise the initial Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificate (contractors charge applies)
  • Prepare Tenancy Agreement
  • Collect deposit and register it with an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme (at a charge of £25)
  • Prepare a detailed Inventory and agree it with the tenant (at a charge of £75)
  • Landlord’s Rent Guarantee Scheme available (further information and details of costs are available upon request)
  • Notify Utility companies of change of occupier
  • End of Tenancy inspection, if the Inventory was prepared by Marriotts (at a charge of £50)
All our fees and charges are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Contact our lettings team on 0115 911 4141 or 0115 956 1162 for full details of our competitive fee structure.

Landlord's Legal & Safety Requirements

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The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998

These regulations first came into effect on 31st October 1998, to ensure that gas appliances are property installed and maintained in a safe condition, so as to avoid the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. Faulty equipment can lead to death and a conviction of unlawful killing on a Landlord. Under the regulations, any appliance that does not conform can be disconnected. Marriotts Residential Lettings can arrange for a member of the Council for Registered Gas Installers (GAS SAFE), to carry out a Gas Safety Inspection for you periodically, to give you peace of mind that your gas appliances and pipe work are up to current standard. It is the responsibility of the Landlord to ensure that all gas appliances and pipe work are checked for safety each year. We ensure that a copy of the current safety certificate is always available for any tenant prior to them taking occupation of a property.

The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2007

The above regulations impose an obligation on a Landlord to ensure that a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is available to prospective tenants and a copy provided to the incoming tenants once the tenancy agreement is signed. Marriotts are able to arrange for an EPC to be produced by one of our Chartered Surveyors who are accredited to carry out this work

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994

The above regulations impose an obligation on a Landlord to ensure that all electrical appliances, left as part of a let property, are safe. Cabling, fuses and plugs should also be inspected and replaced where necessary to the correct rating for that particular appliance. Other legislation covering electrical installations is currently in force, and we strongly recommend that all appliances are regularly checked and serviced.

The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety)(Amendment) Regulations 1993

The above regulations were amended in 1993, and set new levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furniture and furnishings. It is an offence to ‘supply’ in the course of business, any furniture which does not comply with the regulations. This includes supplying furniture as part of a residential property to be let. The regulations apply to: sofas, beds, bed-head, childrens’ furniture, garden furniture suitable for use in a dwelling, scatter cushions and pillows, stretch or loose covers for furniture or similar items. The regulations do not apply to: curtains, carpets, bedclothes (including duvets and mattress covers). Any furniture manufactured after March 1990 is likely to comply, but if the appropriate labels are not on the furniture, compliance is in doubt, and checks should be made with the manufacturer.

The Building Regulations 1991 – Smoke Alarms

The 1991 Building Regulations require that all properties built since June 1992, must be fitted with mains operated inter-linked smoke detectors/alarms on each floor. Such regulations regarding older properties do not exist, but we strongly recommend that smoke alarms are fitted in all let properties, and are regularly checked to ensure they are in full working order.

Consent to Let

If you have a mortgage, you must obtain consent from your mortgage lender. If your interest in the property is leasehold, your lease may require you to obtain consent from your Landlord, prior to sub-letting.

Insurance

Standard homeowner insurance may well be invalidated when you let your property. Our office can obtain quotations for specialist comprehensive cover for rental properties, including buildings, rent and legal insurance. Just call our office on 0115 911 4141 for more information or a quote.

Housing Act 2004

The Government has introduced a new specific Use Class for Houses in Multiple Occupation into planning law, using the Housing Act 2004. It can be viewed as SI 2010 No. 653 Town and Country Planning, England. The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) ( England) Order 2010. This came into force on 6 April 2010.

 

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