Landlords


Established for over ten years, our team of property experts offer a superb knowledge of the local area and are therefore able to offer realistic figures on potential rental income, guaranteeing the very best return on your investment.

We treat each rental property we represent as if it were our own, offering a complete service from beginning to end, including advice from current regulations to preparation and presentation. Our reputation as an ethical business plays a vital part in our success and is something we are very proud of.

Our team of property experts come from a variety of backgrounds, from marketing to accounting and hospitality to housing, meaning that we offer a wide range of skills to enhance any rental process. Correct marketing plays a vital role in any successful rental and Dimension Estates ensure all rental properties we represent appear on a variety of major marketing portals including Rightmove, Prime Location, Zoopla and Hotproperty as well as magazines, newspapers and in our own brochures to maximise exposure to potential tenants. Furthermore, your property gets a glossy feature in our prominently positioned agency window to attract passers-by.

If you are looking to let your property, speak to a member of the lettings team at Dimension Estates today, experts in property rentals for over a decade.

Letting Obligations For Landlords

Electrical Installations & Equipment

Landlords of private rental properties and houses of multiple occupation are required to have an electrical installation condition report (EICR) carried out and available for the start of a new tenancy and for existing tenancies. This is to comply with the electricity safety standards in the private rented section (England) regulations 2020.

It is a legal requirement for a rental property to have a valid EICR before a new tenancy starts and are typically valid for 5 years from the date of the test. On completion of an EICR being carried out faults that have been identified are required to be rectified within 28 days from the date of the test and need to be undertaken by a Part P registered competent person.

Electrical equipment that is provided by the landlord that is to be used by a tenant at the property, is legally required to be safe to use to comply with the electrical equipment (safety) regulations 1994. It is always best practice to carry out a portable appliance test (PAT) on any electrical equipment provided, as you may be liable if the tenants are harmed from a faulty electrical appliance at the property.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/312/made

https://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/guides/responsibilities/electrical_inspections.shtml

EPC

Energy Performance Certificates are needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented. You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent. An EPC contains information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs and recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money.

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. To let a property your efficiency rating must be between A and E.

https://www.gov.uk/buy-sell-your-home/energy-performance-certificates

Fire

The furniture supplied within a rental property must comply with fire resistance requirements as defined within The Fire and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended).

The regulations apply to beds, headboards of beds and mattresses, sofa-beds, futons and other convertibles, nursery furniture, garden furniture suitable for use in the dwelling, scatter cushions and seat pads, pillows, loose and stretch covers for furniture. They do not apply to furniture made before 1950, bedclothes including duvets, loose covers for mattresses, pillow cases, curtains, carpets and sleeping bags.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1988/1324/contents/made

Gas

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 require a gas safety check to be carried out on every gas appliance/flue. This will ensure gas fittings and appliances are safe to use. A certificate will be supplied by a Gas Safe registered engineer stating a pass or a fail, and the appropriate action will be required should the check fail. The certificate is valid for 12 months and must be provided to the tenants prior to the commencement of the tenancy. Dimension Estates will not allow tenants to move in without a valid certificate.

http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

T

he Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2015 require that a working smoke alarm be fitted on every floor and a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms containing a solid fuel appliance.

If smoke alarms are present, it is imperative that they are maintained. A clause within the tenancy agreement will typically inform the tenants of their responsibility to keep it well maintained and the battery to be replaced when necessary.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smoke-and-carbon-monoxide-alarms-explanatory-booklet-for-landlords

Tax and the Non-Resident Landlord Scheme

You may be subject to income tax during the rental period and capital gains when you sell. If you are in any doubt, or you would prefer not to complete your own self-assessment tax return, then we advise that you consult an accountant.

https://www.gov.uk/renting-out-a-property/paying-tax

If you reside overseas, we are required by HMRC to comply with the non-resident landlord scheme. Unless the landlord provides a NRL form to HMRC, we will be required to deduct the basic rate of income tax from the rent. Dimension Estates can provide and assist you with the required information. Once HMRC approval is given we will able to transfer rental income without deductions.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/international/nr-landlords.htm

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cnr/nrl1.pdf

Tenancy Deposit Protection

Legislation requires security deposits for Assured Shorthold Tenancies to be registered with a government approved scheme. Dimension Estates can register the deposit on behalf of the landlord. We are members of the Deposit Protection Service.

https://www.gov.uk/tenancy-deposit-protection

https://www.dps.co.uk

Property Licensing

You may be required to apply for a licence to rent your property. Regulations vary depending on the Borough and style of property.

https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/houses-in-multiple-occupation

Landlord Fees

Service Level 12% + Vat
Full Management
9% + Vat
Rent Collection
6 % + VAT
Tenant Introduction
Marketing
Professional photography
360 Degree Virtual Tour
Comprehensive marketing
Accompanied viewings
Progress feedback and updates
Tenant find
Progression
Tenant referencing
Right to rent
Tenancy agreement
Paperless Document Signing
Professional cleaning arranged at landlords cost
Certification and compliance arranged at landlords cost
Inventory and check-in arranged at landlords cost
Tenancy
Negotiate tenancy renewals
Collection of rent  
Rent arrears advice  
Rent guarantee policy available at additional cost  
Monthly and yearly financial statements  
Deposit registration  
Arrangement of outgoings  
Management
Management fees paid monthly  
Repairs and maintenance arranged    
Recommended contractors    
24-hour emergency service    
Key holding service    
Periodic property check-up    
Legal notices    
Management of the check-out    
Deposit deduction advice    
Project management available    

Landlord Charges

Gas Safety £75.00
Boiler Service £65.00
Co2 Alarm Battery Operated) £35.00
Smoke Alarm ( Battery Operated) £35.00
EPC £75.00
Electrical Installation Condition Report 1-4 Beds £125.00
PAT Test Upto 4 Items belonging to landlord
Plus £6 per item
£60.00
Legionella Risk Assesment £60.00
Keys Cutting £30 + Cost of keys
£530.00
Tenant Check Inn £100+ Vat
Tenant Check Out £150 + Vat
Inventory
1 Bed £150 + Vat
2 Bed £160 + Vat
3 Bed £175 + Vat
4 - 5 Bed £190 + Vat

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