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Here at Ideal Move we have everything you need to let out your property. Please have a read of the following to help you get an idea of what you need to do in order to let out your property along with some hints and tips:

  • If you were living there prior to letting out your property, make sure that Royal Mail know that you are moving by getting your mail redirected.

  • Make sure that all utility bills are in the name of the new tenant if they are not included in the rental price. This includes Council Tax, this must be in the tenant’s name.

  • If you are going to be leaving electrical appliances, make sure that you have the manual to hand or you write out a detailed description of how to use.

  • How many tenants are moving in? If there is more than one, it would be good to get each tenant a set of their own keys

  • Check that all the smoke alarms are working, and are in accordance to the law, please see our landlord guide for more information, you will also find what Safety Certificates you will need.

  • Ensure that you have valid insurances for the duration of the tenancy. This includes Building, Public Liability, Contents and Rent Guard insurance.

  • Is the property in a presentable condition? You will need to make sure it is before you let. Consider the following:
    1. The front and back garden (if applicable) needs to be neat and tidy so you will have to weed, trim the hedges and mow the grass.
    2. The front of the property needs to be looking fresh so it is important to repair any holes, cracks etc. The door number will need to be visible too. Remember, first impressions are everything.
    3. De-clutter in your property. Anything that doesn’t need to be there should be removed especially if you are offering it as an unfurnished property. Cupboards are included in this too as prospective tenants will need to be able to see how much storage space is available.
    4. Like with the outside of the property, repair any holes, cracks, leaky taps etc.
    5. The walls and carpets if you can, should be of a neutral colour, no neon pinks/ greens!

  • Arrange a quarterly visit with the tenants at the property to make ensure that they are happy and you are happy they are looking after your property correctly (we will do this as part of our Full Management services.