If you currently own or intend to purchase residential property
for rental, you should consider engaging
our property management service. You'll find it both professional
and cost-effective. As specialists, we know how to manage
property for optimum performance, whilst ensuring smooth running
Guide for Landlords
Our Letting & Management Service includes:
- Visiting you at your property, and providing a rental valuation
and any other advice which you may require about letting your
- Advising you on compliance with the various safety regulations.
- Locating suitable tenants. Your property will be advertised
if necessary, however we have excellent contacts with various
company and other establishment personnel departments, and furthermore
usually have tenants waiting.
- Accompanying tenant applicants to view the property.
- Obtaining and evaluating references.
- Preparing a suitable tenancy agreement and arranging signature
by the tenant.
- Collecting a tenancy deposit.
- Preparing an inventory and schedule of condition where requested .
- Checking the tenant into the property and agreeing the inventory.
- Supervising the transfer of gas, electricity.
- Receiving rental payments monthly in advance, and paying you
- If required paying regular outgoings for you from rental payments.
- Inspecting the property periodically, and reporting any problems
- Arranging any necessary repairs or maintenance, first liaising
with you in the case of larger works.
- Keeping in touch with the tenant on a routine basis, and arranging
renewals of the agreement as necessary.
- Checking tenants out as required, reletting and continuing
the process with the minimum of vacant periods to ensure that
you receive the optimum return from your property.
We maintain a flexible attitude, and may be able to adapt
our service if required to meet our client's individual circumstances and needs.
We offer a competitive fee structure and can offer reductions on our standard charges for multiple property portfolios. Our standard fees are 4% for Letting and 8% for Management. Please telephone or email us to discuss your requirements.
Guide for Landlords
Before a property can be let, there are several matters which the
owner will need to deal with to ensure that the tenancy runs smoothly,
and also that he/she complies with the law. We provide summarised information below. If
you require further advice or assistance with any matter, please
do not hesitate to contact us:
Preparing the Property
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, but it is important that the Tenants should feel comfortable in their temporary home, and that they are receiving value for their money. It follows therefore that a well presented and 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.
Your property can be let fully furnished, part furnished or unfurnished. Which of these is appropriate will depend 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 cupboards and shelf space should be left clear for the Tenant's own use.
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 a thoroughly clean condition, and at the end of each tenancy it is the Tenants' responsibility to leave the property in a similar condition. Where they fail to do so, cleaning will be arranged at their expense.
Information for the Tenant
It is helpful if you leave information for the Tenant, e.g. on operating the central heating and hot water system, washing machine and alarm system, and the day refuse is collected etc.
You should provide one set of keys for each Tenant. Where we will be managing we will arrange to have duplicates cut as required.
If your property is mortgaged, you should obtain your mortgagee's written consent to the letting. They may require additional clauses in the tenancy agreement of which you must inform us.
If you are a leaseholder, you should check the terms of your lease, and obtain any necessary written consent before letting.
You should ensure that you are suitably covered for letting under both your buildings and contents insurance. Failure to inform your insurers may invalidate your policies.
Bills and regular outgoings
We recommend that you arrange for regular outgoings e.g. service charges, maintenance contracts etc. to be paid by standing order or direct debit. However where we are managing the property, by prior written agreement we may make payment of certain bills on your behalf, provided such bills are received in your name at our office, and that sufficient funds are held to your credit.
We will arrange for the transfer of utility accounts to the Tenant. Meter readings will be taken, allowing your closing gas and electricity accounts to be drawn up.
It is most important that an inventory of contents and schedule of condition be prepared, in order to avoid misunderstanding or dispute at the end of a tenancy. Without such safeguards, it will be impossible for the Landlord to prove any loss, damage, or significant deterioration of the property or contents. In order to provide a complete Service, we will if required arrange for a member of staff to prepare an inventory and schedule of condition, at the cost quoted in our Agency Agreement.
B.E.R (Building Energy Rating) (B.E.R.s)
Since 1st January 2009 landlords in Ireland offering property for rent are required by law to provide prospective tenants with an B.E.R. Certificate for their property. We can arrange an B.E.R inspection for our landlord clients upon request..
We hope that you find the above information useful. If there are any aspects of which you are unsure, please ask us. We look forward to being of assistance to you in the letting and management of your property.