Our Letting Department provides a friendly, professional, and personal service to Landlords looking to find a Tenant whether it be on a ‘Fully Managed’ or a ‘Let Only’ basis. At Mosley Jarman, as an independent agent, we can tailor make a package to suit you. Whether you are an established Landlord, a first time Investor or simply needing to rent to move elsewhere, we can provide valuable advice and assistance from the early stages of purchasing your investment property, find the right tenant for you and del with ongoing property management. With a strong local knowledge of the local rental market current regulations/legislation, we can promote your property in the best possible way.
To help you reach an informed decision, as to which service is most likely to meet your requirements, please see the brief resume of the two services. Please do not hesitate to discuss these further if you have any questions:
|Visit the property and advise on the market and achievable rental price
|Fully market the property
|Negotiate the details/term of the proposed tenancy
|Rent Guarantee & Legal protection (*)
|Draw up and execute tenancy agreement
|Draw up and inventory
|Lodge deposit in line with legislation
|Take receipt of monthly rental
|Chase overdue rent
|Carry out periodic inspections
|Serve Satutory Notices
|Arrange maintenance works
|Arrange outgoing report/inspection at the end of a tenancy
For those looking to rent a property we can offer a friendly and knowledgeable service to assist you in finding the perfect home quickly and easily.
Most of our properties are offered on fixed term tenancies from 6 months to 3 years. There may be some exceptions whereby Landlords will require a minimum 12-month tenancy or some that may consider shorter term lets.
All tenancies are subject to the completion of satisfactory references.
To rent a property, our reference agency applies an 'affordability calculator' when reviewing a proposed tenant.
To ensure you can afford a property, if you multiply the monthly rent by 30, this will give you a figure, which must be covered by your income, either solely by one applicant or split between the proposed tenants. e.g., The affordability calculator mentions a figure of £30,000. This can be covered either by one person who earns £30,000, or if it is a joint application for two people, then both applicants can have a combined income of £30,000.
If you are self-employed, your accountants’ details will be required, and three years accounts will be needed.
Upon completing the referencing process, you will be able to confirm a move-in date.
Ahead of your move-in a full inventory of the property will be undertaken and we will also request your first months’ rent and security deposit, which is normally equivalent to five weeks rent.
When making an application for a property through Mosley Jarman, please be aware of the following:
To be a named tenant on a Tenancy Agreement, the applicant must be 18 years old.
Anyone under the age of 18, who will be living in the property can be listed as a Permitted Occupier. This means that it is acknowledged that they live in the property. Permitted Occupiers have got no legal rights within the property and as such are not referenced during the application process.
An application made in one individual name.
When two applicants make an application, then the tenants are classed as ‘Joint and severally liable’, which means that both parties are legally responsible for the rent, so one party moves out, but remains on the tenancy agreement, they are both still legally responsible.
In this instance, if one party moves out and wants to be removed from the tenancy, the tenancy would have to be dissolved and re-created in the sole name of the remaining tenant. This would be subject to the remaining applicant/tenant passing the referencing/affordability criteria.
A company can make an application to rent a property to accommodate an employee or employees. This means that the company will be liable for the rent, associated property costs (utility suppliers) and deposit.
With the application being in the name of the company, the application would have to be submitted by one of the company’s named Directors/company signatories. The Tenancy agreement would also have to be signed by the Director/Signatory.
As the tenancy agreement is in the name of the company, the occupants within the property can change during the tenancy period. This is not uncommon, and although the agent will ask the company to keep them informed of any changes, this does not always happen.
References are undertaken on the company.
Where the tenancy is in the name of a company, the agreement would not be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST), it would be a Non-Housing Act Tenancy.
To ensure all potential tenancies are set up correctly, we use the services of a third-party referencing agency to undertake thorough and comprehensive checks on any potential tenants. The checks include:
One months’ rent + VAT subject to minimum £500.00 plus VAT (£600.00).
LET & FULL MANAGEMENT
One months’ rent + VAT subject to minimum £500.00 plus VAT (£600.00) and 10% + VAT of the gross rent for full tenancy term subject to a minimum fee of £50.00 plus VAT (£60)
ADDITIONAL FEES, SERVICES AND CHARGES
Letting & Full Management Renewal of tenancy documents £50 + VAT (£60)
Rent Guarantee & Legal Expenses policy (restrictions apply) - £30 per month for a 12-month policy with no excess
Legal Liaison/Court Attendance £100 plus VAT (£120.00) per hour/part + expenses
Tax Accounting £50.00 plus VAT (£60.00) per quarter
Valuation Letter £50.00 plus VAT (£60.00) per letter
Landlord Withdrawal from Offer £250 plus VAT (£300.00) + Tenant’s incurred costs
ADDITIONAL SERVICES - LET ONLY
Renewal Tenancy Agreement £75.00 plus VAT (£90.00)
Landlord Withdrawal from Offer £250 plus VAT (£300.00) + Tenant’s incurred costs
Inventory Check at outset of tenancy £100 plus VAT (£120.00)
Checkout inspection at the end of the tenancy £75 plus VAT (£90)
Serving of Notices £50.00 plus VAT (£60.00) per notice
Administer deposit registration within the DPS £25.00 plus VAT (£30.00) per tenancy
ADDITIONAL SERVICES – LET ONLY & MANAGED FEE
Energy Performance Certificate £65.00 plus VAT (£78.00) per property
Annual landlord Gas Safety Inspection £65.00 plus VAT (£78.00) per property
Electrical Installation Condition Report £120 plus VAT (£144.00) per property
Additional Property Visits £50.00 plus VAT (£60.00) per visit
Insurance Claim Administration – 10% of each claimed amount
Sale of a property to the tenant – 1% plus VAT of the purchase price on legal exchange of contracts
ARLA Propertymark is the go-to association for letting agents and a mark of excellence to show to clients and future clients.
Being a member underpins the quality Mosley Jarman bring to the profession where credibility is key. The challenges faced by letting agents have never been greater and our guidance will help you stay up to date amongst the countless proposals, reports, investigations, and legislative changes to the property sector.
Mosley Jarman are a member of Propertymark.
For more details go to their website at www.propertymark.co.uk.
There is no legal definition for the criteria of furnished, unfurnished or even part-furnished properties in the UK. These are terms, which have evolved through practice, but there is no industry standard.
As a guide:
Unfurnished - Many tenants, as they are mobile bring their own furniture and prefer to use their own items, particularly beds. Generally, unfurnished means that other than carpets, window coverings (blinds and or curtains) and white goods, the property will have nothing else.
Part-furnished - In addition to the above inclusions, certain pieces of furniture may be left such as a sofa, a table, a set of drawers, but not enough to fully furnish a property.
Furnished - It’s to the Landlords discretion and to some extent negotiation with a tenant as to the standard and amount of furniture provided but furnished is in essence everything needed to make a home liveable.
Gas Safety Check– In accordance with the gas safety (installation and use) regulations 1998 the Landlord is responsible for ensuring that the gas supply to the property, and any gas appliances within, are safe. This must be achieved by having a safety check carried out by a GAS SAFE registered engineer.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) – In accordance with the electrical equipment (safety) regulations 1994 & the plugs and sockets etc. (safety) regulations 1994 checks should be carried out by a suitably qualified electrician and a safety report issued. This safety check must be carried out at least every 5 years.
Fire Safety – With effect from 1st October 2015 there is a minimum requirement of one smoke alarm on each level of the building and where there is a ‘solid fuel’ burner, a carbon monoxide alarm (CO2) is also required.
The Energy Performance of Building Regulations 2007 - Since 1st October 2008, all properties marketed for letting need a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC is valid for 10 years.
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