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The DIY landlord

7th May 2019

A client, a builder, engaged us to source a property for him.  When it came to pre-tenancy works i.e. all the works required to get the property to a legally compliant and lettable standard, he was able to carry these out himself.  All I needed to do was provide him with a list of requirements, and my own recommendations.

The client wanted to manage the property himself, so did not want our fully managed service.  He did however want help with fulfilling his legal requirements as a landlord, finding a tenant, referencing, tenancy agreement and other paperwork.  These, we were happy to help him with. We also made suggestions which were not legal requirements, but were sure to make his life easier in the long run, for example ensuring a proper inventory was carried out.

He finished the property to a very high standard, making the property very desirable.  This resulted in a very quick turnaround and a great tenant snapped it up.

This landlord had the best of both worlds, he selected to do what he was capable and comfortable doing and the parts he was not confident with he was happy for us to take over.

If you manage your own tenants, but could do with a helping hand here and there, please feel free to contact our office for a quick discussion about your needs and how we may be able to assist with a bespoke service; making your life a little easier, and helping you to comply with the law.

Richard Bond

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