Services for landlords from Smith Emsley Partnership

Letting your property for the first time can be a confusing, costly and a bit of a minefield.  We are not a one stop shop for rentals but our time and experience in this industry can certainly help you reduce your costs and stress levels.

If we cannot provide the services for landlords you require, we can certainly point you in the direction of a firm who can, all of which we a have a good working relationship with and who are reputable and well established.

Additionally, as we have a proven track record on the energy efficiency side of property rental, we can also put you in touch with local and approved installers for insulation and central heating.

Gas Safety / EICR / P.A.T

Gas Safety / EICR / P.A.T

As a company, we cannot provide gas safety or electrical certificates. We have been undertaking energy assessments, legionella risk assessments and P.A.T tests for ARC Scotland for over 4 years. This firm offers a great service at a great price. Please click on the following link for further information.  http://www.arcscotland.com/

We can carry out Portable appliance testing however, if you require an EICR it would be a cheaper option to have the same electrician carry out the P.A.T  certificate.

We offer a fee of £45 + vat for up to 10 appliances with an additional cost of £1 per appliance if more than 10 appliances require to be tested.

Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificates

All domestic dwellings require a valid EPC for rental purposes.

Our fee’s are between £50 & £60 + vat dependent on location. Local surveys would not exceed £50 + vat.

We offer a thorough and efficient service and can produce epc’s same day if required.

Do you think you already have an EPC?

If you have had an assessment carried out in the past but have lost you EPC, you can now search on the following link for a copy of your certificate. https://www.scottishepcregister.org.uk/CustomerFacingPortal/TermsAndConditions

Legionella Risk Assessments

Legionella Risk Assessments and Landlords.

Landlords’ duties apply to a wide range of accommodation, occupied under a lease or a licence, which includes but not exclusively, residential premises provided for rent by:

  • local authorities
  • housing associations
  • private sector landlords
  • housing co-operatives
  • hostels

We offer a flat fee of £50 + vat for a legionella risk assessment.

Please see the HSE website for further information/clarification on the duties of the owner. http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/legionella-landlords-responsibilities.htm

Inventory

What is an Inventory?

The Inventory is a listing of all the contents of a property and a record of the condition of the property. It’s also referred to as a “schedule of condition“. The form is designed to help monitor the condition of the property/items before a tenant moves in and just before a tenant leaves, so it can be made clear what damages, if any, need to be paid for out of the deposit.

This is a step often skipped by landlords’ and tenants’, when it really shouldn’t be. An inventory can prevent a lot of disputes between tenants and landlords, so it’s extremely useful.

Please contact us should you wish to enquire about this service. Costs vary between £60 + vat and £100 + vat dependent upon size of dwelling, furnishings and location.

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