Step 1: Obtaining a rental valuation

There are several things to consider when choosing an agent to value your home and attract the best possible tenants for you. At Country Properties we take great pride in not only meeting but exceeding our Landlords expectations. A rental valuation on your property will help determine the appropriate rent to charge your future tenants.

Country Properties letting agents take these specific factors into consideration when valuing your property:

  • Who will rent out your property? i.e. students, couples, corporates or families
  • Current state of repair and any works needed
  • Proximity to shops, transport links and schools
  • Will it be furnished, part furnished or unfurnished?
  • Internal decoration - is it presented at its best?
  • Is your property type in demand locally and will this change in the future?

Legislation information

It is important that you are fully aware of all the applicable rules and regulations which apply to renting out a property; as a landlord you have huge responsibilities both as a duty of care but also under the law. A property you rent out will become someone’s home so it is important that your agent assists you with this minefield. A trained qualified agent will talk you through the requirements and also explain why and how to meet the regulations.

Below is a summary of what you have to consider

  • Gas safety
  • EPC
  • Electrical safety
  • Legionnaires
  • Blind cords
  • Smoke alarm and CO detectors
  • Fire and furnishings
  • Right to Rent
  • Deposit registration
  • Access
  • Living overseas
  • Tenant Fees Act (2019)