Property Management Birmingham, West Bromwich

Residential Property Management Birmingham, West Bromwich, Walsall and the West Midlands

West Midlands Lettings Ltd for Property Management in Birmingham, West Bromwich, Walsall and West Midlands areas. Property Maintenance, Boiler Repair, Gas and Electric Inspections. Our service includes:

Residential Property Management – Accountability

Our property management includes screening tenants credit history, rent history and ability to pay rent, providing tenancy agreements, accepting rent, monthly landlord statements, keeping costs down and reducing wear and tear through property inspections and remediation of any maintenance issues. Your property manager would deal with some aspects of landlord/tenant law and most commonly evictions, non-payment, and public nuisance. We can serve Section 21 and Section 8 Notices. We can also arrange Rent Guarantee insurance which will protect you in the event your tenant fails to pay rent and will also cover legal expenses.

Residential Property Management – Maintenance

All aspects of property maintenance such as plumbing, painting, etc can be arranged. We will negotiate to get best quote for the works or you can instruct maintenance personnel yourself. We will try to inform you of emergencies but will proceed immediately as this is within both your interest and the tenant’s. Landlords can choose to be contacted via phone, mobile, text or email. All costs can be deducted from the rent collected. This includes the initial costs of Energy Performance Certificates, Gas and Electric Certificates and renewals.

Residential Property Management – Utilisation

How the property is used affects your income. We endeavour to find tenants as soon as possible to minimise any loss of income. Contact us for Property Management Birmingham, West Bromwich, Walsall and the West Midlands.

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Property Management Birmingham, West Bromwich – West Midlands areas

What do we expect from our landlords?

As the letting agent or property management company, we expect landlords to allow the tenant to live comfortably in the property and attend to maintenance issues within reasonable time. Landlords who look after their properties have their tenancies renewed resulting in long term cash flow.

Compliance with the following regulations:

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) regulations 1994 & Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

The above regulations impose an obligation on a landlord to ensure that all electrical appliances left as part of a let property are safe. Cabling, fuses and plugs should also be inspected and replaced where necessary to the correct rating for that particular appliance.

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 states landlords of private rented accommodation must ensure the property is up to national standards of electrical safety set out in the 18th edition of the wiring regulation. The regulation came into force on the 1st of June 2020 and affects all new tenancies as of 1st of July 2020 and will apply to existing tenancies as of 1st of April 2021.

We can arrange for the inspection and certificate and costs will be deducted from the rent accordingly.

Gas Safety (installation and use) Regulations 1998 and The Consumer Protection Act 1987

These regulations are to ensure that gas appliances are properly installed and maintained in a safe condition to avoid the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that all gas appliances and gas installation pipe work for the property are checked for safety at least once a year. The record of the safety inspections and any work carried out must be kept. The current safety certificate must always be available for any tenant prior to them taking occupation of a property. Faulty equipment can lead to death and a conviction of unlawful killing on a landlord. Under the regulations any appliance that does not conform can be disconnected. As managing agents, we recommend all properties managed by us to have a annual GasSafe Certificate. We can arrange for the inspection and certificate and costs can be deducted from the rent accordingly.

The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1993

This act sets new levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furniture and furnishings. It is an offence to ‘supply’ in the course of business any furniture which does not comply with the regulations. This includes supplying furniture as part of a residential property to be let. The regulations apply to; sofas, beds, bed-heads, childrens’ furniture, garden furniture suitable for use in a dwelling, scatter cushions and pillows, stretch or loose covers for furniture or other similar items. Any furniture manufactured after March 1990 is likely to comply, but if the appropriate labels are not on the furniture, compliance is in doubt and checks should be made with the manufacturer.

The Deregulation Act 2015

The Deregulation Act, from 1 October 2015, changes the section 21 notice process for new tenancies in England. The Regulations apply in their entirety only to ASTs that are granted on or after the 1 October 2015. More on Section 21 Notice.

Property Management Birmingham, West Bromwich – West Midlands areas

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