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Landlord Checklist

LANDLORD CHECKLIST

  • If there is a mortgage on the property, inform your mortgage lender & obtain written permission to let

 

  • For Leasehold properties, inform the head leaser & obtain written permission to let

 

  • Complete & return signed copy of the Cardiff Lettings Management/Let Only Agreement, together with proof of ownership/permission to let from the mortgage lender and head leaser, if required Request a Copy

 

  • Arrange an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property More Info

 

  • Apply for a HMO license for a property classified as a House in Multiple Occupation More Info

 

  • Arrange for all regular payments to be made (e.g. mortgage, site management fees, insurance etc)

 

  • Check that you are fully covered to let your property with Buildings & Contents Insurance  Action this point

 

  • Arrange for a safety check to be carried out on all gas appliances & provide a current Gas Safety Certificate for the property More Info

 

  • Arrange for a safety check to be carried out on all electrical appliances/equipment & provide a current Electrical Safety Certificate for the property More Info

 

  • Test all smoke detectors within the property More Info

 

  • Check that all furniture & furnishings comply with the Fire Safety Regulations More Info

 

  • Inform the local council of your date of departure and your forwarding address

 

  • Make necessary arrangements for the redirection of post

 

  • Notify all utility companies that you are leaving - close accounts & provide them with a forwarding address

 

  • Ensure that the property has been thoroughly cleaned & in order More Info

 

  • Turn off fridges/freezers & leave doors open

 

  • Provide Cardiff Lettings with a full set of master keys including fobs & key codes

 

  • Leave ancillary keys & any information/operating instructions for appliances on the kitchen worktop

 

  • For Let Only Agreements register with a Deposit Protection Scheme More Info

 

If you are going to live abroad:

  • Make arrangements with an accountant to deal with your tax affairs

 

  • Apply for an Overseas Landlord Tax Exemption Certificate More Info