Mather Marshall Fully Managed Service Includes
Mather Marshall delivers an award-winning service.
Our fully managed service includes
- Full Rent Insurance ( For entire tenancy)
- Legal Cover and advice ( For entire Tenancy)
- Free Inventories
- Free Check in and Check out Service ( by third-party company)
- Midterm Inspections
- No commission added to contractors fees
- Nil Deposit Scheme ( providing 6 weeks insured deposit to Landlord)
- Proactive Marketing using the latest technology
- ARLA Property Mark Regulated
- Established over 25 years
- Award-winning service ( Voted Highly Rate by Rightmove Survey and Property Academy
- Utility Service Transfer
- Online 24 hr Maintenance Service with Realtime portal to track maintenance work progress.
Current Legislation Covering Rental Property
As a landlord you have a duty of care to your tenants to make sure your water supply is working properly to protect them from Legionella – find out more about Legionella.
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Regulation has been introduced which requires all landlords – with properties in England – to have at least one smoke alarm on every storey of their properties – even where only a bathroom is located. And, if any room contains a solid fuel burning appliance, such as a wood burning stove, a coal fire, an open fireplace or where biomass is used as fuel, a carbon monoxide alarm has to be present.
The alarms must be correctly checked on the first day of any new tenancy but it is then the responsibility of the tenant to regularly check the alarms are in working order – the Department for Community and Local Government recommend once a month and, if they are not working, report it as a maintenance issue using mathermarshall fixflow application .
The How to Rent Guide – the checklist for renting in England
A new tenant should always receive a Department of Local Government and Communities How to Rent Guide at the start of their tenancy from their lettings agent which gives practical advice about what to do before and during a let. A Guide which the tenant must confirm they have seen at the start of a new tenancy. The Guide is available via gov.uk or for further information simply ask Mather Marshall
Right to Rent checks
The Right to Rent scheme, which helps to make sure that people renting property in the UK have a legal right to be here, was rolled out across England in February 2016. At Mather Marshall we’ve been doing this as part of our referencing process for many years, but if you carry out your own checks you will now need to make sure you get an acceptable proof of residency or risk a fine. If we don’t currently handle tenant checks for you, we’d be very happy to discuss how we can help you with this.
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
When you let to sharing occupants who are not a family group you will need to comply with rules around Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO). Read more about HMO rules.
All landlords could be liable to pay tax on their rental income, whether they live in the UK or are based overseas. Further information can be found on the Inland Revenue’s website: www.hmrc.gov.uk/index.htm
There are specific tax rules for overseas landlords – Call us for Information.