There are a number of matters that you need to consider and deal with before you are in a position to let a property;
You will need to provide a valid Energy Performance Certificate for the property. This is a legal requirement and once provided will be valid for 10 years.
Up to date Safety Certificates must be in place for all gas appliances. You must also arrange for gas appliances to be maintained and re-certified annually by a suitably authorised registered professional. Suitable working smoke alarms should also be installed.
If you do not have a Buy to Let mortgage, you will need the consent of your mortgage lender to rent the property out. There may be a charge and/or an increased lending interest rate for granting consent. If the property is leasehold, you should check the lease to establish any restrictions relating to letting.
Property Insurance & Contents
You will need to make sure that the building (and contents where appropriate) insurance is suitable for a rented property. We can advise on specialist landlord insurance so please speak to us in this respect.
If you intend to leave furniture in the property, this should comply with fire safety regulations or be removed/ replaced.
You will be expecting the property to be returned to you in the same state that is was let out. The property should therefore be in a clean a presentable state for tenant viewings.