Energy performance certificates
As part of a European Directive, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is still mandatory if you intend to rent your property.
EPCs will provide information on a building’s energy efficiency using a sliding scale – ‘A’ being the most efficient, to ‘G’ the least efficient (see example graph to the right). In addition to the Energy Efficiency Rating (relating to running costs), the EPC will also show the Environment Impact Rating (relating to the carbon dioxide emissions). An EPC report will make recommendations of how you can improve the rating of your property to let however; there are no statutory requirements to carry out any of the recommended energy efficiency measures.
Only qualified, accredited domestic energy assessors and qualified, certified home inspectors can produce EPCs for domestic properties. They analyse how homes are constructed, insulated, heated and ventilated, and the type of fuel being used.
Rental Property Wanted!
The Accommodation Shop is currently in need of rental property (both residential and commercial) throughout Kent and Sussex.
The rental market is currently so buoyant that demand is outstripping supply and at The Accommodation Shop we are letting properties in record time to qualified tenants. If you have a property to let and want the help of a local expert with years of experience and success, then look no further than The Accommodation Shop.
Dover Property Maintenance
You’ve spent time and hard earned money buying a property as a rental investment and it will pay you back dividends if you look after it. Once you have found a good tenant it is essential to keep up a good Tenant/Landlord relationship so that should something go wrong with your property the tenant knows what to do straight away!
Leave your mobile number with your tenant they need to be able to reach you at all times. There will be problems that arise with your rental property. As the landlord, the onus is on you to deal with the problems. You should expect phone calls at the most random times of the day. You can have a trouble tenant that complains about the water not being hot enough at six in the morning. Then you can have a more respectful tenant that just breaks something by accident in the middle of the night. Expect your phone to ring at the most random times.
Let By The Accommodation Shop
If you would like to see a “LET BY” board outside your property then you need The Accommodation Shop.
We have seen record numbers of people renting property through our offices across Kent in the past quarter and the demand continues to rise. To such a point that we may soon run out of property to let!
If you have a property that needs renting, whether a small studio flat or a grand palatial house then give us a call! We cover the whole of Kent and East Sussex.
Our properties are all advertised on the major property portals, Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and more. Plus we have our own in-house marketing department that targets various market sectors. We are also highly active on Social Media sites.
Dover Property Maintenance
Full Property Management from The Accommodation Shop
As a specialist in the area of residential lettings and property management we offer a number of ways in which you as a landlord can rent your property. In this example we cover the key points of our fully managed service.
Regularly dealing with landlords has helped us to indentify key concerns and to guide you through this complex and sometimes legalistic process.
Following a FREE Market Appraisal and ensuring that the property meets with all legal requirements you can be safe in the knowledge that the following will be conducted in a professional manner.