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What to Leave Landlords have very varied ideas on what to leave in a property. In reality, it depends on the nature of that property and its location. We generally find in this area, at the moment, that unfurnished properties simply equipped with carpets and curtains and presented in reasonably good decorative order, will attract good tenants prepared to pay a good rental, because it saves them the cost of additional furniture removal. Further, a poorly equipped property may require continual maintenance and repair throughout the letting resulting in a reduction in the net income to the landlord. Unfurnished properties naturally do have lower maintenance costs, as there are no appliances and furniture to be maintained. However, we will always be pleased to provide a letting service tailored to your own needs, whether furnished, part furnished or totally furnished. You should, however, remember that your property will be subjected to the stresses and strains of everyday living. It is particularly essential that you remove items not easily replaceable or of particular value. It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that all items left in a property are maintained in working order, thus even repairs or replacements to old equipment must be paid for by the landlord. Therefore, it may well be better to remove old items before the tenancy commences. We strongly recommend that you advise the Post Office of your forwarding address so that they can redirect any mail going to the premises for the period of time you are away. Special re-direction services are available. We cannot accept responsibility for re-directing mail. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 now make it a criminal offence if annual inspections and any necessary repairs/maintenance are not carried out. It is necessary to obtain an annual safety check certificate as proof. We will be happy to arrange for such a safety check by an appropriately qualified contractor and will provide further information on this matter if required. We will be required to obtain copies of the certificates relating to the safety check annually. Although not obligatory, we strongly advise that smoke detectors/alarms should be provided. Also, any chimneys with open fires should be regularly swept. Although not yet a legal requirement, as safety is of paramount importance, we strongly recommend to all landlords that they arrange to have fitted and maintained suitable carbon monoxide detection within the property. Post Gas Safety Smoke Detectors Carbon Monoxide Monitors/Detectors 4


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