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    Landlords

    If you are a landlord in the central belt area and are looking to let out your property then we can make the whole process stress free. From finding a tenant or managing your property to let, or finding your first buy to let, we have everything you need as a landlord – all under one roof.

     
    ​Why Let?
     

    Letting residential property can provide attractive returns and we can offer you the advice and services to make your investment a success.

     

    Renting out your home can be a handy if you can’t sell it and need to relocate due to a new job or growing family.

     

    The UK has a housing crisis - a growing population and a lack of available properties has pushed up house prices beyond what people can afford. This has meant some people have no option but to rent instead; it allows them to save for a deposit for when they buy.

     
    ​Why S.S.L.?

     

    — Friendly knowledgeable team
    — Fast rent payments
    — 99% property occupancy rate
    — Professional vetted tenants
    — Zero tolerance to rent arrears
    — Evening property viewings
    — In house maintenance team

    — 24/7 Emergency line

    — No need for upfront Management fees*

    — Management Plus service available *

     

    We deal with the whole rental process, provide and quote all maintenance work required using our own trusted tradesmen and carry out regular inspections of the property. We are a member of SAL (Scottish Assosication of Landlords) and we regularly update our landlords on new legislations etc. 

     
    ​Professional?

     

    We believe in best practise in this industry with committment of  regular training and being able to provide you a high standard level of service guided by industry's leading organisations. We pride in looking after your investment(s) thoroughly enjoy challenging ourselves to perform better. 

     

    We are essentially acting on your behalf therefore we will always have your best interest at heart. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *Please enquire for details

    Safety and Legal responsibilities

     

     

    A landlord has responsibility to ensure their property meets the criteria of the Repairing Standard in accordance with Chapter 4 of Part 1 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006. It’s vital a LL knows their responsibilities.   Below is a brief checklist to help you: 

     

    • Landlord Registration 

    • HMO License (if required)

    • Energy Performance Certificate 

    • Gas Safety Certificate (must be done annually)

    • Portable Appliance Test (for all electrics)

    • Electrical Installation Condition Report 

    • Smoke Detector 

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector 

    • Fire Blanket 

    Routine property inspections are an essential part of our property management. Inspections will be carried out every 3-6 months.

    -To check the property for any maintenance issues

    -To ensure the tenant is meeting the terms of their tenancy
    -Gives tenant an opportunity to raise any issues they may have. 

    ​Landlord's Insurance

     

    Landlords' insurance is an insurance policy that covers a property owner from financial losses connected with rental properties. The policy covers the building, with the option of insuring any contents that belong to the landlord that are inside. Landlords' insurance is often referred to as buy-to-let insurance, however buy-to-let insurance is a type of landlords' insurance. It is important to distinguish between buy-to-let insurance which generally covers one property that has been purchased with a buy-to-let mortgage, and multi-property insurance, which covers two or more properties. Each of these types of landlords' insurance covers different things.

     

    The policy will normally cover standard perils such as fire, lightning, explosion, earthquake, storm, flood, escape of water/oil, subsidence, theft and malicious damage. Each insurance policy is different and may or may not include all these items. Optional coverage might include accidental damage, malicious damage by tenant, terrorism, legal protection, alternative accommodation costs, contents insurance, rent guarantee insurance, and liability insurance.Landlords' insurance policies typically do not cover any personal property belonging to tenants, or otherwise protect the interest of tenants; although a liability policy protecting a landlord orproperty manager will be of benefit to tenants should they incur a loss for which the landlord is responsible.

    Here is a landlord checklist, this should help you prepare for your letting.

    Useful to check out the rules on the Scottish Government website

    Key agreement will keep you and your tenant safe and feeling secure.