Before letting your property, an ALMA Agent will...
  • Visit the property and offer an appraisal of the level of rent that may be achieved.
  • Provide advice and guidance on any action that may need to be taken prior to letting. This would include any repairs that may be needed, as well as any requirements for HMO Licensing (where applicable).
  • Provide advice regarding safety matters, including legislation which applies to rented property.
  • Arrange for any essential safety checks to be carried out prior to letting the property, including, electrical safety, gas safety, legionella checks and portable appliance testing.
  • Offer advice in respect of the insurance of rented properties including Loss of Rent, Public Liability, Accidental Damage Cover etc. as appropriate.
  • Where the property is mortgaged, advise on the requirements of your bank or building society.
  • Explain the respective rights and responsibilities of the Tenant, the Landlord and the Agent.
  • Accompany prospective tenants to view available property.
  • Take up appropriate references and take steps to verify the previous rent payment records of applicant tenants.
  • Complete an appropriate form of tenancy agreement and ensure that a monetary bond or deposit is taken from the tenant in order to protect against possible damage during the tenancy.
  • Ensuring the bond deposit taken is registered correctly with a third party scheme such as, The Tenancy Deposit Scheme, My Deposits or The Deposit Protection Service.
  • Offer advice in terms of complying with Rent Smart Wales scheme through registration to licensing.