Initial Letting

McVeigh Group can offer initial letting services as part of our property letting and rental services. As part of this service

  • We will obtain full details of the property and advise on any improvements which assist in letting the property
  • We will erect a signboard
  • We will organise accompanied viewings and a choice of suitable tenants
  • We will prepare a lease and arrange for the tenant and guarantor to sign. Unless otherwise instructed we use our standard lease agreement
  •  We will endeavour to obtain two references from the following: an employer, former landlord, or person of standing in the community
  • We do collect a deposit but we do not retain it, it is sent to Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

Rent Collection

Where possible we request that a direct debit/standing order is set up.

  • Group tenancies are advised that one person must be nominated to pay the rent by direct debit. We will pursue any rent arrears and contact the guarantor after one month has elapsed. Any expenses we have incurred such as rates, ground rents etc, will be deducted from together with our Management fees and the balance forwarded to the landlord.

Inventory Service

The fee for the preparation of an inventory (photographic & written) is £100.00 plus VAT.

  • If you do not require this service, McVeigh Property rentals cannot be held responsible for loss of belongings left in the property.

Rental Property Maintenance

McVeigh Property Rentals has its own maintenance team who carryout any repairs in the properties.

  • Any invoice valued at £100 or under will be deducted from rental payments owed to the landlord. In respect of invoices that exceed this amount, landlords will be contacted and quoted a price for the job (this includes labour and materials). This work will not be completed until authorisation is given from the landlord.

Rental Management

The primary focus of our property rental management services are

  • To collect rent and if requested to send a statement of account to the landlord each month.
  • To liaise with the Housing Executive on an on-going basis.
  • To forward monies due to the landlord or lodge into a designated account following the commencement of the lease.
  • To carry out a property check after the first month, and thereafter at the agents discretion.
  • To attend to repairs during the tenancy as necessary.
  • To pursue any rent arrears as necessary.
  • To carry out final property inspection and advise landlord to the outcome.
  • When a tenancy is terminated for whatever reason, if the keys are not returned to our office, we will automatically arrange for all locks to be changed throughout the property. Payment for this will be covered by the tenants deposit

Rental Property Inspections

McVeigh Group can offer initial letting services as part of our property letting and rental services.

  • As part of this service we will carry out a property inspection on an on-going basis and frequent basis after the commencement of the tenancy. We will immediately advise the landlord of any problems or defects which are brought to our attention or which are apparent. We will advise the tenant in writing of any problems in respect of the way the property is being maintained.

Landlord Information

1. Preparing properties for tenancy

  • We have found from previous experience that properties which are well maintained and in good decorative order will let more easily and also are more likely to be kept by the tenants.

2. Fire Regulations

  • Under the Fire and Furnishings Safety Regulations 1993 the landlord has the obligation to ensure that all furnishings comply with the fire regulations. We would recommend that all houses be fitted with smoke alarms. Health and Safety Fire Regulations information is enclosed.

3. Electrical and Gas Appliances Regulations

  • The landlord is required to comply with the Electrical Equipment (SAFETY) regulations 1994 and the Gas Safety (Installation and use) Regulations 1994. Information is enclosed.

4. Rent Restrictions (N.I) Order 1978

  • The landlord must advise the agent in advance if the property is restricted under the Rent Restriction (N.I) Order 1978.

5. Taxes Management Act

  • Landlords residing abroad are advised that they are responsible for the payment of the tax liability @ 22%, which arises on rents, collected by the agent on their behalf.

Instruction to Solicitors

  • In the event of the breach of covenant by the tenant, we instruct our solicitor and the landlord will be responsible for all costs.

7. Void Periods

  • Our Management service function does not extend to supervision of the property when it is not let, although in the normal course of letting, periodic visits may be made to the tenants.

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