Our residential property management team has extensive experience in advising on the proactive management of residential portfolios or a single buy to let property. From our offices in Stratford within sight of the Olympic Stadium we cover Canary Wharf, Limehouse, Aldgate, Docklands, Bow & Stratford. Our location and established supplier chain enables us to react quickly & efficiently to any issues that arise.
As a landlord with Charles Hamilton you will have access to our online service giving you real time access to your account and the ability to print statements & invoices, monitor viewings, feedback and progress of maintenance issues. Charles Hamilton offers landlords a complete peace of mind service ensuring that your asset is maintained to a standard that you would expect and that it complies with current legislation.
We can arrange all of the following services:
Gas Safety Certificate
The landlord is legally required to provide an annual Gas Safety Certificate for any gas appliances or boilers in the property. These certificates can only be issued by an engineer registered on the Gas Safe Register. Failure to hold a current certificate is a criminal offence and could lead a fine of up to £20,000, imprisonment or both.
Approved carbon monoxide detectors are strongly recommended, although these must not be used as a substitute for regular checks and servicing by a registered engineer.
Energy Performance Certificate
Since 1st October 2008 it has been mandatory for all rental properties being marketed to have and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This provides a rating for the property showings its official energy efficiency and environmental impact on a scale from A – G (A being the most efficient).
Portable Appliance Test
Landlords have a duty to ensure that all electrical equipment supplied by them is safe for tenants to use. Charles Hamilton can arrange for a NICEIC and PAT (Portable Appliance Test) using one of our reliable contractors.
Inventory and check-in/out
Since the introduction of statutory Tenancy Deposit Schemes on 6th April 2007 it has never been more important to have an up to date and accurate inventory.
A professionally compiled inventory provides a written benchmark, which should be amended, updated and recreated before the beginning of each new tenancy. A properly constructed Inventory/Schedule of Condition details the fixtures and fittings and describes their condition and that of the property generally. Charles Hamilton can arrange for both a professional inventory and check-in schedule of condition to be carried out.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme
Legislation introduced on 6th April 2007 requires landlords to register deposits taken for properties let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. Charles Hamilton is a member of two of the government approved schemes, The Deposit Protection Service and My Deposits, and can arrange for tenants deposits to be registered
Charles Hamilton can arrange end of tenancy & pre-tenancy cleaning, regular cleaning, carpet, upholstery & curtain cleaning and laundering of bedding and linen. Tenants are obliged to return the property in the same clean state as it was at the beginning of the tenancy.
Repairs of Domestic Appliances & Boilers
At Charles Hamilton we have developed strong relationships with many contractors in order to provide an efficient, economic repair and maintenance service for most makes & models of domestic appliances & boilers.