Furnishings and decoration

Below you will find basic information on furnishings and decoration.  Should you require further information or guidance please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a free, no-obligation property appraisal.

Appliances

All appliances left in the property for the tenants use should be certified as safe (elec and gas appliances) and in a functional condition. Where possible, please leave user manuals for appliances and the central heating and hot water system in the property. Landlords must ensure that all appliances supplied are maintained for the duration of the tenancy. 

(Please ensure that you have provided our office with details of any service contracts and guarantees you have in place for your appliances as all repairs and maintenance are at the landlord's expense unless misuse can be established.)

Decorations

Interior decorations should be in good condition.  It is preferable to avoid personal taste and to decorate using plain, light and neutral colours.

Furnishings

We are happy to provide guidance on how to best furnish the property to attract the right tenant and can advise on safety implications.  All items offered in the tenancy should preferably be in the property during viewings.

Personal items, ornaments etc.

We recommend that personal possessions, ornaments, pictures, books etc. be removed from the property.  Although we collect and retain a holding deposit to cover any damage caused by tenants, this does not compensate for damage to items of sentimental value.  All cupboards and shelf space should be left clear for the tenant's own use.

Gardens

Gardens should be left neat, tidy and rubbish-free, with any lawns cut.  As per the terms and conditions of the lease agreement, tenants are required to maintain the gardens to a reasonable standard, provided they are left the necessary tools.

Cleaning

At the commencement of a tenancy the property must be in a thoroughly clean condition. The tenant is responsible for ensuring that the property is left in a similar condition at the end of each tenancy.  Where they fail to do so, we will arrange for the property to be cleaned at their expense