MGY Landlord's Checklist

We have prepared the following checklist to help ensure that your property is smoothly and swiftly accepted onto our books. The sooner the property is listed as vacant with us, the faster we can begin effectively marketing it to attract and sign up the right Tenant.

Landlord Paperwork

  • Obtain a copy of our terms and conditions, read, sign and return to us
  • Ensure you are registered with Rent Smart Wales (minimum required for all Landlords) Arrange Rent Smart Wales training and licence (not required if you choose our Managed Property Service)
  • If you are moving overseas complete an NRL1 form and supply to HMRC. This tax exemption form ensures tax will not be deducted from your rental income, nor forwarded to the Inland Revenue

Property Paperwork

  • Supply to us proof of ownership along with photo ID
  • Gain Mortgage Lender’s permission to let the property
  • For Leasehold properties, gain Head Leaser’s permission (proof in writing where applicable)
  • Insure your property and its contents (NB standard household policies do not cover furnished lettings)
  • Notify your contents insurers of your intention to let and notify us of any stipulations made by them
  • Supply to us appliance or gas warranty/insurance covers and leave a copy of the contacts at the property
  • Organise an Energy Performance Certificate – we can offer this service

Property Checks

  • Arrange testing and servicing of gas fires and boilers by a Gas Safe registered engineer and supply to us the Gas Safety Certificate 7 days prior to property being let – we can offer this service
  • Arrange electrical safety check and PAT testing of appliances
  • Leave operating instructions for all appliances in the property
  • Ensure property furnishings meet fire safety regulations
  • Fit and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Carry out a risk assessment for Legionnaires’ Disease

Property Prep

  • Arrange for the property to be cleaned to a professional standard
  • Take utility readings and provide us with details of utility suppliers
  • Inform utility suppliers, close previous account and supply forwarding address – we can offer this service
  • Ensure previous mail is redirected
  • Ensure property has a TV aerial socket/point
  • Telephones / Wifi are always arranged by Tenant – we advise that you get a closing balance
  • Make sure gardens are tidy, lawns are cut, decking is jet washed and garden equipment is accessible
  • Supply to us a full set of master keys (exits, garages, out houses, mail box keys, door fobs, car park fobs)