Top Tips To Prepare Your Property For Rent

The checklist below is a handy pre-tenancy reminder to go through before letting your property. We also highly recommend that you provide the tenants with a brief guide of your own, outlining useful information about the property, including copies of appliance instructions, details of utility suppliers, refuse collections, window cleaners and gardeners, if applicable.

Patrick Gardner & Co Documentation

♦  Landlord’s questionnaire
♦  Owner’s instruction and declaration
♦  Overseas tax exemption certificate (if applicable)


♦  Buildings insurance
♦  Contents insurance

Safety Regulation

♦  Landlord’s Gas Safety Record
♦  Portable Appliance Test
♦  Fire and furnishings compliance
♦  Check smoke alarms and replace batteries
♦  Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
♦  Energy Performance Certificate
♦  Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Consents To Let

♦  Mortgage lender

♦  Freeholder (if applicable)
♦  Insurer


♦  Arrange for the redirection of your mail with the post office

Property Maintenance

♦  Professional clean
♦  Chimney swept
♦  Cesspit or septic tank emptied
♦  Oil tanks full
♦  LPG gas bottles full
♦  Arrange Inventory (if applicable)
♦  Arrange any pre-tenancy maintenance


♦  Organise seasonal tidy
♦  Arrange gardener for ongoing maintenance (if applicable)


(Front door two sets if unmanaged and three sets if managed)

♦  Front door
♦  Back door
♦  Out buildings/Garage
♦  Window locks

Appliance Manuals

♦  Washing machine
♦  Fridge/freezer
♦  Tumble dryer
♦  Oven
♦  Microwave
♦  Dishwasher
♦  Central heating
♦  Boiler
♦  Hob

Utilities And Bills

♦  Gas
♦  Electricity
♦  Water
♦  Council tax
♦  Telephone/Broadband