Landlord Checklist

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

  • Landlords questionnaire
  • Owners instruction and declaration
  • Overseas tax exemption certificate (if applicable)


  • Building insurance
  • Contents insurance

Safety Regulation

  • Landlords Gas Safety Record
  • Portable Appliance Test
  • Fire and furnishings compliance
  • Check smoke alarms and replace batteries

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 on going 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