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.

Professional Cleaning

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.