Opportunities for Landlords
What We Need
We are always on the lookout for quality properties – mainly four to six bedroom houses – to lease. In some circumstances, where we have a specific need, we will consider larger properties that meet HMO standards.
We will also guide you through the conversion works stage of your property. Where properties are being developed or converted for our use, we will offer specifications on what we require for this particular use. Once the property meets legal standard for social housing usage, we will offer an agreement to lease. This provides security to you as a landlord: once all works are completed and you have provided us with certifications (below) you will have an agreed and guaranteed rental income.
Property condition and certification
Properties must be in a good standard condition, and will be assessed by our outreach support staff. As a minimum requirement they must meet the following relevant and legal requirements:
Up-to-date gas safety certificate and landlord boiler cover.
EICR certificate for electrical wiring
Adequate fire safety alarm systems
EPC performance rating of D or above
Claremont Living also requires landlords to provide an up-to-date fire risk assessment for the property. Further requirement may be highlighted depending on the property in question, subject to the findings of our inspectors.
Repairs and maintenance
Our terms require that landlords will retain responsibility for the outer structural maintenance issues of the building. This would include roofing, windows, front doors and walls, central heating, etc. By way of guarantee Claremont will carry out repairs and make good any damage directly caused as a result of a tenant at our own expense. As a landlord, you are liable for boiler repairs, and are required to have adequate boiler cover insurance throughout the tenancy.
What We Offer
We pay you the monthly rent in advance regardless of whether the property is occupied. We usually lease properties for up to two to three years at a time which means you can relax knowing that you will have a guaranteed steady rental income.
We take responsibility for sourcing prospective tenants and carrying out the necessary checks on them, as well as ensuring the appropriate behaviour of the tenant throughout the tenancy. We carry out regular visits to each property and complete a full Health and Safety inspection on a monthly basis.
Hassle-free property management
Claremont Living will take responsibility for the day-to-day management of the tenancy, including paying the council tax and utility bills and inspecting and reporting any repairs, so you don’t have to worry about unpaid bills or repairs going unnoticed.
Property returned in a good condition
We promise to return your property to you in the same condition as when you signed the lease agreement (excluding reasonable wear and tear).