Health, Safety and Regulations
There is a legal duty of care that landlords enter into when renting out their properties. At Lettings Direct we require all landlords to comply with these at all times.
The safety regulations required by law are very straight forward, but we will happily advise and give more information where required.
Because failure to comply is a criminal offense on the part of both landlord and agent, we will not accept instructions to let any property unless these regulations are fully adhered to.
Fire and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1988
Fire and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1993
A landlord supplying furniture within a property, where the supply is deemed to be "in the course of business", must ensure that all furniture meets with the provisions of the above legislation.
From 1st January 1997 there has been a clear obligation on ALL landlords to provide only furniture that meets strict fire resistance tests standards. Each item of furniture must have a manufacturer's label confirming that it meets this required specification.
At Lettings Direct, we will inspect your furniture for you and advise on any changes that may be needed. Because failure to comply is a criminal offense on the part of both landlord and agent, we will not accept instructions to let any property unless these regulations are fully adhered to.
Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1993
Anyone letting a property must ensure that gas appliances, and/ or installation pipe-work, is kept in a safe condition. It is a requirement that all gas appliances and pipe-works are checked annually by a Gas Safe and ACOPS approved contractor, that a record of these checks is maintained, and that a certificate confirming compliance is supplied to the Tenant annually.
At Lettings Direct we can arrange for this to be carried out on your behalf, obtaining a Gas Safety Inspection and Report for you. Please note this comes with an additional fee and is not included as standard.
Lettings Direct Perth is an independent lettings and property management company which has been operating in the city since 2011. We have experienced considerable growth over the past few years and now require a Lettings Assistant to support the Lettings Team in our busy office.
The position requires a friendly, efficient individual with a keen eye for detail and a great way with people. The right candidate for this responsible part-time role will be highly organised, able to prioritise quickly, remain calm under pressure, and possess excellent customer service skills.
Based at our city centre office, this person will be a first point of contact for many of our tenants and landlords, delivering on our promise of exceptional client care. The position also requires visits to our properties – a driving license is a must – including taking inventories and inspection visits.
From answering phones to replying to emails, dealing with property enquiries to arranging viewings and tradesmen visits, the role is varied and busy.
Lettings Direct are committed to the development of its staff. The team will fully support the successful candidate and training will be provided in-house, particularly in relation to customer systems and online portals. This role gives the candidate the chance to join a booming and dynamic organisation with the opportunity to learn and forge a rewarding career.
This is a part-time position offering 10 to 20 hours per week. As an essential service, the position is available for an immediate start. Click over to our website for full details.
Reporting to: Julie Cumming, Director of Lettings Direct
Office Location: 8 Atholl Crescent, Perth PH1 5NG
Hours: 10-20 hours per week. From time to time, some additional work may be required.
WHAT IS AN INVENTORY AND MOVE IN REPORT?
We often get asked by landlords, why do I need an inventory, there is nothing in my property, it's unfurnished, surely it's an expense I don't need to incur? My answer is always the same - it's vital that you offer a proper, detailed inventory of a property to a tenant upon move in.