Islands & Highlands Lettings
  • Loch Long by Dornie in Lochalsh.

Our Services & Fees

Islands & Highlands Lettings are able to tailor the services offered to suit each landlord’s requirements. We have a number of standard options for landlords which you can see here:

Advertising Only – £90 including VAT.

This option is for landlords wishing to advertise their property on our website for a Private Residential Tenancy. Islands & Highlands Lettings will :

  • Visit the property and take accurate details of the property’s location, facilities and any other inclusions in the tenancy.
  • Take accurate photographs of the property and the location.
  • Use the information gathered to advertise the property on the Islands & Highlands Lettings’ website.
  • Contact all prospective tenants who are on our mailing list.
  • Forward all enquiries to the landlord to act upon.

 

The landlord will :

  • Provide Islands & Highlands Lettings with the Landlord Registration Number and proof of identity for each owner of the property, ownership of the property and consent from the mortgage company (if any).
  • Give a copy of the Energy Performance Certificate for the advertised property as well as other required health and safety certificates.
  • Act as the point of contact for all enquiries associated with the advertisement.
  • Ensure that the property and prospective tenancy conforms to all current legislation.

 

Advertising of Property and Arrangement of Tenancy – £480 including VAT.

This option is for landlords who would like Islands & Highlands Lettings to set up the tenancy on their behalf. Islands & Highlands Lettings will :

  • Arrange all required property certificates with local contractors at cost price.
  • Prepare an inventory of contents and the condition report.
  • Visit the property, take accurate details and photographs of the property including it’s location for advertisement.
  • Answer all communication by prospective tenancies and conduct viewings at the property.
  • Obtain character references, proof of identity and complete credit checks all potential tenants.
  • Discuss all tenancy obligations and tailor the Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) agreement to the particular property within the constraints of current legislation.
  • Provide tenants with a signed copy of the PRT, a copy of the Easy Read Notes for the Scottish Government Model Private Residential Tenancy Agreement, the Inventory and Condition Report and all other relevant health and safety documentation for the property.
  • Place the deposit into a government deposit holding scheme, namely Mydeposits Scotland before transferring to the landlord’s deposit scheme account for the duration of the tenancy.

 

The landlord will :

  • Provide Islands & Highlands Lettings with the Landlord Registration Number and proof of identity for each owner of the property, ownership of the property and consent from the mortgage company (if any).
  • Act as the point of contact for the tenancy once it has been set up on their behalf.
  • Ensure that the property and prospective tenancy conforms to all current legislation for the duration of the tenancy.

 

Management of Tenancy – 18% Commission including VAT (For example £90 on a £500 rental).

Usually combined with arranging the tenancy, this involves Islands & Highlands Lettings managing the tenancy throughout it’s duration. Islands & Highlands Lettings will :

  • Collect the monthly rental from the tenant and chase arrears if necessary.
  • Provide landlords with a monthly statement including copies of all invoices paid on their behalf.
  • Act as a contact point for the tenants regarding any problems or issues that arise during the tenancy.
  • Arrange repairs and renew certificates as required on behalf of the Landlord.
  • Conduct regular viewings of the property.
  • Keep the landlord abreast of any changes in current legislation.
  • End the tenancy on behalf of either tenant or landlord as per the tenancy agreement’s obligations and grounds.

 

The landlord will:

  • Assist with repairs, maintenance and certificate renewals.
  • Act upon notification of new legislation.
  • Ensure that their mortgage consent, insurances and Landlord Registration Numbers are all kept up to date.

 

Re-advertising of Property and Arrangement of Tenancy – £330 including VAT.

This option is only for landlords who have set up their previous tenancy and managed it through Islands & Highlands Lettings. It is not available to new landlords.

Islands & Highlands Lettings will :

  • Arrange all required property certificates with local contractors at cost price.
  • Prepare an inventory of contents and the condition report.
  • Visit the property, take accurate details and photographs of the property including it’s location for advertisement.
  • Answer all communication by prospective tenancies and conduct viewings at the property.
  • Obtain character references, proof of identity and complete credit checks all potential tenants.
  • Discuss all tenancy obligations and tailor the Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) agreement to the particular property within the constraints of current legislation.
  • Provide tenants with a signed copy of the PRT, a copy of the Easy Read Notes for the Scottish Government Model Private Residential Tenancy Agreement, the Inventory and Condition Report and all other relevant health and safety documentation for the property.
  • Place the deposit into a government deposit holding scheme, namely Mydeposits Scotland before transferring to the landlord’s deposit scheme account for the duration of the tenancy.

 

The landlord will :

  • Provide Islands & Highlands Lettings with the Landlord Registration Number and proof of identity for each owner of the property, ownership of the property and consent from the mortgage company (if any).
  • Act as the point of contact for the tenancy once it has been set up on their behalf.
  • Ensure that the property and prospective tenancy conforms to all current legislation for the duration of the tenancy.

 

Before letting your property, all landlords should be aware of the responsibilities and costs involved in a tenancy to ensure this is the correct option for you. To discuss your requirements, please contact us directly.