Moving from agent to self-managing but keeping the same tenands
I am a new-ish landlord and I would like your advice as I would like to start managing the property on my own now (from mid-June). I am comfortable managing the property but I’d like to make sure the paperwork is correct and I’m not breaking any regulations.
The property (3-bedroom semi) has been let via two different agents for the last three years. The existing tenants would like to remain in the property so I will need to make the paper work to transfer deposit, inventory and a new tenancy agreement. The tenants have a dog and are also responsible for a “professional clean” and a “pet clean” at the end of their tenancy.
Do you have any pointers on how to:
- Transfer the deposit protection from the agent to myself.
- Deal with the inventory and any possible damages the tenants did during their tenancy with the agent. E.g. does the agent have to do a check out?
- Any example tenancy agreements that have clauses for (a) professional cleaning (b) pets in them.
Also, am I allowed to copy the existing tenancy agreement (of the agent) and put my name on it? Or is this a copyrighted to a specific agent?
Any help and advice will be very welcome!
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