What we have in store for you!
Westpark was established in 2004, and is independently owned by Carol Chandler who has been in the industry for almost 30 years. In that time having worked for 2 large corporate companies, she made the decision that she could offer a much more professional and personal service at a fraction of the cost. At Westpark we pride ourselves on offering a friendly and professional service to our customers, who use our services time and time again. Our office is situated in a prime Darlington town centre location. Being a member of The Property Ombudsman, NAEA and ARLA our customers can be assured it is our aim to provide the highest possible level of service. Being a local Independent Agent, we believe that quality service should not come at a premium, and our fees are competative and clear cut, with the added bonus of regular promotions and no hidden extras. Whether buying, selling or renting please contact our office where one of our experienced team will be happy to discuss your personal needs.
The tenant will be required to pay a security deposit (usually at least one month’s rent) which is used to reimburse you for any damages at the end of the tenancy, or to repay any rent which may have been due after the tenant moves out. Deposit Protection legislation came into effect on 6 April[…]
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and the Housing Act 1988 make the Landlord responsible in law (regardless of the tenancy agreement) for maintaining the following: • The structure, roof, and exterior of the property • The drains, gutters and rainwater goods • The supply of water, gas, electricity and sanitation • The installations for[…]
Once you’ve agreed to let out your property and a tenant has been found there are a number of things you need to consider. Here are some tips: Notifying interested parties You should make arrangements with the Post Office for the redirection of your mail if appropriate. We cannot do this for you, as the[…]
From 1st October 2008, all rental properties with a new tenancy in England and Wales will be required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Your prospective tenants will be able to see at a glance how energy efficient and environmentally friendly your properties are. If you have invested in energy saving measures your properties[…]
In order to attract the most suitable tenant at the most favorable rental, it’s important your property is presented in the best possible condition. This means making good any small decorative defects or marks which detract from the appearance of the property. Decorative and cleaning Sometimes it may be advisable to redecorate individual rooms or[…]
Any landlord has a duty to provide (and a tenant a right to expect) a rented property and contents which ensure a safe environment in which to live. Failure to observe safety regulations could lead to a prosecution, a fine, a substantial claim for damages by any injured party and possibly a prison sentence. Wherever there is any area of[…]
There are several ways of letting a property, each having specific benefits. Take a little time to read the following descriptions, as it will help you to decide which options suit you and also what is needed. If furnishing the property were unlikely to significantly increase your rental income, we would recommend that your property be let on an unfurnished basis,[…]
Rental from property is subject to tax. If you are a resident in the UK, you will need to make an annual tax return after taking into account any allowable deductions. If you will not be resident in the UK you are strongly recommended to advise the Inland Revenue FICO (Financial Intermediaries and Claims Office) and apply[…]