FAQS for Rentals

Frequently Asked Questions for Tenants

1. Why do I need an agent?

Searching for a good property can be exhausting we aim to take that pressure away. All we ask is that you tell us your requirements ie: near to a school, what type of property, how many bedrooms etc. We will then match the property to best meet your needs.

2. What services do you offer?

We provide a complete service from start to finish offering you peace of mind. We will accompany you to view properties, arrange contracts and utilities. Once you have moved in remember we are only at the end of a telephone and are only to happy to help.

3. How is the rent paid?

Typically the rent is paid direct from your bank account into the Landlords Bank Account.

4. What sort of agreement is used?

Here at Ultra Properties we are able to provide a contract for your convenience. However should you so wish you may also choose to use your own contract drawn up by your own solicitor. Most contracts are usually on a yearly agreement but again this is open for discussion with the Landlord.

5. What about a deposit?

You will usually be expected to pay two months rent. The first month is considered to be a deposit.

6. What happens when I want to vacate the property?

You would be expected to contact the Landlord and inform them of your expected departure. The amount of notice you will need to give your Landlord will usually be stated in the contract.

7. What are my outgoings?

Utility Bills – Electricity, Water, Refuse Collection
Monthly Rental Payments
Repairs to the property and contents if caused by yourself.

8. Who pays the maintenance fees?

This is usually agreed via the contract.

9. Will furniture be provided?

In some cases the property will be fully furnished but there are also properties that may come unfurnished. Again this is something which can often be negotiated with the Landlord.

10. What am I responsible for repairing?

The Landlord has an obligation to maintain the structure of the building, the sanitation and the supply of services. In addition should an item in the property require replacing or repairing through fair wear and tear then the Landlord would be expected to deal with this.


Frequently Asked Questions for Landlords

1. Why do I need an agent?

We can save you a great deal of time, money and stress. Finding the right tenant could take time if you wait for responses from private adverts or rely on word of mouth. Our experienced staff can take you through all the procedures and help make this a pleasant and stress free process.

2. What services do you offer?

We provide a complete service from start to finish offering you peace of mind and the satisfaction that your property is in safe hands. This includes taking prospective tenants to the property for inspection, handling of the contracts and ensuring utilities bills are registered in the Tenants name.

3. Can I manage my property myself?

Yes you certainly can and most landlords do but we are always at the end of a phone and are only to happy to assist with any problems you may encounter.

4. How is the rent paid?

Typically the rent is paid direct into your bank account.

5. What sort of agreement is used?

Here at Ultra Properties we are able to provide a contract for your convenience. However should you so wish you may also choose to use your own contract. Most contracts are usually on a yearly agreement but again this is open for discussion depending on yours or the tenant’s needs.

6. What about a deposit?

Clients will usually pay two months rent. The first month is considered to be a deposit.

7. What happens when my property is empty?

You should contact us straight away and inform us when the Tenants are due to leave and we will endeavor to find a new Tenant as soon as possible.

8. Who pays the maintenance fees?

This agreed via the contract.

9. Do I have to provide furniture?

No furniture does not have to be provided but in some cases Tenants may require furniture. We have found that good quality and modern furniture makes a property much more attractive to potential Tenants.

10. What am I responsible for repairing?

As a Landlord you have an obligation to maintain the structure of the building, the sanitation and the supply of services. In addition should an item in the property require replacing or repairing through fair wear and tear then you would be expected to deal with this.

11. What about Tax?

You will be liable to pay tax on any profit generated from letting your property – the amount of tax you pay will depend on your circumstances. For more details please discuss with an Independent Financial Adviser or Qualified Accountant.