Landlords > About Home-Bridge & Residential Property Management

Home-Bridge Property Ltd was established in 1992 and is owned by Rob & Jill Hirons. They provide personal service to Landlords and Tenants a like from their offices in Yeovil town centre. Servicing the surrounding towns and villages up to a radius of some 25 miles. They are very ably supported by three loyal and expert staff and are fully qualified to operate in the Lettings and Property Management Industry.

Home-Bridge is a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents, a Member of the United Kingdom Association of Letting Agents and is accredited by the National Approved Lettings Scheme. Rob and Jill fully understand the importance of training in the profession and regularly attend updates in training, in both the legal and practical aspects of residential property management.

To back this up Home-Bridge Property Ltd carries professional indemnity insurance, Tenant deposits are fully insured and client accounts are maintained to the exacting standards set by the three associations. A complaints procedure, established through the The Property Ombudsman, is in place that will effectively deal with any concerns expressed by clients.

Residential property management is becoming increasingly closely regulated with respect to Landlords' obligations and consumer safety. The law makes particular demands regarding the safety, servicing and inspection of the gas, oil and electrical appliances and installations within a property and with respect to the safety of furniture and soft furnishings. The Housing Act 2004 makes reference to additional regulations regarding the administration of Tenant deposits, Houses in Multiple Occupation and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, including energy efficiency. To illustrate the extent of the regulations, a small selection of the applicable regulations is copied below:

  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1989
  • Heating Appliance (Fire Guards) Regulations 1991
  • General Product Safety Regulations 1994
  • Gas Safety (Installations and Use) Regulations 1998
  • Gas Cooking Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1989
  • Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • Plugs and Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • Housing Acts 1985, 1988, 1996 and 2004
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • Human Rights Act 1988
  • Health and Safety Act 1974
  • Accommodation Agencies Act 1953
  • Defective Premises Act 1972

Despite the increasing complexity in this area letting your property can still have many benefits. Perhaps you have to leave the area for reasons of employment and wish to retain a stake in the property market or you have recently inherited a property or you are considering adding residential property to your investment portfolio. At Home-Bridge Property Ltd we will be able to advise you on all aspects of buy to let purchase and letting, so please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone for initial discussions, which of course, are free. We will be happy to talk you through the whole process covering the following subjects:

  • Suitability of the property for letting
  • Assessment of the property for rental
  • Preparation of the property for letting
  • Safety regulations
  • Letting furnished or unfurnished
  • The legal position
  • The tax position
  • Overseas Landlords
  • Insurance
  • Mortgages including Buy to Let mortgages
  • Advertising, finding and vetting a tenant
  • Managing the property
  • Maintaining the property
  • Our letting and management services
  • Ending a tenancy and repossession
  • Re-letting

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF LETTING YOUR HOME PLEASE
DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US FOR FREE INITIAL ADVICE

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