HMO Management

HMO
Management

Landlords, Ask Yourself the Following:

Am I doing everything that I can to provide safe accommodations or am I leaving myself open to the possibilities of prosecution? 

As HMO landlords ourselves we know what our answer is! 

Worst happen within your HMO property and someone were to injure themselves or worse still, lose their life due to a fire.  Are you happy that you could demonstrate to a court, that you took all reasonable steps to provide tenants with a safe place to live. Can you say this is true of your HMO management process? If not, please read on…

The HMO Problem

HMO landlords hold their shared properties for a considerable time because it’s  one of the best forms of property investment.  Some landlords struggle to keep up with the regulatory changes that take place over the years. There are a myriad of websites and property organisations to go to for advice but no one place to get all of the latest information. And this is where we come in. 

SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF HMO REGULATORY SAFETY:

FIRE SAFETY

Depending on the size of the property, it is now widely expected that a Fire Risk Assessment is carried out periodically. From this point either weekly or monthly visits must then be made to the property and subsequently recorded in a Fire Log to demonstrate professional HMO management. These visits are to incorporate full tests of the Fire Alarm and Smoke Detection System (in strict rotation), Emergency Lighting, Fire Doors (including operation of intumescent strips/smoke seals), Means of Escape, Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blankets to name just a few.

Additionally, it is also expected that suitably qualified external engineers are appointed to carry out six monthly or annual servicing of all Fire Alarm and Smoke Detection Systems and Emergency Lighting. 

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

 Landlords are also expected to provide Five year Periodic Inspections within share houses and flats without exception, annual Portable Appliance Tests (PAT) and also checks to ensure that tenants have not introduced their own portable appliances without these being PAT tested too. 

OUR SOLUTIONS

How Can We Help?

As experts in HMO property management the team at Rubex Lettings go out of their way to provide the very best form of care and attention, leaving landlords safe in the knowledge that their interests are fully protected. We operate a 24/7 service providing both tenants and landlords with real peace of mind.
Want to find out more about how we have developed robust systems for HMO management? Then why not visit us - our resident HMO expert, Garfield Reece (Managing Director) will be happy to arrange a no-obligation visit to any of your HMOs to advise on improvements.

Why Choose Us?

BECAUSE WE ARE DIFFERENT

These include our No Let, No Fee, Tenant Find Only service, our market beating Full Management service and ultimately our Guaranteed Rent product. The key to our service is clear communication. We recognise that this is a landlord’s number one concern when working with letting agents and have built our business around delivering unrivalled service at every stage of what we do. We know that once we have secured the best tenant possible, (it converts into a long staying, happy tenant, which of course means very low void periods) this will lead to less trouble for both of us. Our marketing is second to none as we strive to advertise your property in the very best light and using all of the major property websites. If you are a portfolio Landlord you will want to be sure that your properties not only remain profitable but that they are in safe hands for many years to come, making your investment as hassle-free as possible.

HMO Services

Anne Reece has many years under her belt of managing HMO properties. This type of property requires more involvement than any other letting strategy.  They need to be managed efficiently and tightly to ensure happy tenants and a property which remains in good condition.