How do I sign a document electronically?

Each signer will in turn receive an e-mail (envelope) with the subject ‘Jungle Property has sent you a document to sign’ containing a link to the document to be signed. If any signer has not received the envelope it will because the envelope has not yet been sent by Jungle Property, the signer before (if […]

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Does the landlord need to be the owner of the property?

No – however the person, persons or entity named and acting as the Landlord must obtain authority from the owner to let the property from all the legal owners. Under Section 1 of the Accommodation Agencies Act 1953 it is an offence to issue any advertisement, list or other document describing any house as being […]

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Is a property licence required to let my property?

A property is only subject to House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) mandatory licensing if it is occupied by 5 or more individuals from 2 or more households. Further Reading How hard is it to get a HMO licence? {Jungle Property Knowledgebase article} The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018 Still […]

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What is you average void period over the last 3 years?

Sorry we do not collate statistics on average void periods as most of the (many) factors that affect the length of a void are outside our control e.g. time of year property is listed etc. When marketing your property you should have enquiries in the first week and the first viewing within 10-14 days. If […]

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Are there any fire or safety regulations that apply to curtains/lampshades?

No – there are no regulations that specifically apply to curtains or lampshades in rental accommodation. Under The General Product Safety Regulations 2005 a landlord acting ‘in the course of business’ should take steps to be aware of the risks associated with the use of supplied products and take appropriate action to avoid such risks. […]

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Do I need to provide blinds and curtains in my property?

No – however as a minimum we recommend you provide curtain poles or curtain rails for all windows in the property. When considering blinds and curtains consider the following: The addition of blinds and/or curtains will improve the presentation of the property The addition of blinds and/or curtains will make the property more appealing to […]

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Do landlords need to register with ICO?

Yes – a consequence of being a landlord is that you control personal data I.e. data about your tenant – in data protection law you are known as a data controller. In the law of agency, a principal (in this context a landlord) expressly or implicitly, authorises an agent (in this context a letting agent, […]

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What is a voluntary EPC?

Where an owner or occupier of a building which is not legally required to have an EPC has obtained one voluntarily. 1.1.4.5 para 24 of THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD Further Reading THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD (guidance on Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015) Still not […]

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