Residential property management

Rent Collection

We set up payment schedules for tenants for you and collect rents on your behalf

Signing up tenancies

We advertising to find tenants for you every year for your proprety

Send rental statements

We send you statements when you are paid (normally monthly)

Take our references for tenants

Tenants are checked and if necessary guaranteed by a rental guarantee or a friend/family member

Manage Tenancies

We look after the tenancy for the life-cycle of the tenants occupation

Manage move outs

We manage the process of tenants moving out of a house and returning their deposit money and getting the property re-let

Property Management

We deal with all issues during the period we manage the property, including arranging works and paying contractors.

Property Inspections

We carry out periodic inspections of properties under management.

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  • Who are Topproperty Services
  • About Topproperty

    Topproperty Services are a full service student and residential managing agency. We manage a large portfolio of property across Merseyside.



    We were started by two property investors - Simon Topple and Gillian Saunders - in 2006 and have built a team of skilled members of staff with a wide range of experience in managing student and family homes.



    We remain committed to the ever changing student market and continually invest in bringing fresh ideas to our business. This helps us lead the way in the way we operate in a rapidly changing marketplace.

  • Where are you based?

    We are located in the Wavertree, on Picton Road. Our office address is:



    Topproperty Services

    337 Smithdown Road

    Wavertree

    Liverpool

    L15 3JJ



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  • What are you opening hours?

    Topproperty Services are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. We also have an online chat facility that is open subject to availability.



    We believe in providing the BEST SERVICE POSSIBLE in managing property. The services are tailored depending on which market your property is for. These services are outlined below.

  • What is your accreditation?

    All student properties are registered with Liverpool Student Homes, as well as Liverpool Councils CITYWIDE LANDLORD ACCREDITIATION SCHEME (CLASS).



    The LSH registration allows us to utilise advertising within the student body, and supporting LSH in this way is key to our continued success.



    Additionally, we are corporate members of the Residential Landlords Association, as well as belong to the TPOS – The Property Ombudsman Scheme. If you have reason to make a complaint we agree to be bound to the terms of TPOS.



    Additionally, the owners of Topproperty Services are active in promoting the best interests of Liverpool Landlords, including membership of the Landlords Advisory Panel for Liverpool City Council.
  • Residential Property Management
  • What is your residential management service?

    We offer a full management service for residential property. This service includes the following:



    • An initial market appraisal

    • Marketing and advertising your property.

    • Finding tenants

    • Signing contract paperwork

    • Arranging move in for your tenants

    • Taking deposits and ensuring you comply with your legal obligations under the Housing Act 2004

    • Collecting rent

    • Paying rent to you promptly

    • Regular inspections of the property to check on condition

    • Handling maintenance issues on your behalf

    • Ensuring the property complies with the relevant gas safety regulations

    • Ensuring the property complies with the electrical safety regulations




    Our fees are available here.
  • There are no questions in this category

    The legal stuff
  • Do I need a license for renting out a house?

    Yes. Liverpool City Council has introduced licensing for all properties from April 2015.



    We can assist with the compliance and administration required for licensing, including the full application process. To advertise your property we will need confirmation (if tenanted) that you have applied for the license. We will apply for licensing on behalf of all owners for fully managed properties, unless we agree with you not to. We would require confirmation that you have applied for the license in that case.

  • What certificates do I require for renting out a house?

    We require the following for all properties under management:



    • Electrical Condition Report or Periodic Inspection Report

    • PAT test for all portable appliances (including fixed items with a plug and flex)

    • Landlords Gas Safety Certificate (CP12)

    • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)



    For student properties we also undertake a Fire Risk Assessment at point of instruction. As properties are let under a single tenancy this is not a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2006 however we undertake Fire Risk Assessments to ensure your property meets the legal requirements and we have a record of this.

  • Do I require permission to rent my property out?

    If the property is leasehold you should obtain the consent of the freehold/head
    lessor prior to letting. If the property is subject to a mortgage you must obtain the consent of your lender prior to any letting.



    In instructing us you are confirming that consent to lease has been obtained
    and it is your responsibility to notify us of any particular requirements your mortgage company may have.

  • Do I require insurance?

    When considering offering your property to let it is important to remember
    that insurance cover should be maintained throughout the letting period
    including buildings and contents cover (where applicable).



    Where yourproperty and contents insurance are currently covered under an existing
    policy it is important to notify your insurers and advise us of any conditions
    which they are seeking to place on their consent inorder to maintain a
    satisfactory level of cover.



    Any insurance should also include an element of Public Liability cover.
  • Do I need to pay tax on my rental income?

    Yes. You will need to notify HMRC that you are earning money from rental properties and file a tax return reporting your income.



    If you are based overseas (eg, you do not live in the UK) you will have to have tax deducted at source (eg by us) or apply for an exemption under the HMRC Non Residents Landlords Scheme. Details are available online.