FAQ's

What do I do if I have a Pipe Leak?

What do I do if I have a Pipe Leak? By Greater London Properties  Place a dish or bowl underneath the leak. Pull back any carpets and lay down newspapers or towels to absorb any dampness. When pipes burst 1    Turn off the water supply – turn off the main stopcock (diagram to the right).  […]

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What do I do if I smell Gas?

What do I do if I smell Gas?  By Greater London Properties  If you can smell gas, here is what to do. –          Open the doors and windows to get rid of the gas –          Check to see if the gas has been left on unlit or the pilot light has gone out.  If so, […]

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How To Turn Off Your Electricity

How To Turn Off Your Electricity By Greater London Properties  If you need to turn off all electricity (e.g. because of water penetration), use the main ON/OFF switch on the electricity consumer unit (fuse box). Checking your fuse box Modern electric circuits are fitted with a circuit breaker fuse system. If a fault develops, a […]

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How To Stop An Overflow

How To Stop An Overflow By Greater London Properties To stop an overflow quickly remove the tank lid on the back of the toilet. Reach inside the tank and lift the float for the fill valve until you see the water in the bowl stop rising. The fill valve is attached to the largest object […]

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How to get rid of Condensation

How to get rid of Condensation By Greater London Properties There is always moisture in the air, but when additional moisture is created by cooking, taking baths or showers or drying clothes indoors this can create an excessive build-up of moisture which can lead to condensation. Warm air holds more moisture than cold air so […]

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How to clean your extractor fan

How to clean your extractor fan By Greater London Properties A dirty filter means that the extractor fan has to be run at a higher setting to achieve the expected results and this increases the energy consumption and noise. Therefore, the grease filter in a cooker hood must be cleaned regularly (approx once a month) […]

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What is Right To Rent? – Legal right to rent a property in the UK

What is Right to Rent? We often get asked why certain documents are needed as part of our referencing process, and most of the time it is a UK legal requirement, specifically Right To Rent. Simply, Right to Rent is a check that we as an estate agent must make to ensure a prospective tenant has […]

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What documents do I need to be a Guarantor?

What documents do I need to be a Guarantor? To be a guarantor you have to be a UK homeowner.  We will need the following documentation from you: Valid in date passport 3 months most recent bank statements – from your account that shows where you pay your mortgage and where your pay goes into […]

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What documents do I need to provide for a Company Let?

What documents do I need to provide for a Company Let? If you would like to rent a property through your company we would need the following documentation in order to pass referencing: The Director Passport and Visa if applicable Proof of address which is dated within 3 months of your tenancy start date (A utility […]

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