Prepare To Let
We visit the property to give a free rental valuation of your property, based on condition, the area & market conditions.
Rules & Regulations – get a gas safety certificate & ensure your furniture & fittings meet fire safety regs. Electrical safety tests are recommended but not compulsory.
Furnished vs unfurnished – often no difference in rental achieved, so whatever is easiest for you & the tenant
Find Your Tenants
Your property is marketed online via all the big property websites like Rightmove, Findaproperty, etc, plus via Twitter & Facebook. We also attract tenants by email, text and press advertising.
We conduct all accompanied viewings by appointment and can hold keys securely, or collect keys each time.
We help you negotiate any offers tenants make to maximise your rental income .
Tenants pay a holding deposit whilst references are taken & contracts agreed.
Get The Paperwork Done
We obtain full references & credit checks for all tenants, which are essential if you wish to take out Rent Protection Insurance.
Next we draw up a tenancy agreement for you & the tenants to sign, setting out the obligations of the tenants and the landlord.
Finally, an inventory of fixtures and fittings should be drawn up. You can do this, or we also offer this service on a one off fee basis.
Take The Deposit And Let Tenants Move In
We collect a deposit (usually 6 weeks rent) plus one month’s rent in advance before tenants movein. We forward this to the landlord less our fees.
We offer a Check-In/Check-Out service on a one off fee basis if required, to hand over keys and let tenants in.
Council tax and utility bills should be transferred to your tenants names. We recommend you do this.
Going forward tenants deal with the landlord directly for rent collection & any queries.