FULL LETTING AND TENANCY MANAGEMENT
Choose our comprehensive FULLY MANAGED SERVICE and we will aim to provide you with a service that best suits your requirements in an efficient and cost effective way, whilst keeping vacant periods to a minimum. We offer highly competitive rates and at present NO VAT is payable on any of our fees.
Your property will be inspected and its rental potential assessed. Any queries that you have can be discussed at that time and we will advise you on all current legal aspects involved with letting your property.
Property particulars and photographs will be taken. Once we receive signed Terms of Business from you, your property will be advertised on our web site and other online property portals and, if required, newspaper advertising will be arranged at your expense. We will deal with all enquiries and accompany any prospective tenants who wish to view your property.
Once a suitable tenant is found, they will be required to complete one of our application forms. Full details are taken of individuals circumstances to assess their suitability as tenants. Upon finding a tenant, references will be required from a reputable Credit Referencing Agency, a satisfactory report obtained and your approval gained before we proceed further. We will collect the first months rent and a security deposit, lodge the tenants deposit with the tenancy deposit scheme and forward the balance to you, less our fees and any expenses. After collecting each subsequent monthly rent you will be sent a detailed statement and funds transferred into your bank account.
We will check the tenant into the property and obtain their signature on the Inventory and Record of Condition for the property, agreeing its contents. Meter readings will be taken at this point and the readings forwarded to the relevant companies. The local authority will also be advised of the new tenants for council tax purposes.
We carry out management inspections of your property whilst tenants are in situ and will advise you if there are any items requiring attention. We would not normally carry out a full Inventory check at this stage, but rather are looking for any obvious damage, or signs that tenants are not observing the terms of their Agreement, as well as reporting any general wear and tear items which may require attention.
We will liaise with the tenants regarding any queries or problems they may experience during their tenancy and will organise any minor repairs on your behalf (up to a maximum cost of £200 plus VAT). Any major works required will be reported to you as a matter of urgency and 2 quotes obtained.
We will pursue any initial rent arrears on your behalf and, if necessary, after consultation with you, instruct solicitors on your behalf.
We will organise the annual Landlords gas safety check and other yearly / 5 yearly checks required to comply with legislation and will deduct the cost of these from your next rent.
We will carry out our check-out procedure at the end of the tenancy using the original Inventory and Record of Condition to assess the condition of the property. Photographic evidence of any repairs, cleaning, etc. will be taken if necessary and we will organise any works required. We will then arrange the return of the tenants deposit.
We will advise the local authority of the tenants departure and supply the relevant companies with final meter readings and the forwarding address for the tenant.
When we are aware that the property is to become vacant we will, of course, on your instructions, organise the re-letting of the property. We will always try to ensure the property is unoccupied for the shortest possible time.
Please note:- If you are going to be resident abroad for 6 months or more, then we will require you to obtain a non-resident landlords tax exemption certificate from the Inland Revenue prior to commencement of any tenancy.
All text contained on these web pages is for information only and is not intended to form part of any formal offer or contract.