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Landlords Information

Landlords, are you thinking of renting out your property?

When it comes to letting your property you want reassurance that your investment is in safe hands. Whether you have one buy to let rental property or a significant investment portfolio, your needs as a landlord will be the same- expertise to attract the right type of tenant, and diligence to manage the property, keeping a watchful eye on your investment with a first class service.

Finding good calibre, low risk tenants is a vital part of our service and we carry out extremely thorough referencing and credit checks on all potential tenants. Our reputation, long standing presence in the property rental sector, and superb marketing means we are one of the first ports of call for searching prospective tenants. As well as an extensive database of searching applicants, we advertise on the UK’s leading property-finding sites including Rightmove and On The Market. In addition, we have strong relationships with relocation agents in the area who assist in introducing us to company lets. Companies make great tenants as the rent usually comes directly from the company. We regularly deal and let to many prestigious local company’s including Bentley, Airbus, Muller and Bank of America.

Services

We are able to offer a complete, cost- effective property management service for our landlords. As members of ARLA Property Mark, we adhere to their strict, nationally recognised codes of practice and in turn are able to offer a higher quality service and protection for our clients. We manage property effectively and efficiently, ensuring smooth running tenancies and compliance with the vast and continually changing legislation. Below are a summary of the three different services we can offer. However, we are happy to tailor our services to suits your specific needs.

Let Only

If you want help and advice on finding a new tenant and dealing with the legislation that is involved with setting this up but wish to retain active involvement with the tenancy going forward, then this service is best suited for you. It includes:

  • Valuation of the property, advise on presentation and legislation, and marketing and promotion of the property.
  • Arranging and conducting accompanied viewings, negotiating rents, and carrying out full referencing/ credit checks on potential tenants.
  • Arranging safety certificates required to ensure your property is compliant, and an inventory/ schedule of condition
  • Issuing documentation to tenants required under the Deregulation Act 2015.
  • Preparing the tenancy agreement and arranging the necessary signatures.
  • Collecting the first month’s rent and collecting and registering the deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, as well as issuing required deposit certificates.
  • Providing details for the new tenants to set up a standing order for future rental payments.
  • Moving tenants in, taking meter readings and notifying utility companies with new tenant information and readings.

Rent Collection

If you would like to retain involved in the management and routine inspections of your rental property but don’t want the hassle of dealing with the financial side involving collecting rents and chasing arrears then this service is best fitting for you.

Same as Let Only Plus:

  • Collect and monitor all tenant’s rental payments
  • Provide detailed monthly accounting statements
  • Chase rent arrears

Fully Managed

This is the service that most of our clients choose as it provides complete piece of mind from start to finish. Our fully managed service is designed precisely so you do not have to worry as we will be your tenant’s prime point of contact. Whether is it finding the right tenant to fit in with your lovely neighbours, fixing that dripping tap on a Sunday morning, or dealing with a broken boiler over the Christmas break, we have a trusted team of qualified tradesmen at our beck and call. Are you up to date with all the constantly changing legislation? Do you know what to do if your tenants leave your property in a dreadful state, or if they continually pay the rent late? Take it from us- the reality is never as easy as you hope when it comes to managing your own property so for complete piece of mind or for landlord’s living abroad this service will suits your needs.

Same as Let Only and Rent Collection Plus:

  • Carrying out inspections after the first 3 month’s of a tenancy and then every 6 month’s going forward, and reporting findings and any issues.
  • Full repair and maintenance coordination
  • Payment of contractor invoices from rent
  • Handling tenants queries and issues throughout the tenancy
  • Issuing warning letters for any breach of tenancy
  • Carrying out tenancy renewals and rent reviews
  • Issuing Section 21 – Notice of Possession
  • Thorough inventory check and inspection on tenant vacation and agreeing any dilapidations with tenants before releasing their deposit.
  • Resolving any tenancy deposit disputes at the end of the tenancy and referring unresolved disputes to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
  • Advise on any pre-marketing works required for re-letting.


Further details and information on fees can be found under Landlord Fees.

Check out our landlord's quick guide of things you'll need to consider before renting out your property. 

 

WHAT IS ARLA?

The Association of Residential Letting Agents, ARLA, is the only professional body that is solely concerned with the self-regulation of letting agents and for nearly 25 years has been actively promoting the highest standards across every aspect of residential lettings and management in the Private Rented Sector.

ARLA is viewed by government, consumer groups, academia, think tanks and the media as the leading voice in the industry. ARLA member firms are seen as being at the forefront of the Private Rented Sector, ready, willing and able to comply with existing and anticipated government legislation.