Residential Lettings

Thinking about letting your property? Find out how to let a property and get advice on how to achieve the best rental price from a reliable tenant, as well as understanding your legal rights, the latest legislation and regulations and your obligations to your tenants, whether you’re letting a room, a flat or a house.

Preparing to let your property

First impressions count for everything when it comes to property, so it’s vital your home looks its best for potential tenants. Maintaining this condition for all your viewings will give you the best chance of letting your home and achieving the best possible price.

The external view
This is the first view your potential tenants will have of your property, so you should focus on optimising its appearance.

  • Tidy up the front and back garden (weed, trim hedges, add some new plants if necessary, clear any dead or unsightly plants, mow and fix any damaged lawn)
  • Repair cracks, holes or blemishes in the driveway or walls
  • Give the window frames and door a lick of paint if they need it
  • Make sure the house number is clearly visible
  • Keep rubbish and rubbish bins out of sight.

The interior

  • De-clutter
  • Make minor repairs if required
  • Clean thoroughly from top to bottom
  • Eradicate unpleasant odours
  • Decorate rooms if required

Make sure all aspects of your property are up to scratch and meet all of the required standards to give you the best chance of finding the right tenants and achieving the best price. Is your property:

  • Clean, tidy and presentable?
  • Of a sufficient size for the family composition?
  • Clean and free from damage, such as damp?
  • Free from serious disrepair?
  • Structurally sound and not suffering from conditions such as subsidence?

As well as the physical standards of the property itself, there are numerous other standards that will need to be met, including safety standards for gas and furniture. Read more about your health and safety obligations in our guide to being a landlord.

Agency fees
You should never underestimate the work involved in the successful letting of your property. There are considerable advantages in using us. We will:

  • Have knowledge of the local market, including the type of properties to rent in the area, the potential demand for them, the rental prices being achieved and the kind of tenants who might be interested in your property.
  • Manage and conduct viewings, giving us the opportunity to try and secure tenants for your property and providing you with valuable feedback along the way
  • Negotiate with tenants on your behalf when discussing the rental price of the property
  • Provide you with advice and guidance.

Managing your property

After we have found suitable tenants for your property, you have the option of either managing the let yourself, or appoint us to manage your property on your behalf. Much will depend on your circumstances. If you are living abroad, for example, you may want to employ us to make sure your tenants and the property are sufficiently looked after while you’re away.

Our management team will:
Vet potential tenants by sourcing references from previous landlords, conducting credit checks and obtaining bank details

  • Organise tenancy agreements and inventories
  • Manage the start and end to the tenancy based on your instructions
  • Organise the collection of rent from the tenants and arrange for repairs during the tenancy
  • Inspect the property periodically on your behalf for its condition and state
  • Provide professional advice and guidance throughout the duration of your relationship.

Get in touch

Call us on one of the numbers below:

Construction Services:

01323 648648 or 07730 685725

Architectural Services:

01323 648648 or 07872 342692

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