Residenza can help you let your property, whether you are a seasoned landlord or new to the process. Our extensive local knowledge and large database of prospective tenants will have your property teeming with viewings in no time. We carry out extensive references and checks into all our would-be tenants so that you can be reassured that your property will be protected as fully as possible and your rent paid on time.
We can guide you through your property lets through a number of different services, from a full management service led by staff who understand the law and can help you protect your investment. Or, you can opt for a rent collection service to remove the hassle of dealing direct with your tenants. Finally, we can simply find great tenants for you and then step back to let you handle the rest of the letting process yourself. Whichever service you choose, we offer professional advice on all aspects of letting a property. Our tailored approach allows each landlord and tenant to receive excellent care and personalised attention.
The marketing techniques employed by Residenza have proven successful over and over again, thanks in no small part to the technology available to us and our ability to secure widespread internet exposure for our property listings. We offer all new landlords a free valuation, after which we will take photos and begin marketing the property online and via our extensive local contact network.
If you have a property that you are in a position to be able to let out, this can represent a lucrative, steady income stream for you. An experienced lettings estate agent can help you through the entire process, from the initial valuation to the end of tenancy paperwork.
Here are some points to consider before committing to letting out your property:
Once you have decided to let your property, the next stage is to get it valued. Residenza offers a free, no obligation valuation to give you a current value and the best rental bracket in which to place the property. You may like to get two or three valuations for an even more accurate forecast.
Next, you must choose the lettings agency you would like to work with. Look for one that has excellent local knowledge and a thriving tenant database. See which agency asks the most pertinent questions about your property during the valuation, as this will give you an idea of how well they will photograph and market it to potential tenants. Other selling points to look out for include versatile, successful marketing techniques, both online and offline, plus convenient opening hours and effective options for contacting them out of hours. Also look for well-written, creative advertising material, positive reviews and a dedicated property marketing team who will handle your property.
The advantages of using a full property management agency include having someone on hand to arrange the inventory and tenancy agreement paperwork, collect the deposit and chase overdue rent, sort out emergencies as they arise, organise utility bill transfers, yearly inspections and safety checks, such as the gas safety certificate and even offer legal advice in some situations.
During the viewings stage, it is important that your property looks at its very best. First impressions count for a lot. This includes the outside as well as the inside – tidy the garden, get any external repairs done now and give the inside a good clean. Try not to have too much clutter in the rooms of a furnished property - people are likely to want to bring some of their own furniture with them.
When you get one or more offer from your viewings, your estate or lettings agent will be able to help you negotiate them and secure the best rental price for your property. The agent will also carry out background checks on the new tenants to allow you to sign on the dotted line with greater peace of mind. You are not obliged to accept any of the offers, but don't spend too long waiting for an even better price – a decisive, reliable and solvent tenant is worth his or her weight in gold.