Letting Property with Patricia Shepherd Lettings
Initially, we will visit you to provide a valuation and answer any questions you may have. We will market your property on the biggest property portals in the UK to achieve maximum coverage to prospective tenants. Tenants will initially be telephone interviewed and if suitable appointments to view will be arranged and carried out.
If tenants offer and are accepted, we take up all necessary references, where applicable, i.e. employers, previous landlord and full credit reference. To us referencing is the most important part of the service giving both us and the landlord peace of mind.
We prepare and provide the Tenancy Agreements for the landlord to gain protection of the relevant Rent and Housing Acts.
A deposit equal to 5 weeks rent is taken to cover any damages and supplied to the landlord to protect with a relevant Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
We organise all relevant certificates needed under law to make sure our clients adhere to current legislation.
We also organise a full detailed inventory, check-in and check-out to protect our clients from any damages or cleaning to their property at the end of the tenancy. An inventory for the property is extremely important, all contents and conditions should be listed including decoration, carpets, curtains, garden equipment etc.
We will also liaise with utility companies (i.e. water, council tax, electricity and gas), take meter readings and advise them of the transfer of service contracts to the tenant at the outset of the Tenancy and when tenants vacate.
Becoming a Landlord?
The Rent Collection Service includes our Letting Only Service plus collection of the rent, paying directly into the landlords bank and providing a detailed monthly rent statement via email or post.
The Full Management service incorporates our Letting Only service & Rent Collection service plus inspections of the property are carried out on a half yearly basis (please see fees) and a detailed report sent to the landlord. We also provide the co-ordination of repair or maintenance, including arranging for tradesmen to attend the property and obtain estimates where necessary, supervising works and settling accounts from rents received.
A deposit equal to 5 weeks rent is taken to cover any damages and protected by us via the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. We also offer NIL Deposit insurance (please enquire for more information).
Additionally, (if requested) we can make payments on behalf of the landlord (from rents received) for insurance premiums, maintenance contracts etc.
Rent and Legal Protection
We offer our landlords the option to guarantee their rent. Having Rent Guarantee Insurance in place can protect you from being out of pocket. Our policy covers the entire property, so you only need to buy one policy per property, regardless of the number of tenants you have. The policy also covers you for legal costs and expenses for disputes relating to the recovery of rent arrears. This gives landlords the peace of mind that they will not suffer from a large loss of rent if the tenant ever fails to pay (full details on request).
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