Guide to Letting
Knowing what people are really looking for is key to the rental market. We understand the North London area, and so are well-positioned to understand what properties suit which people. And crucially that doesn’t stop at the property itself. For Landlords looking to rent, this means we will only market your property to suitable prospective tenants, who at the end of the process will be happy in your property for all the right reasons. As you can imagine, the properties we deal with are not unlet for long.
You should pay attention to how your property is presented. We recommend professional photographs and floor plans for rental particulars, online listings and any advertising. The property should be neat and tidy before any photographs or viewings – potential tenants will be impressed with a bright, well-maintained property. Make sure a professional clean has taken place and, if necessary, apply a fresh coat of paint. For additional tips for letting property, call us.
We have a strategic in-house approach that will ensure your property is initially seen by a qualified existing database of hundreds of potential tenants. We will then generate interest through a mixture of mainstream channels, including website portals Rightmove, PrimeLocation and Zoopla
We will show applicants around on your behalf and will be on hand to answer any questions they may have. We make it our priority to follow up all viewings and pass on feedback to landlords within 48 hours. Not surprisingly we find tenants quickly for lettings in North West London.
Once an applicant has shown a vested interest in your property and is ready to commit, we begin by taking a fee of intent and issue a tenant’s acceptance letter which outlines the parameters of the offer. The fee of intent is based on two weeks’ rent and allows our negotiators to discuss the terms of the offer with you openly. Our team will ensure we secure the optimum rent, tenancy length, requirements and move in date to get you the best possible offer.
On paper, many tenants sound like a dream but we believe in diligently following up all references and checking each tenant’s employment, rental and credit history for utmost peace of mind. We use a professional, independent company to complete our referencing so every report is impartial and accurate. In fact, we consider this the most important part of the property letting process as the security of our clients is key for us.
The moving in day has arrived and all that is left to do now is hand over a set of keys to the tenant(s). You will already have approved the references, all monies will have been paid by the incoming tenant(s) and the tenancy agreement signed by all parties. We will also have set up a standing order for the monthly rent so the amount is automatically collected from the tenant’s account.
Your property investment is just that – an asset that should grow and provide you with a return. Our full property management service will ensure your let is protected at all times, by making certain your tenant pays the rent and is respectful of the condition of the property. We do this through a frank, pre-let conversation with the tenant, regular inspections, an open and trustful dialogue with everyone during the let, as well as a reporting system that swiftly addresses emergencies and planned maintenance.