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Lettings Guide

Step 1

Accurate valuation

Your aim should be to let your property at the best price possible and in the shortest possible time. Our team of expert valuators have unsurpassed knowledge of property values in your area.

This is why we consistently achieve the asking price across all our clients' properties.

Call us on 01902 399 899 for a free property appraisal.

Step 2

Selecting an estate agent

When choosing a letting agent consider their opening hours, when they will be available to conduct viewings, and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum rental value for your property.

You should also check if your agent will organise the legal requirement of an Energy Performance Certificate(EPC) on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself? You are responsible for making this document available to prospective and future tenants. Eden Estates will arrange this for you.

Step 3

Considering a short let?

Letting your property for six months can be an ideal solution as you will benefit from the following: high returns on your property, rent paid in advance, flexibility of commitment, minimum void periods, Property Management.  Eden Estates often deal with high quality corporate tenants.

Step 4

Benefits of Corporate Services

Eden Estates assists corporate companies who are looking to find properties for their employees.

Letting your property through corporate channels has the benefit of a wide variety of applicants from reputable companies, willing to pay a premium for high levels of service and peace of mind.

Step 5

Consider Property Management

Property Management can be the key to obtaining maximum rental returns on your property. Many tenants insist on renting managed properties and are often prepared to pay a premium.

Eden Estates property management gives you peace of mind that both your property and tenant will be cared for 24/7. Your dedicated Property Manager will look after the general day-to-day management and more complex issues such as emergency repairs, collection of rent, transfer of utilities and more.

Step 6

Presenting your property

Don't forget first impressions always count, making your property presentable is key to a successful let.

Address any maintenance required, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and make sure the floor is clean.  You want to present your property as a blank canvas so that any potential tenant can immediately imagine themselves living there.

Step 7

Preparing your property for tenancy

Anytime you let your property Eden Estates recommends a professional and comprehensive inventory. This will set out the condition and contents of the property.

With our property management service we shall be responsible for arranging on the tenants behalf all accounts with utility companies, telephone supplier, council tax and TV licensing.

Step 8

Marketing your property

To find your perfect tenant you need to give your property maximum exposure across a wide range of media.

When you instruct Eden Estates to let your property, you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing service, such as: exposure on our SEO website, professional photography,  email alerts and much more.

Step 9

Accompanied viewings

Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property.

Eden Estates carryout viewings out of hours and weekends, this dramatically increases the chances of the property being let.

Step 10

Receiving an offer

As soon as a potential tenant wishes to rent your property, we will contact you to communicate full credentials of the individual with any special conditions to help you decide whether or not to accept.

Eden Estates will not proceed until you have confirmed to let the property to the chosen applicant, subject to referencing.

Step 11

Offer agreed

Once you accept an applicant we will do the following, regardless of whether your property is managed:

  • Obtain references for the tenants
  • Perform credit checks
  • Arrange signing of Tenancy Agreement
  • Collect moving-in payment (rent + deposit)
  • Arrange standing order for rent payments

We can also, subject to a fee, get your property ready for move-in and:

  • Carry out check-in and inventory
  • Organise Gas Safety Inspection and Portable Appliance test
  • Arrange professional cleaning of your property or maintenance

For your added peace of mind, where applicable we can hold the deposit and register this with a deposit protection scheme, resulting in a faster and more efficient deposit release process at the end of the tenancy.

Step 12


Upon completion, keys will be released the tenant on moving-in day.

For managed properties, we will provide the tenant with contact details of their dedicated Property Manager.

Congratulations, your property is now let!