Eden Estates wish all landlords to receive the right advise, therefor we have put together a basic lettings guides to help you through the process. If you require any further information please contact us on 01902 399 899 for further assistance.
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.
SELECTING A LETTING AGENT
When choosing a letting agent, consider if they are regulated by a Redress Scheme, as well as members of HMRC Supervised Money Laundering Scheme. These is critical as it safe guards landlords and tenants from rogue agents. We are happy to say Eden Estates are regulated by the Property Ombudsman and have partnered with Client Money Protect.
You should also check if your agent will organise the legal requirement of an Energy Performance Certificate(EPC), Gas Safety checks and Electrical Certification (EICR) on your behalf or if you need to arrange these yourself? You are responsible for making these document available to prospective and future tenants. Eden Estates will arrange this for you.
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. Eden Estates often deal with high quality corporate tenants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Checks, EPC & EICR
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.
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!