Renting out a house or apartment in and around Dartford can be a great investment, but there are a few things to look out for. We can help you find tenants, get the right price and manage the paperwork.
Stuart Jenkins, founder of Lloyds Estate Agents has been managing property for over 25 years, so sit back and let us take you through how it works. We have found that when a place just feels right, the first few minutes are often all prospective tenants need to decide. This means that making your property look its best could be the difference between a quick rental and a long slog with an empty house or flat on the market. Letting property doesn’t have to be hard work.
If you decide you would like us to let your property, just give one of our offices a call and our lettings specialist will be delighted to meet with you. We will advertise your property on the web, in our office and in print, making sure it gets seen by as many potential tenants as possible. Coupled with our extensive database of newly registered prequalified applicants. We will show prospective tenants around on your behalf and we will make sure it is convenient for you and for any current tenants. It is always best to show off a property in daylight, but evening viewings are no problem: we are open until late, with flexible viewing hours and appointments.
When we have found the right tenants and they have agreed to move in, there is some paperwork to be done before the tenancy can start. We will take care of this and send all the documents to yourself and your tenants. We call this stage “Let Agreed”, and it starts with checking credit references. We will request credit checks on your tenants, follow up references and talk you through any potential problems. Next we will draw up a tenancy agreement that sets out exactly the terms of your contract with your tenant, including any special requirements you have. We will send through to yourself and your tenant copies to sign, all you have to do is check it, sign it and send it back to us before the tenancy starts. We will forward a copy of their signed agreement to you and your signed agreement to the tenant (we can sign the tenancy agreement on your behalf with signed authorisation if this makes life easier).
Finally, the inventory records the contents and condition of your flat or house at the point when your tenants move in. Because it is so important that this is impartial, we recommend our specialist inventory clerk. They will give you and your tenant a copy of the inventory, and will do another inspection at the end of the tenancy to check that nothing is missing or damaged.
If you have chosen our full property management service you will be delighted to know that you have complete peace of mind with a FREE rent guarantee insurance policy on your property for the duration of your tenants stay, meaning if the worst should happen and your tenant cannot pay the rental payment, the policy will for you – It is that simple.
Lloyds Estate Agents offers three stress free and professional services:
- Let only service
- Rent collection service
- Full management service
Having been in the property management industry for over 25 years, we understand that as a landlord your income depends on finding the right tenant and keeping your property well maintained to protect its long-term value. This is why we offer a property management service, to help you look after your long-term investment.
Let our Management Team deal with the time consuming and often-stressful day-to-day running of your property, leaving you free to concentrate on other things. We can always assist in future Buy to Let investments and advise you on any future purchases which you may be considering. We are here to help.
This is why we will always ensure all new tenants that move into our managed portfolio will receive a FREE rent guarantee insurance policy, for that extra piece of mind.
Lloyds Estate Agents are Letting & Management Experts, we understand all aspects of the industry, so if you have any questions, big or small, we are here to help. Call our team on 01322 221 101. We are proud to be recognised as a leading lettings agent in Dartford & the surrounding areas.