We know that looking after a property and tenants is a lot of work, especially if you have a portfolio.
At Tay Letting, we take the stress out of managing your own property and make sure that your tenants are looked after to the highest standard of care. With years of experience, our team knows what they’re doing, and is there to advise you every step of the way.
Here is a guide to making sure you’re getting the most out of your letting agents.
Showcasing your property in its finest light
Letting agents are responsible for finding you the right tenant, and that starts with advertising your property. Many letting agents will ensure that any photographs are up to date and of high quality to showcase the property as well as possible.
Letting agents will create promotional materials for your property, including letting boards. They will also list the property on rental websites, providing descriptions and specifications of the space alongside visual material. If potential tenants want to find out more, your letting agent will be their first port of call.
We also offer property staging, which can have a remarkable effect on persuading prospective tenants to choose your property. To read more about property staging, visit our recent blog post.
They should ensure a smooth transition into the tenancy
Once interested tenants have made contact, letting agents turn their focus to selecting the right tenants for your property. This can involve arranging viewings – which also gives our experts the chance to meet potential tenants before the reference check stage.
Once you’ve found the perfect tenants, letting agents will organise all paperwork to ensure that the contracts can be signed.
This involves exploring financial history to ensure affordability, arranging guarantors, if applicable, and finalising the tenancy agreement and payment of the deposit.
They will arrange an inventory prior to the commencement of the tenancy, which records the condition of the property at the start of the tenancy, as well as a note of all furniture and contents included.
Everything related to your property should be monitored and managed
With a good letting agent, you shouldn’t have to worry about what’s happening with your property throughout a tenancy. Letting agents will make sure that certification requirements such as Gas Safety, Energy Performance Certificates, and Electrical Installation Condition Reports are up to date and fitting with current regulations.
As the first contact for your tenants, letting agents are also responsible for organising standard repairs with trusted contractors. We also arrange regular inspections to make sure all is going well in the property. Letting agents manage your rental income and handle the process of ending a tenancy, whether through termination or tenant notice.
Are you getting the most out of your letting agent? If so, you can rest at ease knowing that everything is being taken care of. However, if they aren’t achieving all of this, maybe it’s time to find better people for the job.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what Tay Letting can offer, contact us today.