A guide to the Lettings process
PREPARING YOUR PROPERTY FOR VIEWINGS
Presenting your property in its best condition will assist greatly in achieving the best possible price in the shortest time. Good first impressions are so important. Stand outside your property and try to see it with fresh eyes. Try to cut the grass, weed driveways and borders and remove bins before viewings. It would, however, be sensible to carry out small repairs to give the impression that the property has been well-maintained and will continue to be well maintained. Tidy and clean all rooms and make sure kitchens and bathrooms are spotlessly clean or we can arrange reliable contractors to carry out these recommendations for you.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES (EPC'S)
When marketing a property for let, an EPC must be ordered for the property. An EPC tells you and the prospective tenant how energy efficient the property is, the impact it has on the environment and includes recommendations and ways to improve the property’s energy efficiency. We can start marketing a property without an EPC but it must be made available before move in. They are valid for 10 years, however, we can order one on your behalf if you do not have one already.
At Edlin and Jarvis we provide two types of service for property lettings. These are Set Up and Fully Managed. Details below
SET UP SERVICE
With our Set Up Service, the landlord would become solely responsible for any issues that arise following the commencement date of the tenancy. The Set Up service will provide you with the following benefits:
FULLY MANAGED SERVICE
With our Fully Managed Service we will provide everything included with the Set UP service as well as:
What to do Next...
We would love the opportunity to come and meet you to discuss our marketing strategy and to inform you of the rental income you can expect on your property.
Landlord and Tenants Guide to Services and Fees
We are committed to being upfront with our charges and fees. For more details, please refer to your Terms of Business or ask a member of our team.
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• Collect and remit the monthly rent receive
• Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears actions
• Deduct commission and other works
• Advise all relevant utility providers of changes
• Undertake inspection visits and notify landlord of the outcome
• Arrange routine repairs and instruct approved contractors
• Hold keys throughout the tenancy term
• Agree the market rent and find a tenant in accordance with the landlord guidelines;
• Provide guidance on compliance with statutory provisions and letting consents
• Carry out accompanied viewings (as appropriate)
• Market the property and advertise on relevant portals
• Erect board outside property in accordance with Town and Country Planning Act 1990
• Register landlord and tenant details and protect the security deposit with a Government-authorised Scheme
• Provide the tenant(s) with the Deposit Certificate and Prescribed Information within 30 days of start of tenancy
Extensive photographed and written report carried out before move in date
Drafting and execution of Section 21 and Section 8 Notices
To attend for specific requests such as neighbour disputes; more visits are required to monitor the tenancy; or any maintenance-linked visit
- Agree with tenant check out date and time appointment
- Negotiate with landlord and tenant any disbursement of the security depositReturn deposit as agreed with landlord and tenant to relevant parties
- Remit any disputed amount to Scheme for final adjudication
- Unprotect security deposit
- Instruct contractors; obtain quotes; organise repairs /replacement/cost of any broken or missing items