There are so many letting agents available to you -all of which offer different services. Choosing the right agent is without a doubt one of the most important decisions you can make as a landlord.
There are so many letting agents available to you -all of which offer different services. Choosing the right agent is without a doubt one of the most important decisions you can make as a landlord. You need to be able to trust and rely on the agent to do the best job at letting your property.
We cover the advantages of using Belvoir Nottingham West as your letting agent and the other factors you will want to consider when choosing the right agent for you.
A range of management services
Each landlord is different, and so the service you require will also vary. If you’re an overseas landlord or a landlord with a large portfolio of properties that you are not always able to visit, then we recommend a fully managed service.
A fully managed service means we will carry out inspections and maintenance visits and look after all aspects of the tenancy and legal obligations and health and safety on your behalf.
On the other hand, you may just like some help with advertising your property, sourcing tenants, arranging viewings and general admin work. In that case, we offer a let-only service to suit these requirements.
Finding brilliant tenants for your property
Finding tenants can be a costly process, not to mention time consuming. One of the advantages of using a lettings agent such as Belvoir Nottingham, is the access we have to brilliant tenants.
At Belvoir, it is our duty to find the very best occupiers for your property and we pride ourselves on our unique abilities in this regard. Our comprehensive references go above and beyond the industry standard as well as that of our competitors and that is simply because the credit checks and current landlord reference is only a start of our referencing process where in most cases this is the full extent.
As you can imagine there is a lot riding on this information and its subsequent decision. We do this to ensure that an applicant really does match every one of your requirements.
You can find out from any established letting agent which checks they carry out and at what stage the checks will be done in the process.
One of the biggest problems that private landlords face, is the non-payment of rent. This can sometimes occur around Christmas and the holiday season, but more increasingly and more unpredictably of late, the instance of redundancy can severely effect the income of a rental portfolio. With your own overheads and financial commitments to consider, not receiving your rental payments can be a huge stress and inconvenience.
At Belvoir, we offer a Rent Guarantee so you will always get the full rental payment that you are entitled to regardless of your tenant’s ability to pay. In partnership with our specialist insurance provider, Let Alliance, we have designed a solution specifically for our landlords which offers comprehensive peace of mind.
- Nil excess with rent paid from the point of first arrears.
- Legal costs to obtain possession of the property if the tenant fails to pay the rent.
- Full rent protection, for up to 4 tenants.
- Total claims up to £50,000.
- Breaches of the tenancy agreement by the tenant, in respect of non-payment of rent and expired section 21 notices.
- Court attendance where required.
- Continuous cover even when the tenants change.
We openly acknowledge that our referring procedure will mitigate a good degree of the risks above, but particularly in respect to redundancy, we are committed to provide our clients with a level of assurance to weather any storm.
All of the headaches are taken care of
A private landlord faces many potential pitfalls. Things such as; invalid notices, incorrect claim forms, unprotected deposits, disrepair in the property and drawing up out-dated tenancy agreements can all cause headaches.
In addition to this, Landlords have multiple legal obligations that can be easily forgotten. Belvoir are able to take that burden from you, the landlord, and make sure that this side is all under control and that you are fulfilling all legal requirements.
In addition, Belvoir must also adhere to stringent practices as we are members of various trade bodies, like the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Safe Agent and The Property Ombudsman, which means you can be safe in the knowledge that correct legal action will always be taken as we are always up to date with latest legislation.
Overall, Belvoir strive to make your life as a landlord as stress free as possible and our personal and pro-active approach to property management come hand in hand with our loyal client base.
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