We pride ourselves in providing a high level of personal and professional service to all of our landlords whether you own one property or a portfolio of many.
Your Step By Step Guide To Letting A Property With Belvoir Gloucester:
Valuation - If you are considering letting out your property, the first step would be for us to come out and complete a FREE No Obligation Market Valuation. Using market comparables and combined with our knowledge of the Gloucester area, we will give you an achievable rental figure in the current market.
Rent - Rents are payable by the tenant monthly to our client account which is covered by the ARLA Client Money protection scheme and audited twice a year for accuracy and continuity. You will be paid directly from this account and we will prepare, at regular intervals, an income and expenditure account which you can send to the Inland Revenue when submitting an annual tax return.
Deposit - We collect a deposit from the tenant to safeguard against damage. At the end of the tenancy, we will inspect the property and the costs of any work attributed to the tenant will be deducted from the deposit.
Tenant - We will find a suitable tenant for your property and take up references and credit checks
Agreement - We will prepare a legal agreement under current legislation to suit your particular circumstances. In general, this will be for a period of not less than 6 months and then renewable on a month to month basis. This gives you the flexibility to re-occupy the house after giving the tenant two months’ notice to quit. Similarly, the tenant may terminate after the initial period by giving one month's notice.
Rates and Services - The payment of water rates, council tax, gas, electricity and telephone bills are generally the responsibility of the tenants.
Repairs - As a Landlord, you are responsible for repairs to the property with the exception of window glass or other breakages caused by the tenants. Small repairs can be carried out by our contractors and their charges deducted from your account. We will always ask for instructions before commencing any large non-urgent, large scale repairs.
Tax - From the total rent received in a tax year you can normally deduct, for tax purposes, the following:
Insurance - We provide information and help on rent and legal protection insurance, house building insurance and home contents insurance, all of which are important considerations when letting your home.
Call 01452 387 334 today for a FREE NO OBLIGATION valuation of your property.