What makes Belvoir different?
Why should you choose Belvoir?
It's not a question I get asked very often as many of my landlords have come to Belvoir following recommendation by existing customers, however sometimes new clients do ask why they should choose Belvoir over A.N. Other agent. It's a fair enough question as afterall the lettings market in LB Enfield is very competetive.
Sitting in the Directors chair I know why I would choose Belvoir for my property:
Owner Manager - This is my business rather than just a job. If I sign up a client today then it'll be me they're dealing with in five years time. The reputation of Belvoir Enfield is directly linked to my personal reputation. All of which means that I have a long-term interest in ensuring that my customers (Landlords, tenants and buy-to-let investors) have a positive experience of working with me.
Local Ownership - As a local resident, I've invested in this area, this community. I enjoy living here and I care about the environment so I take responsibilities for vetting tenants and inspecting properties very seriously, together with my responsibilities regarding anti-social behaviour.
Local Knowledge - I've spent the majority of my life in Enfield and surrounding boroughs so my local knowledge is extensive benefitting landlords and tenants alike.
National Support - Belvoir is the largest property franchise group in the UK, with many awards to our name. In March 2014 there were over 165 offices in the network. Our processes, contracts, agreements and systems are centrally owned, scalable and adaptable. Legislation changes on a regular basis so it's reassuring for my Landlords to know that there is a central team at Belvoir focusing on exactly that and ensuring that each local office is up-to-date.
Legal Helpline - Should the unexpected ever happen there is a dedicated Belvoir Legal Helpline to provide the sort of advice that could otherwise cost ourselves and our landlords dearly.
Office Based - Belvoir Enfield is modestly situated in a serviced office in Silver Street in Enfield Town. Research has shown that 85% of tenants first find their properties on-line. The arrival of the internet means that High Street shops with expensive shop-fits are becoming something of a luxury and at the end of the day the costs in terms of rents, rates, fixtures and fittings will all effectively be paid for by the customer in the form of higher fees.
Fees - Unfortunately some people believe that all agents are the same and will make their decision based solely on who comes in cheapest. Choosing an agent to let and manage your property on cost alone is a risky strategy, and there comes a point at which the old adage of 'if it looks too good to be true, it probably is', comes true. I wouldn't take that risk with my own property. At Belvoir Enfield we provide a good value, high quality service designed to give our Landlords peace of mind, we're not the cheapest agent around and similarly we're not the most expensive.
Regulation - Belvoir Enfield is a member of the Safe Agent scheme, ensuring that we protect landlord and tenant monies. We are certified by the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) requiring us to uphold standards of customer service. We are also registered with The Property Ombudsman who are dedicated to protecting your rights.