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Exeter
The Station Masters House, New North Road Exeter, Devon EX4 4HF
T: 01392 426999 Fax: 01392 426999

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 0900 to 1730
Sat 0900 to 1200

Why Should I Let My House?

If you have to move in the near future, for whatever reason, think carefully before selling your home.
  • Letting is a very attractive option:
  • it helps pay the mortgage
  • it keeps you on the home ownership ladder
  • new laws make it much easier to let
  • in many cases your income will not be taxed

There are a number of important questions, which need serious consideration before entering into any agreement:
  • how will tenants treat my house?
  • what if I suddenly need my house back?
  • will my building society allow me to let?
  • how much tax will I pay on the rental income?

However, these questions need not be a worry to you if you entrust the letting to a competent and caring manager. Our sole job at BELVOIR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT is residential letting; our service is personal yet professional and we take great care to understand the needs of the Landlord.

Rent
We will be pleased to call to advise you on the market rent for your property. Rents are payable by the tenant monthly to our client account. You will be paid direct from this account and we will prepare, at regular intervals, an income and expenditure account, which you can send to the Inland Revenue.

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 month's 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
You are responsible for all repairs to the property with the exception of window glass or other breakage’s caused by the tenants. Our contractors can carry out small repairs, or ones nominated by you, and their charges deducted from your account. We will always ask for instructions before commencing any large-scale repairs.

Building Society Mortgages
We can undertake all negotiations with your Building Society in order to obtain their permission to let the property. Some lenders might charge higher interest rates for let properties and raise a service charge.

Tax
From the total rent received in a tax year you can normally deduct, for tax purposes, the following:
  • Our fees
  • Fair wear and tear & repair costs.
  • 10% of rent for depreciation, if furnished or part furnished.
  • Interest paid to the Building Society or Mortgage Company.
  • Insurance premiums.
  • You then pay tax on the remainder of the rent. If you would like a more comprehensive tax service we can arrange this for you.

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.

Service Personnel
We have particular expertise in the needs of Service Personnel who wish to let their property. A number of our branches are located in the vicinity of military bases.

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