Applicants - lots of them. We cover the entire North East so many tenants contact us first when they decide to look for a new home.
We also advertise extensively online because more people than ever before are looking on the internet to find a property to rent. Most letting agents will choose one or two websites to advertise on, to minimise their cost base. We feel this is short sited and it is key that your property is rented out as quickly as possible.
We will advertise your property on any website that is worthwhile doing so. We advertise on NGU Homelettings, Rightmove, Findaproperty, Primelocation, Globrix, Zoopla, Gumtree, DSS Move, Spareroom and Propertyfinder.
Preparing your property for let
We conduct a 792 point pre-tenancy checklist on any newly managed property to give you an idea of the true condition which covers all internal fixtures and fittings.
Proven credit/vetting procedures to get the right tenant
We have an in-house vetting team which makes sure we only give you the best tenants that are on the market. Attention to detail is key at this stage- including strict criteria for tenants and guarantors.
We have unique pre-tenancy home visits on prospective tenants to inspect the condition of their current home. How a tenant treats their current property is a clear indication of how they will treat your property when they move in. HOME VISITS are game changes and as far as we are aware, we are the only agent in the North East that does them.
The stats speak for themselves:
• £1.43 per property per month written off in 2016.
• Through 2015 & 2016 our rental yields were up 3% on average across our entire portfolio
• In 2016 99.3% of our expected rent was collected across the same portfolio
Armchair service for benefit tenants
Innovative armchair guidance given to tenants to assist with the housing benefit application from start to finish, ensuring no delayed payments. We make sure the council is in receipt of all paperwork required for a claim to be processed before organising a move in.
Inventories and tenancy agreements
Deposits are held against a 366 point inventory documenting and rating every internal and external aspect of your property conducted with the tenant at the commencement of the tenancy. This level of detail adds an element of control throughout the tenancy and ensures protection against damage to your property.
Comprehensive tenancy agreements - we are experts in benefit & professional tenants through attention to detail. We have separate tenancy agreements for each type of tenant because it is needed. Benefit tenants have a tailored agreement to add more protection and to ensure direct payment from the council.
Full Management Service – Tenant Find Fees
£390, (£325 + VAT) for properties rented below £400 pcm
£480, (£400 + VAT) for properties rented above £400 pcm
Tenant Find Only Service - Tenant Find Fees
£480 (£400 + VAT) set fee for all properties
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