Step 1: Choosing an estate agent
Once you have decided you want to rent your house, you need to employ an estate agent. It is important to choose a reputable firm that has a good understanding of your area. At Robinson & Hall we have over 135 years’ experience letting a variety of properties and strive to get you the best possible deal in the specified time. Contact us to arrange a no obligation free lettings appraisal.
Step 2: Consider Property Management
Our bespoke Property Management package is designed to relieve the stress of becoming a full-time landlord and gives you peace of mind that both your property and the tenant will be looked after throughout. The benefits include, collecting rent, dealing with any day-to-day issues, liaising with the tenant on rent increases and lease renewals and arranging annual electrical and safety checks. For further information please click here.
Step 3: Organise your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
An EPC records the energy efficiency of your property using a scale of A to G, where A is extremely efficient and G is extremely inefficient. It is important to organise this straight away as it is a legal requirement to make your EPC available to potential tenants when requested. Here at Robinson & Hall we can organise your EPC with no extra cost when you use us to let your property.
Step 4: Marketing your property
We will advise the best way to market your property in order to get maximum exposure and we will give your property the treatment it deserves. You will benefit from your very own eye-catching brochure, which will be available from your local office and online, a dedicated page on our website which showcases the multiple property photographs and more detailed information, such as the floor plan, EPC and interactive maps as well as regular advertising on leading property portals, such as Rightmove.
Step 5: Preparing your property for viewings
As soon as your property is on the market viewings can commence. First impressions count so it is important to make your property as presentable as possible prior to any viewings. We have years of experience letting properties so will give you tips and advice throughout.
Step 6: Receiving offers
Any offers we receive will be forwarded straight to yourself. It is up to you how much you are willing to accept but we will be there to guide and advise throughout. Our role is pivotal in the negotiation process to ensure that you reach an agreed price with the tenant.
Step 7: Offer agreed
Once we have found suitable tenants for your property we will organise references, arrange signing of the Tenancy Agreement and collect the first month’s rent and deposit, which will be securely placed in the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme. At this stage we will also complete inventory checks on the property which set the condition and contents, and are used again to check the tenant(s) out to confirm that the property is left in the same condition.
Step 8: Completion
When the tenancy commences the keys will be released to the tenants and if your property is managed by us we will provide them with all relevant contact details. We will also inform the utility companies and council tax of the move so you can have peace of mind that this has been organised.
Congratulations you have now let your property!