Common questions about letting

Answers to some of the questions most commonly asked by landlords.

What can I do to maximise my rental income?
Following our free market appraisal we will offer advice to you in the form of a Marketing Recommendations report. This will detail changes that could be made to your property to make it more marketable, and to increase its rental value.

What references will be carried out on the tenants and by whom?
We ask for two professional character references, a financial / bank reference and a previous landlord reference.  We also conduct a credit check on each adult tenant.  The referees are contacted by us and the replies are received direct.

Where is the market – in furnished or unfurnished properties?
Historically, unfurnished properties are the most popular.

What fixtures and fittings should or can be included in an unfurnished letting?
These items will be discussed during our free market appraisal.

What do I have to be aware of in order to make ready for a tenancy?
We would advise that the property is let in a good condition. Further recommendations will be detailed in our Marketing Recommendations report, which will be sent to you after we visit the property.  

Will a Schedule of Condition and Inventory be taken at the beginning of a tenancy?
We recommend that before a tenancy commences an independent clerk be booked to prepare a Schedule of Condition and Inventory with photographs.  We have names of reputable clerks on file and can arrange for them to visit and carry out the reports.  The tenant and landlord share the cost of this service.