How do I let my property?
Nock Deighton's dedicated Residential Lettings and Property Management Department have been specialising in lettings and property management since the Housing Act 1988 was introduced which, over the years has shown a dramatic effect on the residential lettings market, making it easier for house owners to let their properties for either short or long term periods.
With Letting Agents in Telford, Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Cleobury Mortimer & Kidderminster. We have a network of offices available to find you the right tenant and manage your property.
If you are thinking about letting your property the first thing you need to do is to talk to our Lettings Manager who can provide a free, no-obligation market appraisal, to give you an idea of the current value, market conditions, our procedures and our services. Advice will be given on the following -
- Concentrated marketing
- Viewings and application process
- Tenancy Agreements
- Current regulations - gas appliances, electrical installations
When you have decided to let, all we need is a date and we can do the rest.
In order to maximise the rental value of your property, and minimise potential problems at the end of tenancies, our advice is as follows -
Decoration & carpeting - if you are redecorating or re-carpeting, keep colours neutral and light, so tenants can co-ordinate their own furnishings, and touch-up paintwork if they need to before they leave;
Kitchens & bathrooms - if you are going to invest in a property long term, good quality modern fittings tend to be more robust and last longer. Showers in bathrooms are always preferable, but adequate water protection around showers is paramount.
Cleanliness - if your property is 'professionally clean' or 'clean to a professional standard' at the beginning of a tenancy, you can specify it is left that way when a tenant leaves;
Appliances - if you are letting your property unfurnished, you may leave appliances if they are in good working order, but would be expected to maintain them during the tenancy and have them PAT tested each year;
Gardens - though some tenants are keen gardeners, others have little gardening experience so, in most cases low-maintenance gardens are preferable.
New Tenant pack - prior to letting your property it is advisable to put together a folder containing user instructions for appliances and any other useful information specific to your property e.g. when refuse is collected, details of the local window cleaner, location of stop tap, who the neighbours are, etc. The folder should then be detailed within the inventory so it can remain in the property through each tenancy.