Lettings

HR Lettings provides a range of letting and management services based on the experience, skills and expertise of our lettings team.

The legislation around letting a property seems to change on a monthly basis so ensuring that your agent is up to date on the latest rules is paramount.

There are many things to consider before you are legally able to let a property including having an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of a certain rating, a Landlords gas safety certificate to show that all gas appliances have been tested and are sound and an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report). As part of our service we can advise on all of these things and tell you how to go about letting your property safely and legally. You can be assured that we have a detailed understanding of the lettings and management sector and will ensure that you are given the best possible service.

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Our lettings manager can guide you in your property search. Whether it’s your first step to becoming a landlord or you’re looking to increase your portfolio, we can inform you on all aspects you will need to consider before your purchase. Advising on the type of property and area that are in most demand as well as the rent you are likely to achieve are all crucial pieces of information required before committing to your purchase.
All properties require a Fitness for Human Habitation Risk Assessment. These checks are vital in order to identify health and safety hazards and to ensure the necessary records are kept. Once the assessment is completed, we will advise you of any recommended or required works that need undertaking. Should a tenant come to harm in the property where the landlord has failed to undertake the required due diligence, both the landlord and their agent may face significant penalties or prosecution.
Our aim is to put your property in front of the widest audience possible to secure the best tenant at the correct market value. The property will be matched to suitable tenants who we have registered looking for their next home. We will also advertise your property on our own website as well as all the major property portals, which includes Rightmove, On The Market and Zoopla..
Our property experts will conduct all viewings, allowing us to meet any future tenants face to face, which is crucial in deciding if the tenant is suitable for your property.
We will work with you to make sure your property is safe for your tenants and meets current legislation. The laws around these areas change regularly and we will make you aware of your obligations as a landlord. The cost for these are chargeable to the Landlord..
Having confidence in your tenant before they move in is a must. The gut feeling after meeting a tenant goes a long way, but we of course back this up with third-party referencing. They will obtain references which includes ID, employment, a landlord reference, proof of income and overall affordability. Landlords are responsible for ensuring a tenant has the right to rent in the United Kingdom and we take care of this on your behalf.
Our tenancy agreements are designed to protect your interests by complying with all the latest legislation. Our legal experts review and update our tenancy agreements to make sure you have the most robust tenancy agreement available.
In order to remove a property from the market, landlords and agents are permitted to charge a refundable holding deposit of no more than one week’s rent. The holding deposit must be returned within 15 days if the landlord or agent decide not to take the tenancy forward.
A tenant cannot move into your property until we have received the full deposit and the agreed level of rent on your behalf.
We operate using the latest technology. As part of our charges we allow you access to your very own PropertyFile which shows you live, up to date information on any tenancy including access to all documentation including tenancy agreements, statements and information on when the next inspection will take place. This access allows you to see everything relating to your tenancy when you want to see it.
It’s a legal requirement for landlords to protect the deposit by holding the monies within an approved scheme. We will do this on your behalf via MyDeposits in their custodial scheme. We will protect the deposit within the required timescale and provide your tenants with all the information they require on how their deposit is being protected.
An in depth inventory is one of the most important documents in any tenancy. It provides crucial evidence of the condition of the property at the start of the tenancy and can be vital when resolving any disputes when the tenant vacates. We instruct an inventory company on your behalf to carry out the inventory so that it remains independent and unbiased in the event of a dispute. *charges apply
We will contact utility providers on your behalf to pass on occupation dates and meter readings to ensure the transfer is as smooth as possible and the accounts are accurate.
We use market leading software to receive and remit your rent payments. As soon as we receive the rent, any relevant deductions are made and the balance is sent to you immediately. We remit rent to landlords every working day.
Each time money is remitted to your account an email with a detailed statement will be sent. We keep everything in the cloud, so when you are required to complete your annual tax return we can provide a detailed annual statement for you or your accountant.
When a tenancy comes to an end, you or your tenant may wish to renew the tenancy. If both parties wish to extend, we will negotiate new terms and a rent increase where applicable on your behalf. We will then draw up the new tenancy agreement. If required we can also serve appropriate notices should you wish to regain possession of the property. *charges apply for some of these services.
At the end of the tenancy, we will arrange for the inventory company to visit the property and carry out a thorough inspection. This will be checked against the original inventory, allowing for fair wear and tear, and emailed to you with their comments. It will also include final meter readings, keys returned and detailed photographs.*charges apply.
After the checkout we will discuss any deductions required from the deposit. Once agreed by all parties the balance will be paid to the tenant. In the event of a dispute we will handle this on your behalf via the DPS.
Our staff will arrange tri-annual visits of the property and we will send a report to you. This will inform you of how the property is being looked after. We will advise the tenants of their continuing obligations and suggest any action of maintenance or repairs to you.
Our experienced property managers have relationships with local, trusted contractors who can be relied upon to visit your property and carry out any maintenance or repairs. If you wish to use your own contractors that’s fine with us, we will still arrange everything on your behalf. Tenants use the PropertyFile to report any maintenance issues, this gives us detailed information which we follow up with a phone call.
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We are members of "safeagent" (membership A2672), the "safeagent" CLIENT MONEY PROTECTION SCHEME (membership A2672) and our REDRESS SCHEME is "The property Ombudsman" (membership D02971).

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