Guide to Letting your property

First Stages of Renting a Property

When you choose ETB as your residential lettings team, we’ll do everything. You’ve trusted us so we will take control and deal with all the details.

Valuation

First things first, we’ll get together with you and have a look around the property to assess its rental value in the current market. Now’s the time to ask a ton of questions and decide which rent model is best for you. The most comprehensive is the Guaranteed Rent model.

(If we agree on our guaranteed rent offer, this is where your worries end. If, however you would like us to manage your properties on a commission basis, read further)

Marketing Your Property

Once you have chosen us as your letting agent, we’ll visit your property to take some internal and external photographs. We’ll use the photographs and the information we have collected to create an attractive advert which we’ll display when we begin marketing your property.

Presenting the Property

Here’s a list of the top five things to look out for

  • Keep the colours in the property neutral.
  • Gardens must be kept maintained (when a tenant occupies the property, the maintenance of the garden becomes their responsibility).
  • Keep the equipment provided and furnishings as contemporary as possible (can still be basic).
  • Check for any grouting issues in places such as the bathroom. Any mould issues here can really affect a prospective tenant’s decision to rent the property.
  • Double glazing and gas central heating is another popular feature amongst prospective tenants.

With all of these in place, sit back and wait for the rush.

Obtaining the Tenants and Referencing

We request references to check that each tenant is creditworthy by checking for CCJs and arrears and obtaining employer, landlord and character references.

All the necessary legal paperwork, including an inventory, will be prepared and signed and any outstanding balances settled by the tenant before the tenancy commences.

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