The central London lettings market is a fast pace competitive place. You need an agent who works efficiently and diligently to secure you the best tenants while minimising any void periods for your property. Here at Landstones we have over 35 years’ experience in the busy West London market giving us extensive knowledge of prices and also a huge pool of cooperate contacts to help let your property.
There are several options when it comes to letting your property. Landstones can walk you through the decision process between letting your property for anything between one week and six months or opting for a longer-term contract up to three years.
Preparing your property for the letting market is quite straight forward but it is the small details that will really make the difference when it comes to speed of letting and quality of tenant. Well-dressed properties that have a clean fresh coat of paint and are set up to take a professional set of photos will always stand out in our advertising. For your property to look its best and to attract the highest quality of tenants it is advised to target the décor and furnishing towards the audience you are attempting to attract.
When preparing to let out your property there are several essential documents you need to prepare before the beginning of your tenancy and also several other matters that will need to be considered. You will require an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) and if your property has gas, a Gas safety certificate prior to any tenancy starting. Landstones are on hand to help you arrange all of these things and If you have elected to have Landstones manage your property these will be taken care of for you.
Things you may not have considered but may also need to be addressed are, to inform your mortgage company of the status of the property and if you reside outside the UK and the rent will be paid to an overseas bank account to inform HMRC to pay overseas landlord tax.
Landstones professional property photographers will attend your property and take a wide range of shots to show your home at its best. We will also make a detailed floor plan of the property so applicants can see all detail of the property before setting up their viewings.
Landstones experience property professionals will escort prospective tenants around your property. Having a friendly property expert on hand to show tenants around your property not only gives you piece of mind but also ensures the property is show off to its maximum potential. Many tenants rely on our professional agents to answer questions about the lettings process and also the property. Our agents make sure they know the property inside out to ensure we explain all key features which will help with a swift letting.
It is important for us to discuss together each offer and evaluate them thoroughly based on their relative merits and also the quality of the prospective tenant. We pride ourselves in negotiating hard on your behalf not only to get you the best rent for your property but also to make sure that any void periods are kept to an absolute minimum. Once we have accepted an offer Landstones will go through our rigorous referencing process to establish everything is in correct order with your new tenant.
On the day before your tenants move in your negotiator will conduct a pre tenancy check to make sure everything is in order for a smooth move in. The day of for your move in we will provide your new tenants with their keys and also a welcome back of their essential documents. You are now a landlord, if you require anything at all Landstones team are always on hand to help in any way we can. If you have elected to have your property managed by us then you can sit back and relax, you have nothing to do now.