Landlords - want to let?
If you are thinking of letting your property, we would be delighted to discuss the situation with you. Please call us directly or complete our request a valuation form online. We will then arrange an appointment to meet with you, inspect your property and advise you of on its letting potential.
We are happy to either email or post you a copy of our Terms and Conditions, which fully outline your duties and responsibilities as a Landlord. Should you wish to discuss the process in greater detail, do please give us a call, pop into our office, or we would be delighted to visit you at your property.
You will firstly need to know what you can expect to achieve rental wise. We are delighted to offer a free, no obligation appraisal of the current market value of your property. Our extensive knowledge, built up over the past twenty five years, (both of the market and also the area), means we can give you comparable evidence to support our valuation. At this stage we may also suggest to you anything that we feel will assist you in achieving the best possible rent As the lettings market is very seasonal, we do recommend that you should get an appraisal as far as possible in advance of your move, we can then fine tune the actual rent to quote closer to the time that you come to let the property.
Instructing the Agent
Having given you our verbal valuation, we will then write to you and confirm this in writing. You will need to get approval from your mortgage company to let your home and we suggest you send them a copy of this letter. You make also need to obtain the written permission from your landlord if your property is leaeshold. You will then need to let us have a signed set of our Terms and Conditions together with a set of keys to your property together with a copy of a valid EPC (we can arrange this on your behalf). Once we have these, we will immediately contact our existing applicant database to arrange viewings. We will also instruct professional photographers to visit your property and also draw up plans. We will also discuss with you the legal requirements for your property, such as Gas Safety (Installations in Use) Regulations 1998, the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, the Furniture & Furnishings Regulations 1993 and the Finance Act 1995. We are able to advise you on all of these.
Your property is now ready to be fully marketed and as part of our commitment to providing the very best service, we will work with you to devise a marketing campaign that is designed to raise the profile of your property.
- TO LET BOARD - This really is the most effective marketing tool, visible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- OFFICE AND WINDOW DISPLAY - External and internal photographs will be prominently displayed in our windows.
- EMAIL – As soon as our particulars have been approved by you, they will be emailed to all our applicants.
- TELEPHONE – As well as emailing, we will telephone the applicants that received your particulars and discuss with them your property.
- WEBSITE – Our website is updated daily and full colour details of your property are available on our website. Courtenay will also list your property on the following national property websites:
Rightmove, Primelocation, Findaproperty, Email4property, Globrix, Homesandproperty as well as many more local sites.
Our Feedback To You
We pride ourselves on our friendly service so you can be certain of regular contact regarding how your property and the market as a whole is performing. We also give feedback pointing out any potential problems or issues. Keeping abreast of any changes will ensure that your property is correctly placed in terms of price and presentation as the lettings market can change very quickly depending on supply and demand.
What Happens When We Get An Offer
We will ask any offers to be put forward in writing and we will forward these to you as quickly as possible. We will then telephone you to discuss them in person.
Once you have accepted the offer, subject to contract and referencing, we will take a reservation fee of a week’s rent from the Tenant to show their intention to go ahead with the letting.
In the period between taking a Reservation Fee and signing the contract, there will generally be a commitment to proceed in good faith on both sides. Having taken a deposit we will usually agree to stop viewings.