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Step by step for Landlords
Letting your property is a fantastic way to invest however we know that the process can sometimes seem challenging. Anderson Knight are here to help you from beginning to end. We have broken the process down for you to better understand what to expect. Here are just a few reasons why Landlords choose us ...
Why choose Anderson Knight to Let your Property?
We are an independent estate agency established since 2011, encompassing a professional team with a combined experience of 70 years. We are a trusted agent with a proven track record of successful property management and an abundanceof expertise.
The majority of our landlords have entrusted Anderson Knight to manage their properties year after year.
We successfully let out properties within the shortest time frame possible.
We operate on a no let, no fee basis.
We provide wide coverage across all major property portals – enabling the best exposure for your property.
Diligent Tenant Referencing is carried out to ensure only the best suited tenants are placed in your property.
First impressions count! It only takes a minute for a prospective tenant to decide whether they like a property, so it’s essential for your property to look it’s best as it could ultimately pave the way to a faster rental.
Get your property ready for the market
Make your property as presentable as possible by decluttering, this creates space thus making it visually pleasing.
The front of your property should be tidy as this is the viewers first impression.
Ensure the front garden and rear gardens are well maintained and free from rubbish.
In most cases a fresh coat of paint can give your property a new lease of life.
Fix any cracks in walls or ceilings, plus anything else that could impact the tenant’s final decision.
Airing out the property creates a fresh and inviting atmosphere for viewers.
What’s your property worth?
The next step is to arrange for a property valuation. You can do this by contacting either of our branches. Anderson Knight provide free market appraisals with no obligation to use us for letting or management. Please refer to Landlord Services and Fees to see the range of flexible services available to you.
Placing your property on the market
The following steps will take place:
Photography: We will arrange for professional photography to market your property
EPC: You will need a valid Energy Performance Certificate, if you haven’t already obtained one, Anderson Knight can arrange for this (standard fees apply). Certificates are valid for ten years.
Your Property Brochure: Our specialist team will then put together a customised brochure including all the above, along with a detailed description.
Your Approval: Before making the property live, we will provide you with a draft brochure for you to approve.
We are now ready to showcase your property and find you a suitable tenant!
Don’t forget unlike some agents we will market your property on the major internet portals.
Finding a Tenant
Sit back and relax, it is over to our Lettings team to do what they do best! We provide wide coverage across all major property portals as well as our website and our office – enabling the best exposure for your property. As soon as viewings commence, we will provide you with timely feedback. Once we have found a suitable tenant, we will then carry out due diligence and ensure the necessary referencing are in place.
Once we have found a suitable tenant, there will be some paperwork to fill out before the tenancy can start, however our trusted lettings team members will take care of this and guide you throughout the process. Anderson Knight will carry out due diligence and ensure the necessary referencing are in place prior to the tenancy agreement being signed.
Our next step is to draw up a tenancy agreement, which outlines all the exact terms of the contract between you and your tenant. Anderson Knight have a thorough template which fully covers all aspects of the tenancy. Our Lettings team will provide both you and your tenant, a copy to check and sign before the tenancy can begin. You will both receive a fully signed tenancy agreement.
An inventory is a detailed record of all contents and the condition of your property, assessed and drafted by a professional external company, this is typically carried out on the day of your tenant moving in. Although not mandatory, we strongly advise that an inventory is arranged and can recommend an impartial, specialist inventory company. Note that this will ultimately cover all aspects of the property contents and condition if damaged. Mid-term and end of tenancy inventory inspections can also be carried out to check that nothing is missing or damaged. A copy of the inventory will be provided to both you and your tenant.
Before the tenancy starts, a deposit will be taken on your behalf from the tenant. Once we have confirmed receipt of this, your tenant can move in. If you have arranged an inventory, the clerk will make sure your tenant receives the keys on the day of moving in.
Anderson Knight have successfully let your property!