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Introduction

Why use a letting Agent

There is an ever increasing amount of legalities involved in letting a residential property, such as The Housing Act, the Landlord and Tenant Act, and changes to the various Health and Safety regulations. Using a professional letting agent is the safest way of ensuring you and your property are fully legally compliant. In addition to the above, many tenants, particularly corporate ones, expect a property to be professionally managed.

Why use Lansbrough Lettings

Whether you are a first time Landlord or a Portfolio Landlord, Lansbrough Lettings aim to give an exceptional service. We take pride in listening and adapting to our clients’ needs. We would hope to ensure that all our landlords get the best possible financial return from respective investments. We pride ourselves on modern and extensive marketing initiatives that attract Tenants to us on a daily basis, to sign up and register their requirements for short or long term tenancies. This process has served us well over the last 20 Years, and helped us to develop a business largely grown from recommendations and referrals.

Landlords, we are pleased to advise you on the property you wish to let, any repairs or improvements, suitability and rental value. We understand the importance of keeping you informed and up to date throughout the letting, keeping void periods to a minimum.

The Process

Step One .... An accurate Valuation

So often we have Landlords coming to us from other Letting agents with complaints about lengthy void periods. This is most often caused by over enthusiastic Agents competing to gain the valuation and then hoping they can get the price. We know and understand the Abingdon property market and are confident of getting the best price every time. It is essential that any agent can justify the valuation with a like for like comparison. We will always be delighted to come to you at the rental property/properties and have an informal discussion. There is no obligation and we will follow up in writing with confirmation of prices etc.

Call us on 01235 553388 or complete the rental valuation form.

Step Two .... Selecting you Agent

We take the view that choosing a letting agent is a personal decision. The hope is that you will be dealing with the same individual for many years. It is our belief, that it should be the same person who meets the prospective tenants and shows them the property. Many of our clients have used us for over ten years, some close to twenty. Making this decision is not a short term thing .....

Step Three .... Choose your Service

We try to be as individual as we can with our Landlords;

In general we offer three services.

  • Managed
  • Tenant Find
  • Internet Marketing

Different services and fees will apply for each option. At this point it is essential that your property has a EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)

Step Four .... Property Presentation

In order to achieve the very best possible price for your property it may be beneficial to complete a few improvements, touch ups, or repairs. Whether it be DIY, a coat of paint, fixing a cupboard door. This can be discussed with us and we can introduce you to skilled tradespersons if required. We will also ensure that any soft furnishings at the property are compliant with the furniture and furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations.

In brief a few examples

  • Ensure the property is well aired. A pleasant aroma creates a welcoming feel.
  • Renters pick up on wobbly banisters or mould in the bath sealant. They may then wonder what other areas of the house require repair.
  • Ensure the property is well lit and at a comfortable temperature for viewings

Step Five .... Marketing your Property

Lansbrough Lettings advertise on over 30 websites including Zoolpa, Rightmove and Prime location. 96% of applicants beginning their search online, we have additional advertising through other routes to ensure we reach as many Applicants as possible.

Within 24 hours, sometimes sooner, of being instructed we are able to get your property on line with the bigger portals, and your property will be emailed to all suitable applicants.

The Lansbrough Lettings ‘To Let’ board will catch the eye of many potential Tenants.

Step Six .... Offers

All offers received by us will be put into writing with full details of the offer (price, move in date and any specific requirements). We will also call to discuss the applicant and the offer in a little more detail. We would hope to respond to the Applicant within 24hrs at which point, if successful, we will take a reservation fee in order to secure the property and we shall start seeking references.

Step Seven .... References

A huge advantage of using Lansbrough lettings is our very strict and Personal, Reference service. The first step starts at the viewing, the second during the offer stage and then the prospective Tenant will have a fill in a comprehensive form which will be followed up in every detail to ensure accuracy and suitability. It is our extremely vigilant referencing process, on all potential tenants, that gives you piece of mind that who is living in your property is fully investigated and personally approved.

Step Eight .... The move-in process

Whilst references are being agreed we undertake to complete an Inventory, this is usually completed by us, however, some landlords like to complete their own. We also require a professional clean of the property and a Gas Safety inspection certificate. Applicants will pay the deposit and the first month’s rent. The deposit is lodged with the DEPOSIT PROTECTION SERVICE (DPS). The tenants come to our office and sign the tenancy agreement, deposit prescribed information forms and inventory, collect the keys and take our welcome pack.

Congratulations .... you have let your property.

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