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Blackmore Vale Lettings property management team can assist both new and experienced landlords in letting and managing their properties with a highly recommended professional service.

OUR 5 STEPS TO SUCCESSFULLY LETTING YOUR PROPERTY...

The first step to letting your property is for us to perform a no obligation rental appraisal. We arrange to meet you at the property you wish to rent, to decide on a suitable rental value and discuss your criteria. We will also ensure the property meets legislative requirements and is ready for letting, and can discuss any questions or queries you may have about letting out your property or the services we offer. If we are unable to meet face to face, we can still provide a rental appraisal on the property without you being present, and are happy to discuss all of the above over the phone.

 

Step 2: In finding the right tenant we market the property in a comprehensive range of media, including local press, our own website and national property portals such as Rightmove and Primelocation, to ensure we attract the best tenant for your property. We may also ask if a board can be placed outside the property to aid with exposure, but of course this is at your discretion. Once a prospective tenant has been found, we apply strict criteria to ensure that they are suitable, then contact you with the prospective tenants details to ensure you are happy for us to continue. We will then reference tenants via an independent and specialist referencing company.

 

This referencing includes: 

  • A current employer’s reference stating their annual income, length of service and any reasons why the referee feels they would not make a conscientious tenant.
  • A current or previous landlord’s reference stating whether they have been financially sound throughout the tenancy, and have treated the internal decoration and furnishings well.
  • Checks on credit history, county court judgments, bankruptcy, and includes an assessment in regards to income to rent ratio.

 

If they satisfy all of the referencing criteria we will then update you and move on to the next step. (Under data protection, we are not about the release details on sensitive information that has be collected)

 

Step 3: Preparing and Signing Contracts Providing all references are satisfactory, and all parties, (tenant, landlord and agent) are agreed, we will prepare the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and all other documents in accordance with the Housing Act 1988. We agree on a date for the start of the tenancy, which as a general guideline usually becomes the date for the tenant’s monthly rental payment. The balance of this is forwarded to your account about 7-10 days after the set rent date, ensuring the funds are cleared and any invoices for works have been received and attached to your invoice.

 

Step 4: Preparing the property if there are any repairs or additions that need to be made before the tenancy begins, this is the time to act! The condition of the property is essential to how successful the tenancy will be. If the property is in a good condition to begin with, the tenant will be more likely to look after the property to that same standard. The setting up of telephone services is the sole responsibility of the tenant, and any utilities owed for the transition period will be the responsibility of the landlord. The landlord has a legal obligation to ensure the property holds a current gas safety certificate (where required) for any gas appliance within the property, which upon request we can organise through one of our trusted tradesmen. The property also has to meet minimum standards in condition, maintenance and hygiene throughout the tenancy and should it fail to meet these standards and you fail to rectify it, you could be open to prosecution. 

 

Step 5: After the tenant moves in as long as the tenancy is going according to plan, the next point at which we will contact you will be after the three-month property visit. This is an important indicator to decide whether the tenancy should be extended after the initial six month period.

 

Helpful?..need more information?..or just have some questions?.. our friendly experienced team are always happy to help, so call us on 01747 826500, by email: info@bvlettings.com or by our online contact form  

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  • How do I apply for a property through BV Lettings?
    Once you have viewed one of our properties and have decided to proceed, you will need to complete an application form and submit it to our office as quickly as possible. Application forms and Tenant's guides are available on-line and your negotiator will also bring one to the viewing. Once your application has been received, we will discuss your application with the landlord of the property before proceeding further.

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