Landlord Guide

If you're thinking about letting your property, you've come to the right website...

Your tenants are looking for more than just a place to rent out. They are looking for a place to call home. We understand that.

When we value your rental property we don’t just give you a realistic price, we use our unbeatable local knowledge and understanding of the rental market to find the best way to present it to market too. Everything that sets your property apart, that makes it a home, forms part of your valuation.

By the time your property reaches our extensive database of clients – they will see more than just an amount Per Calendar Month. They will see a picture of themselves in a new home.

Tried and tested

In the UK, letting is a very popular way of making money from property. Whether you are a first-time landlord with a single property, or a seasoned professional with a large portfolio, our wealth of experience means your property is in safe hands.

What works for you?

Quite simply; we get it. As a landlord, you want to rent your property out as quickly as possible for the best price. You want to avoid empty periods and a regular income. If you don't want to be bothered with the day-to-day management of the property, we'll sort all of that out too.

Letting property has been a core element of our business since we opened our doors about twenty five years ago and we understand how complexed it can be. Every landlord and every property is different, so we'll tailor our proposal to you.

You want to be kept in the loop at each stage? We hear you.

Prefer to leave it all to us while you get on with other things? Still not a problem.

With you all the way

There are lots of parts to the process of letting. We'll advise you at all stages, or just step in when you want us to.  Our fees are extremely competitive and reflect our outlook on providing the best service at the very best price.

Preparing the property, we'll advise on

  • Fixing up and decorating to suit your target tenant
  • Compulsory and required safety checks
  • To furnish or not to furnish?

It's all in the detail

  • Powerful marketing, targeting the right audience
  • Managing viewings with the minimum disruption to you
  • Coordinating feedback and offers

Dotting the I's and crossing the T's

  • Full tenant checks and referencing
  • Preparing the tenancy agreement and necessary paperwork

How much do you want us to be involved?

  • Want us to just market the property and find the right tenant?
  • Maybe we can offer a little more by collecting the rent every month, and saving you the hassle with our managed service. This means no late night calls when the boiler conks out; guaranteed.

Services

Property Valuations

Online valuations provide an estimate of how much your house is worth, based on average property prices in your area. But these are based on the assumption that your home is typical of those in the area. We therefore always recommend that an estate agent visit your property to discuss how to market your property to the best effect given your circumstances, the timeframes you are working to and the sale price you hope to achieve.

Quality Marketing

Our unique multi-channel approach to marketing your property is designed to showcase it in a way that entices potential tenants to enquire about the property. We have a team of local experts who work with you to secure the very best applicants, paying the maximum price for your property, all within a timeframe that suits your needs.

Property Management

We understand that sometimes it can be extremely stressful and time consuming when managing the day to day affairs of your rental property. This is why we have employed decades of knowledge and experience to develop a streamlined model which ensures that things run as smoothly as possible with the minimum amount of stress for you, our client. We pride ourselves on our work ethic and the commitment we dedicate to our clients, and stride to exceed your expectations every time..

Financial Advice

At Ideal Properties we work closely with reputable financial advisers who would be more than pleased to compare the latest mortgage deals and devise a mortgage which is tailored to your individual sales situation. The financial advice that they would provide you with would be totally impartial. They also understand and appreciate the time restraints involved with the purchase of a property, and work to ensure that a product is recommended within a timely manner.

Relocation Assistance

We’ve already done all the hard work and research so you don’t have to. Whether you’re moving back to the UK from abroad, downsizing, looking to take the next step on the property ladder, or looking to invest in property, we have an expert for you with a thorough knowledge of the local area, and could tailor your search to your personal requirements. Whether it’s schooling that is a priority for you, or it could be transport links, maybe certain activities, or even a combination. We’ve got you covered!

Maintenance

When a problem is reported, we will notify by e-mail, text or letter immediately and we keep you in touch with progress. You will also receive regular detailed financial statements. Furthermore, we have specialist contractors with a vast amount of knowledge that can cater for any maintenance issue which may arise. We can also refurbish your property. From minor decorating, to refitting kitchens and bathrooms, to a full refurbishment including structural works.

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Permitted payments England

What permitted payments can I expect to pay if I rent a property with Ideal Properties?

 

Holding deposit (per tenancy). One week’s rent.

This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).

 

Security deposit (per tenancy, rent under £50,000 per year). Five weeks’ rent.

This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.

 

Security deposit (per tenancy, rent of £50,000 or over per year). Six weeks’ rent.

This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.

 

Lost key(s) or other security device(s).

Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).

 

Variation of contract (tenant’s request) £50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation.

To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

 

Change of sharer (tenant’s request) £50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher.

To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

 

Early termination (tenant’s request).

Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord’s costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.