The setting up of a tenancy is identical but once tenants are in occupation, Douglas Smartmove act as an agent in the day to day running of the property, which includes:
Monthly rent collections.
Inventory to be carried out by an independent body, cost for inventor, see price list attached. We do recommend that it is carried out by an independent body due to the new laws with registering the holding deposit with the government scheme and if there were to be any disputes or deductions made to the deposit at the end of the tenancy, you have a third party (the investor clerk) to confirm the condition of the property prior to the tenants taking over.
A video inventory can be arranged.
Internal inspection carried out every three months.
We will deal with all problems and inquiries.
24 hour maintenance cover (if requested).
Throughout the tenancy we will serve all legally required notices as and when they are necessary (Notice to quit due to non-payment of rent or other notices due to breach of contract).
Monthly payments of rent to landlords by either cheque or standing order.
Renewal of Gas Certificates is required.
We require one months notice from tenant to vacate the property, which gives us time to find new tenets to occupy the property.
As stated our fees for the above services are based on rental value, service required and insurance arrangements will be established during the appraisal.
There are a variety of regulations governing rented property is actually let. Failure to comply can lead to prosecution, again these can be discussed in greater detail during initial appraisal.
Once you have decided to proceed, simply contact our office to arrange a free appraisal at a time that is convenient. We will then visit your property to establish what kind of rental income you can expect to achieve and discuss which service will suit your needs.
Once we have these details we can proceed with the marketing of your property as soon as we receive your instruction.
Property Management Team