Home Let Plus

Home Let Plus option will provide you with a comprehensive let only service. Once a suitable tenant has been secured, the day to day management of your property and monthly rent collection will be handed over to you.

The service is suited for experienced landlords who have the time and resources to deal with the issues that arise from renting a property. Simply, our role is to advise on value and marketing, provide advice on preparing the property for rent, complete the legal documentation, find a suitable tenant, serve appropriate notices and advise upon and arrange any future extension or re-market the property to negate any void periods.

 

* Minimum  fee for Home Let Plus is £450.00

Put simply, we’ll put your property in front of the biggest audience of tenants in the UK.  Your property will feature on Rightmove, Zoopla, Lettingweb, Primelocation and our own website.

More eyes on your properties means more enquiries, which will lead to a reduction in void periods, attracting the best tenant and securing the highest rental value.

In this Web-connected age of the Google, Facebook and Twitter, the aspect of your property’s kerb appeal is almost entirely online.  Believe it or not, an astounding 98 percent of tenants start their property search online. Adding high-quality photos is one of the simplest ways to improve a home’s online presence.

Good property photographs helps to create that all important first impression. When prospective tenants arrange to view the property they will arrive in a positive frame of mind. This can significantly increase the chance of securing the best tenant.

But a bad photograph can do the opposite almost instantaneously and since an astounding 90 percent of home buyers look at online listings before they consider seeing a house in person. Poor quality photographs can loose you good tenants with one click.

If you decide to appoint us as your letting agent we will always use professional photography in the marketing of your property.

 

As part of the marketing package offered with the Home Let Online option, we will erect a To Let board outside your property if appropriate.

As we will be conducting the viewings with Home Let Plus – we will arrange to meet each individual prospective tenant.  We do not do operate an open house policy nor do we use independent viewing agents.    The viewing appointment is our opportunity to interview the prospective tenant therefore we consider the viewing as important as the reference checks.

We negotiate the best terms as your Letting Agent – price, date on entry and duration.

Once the application and terms of the lease agreement have been approved by yourself – we will prepare the necessary legal paperwork for issue to the tenant for signing

At this point we will provide the tenant with the required safety certificates –

We will arrange to meet your new at the property and complete a “check-in”.  We do not allow tenants to collect keys from ourselves, they must complete a check-in and we operate evening and weekend appointments times in order to accommodate the tenants personal situation.

At the check-in meeting we will walk the tenant through the property which will help them become familiarised with the workings of the property. We will go through the following;

  • How to operate the cooker, washing machine, central heating, shower, hot water any other appliances.
  • Where the stop cock is.
  • Where the meters are.
  • What do to in an emergency.
  • How to request a repair.
  • Regulations – Landlord Gas Safety, Electrical Inspection, Condition Report, Fire Safe

The amount of deposit we collect varies from property to property and depending on your specific requirements. There are some situations we may collect a deposit equivalent to the monthly rent or we collect a deposit in excess of the monthly rent and in some circumstances the deposit maybe less. The maximum allowed in law is two times the monthly rent.  We will agree with you the amount of deposit you want to secure.

All deposits received from tenants must be lodged with an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme provider by law. We have chosen to lodge our deposits with SafeDeposits Scotland. We will ensure that this is done within the required timescales and that tenants receive the correct Prescribed Information.

When the tenancy ends we will organise and negotiate the end of tenancy dilapidation claims and deposit returns.