The Lettings Process

What do you have to consider when renting or letting our your property?

1)  Valuation

With 15 years experience in our area we pride ourselves on being able to give you an accurate rental valuation of your property based on;

  • Condition
  • Location
  • Transport links
  • Schools & Shops
  • Whether the property is furnished or not

2)  Marketing

We are able to quickly create property details and within a day or two your property will be on-line, as the internet is now the first port of call for the majority of prospective tenants, in addition to featuring your property on, we will upload it to the leading property portals such as zoopla, rightmove and primelocation. We also benefit from our own popular magazine Palmers Green LIFE magazine where properties are advertised locally to over 11,000 homes.

>Our sales team are renowned for matching suitable tenants to suitable properties and we always have reliable tenants looking within the area 

3)  Viewings

>With your permission we will retain a set of keys for the property and make viewings ta times to suit all parties, even if these are outside standard working hours

4)  References

We will undertake thorough checks on suitable tenants: we employ an external, specialist agency to obtain references on your behalf. They will contact the tenant's employer and current/previous landlord (if applicable).

Each person over the age of 18 who will be living in the property will need to be referenced. Should the references prove to be unsatisfactory it will not be possible to proceed further with the let.

5)  EPC

From the 1st October 2008 all properties for let require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by law in England and Wales. It is the landlords responsibility to provide an EPC and Anthony Webb are able to quickly arrange  an EPC for you at minimal cost if required. 

An EPC is only required for properties that are self-contained, and are valid for 10 years. 

6)  Safety Checks :

As a landlord you are responsible for the safety of your tenant and there are a number of checks and certificates that you will need to have in place before letting your property.

Soft furnishings must comply with Fire Safety Regulations

>you must have a gas safety certificate for any gas appliances, undertaken by someone Corgi registered and undertaken annually you should ensure that all electrical goods are safe to use and are supplied with operating instructions.

7 )  Preparing the property

We always recommend a thorough professional clean of a property prior to renting it out - it sets a standard to be met at the end of the tenancy.

>We suggest cleaning all carpets, curtains and upholstery, kitchen appliances, cupboards inside and out. Walls should be in good order and outstanding repairs should have been carried out. If applicable, the garden should also be tidy.

8)  Inventory

Before a tenancy begins we will prepare an inventory on your behalf – this is signed by the new tenants when they take up the property to confirm the condition of the property and any fixtures and furniture.

In the event of any damage the inventory is key to support a claim. 

9)  Contracts, Deposit & Completion    

With all relevant paperwork signed and the deposit plus the first month's rent, received in clear funds, we will then release the keys to the new tenant.

We will ask the tenant to sign a standing order to be forwarded to their bank for future rent collection. By law all deposits held are protected under the government's Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) providing peace of mind for landlord and tenant alike. If we manage the property we arrange this for you.