INITIAL INSPECTION OF THE PROPERTY
This is undertaken by one of our experienced managers who will asses the property and advise on all aspects of the proposed letting to include any improvements which may be required, advice on what types of tenant would suit the property, what furnishings may or may not be required, mortgagors approvals, fire regulations, corgi gas checks and to generally explain the procedure of letting your property through HomeLets.
RENTAL VALUATION AT NO OBLIGATION
This is undertaken in line with other similar properties in the area and to ensure the rent you require is not too high where it may take some time to let your property or too low where rent monies are lost.
LOCATING SUITABLE TENANTS
HomeLets will immediately market the property through our Thornton Road office and will locate suitable tenants in accordance with your requirements. We have waiting lists of all types of tenants and receive enquiries daily for rented accommodation. We also offer a mailing list service to tenants and work for companies requiring short and long term accommodation for their employees. Suitable tenants are normally located within 1 - 4 weeks. Free marketing is provided via Yellow Pages, attractive To Let Boards, Internet to include Yell.com, rightmove.co.uk and regular advertising in the local Bradford newspaper, the Telegraph & Argus.
VIEWING THE PROPERTY
Tenants can be shown around the property and be accompanied by a representative of HomeLets and / or by the owner of the property.
APPLICATIONS TO LET THE PROPERTY
Prospective tenants will fill in an application form stating details of their employment, bank, previous landlord and other personal information which HomeLets can check to verify if the tenant is capable of letting your property. Credit checks are also undertaken to disclose county court judgements and ensure that the tenant is on the voters roll etc.
On Locating satisfactory tenants HomeLets will draw up an appropriate tenancy agreement in compliance with your instructions.
The agreement is normally a 6 month assured shorthold tenancy. Please note that 2 months notice is required should you require your property back.
A written inventory of the condition and contents of the property is recorded for future reference. This is done to safeguard any future disputes which may occur.
SIGNING OF DOCUMENTATION
HomeLets will attend the signing of all appropriate documentation and will arrange for the transfer of all advance rent and returnable bond monies accordingly.
WHEN THE PROPERTY IS LET OUR MANAGEMENT SERVICE IS AS FOLLOWS
This is a rent guarantee and legal expenses insurance which will cover the landlord for tenants:- not paying rent, refusing to leave the property and other disputes which may occur.
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GENERAL MANAGEMENT DUTIES
HomeLets will manage the property on behalf of the client undertaking the following duties :-
All rents are then collected by HomeLets and are normally paid to the client by the 15th day of each month by either cheque or paid directly into the clients bank account.
INSPECTION OF THE PROPERTY
Periodic inspections will be carried out as and when required.
HomeLets will handle all general tenant enquiries on the clients behalf and will inform the client of any problems which may occur.
If Maintenance work is required HomeLets have a team of professional tradesmen on 24hr call out to deal with everyday and emergency repairs quickly and effectively. Approval is always sought from the client before work is carried out except in some emergency cases.
STATEMENTS OF ACCOUNT
A full detailed statement is normally sent every month, with all accounts computerised and detailed.
RE-LETTING OF THE PROPERTY
Whilst the property is under the management of HomeLets should the property become empty HomeLets shall endeavour to re-market the property for re-let.
LETTING AND MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS
Are drawn up between the client and HomeLets.