If you’re currently living in the property or have tenants there, make sure the place is tidy, welcoming and free from clutter. Homely touches such as fresh flowers, an open fire and pictures on the walls can make a huge difference.
Consider how the property smells. It may smell stale if it’s been vacant, or it could smell of your pets or last night’s supper. Give the place a good airing and make use of air fresheners or scented candles.
Consider the up-front costs
There are several up-front costs associated with letting your property which you’ll need to budget for. Most may be deducted from the first instalment of rent – these include are Gas Safety Certificate, Energy Performance Certificate, Electrical Certificate, Inventory, Tenancy Agreement Fees, Commission Fees. We can help you calculate the full costs where required.
Guiding you through the legislation
There is a huge amount of legislation relating to letting property these days. We help all our landlords comply with the relevant rules and regulations for their property.
Download Landlord Rules and Regulations
Consider Property Management
Property Management can be crucial in getting maximum rental returns on your property. Many corporate tenants will insist on renting only managed properties and are often prepared to pay a premium for the peace of mind that any issues with the property will be swiftly and professionally resolved.
If you instruct Mountgrange Heritage to manage your property, we will look after the general day-to-day management and more complex issues such as emergency repairs, collection of rent, transfer of utilities and much more.
Completing the process
When we receive an offer from a prospective tenant, we will contact you with full details and negotiate on your behalf. Once an offer has been accepted, we will do the following:
- Collect references from the tenant/s
- Prepare and arrange the signing of Tenancy Agreement by both parties
- Collect the initial rent and deposit monies
- Organise an inventory to be prepared and checked with the Tenant
- Transfer the Utility Accounts