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Step 1: Free valuation from an expert

Step 1: Free valuation from an expert

Judging the right level of rent to charge is a fine art and involves balancing a number of elements. For instance, with our detailed knowledge of the local market, we will know the impact the quality of local amenities will have on your rental property in your area, from parks and leisure facilities to restaurants, shops, schools and transport. We also can advise you of the current legislative requirements surrounding Landlords, so you are fully prepared to let your property. We’ll arrange this free no commitment service at the time that best suits you.


Step 2: Let Only or Fully Managed?

We can tailor our service to suit your needs; it all depends on what’s best for you. For instance, some landlords prefer a full management service, which includes a range of benefits such as a dedicated property manager, credit control, a 24-hour helpline, a keyholding service and the arranging of repairs and maintenance. Of course there is an extra cost for this but it’s a proven way to maximise your rent.

Our ‘let only’ service is comprehensive enough in itself, offering everything from marketing your property, to finding the right tenants, and drawing up the tenancy agreement.

Step 2: Let Only or Fully Managed?

Step 3: Maximising your rent

Step 3: Maximising your rent

Following our initial free valuation of your property, our expert lettings team will advise on ways you can boost your rental income. Whatever tenant market you have in mind, we will help you adjust your property to suit their needs, and advise you of realistic rental value for the local market.


Step 4: Corporate Tenants

Many companies are prepared to pay a high rental to accommodate their employees in top of the market properties in the right location. If your property has the kind of facilities that match their requirements, we can help you attract corporate tenants, whether it be for short or long term lets.

Step 4: Corporate Tenants

Step 5: Presenting your property

Step 5: Presenting your property

Just as if you were selling a property, it’s vital to make sure that you are presenting it in the best possible light to prospective tenants – first impressions are vital. This means de-cluttering the property to make it seem more spacious and allowing tenants to visualise how they would put their own stamp on it.

You don’t need to undertake a major renovation, but a coat of paint can make a huge difference, and it’s essential that all repairs have been completed and everything is in working order before the first viewing.


Step 6: Find your perfect tenant

The right tenant is out there, it’s just a matter of finding them. We have a large number of tenants on our books and our website is a first port of call for many seeking to rent properties. We’ll profile your property with detailed breakdowns, photo galleries and maps, while our lettings team will present written profiles to prospective tenants calling into our offices.

Our comprehensive marketing programme also includes advertising in local newspapers, email and SMS alerts.

Step 6: Find your perfect tenant

Step 7: Preparing your property for tenants

Step 7: Preparing your property for tenants

You’ve got your tenant, now it’s time to make sure everything is ready for when they move in. Prior to move-in a comprehensive inventory, detailing both the condition of your property and all the contents you will be leaving needs to be prepared (this is included in our managed property service).

In a ‘Let Only’ service it is the responsibility of the landlord to make sure your tenant has arranged to pay all utility suppliers (i.e. electricity, gas, rates, TV licence etc.). In our ‘Managed Property’ service, we can arrange these on behalf of the landlord.


Step 8: Moving in

We will write up a tenancy agreement between you and your tenant, and ensure it is signed by both parties. We will collect the tenant’s references, hand over the keys, and arrange for the first month’s rent and deposit (usually equivalent to two month’s rent unless a guarantor has been provided) to be paid to Simon Brien Residential.

Step 8: Moving in