Properties To Let

Based on our 5 star rated service, expert local knowledge, professionalism and transparency throughout our processes we are confident that we can find the right property for you.

Attention landlords: It’s very important you choose the right agent for you and your requirements, not just staying comfortable with who you’ve been using currently for convenience. Contact us to discuss how we can help you to rent out your property.

Frequently Asked Questions

By 2025, the minimum rating that landlords will legally have to achieve in order to rent out their properties will be C (whereas currently it is E).

This will lead to higher standards in rental properties as landlords make renovations to improve their EPC ratings.

Agents usually want to check that you can pay the rent.

They may ask to see; an employment contract or letter from your employer, recent payslips or bank statements.

Usually, referencing is a quick process.

It should only take a minimum of 48 hours and maximum 5 days once all the documentation has been received and signed off by the referencing agency.

Agents have a duty of care towards tenants, even though they do not have a contractual relationship.

The duty of care includes; Advising and providing essential information relating to the let property.

Providing prospective tenants information on charges, the right to cancel and the right to the cooling-off period.

It is illegal for a landlord or agent to enter a property without agreement from the tenant except in the case of an emergency or threat to health and safety such as:

  • A fire in the property.
  • The smell of gas or structural damage that urgently needs attention.

The three qualities landlords are now looking for in a letting agent.

Trust and liveability are key qualities vendors look for when selecting a sales agent, landlords want these three qualities.

  1. Knowledge
  2. Listening
  3. Responding to questions.

Insufficient credit history is the main reason.

Some people do not have any credit history when the checks are completed.

This could be due to their age, living outside of the UK, or moving address frequently.

However, it could also indicate that they have given a false address history in order to hide adverse credit history.

Four common reasons tenants fail referencing.

  • The affordability calculation. (Many referencing agencies use a combination of open banking and employer referee to verify a tenant’s income)
  • Adverse credit history.
  • Lack of credit history.
  • Bad lettings history.

5 changes for landlords to watch out for in 2024

  • Renters Reform Bill: Crucial details to be confirmed in 2024.
  • Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill progress.
  • Last full year of lower stamp duty.
  • Abolition of pension lifetime allowance from 6 April 2024.
  • Reduction in tax-free allowance for Capital Gains Tax.

Tenants can not be charged for an accompanied viewing, inventory, signing a contract, exit fees or for renewing a tenancy.

Letting agents must only charge fees relating to rent, security deposits, holding deposits, utilities, TV licence, communication services, Council Tax and payments in default.

14 days is the magical number.

Having someone stay in your house is perfectly reasonable (and well within the law and your tenant visitor rights), but in most tenancy agreements there will be a standard clause regarding guests, saying a guest can’t stay more than 14 days in any six-week period.

Accessing the property without the tenants’ permission could be seen as harassment.

If your tenant refuses all requests to access the property or being obstructive, they are likely in breach of their contract.