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FAQ's for landlords

Here are some frequently asked questions from landords

How quickly will you find a tenant?

It's hard to guarantee an exact time frame. Some properties rent the first day that they hit the market, while others may take a little longer. We generally find that if the property is priced accurately, and well presented, we can source quality tenants within about 5-10 days. In this regard it is important that your property is priced accurately in relation to the current market and we will advise you on this important matter. Our team will ensure that you receive the best possible rental return, but at the same time alleviate any delay in the rental of your property.

How will you find me a tenant?

We use a range of methods to secure a quality tenant for you. These will include our extensive tenant database, an internet strategy using our own web site as well as the leading property portals, local newspaper advertising. We find this combination generates significant enquiries and provides us with the opportunity to select the most appropriate application for your property.

How do you qualify tenants?

There are two main criteria to consider when selecting a suitable tenant for your property; their ability to pay the rent and their ability to maintain your property in its current condition.

We qualify all prospective tenants in relation to both these criteria. Our application form extracts all of the required information to qualify their suitability, your property management team will reference check applicants and qualify the information provided by each tenant and discuss the information collected with you and, together, select the best tenant.

What costs do I need to pay?

The fees payable are an introduction of tenant and letting fee to secure the best tenant and a monthly management fee to handle the ongoing management if you so require.

How do I receive my rent?

Your rent is paid to you by electronic funds transfer into your nominated account each month.

How do you guarantee that my property will not be damaged?

Even though every tenant's application is screened very carefully, accidents do happen and there can be no guarantee that your property will not be damaged. Our team will conduct inspections to minimise any problems that may arise. Inspections take place within 3 months from the start of the tenancy and 6 monthly thereafter.

As the owner of the property you can be present for inspections if you wish. Inspections allow us to check on the condition of the property and report any required maintenance and repairs to you as early as possible.

How are maintenance and repairs handled?

Minor repairs are handled by the Property Management team, and we will discuss a cost limit on these repairs at the start of the tenancy agreement. For any larger repairs quotes will be organised and discussed with you prior to moving forward.

Urgent repairs, regardless of cost, may be required by law to be acted upon immediately as legislated in the Landlord and Tenant Act. At Blackshaw Homes we only utilise high quality trades people and suppliers and all their work is insured.

How often will I hear from you once my property is rented?

We will liaise with you to determine your preferences regarding both the frequency and method of our contact with you once your property has been rented. We ensure our communication keeps you updated without distracting you unnecessarily.

To find out more about our service, simply request a valuation through our website or call 01702 462 455.

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