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Look at property in the area, and speak to a trusted local estate agent. The rental market moves much faster than the sales market so prices can vary significantly based on the time of year, property type and current availability, so its always important to take advice.
Abode offer a fully managed service, which means we will communicate between you as the landlord and your tenant regarding day to day maintenance, monthly rent collection and other responsibilities such as making sure you have an up to date gas safety certificate.
At Abode we do this using the best traditional and most up to date methods of marketing from a basic to let board and quality photographs to VR (virtual reality tours).
What we have learned over the years is that embracing technology is important, but good quality customer service is paramount to any business.
Its important that the agent is responsive to any interest and able to be flexible around viewings to suit any potential tenant.
Our top tip: Appeal to the masses. If you are decorating your property keep it simple, don't let your personal taste put off potential tenants.
At Abode we have two main priorities when selecting the tenant on behalf of our landlords.
Now we don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have many years of experience in referencing and selecting tenants. As a landlord you will always have the final say on who you accept.
Agreeing an offer
As well as making sure we get the right tenant, it’s important to get a fair rent for the landlord. However this will be reviewed on an annual basis by Abode.
In addition to this we carry out our own measure, checks and balances in house. It is very important to Abode as a business that we share as much information as possible with our landlord so that an informed decision can be made.
Our agents will personally meet with your tenant and carry out a handover appointment in which we review and sign tenancies. This can include review and signing of the inventory.
Abode are one of the only agencies that do not outsource this process and all of our inventories are completed by us and shared with our landlords by e-mail or our portal.
Our deposits are held in the dps (deposit protection scheme). The Housing Act 2004 protects all parties in this regard as the deposit is now required to be held within a government-approved scheme on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
As a landlord you will receive notification of this once registered. The deposit stays here until the exit.
Following this our inspections will be carried out periodically at a rate agreed with you the landlord. If anything breaks down or needs repairing then we may be required to visit the property more often. Please note we do not carry out inspections of non-managed property.
Of course, if anything breaks down or needs repairing then you may be required to visit the property more often.
If you want to minimise your workload Abode offers the fully managed service option to lighten the load (see service level section for more details).