Landlords

Demand is up 30% and rents have increased approximately 10% locally. However, due to Tenants increasingly difficult financial circumstances, we are having more and more issues regarding late rent payments and end of tenancy disputes. Therefore, it is more important than ever to have a professional managing agent to look after your property and provide you with a detailed Inventory (see example below).

Town & Country have been letting properties for a decade and have approximately 90% market share in the local Villages, letting on average 100 properties every year. We offer a specialist property management service to take the hassle out of renting your property and can tailor the service to suit your needs. As standard we have 3 different levels of service which are as follows:

  • Tenant Find Only
  • Tenant Find & Rent Collection
  • Tenant Find & Full Management

Here is a summary of the services offered

Before letting the property we will:
Free Valuations – Visit the property, advise you on the level of rent to expect and give you advice on any action you need to take before you let the property. This includes any repairs and refurbishments that are needed to put it into a fit state for letting

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  • Accompanied viewings – Let us do the work
  • Explain your rights and responsibilities and the tenant’s rights and responsibilities
  • Give you advice on what action to take if the property is mortgaged
  • Give you advice on insuring the building and contents and other insurance schemes which may be available to protect their interests and which are not normally covered in standard household policies where a tenant is in residence
  • Organise gas & electrical safety certificates in accordance with current legislation
  • Arrange an Energy Performance Certificate in conjunction with current legislation
  • Choose a tenant in a way agreed with you, take up references including employment and credit checks, whilst checking the tenant’s past rent payment record
  • Arrange & produce compliant tenancy agreements
  • Receive & Clear initial monies from tenants and set up Standing Order Mandates
  • Inventories – Arrange for the preparation of a schedule of the condition of the property and its contents for you, together with acceptance by the tenant of a property so described (with photographic evidence of the condition of the property)
  • Take a Deposit and lodge it with the Deposit ProtectionService (DPS), or register it with My Deposits
  • Transfer the bills for the services for which the tenant will be responsible

During the Tenancy We Will:
Collect the rent and pass it on to you every month (or as otherwise agreed) and will provide you with a statement of account as often as agreed with you, usually monthly. The agent will keep a separate clients’ account to hold all money

  • Visit the property periodically during the course of the tenancy as often as agreed with you (for example, every three months) to check that it is being suitably looked after
  • Arrange to have routine maintenance work carried out, up to a limit agreed with you. The agent will refer expenditure above that limit to you for approval
  • Respond promptly to the tenant’s enquiries
  • Keep an eye on the rent payment record and take reasonable steps to prompt payment of any money owed
  • Organise Renewals and Rent Increases
  • Produce end of year Financial Tax Reports
  • At the end of the Tenancy we will:
  • Serve the correct notices on the tenant
  • Check the condition of the property and any contents and discuss any repairs with you before giving the deposit back or arranging for repairs
  • Collect the key and make sure that the property is secure

NALS-Agent-StampMembers of NALS
We are accredited with NALS – the National Approved Letting Scheme which means that we adhere to strict standards and procedures to ensure that your property is looked after professionally and in a regulated manner.

So if you are looking to let your property look no further than Town & Country.

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