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Full Property Management

 

If you want all the hassle and stress taken care of for you, this is the letting service for you.

Each property and Landlord under this service is given a designated rental property manager.

 

Rent Collection Service

 

If you want the hassle of rent collection taken away from you, but still want to deal with the maintenance of your rental property, this service is for you. 

 

Let Only Service

 

If you want all the marketing, finding of tenants and legal work carried out for you, but want to retain property management once the tenant has moved in, then this letting service is for you.

 

Marketing, Viewings & Referencing

Marketing

 

Your agent will ideally have a online presence and will now place your property on the single most important advertising platform the internet. Attracting the right quality of tenants is of high importance so advertising through local and national publications and the web is key. Marden & Son Estates strive to locate reliable and professional tenants, obtaining the best possible price and all within a reasonable time scale.

 

Viewings

 

All prospective tenants are accompanied by one of Marden & Son Estates professional and fully trained negotiators. In the event your property is occupied, all appointments are arranged in advance by appointment strictly. In most cases as you can appreciate for all parties involved it is much more benefical to supply as set of keys when possible.

 

Referencing

 

Once we find you a tenant thats is suitable to your requirements, we ensure

all prospective tenants are fully referenced (employment, landlord references and a personal credit check) which will give you a huge piece of mind.

We never reccomend tenants with referencing below par. We do all we

can to obtain all the necessary information and paperwork however you have the last say in moving forward whether you accept or decline a prospective tenant.

Landlord Checklist

Key Information For Your New Tenants

 

- It is always useful to leave key information for your tenants e.g. operating

  the central heating and  hot water, washing machine & alarm systems.

 

Mortgaged Properties

 

- Notify your building society or bank

for permission to sub-let your property )

 

- Notify your building & Content insurance

cover for a third party residing in the property )

 

Leasehold Properties

 

- Confirm with your freeholder that is is no covernant restricting you or your           prospective tenants

 

Deposits

 

- Assured Short Hold Tenancy? All deposits taken by landlords & agents are to       be protected by the  Deposit Proctection Scheme

( Within 10 days of signing the tenancy agreement, Since April 6th 2007 )

 

EPC

 

- Mandatory for Landlords to have an Energy Performace Certificate before  entering the rental market

( Since October 1st 2008 )

 

Gas Safety Certicicate

 

Annual checks are mandatory, the engineer should no longer be corgi registered but now on the Gas Safety Register and a valid certificate must be presented to the tenant/s at the start of any tenancy.

 

Inventory

 

Always ensure you obtain an inventory, any damages and deposits can be

held shown against the inventory. Marden & Son Estates is happy to make

the necessary arrangements for you.

 

Non Uk Resident Landlords

 

If you are going to reside outside the UK we are bound under the Taxes Management Act 1970, Section 78 and 83 to assess you at the basic rate of income tax (variabledue from rents we collect on your behalf if you are not

"self-assessing" your own tax. We should receive a letter of confirmation from your Accountant and Tax Office confirmin that they accept liability for

payment of your tax. (Please see your Accountant for self-assessment advice)

Alternatively, we can instruct a Tax Specialist or Tax Adviser who can give you advice or can be employed by you to take care of your tax affairs whilst abroad.

Landlord Guide

 

Step by Step

Valuation & Services

 Valuation

 

To begin the process you will require an agent to give you an accurate,

realistic valuation based on understanding the market conditions of the area your propertys is situated, however still achieving the best possible

price for you.

 

One of Marden & Son Estates experienced letting consultants will meet with you at your property to discuss every aspects of your

letting needs. We deliver an accurate valuation of the property’s

current market value and will recommend ways  to further maximise

your rental property and offer any further guidance necessary.

 

Service

 

It'll then be left to you to decide of what level of service you will require, ranging from just finding you a tenant to, collecting the rent or fully managing and maintaining the propery on your belhalf. 

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