One of the most important decisions you will make when investing in a buy to let property is whether you want to manage the property yourself. As a hands on landlord you will need to handle the upkeep and maintenance of the property, marketing, rent collection, management of deposits and all the other reactive and proactive aspects of the role. You’ve to juggle the role with your commitments at work and home.
WEST–The Property Consultancy offers a comprehensive property management service for our landlords. Our team of expert property managers will take the stressful and time consuming burden of managing a property portfolio.
As the landlord, you have a legal responsibility to stay on top of all the changes to property legislation. Realistically, unless you have a keen understanding of law or a lot of time on your hands, you could never keep up with the changes. All team members carry the Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Management and attend regular training courses to refresh and update their knowledge and we are members of the industry’s leading professional body the Association of Residential Letting Agents.
Prior to the start of a new tenancy, the property will receive an in-depth professional inventory, cataloguing the condition of your property to check against on the day the tenancy ends.
On the day your new tenants moves in, they will be checked into their property to include tutorials of how the various features of the property work.
Finally the manager will perform an inspection of the property 6-8 weeks into the tenancy, to ensure your new tenants are comfortably settled and to make sure they are taking good care of your property.
The average property management service will see the agent visiting your tenants for an inspection once/ twice a year – and sometimes that will come at an additional cost. WEST–The Property Consultancy offers quarterly inspections included in the price, so that you can have peace of mind. Following the inspection, you will receive a detailed report, including photos.
Switching to the WEST–The Property Consultancy Property Management service is simple. We handle the transfer of all your legal documents from the previous management services or we can assist in getting the relevant legal papers arranged.
If you are interested in the higher quality of property management that WEST–The Property Consultancy can offer you, please get in touch with us on 01865 510000 to discuss your needs.