10 Reasons You Should Choose PPC Property Management as Your Letting Agent
The market for renting out residential property has dramatically expanded in recent years. We keep on top of these changes and are always up to date with the market to ensure you are getting the best out of your rental services.
We are one of the longest running letting agencies in Mid0Beds giving us unrivalled knowledge of the area. As such, we understand the local area and can offer great advice to prospective tenants or give you strong advice about your property.
2. Choose the level of service right for you
We offer two levels of service:
· tenants find only meaning you as a landlord will be undertaking the day-to-day management of the letting.
· fully managed meaning we take care of everything to do with the letting from start to finish.
· Have a look here for a detailed breakdown of these services.
3. Marketing, Advertising, and Rent
We are very proactive in finding a good tenant for your property in as short of time as possible, as know that an empty property will cost you money. We list our properties on the internet portal On the Market and had registered tenants looking for their new homes. To get your best return, we advise on what level of rent can be expected for a property, and due to our extensive knowledge of the local area, we can show you details of similar properties that have let for a similar figure.
4. Repairs and Maintenance
Every property needs looking after. We carry out regular inspections to ensure that the tenant is taking care of your property, and to check if there are any maintenance issues. We also provide a 24/7 reporting system that our tenant can use to report us of any maintenance issues to ensure they are taken care of efficiently. As such, we have a panel of qualified tradespeople who we call upon to make repairs, maintain gardens, and carry our annual tasks.
We deal with all the paperwork involved in letting. Taking up references on new tenants, carrying out credit checks, confirming a tenants employment details, and checking their right to rent in the UK is just the tip of the iceberg of what we take care of.
It is our responsibility to draw up the tenancy agreement and collate the required gas and electrical certificates, as well as an Energy Performance Certificate.
6. Client Money Protection
We handle deposits, rents and maintenance monies. Both landlords and tenants must feel reassured that their money is secured when renting out a property. As a reputable agency, we belong to ‘Client Money Protect’ to ensure your money is protected.
7. Complying with deposit law
We deal with matters concerning the security deposit that is paid by the tenant at the start of the tenancy. This money, equivalent to 6 weeks’ rent, is held by us on behalf of the landlord as a safeguard against the tenant causing damage to the property. By law, these deposits must be registered with a government approved tenancy deposit scheme. We are part of DPS.
8. Safety Legislation
There are several pieces of legislation in place to protect the safety of tenants and landlords. We ensure that every property follows these rules. A property with a gas supply must have an annual maintenance check, and a gas safety certificate must be provided by a qualified gas engineer. If electrical items are provided by the landlord, we ensure they are safety tested by an electrical engineer. Any soft furnishings must comply with fire safety regulations.
Whilst we do handle these matters, the legal responsibility does remain with the landlord.
9. Maintenance Float
As we offer such a high level of service, with dedicated members of staff, we hope that you would entrust us with carrying out necessary repairs up to a certain value without reference to yourselves. This requires us to keep a sum of money as a “float” for the event that repairs are needed, and we will account for the money as it is spent.
We believe that we are the perfect fit for you to rent out and manage your property. If you are looking to take the next step in renting out your home, please contact us here, or give us a call on 01525 633300.