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Sutton Coldfield

Erdington

Burton

Information For Landlords


When Letting your home, you want to ensure that it is in being placed in the hands of experienced agents. Our experienced team are well versed in day-to-day maintenance of a rented property, and we work in conjunction with tried and tested maintenance contractors to ensure that all maintenance runs smoothly for our Landlords and Tenants.

Firstly, Seekers will come out to your home to offer you a ‘free of charge’ Lettings Appraisal of your property, where we get a good idea of the rental value of the property. This is a no obligation service. Once you are ready to proceed, we will require further details, including:-

* Personal details – names and addresses of any joint owners (if necessary)

* If your property is Leasehold, we would advise that you obtain permission from the Freeholder to the Letting (if required under the Terms of the Head Lease)

* We will then take external photographs for our marketing purposes

* We will assist in Gas & Electrical checks; give advice with presentation and standards

* We will check your preferences of potential tenants; pets / children / smokers / dhss


Services we offer


we offer two type of expert services – Let only & Fully Managed.


Fully Managed


This is the more preferred service that we offer, this includes: Marketing your property, Selecting suitable tenants, Full tenant credit checks to ensure that your tenants are in a good position to pay rent on the property, Move in & check in at your property, Collection of rent with monthly statements (if required), Repairs and general management, Property visits and Final inspections.


Let Only Service


Marketing your property, The selection/referencing of prospective tenants, Move in & check in at your property.


The Housing Act 1988


Part 1 of the Housing Act 1988 is aimed at transforming the private rented sector, which at present, accounts for less than 8 per cent of homes in Britain. It is the Government’s intention to regenerate the sector through deregulation, stimulating its growth by removing rent controls and introducing new-style assured tenancies. Virtually all new private lettings, including housing association tenancies, will be either ‘assured’ or ‘assured short hold’ tenancies. An assured short hold tenancy must be for a period of at least six months and the tenant must be notified at the outset that it is a short hold tenancy. The housing reforms and the Housing Act 1988. The main feature of assured forms of tenancy is that Landlords and tenants are free to devise their own rent levels through negotiation, with new tenancies no longer protected by the Rent Act. The Government believes that rent control has caused the decline in private renting and that the sector can be revived only if letting property again becomes an economic proposition.