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Lettings Process

Step 1 Accurate Valuation

To maximise the return from you property investment, it is essential to Let your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. With over 30 years combined Lettings experience, Hansons provide unrivalled knowledge of rental values in the area and furthermore all our valuations are backed up with the latest comparable data. This is why we consistently achieve the asking price across all our clients properties and reduce vacant periods considerably.

Call us on 020 8590 1222 or complete the rental valuation request form.

Step 2 Selecting an Estate Agent

When choosing a letting agent consider their opening hours, when they will be available to conduct viewings, their high street presence and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum rental value for your property.

Step 3 Safety First

To ensure that you adhere to the mountain of health and safety legislation that affects landlords, it is essential to choose a qualified and experienced agent. Our staff hold NFOPP qualifications (National Federation of Property Professionals), giving you peace of mind that you’re dealing with professionals and that your property complies with all necessary legislation
Examples:
Check that any furniture staying in the property complies with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. A Gas Safe registered engineer to assess the safety of all gas appliances. A qualified engineer to carry out a Portable Appliance Test (PAT) to assess the safety of all electrical appliances. Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself? You are responsible for making this document available to prospective and future tenants

Step 4 Consider Property Management

Our property managers are here to take the stress away from you. Hansons Estates will look after the general day-to-day management and more complex issues such as emergency repairs, collection of rent, transfer of utilities and much more. We will liaise with tenants, contractors, utilities companies etc... For Landlords who wish to protect their rental income we can purchase a Rent Recovery Plus product via HomeLet and note you as having an "interest in" this policy. Having an interest in this policy means that you may be able to benefit should a successful claim be made. Rest assured your property, tenant and most importantly your rental income will be cared for 24/7.

Step 5 Presenting Your Property

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful let.

Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to de-clutter to make rooms appear larger.

Step 6 Marketing Your Property

To find your perfect tenant you need to give your property maximum exposure across a wide range of media. When you instruct Hansons Estates to let your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing package.
We list our properties on the following property portals, www.rightmove.co.uk www.zoopla.com, www.primeloaction.com, www.findaproperty.com ...just to mention a few. full colour property details email and SMS alerts Local newspaper advertising

Step 7 Accompanied Viewings

Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property - in fact over 40% of our viewings are carried out after work and at weekends. Accompanied viewings also mean we can use our expertise to help let your property.

Step 8 Receiving an Offer

As soon as an offer is received we will contact you to communicate full details of an offer along with any special conditions to help you decide whether or not to accept.

Step 9 Offer Agreed

Once you accept an offer we will do the following, regardless of whether your property is managed:
Collect references from the tenants Arrange signing of Tenancy Agreement Collect moving-in payment (rent + deposit)
Where applicable we will register the tenants, with the Deposit Protection Scheme.

Step 10 Completion

Upon completion, keys will be released to the inventory clerk or the tenant on moving-in day.

For managed properties, we will provide the tenant with contact details of our property management team. Congratulations, your property is now let!

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