Lang Town Town & Country takes the stress out of being a landlord. Here’s why you should choose our Managed + service to look after your Plymouth property.
Renting out your property can be an excellent long-term investment. Becoming a landlord can be a highly rewarding and financially sound decision with the potential for a steady stream of cash flow.
However, having tenants also means dealing with a number of responsibilities, issues and challenges. It’s not as simple as handing over the keys and collecting rent.
From finding suitable tenants to handling maintenance issues, the tasks can quickly become overwhelming as a landlord. Add in the existing and new legislation minefield, you really need to know the law inside out.
If you are considering renting out your property, you have two choices: pay a letting agent, or do it yourself.
Incredibly, according to the latest data from the English Housing Survey, only 46% of landlords use a letting agent regularly, while a staggering 49% choose not to use one at all.
Lang Town Town & Country has a number of expert services which are designed to take the stress out of being a landlord.
Our award-winning lettings team has 25 years of expertise and knowledge to ensure you don’t get caught out by silly mistakes or oversights.
We’ve even put together a handy Landlord’s Checklist which features everything you need to know to be compliant with new and existing legislation.
Here’s why you should choose our Managed + service to look after your Plymouth property.
What is our Managed + service for landlords?
Richard Rabin, Director of Lettings at Lang Town & Country, says: “We offer many services in our lettings division for all of our landlords.
“Our four main lettings management services are Tenant Find, Rent Collection, Managed, and Managed +. Each offers varying degrees of support for landlords, but if you want our full service, Managed + is the one to go for.”
Here’s a list of everything you’ll get as part of our Managed + service:
- Consultation Service
- Property Marketing Plan
- Professional photography, Video Tour and Floor Plan
- Internet Property Advertising advertising including dedicated YouTube channel and sign board
- Client/Property Matching Software
- Accompanied Viewings
- Tenant Interviewing & Selection
- Comprehensive Tenant Referencing Service & Right to Rent Check
- Arrange Compliance Certificates Required
- Signing of Tenancy Agreement
- Rent Collection
- Monthly Statement of Account
- Tenant Check-in with Smoke Alarm & Carbon Monoxide Testing
- Registration of the Deposit
- Liaising with other Organisations (e.g. Block Management Company)
- Routine Inspections to include full report with colour photographs
- Administration of Property Maintenance
- Tenant Check-out & Meter Readings
- Negotiating Return of Deposit & Handling Deductions with TDS
- Comprehensive Inventory & Schedule of Condition
- Rent Review & Issuing A Section 13 Notice
- Issuing A Section 21 Notice
- End of Tax Year Statement (Upon Request)
- Rent Guarantee & Legal Expenses Policy
What are the main benefits of the Managed + service?
A growing list of rules and regulations means rental and legal protection is more important than ever for landlords.
Our Managed + service provides a safety net for potential disputes and issues that may arise during the tenancy period.
Richard Rabin says: “One of the main benefits of our Managed + service is that your rent is completely covered. This guaranteed service also covers you for legal expenses – if the worst-case scenario should happen.
“Let’s say a tenant lost their job, couldn’t afford to pay the rent and suddenly got themselves into difficulties. But they couldn’t or wouldn’t move out of the property for whatever reason.
“This policy will then continue to pay US the rental in full, which means we can continue to pay YOU the rental in full. Plus, they will take it right up until the day that they evict the tenant from your property. They pay for all the court fees, and there is no extra expense to you, as the landlord.
“This service gives you the complete peace of mind that we think is well worth it, especially in the sort of current times that we’re living in.
“Our Managed + service goes through the same checking and referencing processes and offers the high-end service that we always provide here at Lang Town & Country.”
If you’re thinking about becoming a landlord, or are looking to add to your current portfolio, please get in touch with our Lettings team on 01752 201010 or via our website.
How do I get in touch with Lang Town & Country?
If you’re thinking about moving or renting, please do contact a member of our team today and we’ll be more than happy to help.
Lettings – 01752 201010 / email@example.com
Plymouth Sales – 01752 256000 / Property@langtownandcountry.com
Plymstock Sales – 01752 456000 / Plymstockoffice@langtownandcountry.com
Waterside – 01752 200909 / Waterside@langtownandcountry.com
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