Activity in the Plymouth rental market shows no signs of slowing down.
There is currently huge demand for quality properties in the city and surrounding areas.
Letting agents in Plymouth report more tenants actively looking than there is available stock.
According to Dataloft, the average rent achieved for properties let in Plymouth over the last year was £696 pcm. This reflects a 7% rise on the previous 12-month period.
Tenant demand has continued to increase, with a net balance of +36%. However, landlord instructions continue to fall, with a net balance of -25%.
Claire Oliveira MARLA, branch manager of Lang Town & Country Lettings, says: “We are inundated with applicants on a daily basis. We currently have more than 50 quality applicants looking for a variety of properties.
“Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have changed our process with regards to how we carry out viewings.
“Applicants now need to fill in an application form. Then, when a property becomes available, we receive on average in excess of 20 applications.
“All types of property are in huge demand, from one-bed flats to four-bed townhouses.
“With this surge in interest, now is a great time to become a landlord in Plymouth.”
If you’re thinking about renting out your property, you have two choices:
- Pay a letting agent, or…
- Do it yourself
Here’s why you should choose Lang Town & Country to do it for you:
1. Our people
Claire Oliveira, Richard Rabin, Sam Mather, Hugo Oliveira and Bryony Green
Here at Lang Town & Country, we’re people-people. We always have been and we always will be!
As an independent letting agency, our staff take great pride in providing an enthusiastic, professional and efficient service.
We have three locations across Plymouth, but our lettings operation is based solely in our Mannamead Road office.
From here, our small, personalised team helps landlords and tenants alike on a daily basis.
We LOVE getting out and about, enjoying our beautiful city and surrounding areas and, above all, meeting wonderful people who are confident in trusting us with their most important asset: their property.
Find out more here.
2. Our versatility
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented property agents like us with undoubtedly the biggest test we have ever faced as a company.
With the health and safety of our clients and staff remaining paramount throughout lockdown, we were on hand to offer the same fantastic service that we have for decades.
All our hard work continues to pay off, and our lettings team are certainly leading the way.
Earlier this year, we even let our entire stock of properties for the first time in our 23-year history!
3. Our experience
Lang Town & Country Lettings is one of the most highly regarded and professional residential letting agencies in Plymouth.
Through more than 20 years’ experience, we have built a proud and growing reputation for our bespoke service client care.
We continue to invest heavily in the ongoing training of our team and are members of the NAEA ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents). This is essentially the lettings equivalent of the NAEA (formerly National Association of Estate Agents) Propertymark.
Our agents attend regional and national conferences to ensure that you, our clients, receive the most up-to-date information on current legislation and regulations.
Find out more about our experience here.
4. Our advice
Watch this short film to find out how we helped landlords and tenants during lockdown
Lang Town & Country offers both lettings and investment advice, including buy-to-lets and portfolios.
Since the first lockdown began in March, we’ve seen a leap in the number of people looking for quality rented accommodation throughout Plymouth and the surrounding areas.
People have, of course, had a lot of time to reevaluate their lives – including where they live.
It could be because they live in a property with no outside space or, as more and more people now work from home, they now need an office or space where they can comfortably work?
Plymouth’s accessibility to both the moors and to the waterfront has been a great draw and offers a better lifestyle for some than being in the hustle and bustle of some cities around the country.
5. Our proven track record
The Lang Town & Country team always try to go above and beyond for our clients
Much of our business is based on referrals from previous clients.
We are proud to reflect on our positive feedback and continually develop our service levels.
6. Our services
Our Lang Town & Country Lettings team offers FOUR different management services – including rent guarantee.
Every landlord is appointed a dedicated ‘property manager’, who manages all aspects of their rental property.
This includes meeting and selecting future tenants, preparing the property for move-in, regular routine inspections, and maintenance and repairs, through to move-out inspections and deposit returns.
Lang Town & Country are members of the Client Money Protection Scheme and Safe Agent, protecting both the landlord’s and tenant’s money.
Our team has an in-house inventory clerk, EPC and Legionella Assessor, as well as a PAT tester.
We also outsource our referencing and bear the cost of this, so our landlords don’t have to.
7. Our reach
Thanks to social media, we’re able to market your property to people across the world.
Our YouTube channel now has more than 800 subscribers and is growing by the day.
Since January 2021, our virtual property tours have been viewed more than 1,000 times by people in Hong Kong alone.
We also regularly attract viewers from the United States, Romania, Vietnam and Canada.
Find out more about the global impact of our virtual tours here.
We utilise Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to put YOUR property in front of thousands of potential tenants.
We even have a ‘VIP’ Facebook group, which house-hunters the opportunity to view the latest properties BEFORE they officially become available.
Find out and join here.
How do I get in touch with Lang Town & Country Lettings?
Please do contact Lang Town & Country Lettings on 01752 201010 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can discuss available properties for tenants and offer advice and details about how to become a landlord.
You can also get in touch if you have concerns about your property move or want reassurance on how we can do this while keeping you, our staff and the NHS safe.
We’ve also put together a handy guide to moving during lockdown which should help answer any questions you may have.