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    Established in 2003, Hills Estate is a property letting agency in the heart of Ilford. We not only specialise in letting and management, but we also provide solutions for private rented accommodation and temporary housing. With an extensive 12 years' experience in temporary and rented accommodation, we can offer a high level of service in this field. We are totally focused on providing a top quality estate agency and lettings service as we believe that the needs of our clients are paramount
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Why Use Hills Estate...
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    It is a relevant question, as many landlords prefer to try to do things on their own. However, there are a number of benefits to using a Hills Estate that you may not have considered, including the following.

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    Faster Occupancy
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    Hills Estate are able to appeal to larger segments of a landlord's target market as we have access to numerous marketing channels. In practice, this means that more people will see that your property is available to let, which increases the amount of viewings you will hold. Naturally, this usually translates into filling vacant properties quickly, allowing you to enjoy more income from them.
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    Finding The Right Tenants
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    Selecting the right tenants is often a chore, with many landlords being uncertain of how to vet those who are interested in the property before signing any agreements. Hills Estate will be able to look into the backgrounds of prospective tenants for you and find out if any previous landlords have had issues with them. Not only does this save you time, but it can also help you avoid letting your property to people who may cause issues further down the line.
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    Property Management
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    Our management department is an essential part of our lettings service as tenants prefer to rent managed properties. Our team guarantees around the clock service for our clients to ensure that the property is well cared for.

    Hills Estate offer a complete management service to Landlords of properties within London. Our extensive database includes both national and international tenants, ensuring the right person for your property.

    We are firmly committed to tailor make packages to suit our client's individual requirements, whether you are an overseas landlord with a large portfolio or own a single investment property, our service is second to none.
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    Expertise
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    Hills Estate provide a professional and dynamic service offering a wealth of experienced local knowledge. Our dedicated property consultants are specialists in residential lettings and management across London. For most of us choosing a home is an  important decision and our tailored individual service will allow you to find the ideal property easily and efficiently.
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    A Flexible Service
    Hills Estate is a lettings agency that aims to provide clients with everything they need. This flexibility allows for properties to be managed in the way that clients intended, with the solutions provided being tailored to the specific requirements of the landlords they work with. To find out more, please call 020 8553 3036.
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Things You Should Watch For When Renting a Flat
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    The stress involved with searching for a new flat can lead to mistakes being made during the process, particularly when it comes to checking the little things that really enhance the living experience.

    With that in mind, we have compiled a small list of some of the things you need to look out for during your search, so you know exactly what you are getting for your money.

    Is Decorating Allowed?

    Making a house a home is an important part of anybody's life. For renters, it can make you feel more like you have your own space, rather than that you are simply borrowing it from somebody else.

    As such, it is important to speak to your lettings agency to find out what restrictions apply to decorating the apartment. In many cases, property managers will be happy for you to decorate as long as you fill out the appropriate paperwork and cover any signs of damage, such as nail holes, before you vacate the property at the end of your tenancy.

    However, others may have strict no decorating policies that you must abide by. Breaking such a policy, especially if it is included in the tenancy agreement, will often be grounds for losing your security deposit.

    Are Pets Allowed?

    More often than not, most of the flats you visit while searching for a place to rent will not allow pets. This is due to the potential for animals causing damage while staying at the property, which can reduce its viability for future tenants or, at the very least, require property managers to conduct maintenance.

    However, in some cases, you will find that pets are allowed. Even then restrictions often apply. It is crucial that you understand these restrictions and follow them to the letter, as any evidence to the contrary may be grounds for breaking the tenancy agreement. Obviously, if you have pets already, this makes your search more difficult.

    Is Parking Available?

    Convenient parking options are not always available with rented properties, which may cause issues, especially if the property is in an area where alternatives to on-site parking are not readily available.

    Safety and security are your key priorities, so take some time to speak to property managers and previous tenants, if possible, to find out if there are any suitable parking locations nearby. Happily, most dedicated residential buildings will have some form of parking available.

    Do the Fixtures Work?

    It may be time-consuming, but it is important that you check every light fixture, socket, and tap in the flat before making any decisions. You can do this quickly by bringing a phone charger and checking that all of the plugs work. Flush any toilets and turn on the shower to ensure those work correctly too.

    Anything that doesn't work should not be considered a deal breaker. However, you should make a note of the issue and inform the property managers. In many cases, this will result in the issue being fixed before you move in.

    If you are interested in renting a flat and want to work with a quality lettings agency in London, contact Hills Estate today.

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    209 - 211 Cranbrook Road,
    Ilford,
    IG1 4TD

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