Valuing your property
Beth, the owner, will provide a realistic valuation in terms of letting potential and offer tips on presenting the property.
Getting ready for market
To comply with current legislation, a number of legal documents are required before we can let your property:
The Gas Safety (installation and use) Regulations 1998Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)The Legal and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1993The Electrical Equipment (Safety) regulations 1994
We can arrange for an independent company to provide these if need be.
We expertly photograph your property and our copywriters will bring the details to life to give potential tenants a feel for living there.
Showcasing your property
Once you have approved your details, we upload your property to our website and any other sites on which we advertise. If you wish, and where the council permits, we put up one of our distinctive 'To Let' boards. We still value the importance of these boards just as much as internet listings. We will always call you and/or the current tenants to arrange a convenient time for viewings and never come round unannounced. If there are any times or days you would prefer, we will aim to accommodate these requests. We will accompany all potential tenants for viewings so we can highlight the benefits that are not immediately obvious, answer any queries and be there for security reasons. We will keep you regularly updated with interest and progress.
Agreeing the contract
When we receive applications, we will call you with the details, including the applicant's intended timescales, financial position and background. We complete full referencing and credit checks for all prospective tenants and guarantors. Once you're happy to agree a contract, we contact all parties and set a target start of tenancy date.
Our team at Lemontree will draw up all start of tenancy agreements, including deposit and contractual agreements. We will arrange cleaning if needed and complete an inventory before the tenant moves in. We will notify utility companies and the council tax department with details of occupier changes.
As part of our full management service, collection of rent and payment to your chosen bank account will be arranged. Our accounts team will send you a monthly statement detailing any deductions, if applicable. Property managers will complete regular inspections of your property and provide feedback where necessary. We will arrange and facilitate maintenance with our dedicated 24 hour emergency call-out team, as agreed by you