Why Use Marshalls Lettings Limited To Let Your Property?
Marshalls offer a range of different services being a Fully manged service, Rent receipt service or Tenant finding Service along with a bespoke management solution to anybody looking to rent out their property. Our individual approach allows us to offer the best advice to landlord and tenants, as every property is different we focus on offering the best service to your specific needs. We will provide a FREE rental appraisal of your property providing upto date information on market conditions and rental demand, we work on a No Let, No Fee basis and we pride ourselves on achieving the best rental price in the shortest possible time minimising void periods for our Landlords.
The vast majority of tenants search for their next home online, so it is important that your property is presented to its best. Marshalls maintain a strong presence on the web and our proactive approach to marketing as well as quality photographs guarantees maximum exposure for the properties that we represent. Through our use of web portals such as Rightmove, Primelocation along with other major portals we strive to promote our lettings properties to the broadest market possible helping to achieve the maximum rent for your property.
- Full referencing on every applicant
We use Van Mildert for all of our referencing, who are a major force in the UK for referencing and specialist insurance to the lettings industry.
The checks undertaken:
They'll check for any adverse credit history such as, bankruptcy, CCJs and court decrees.
They'll check if there's any previous names and addresses which they havent disclosed and whether theres any undisclosed credit history which is linked to their current and most recent homes and they'll check that the banking details provided are for a genuine bank account.
They'll also speak to the tenants current Landlord or Managing Agent to ask them for a reference They'll speak to their employer to check the tenant is being paid what they've told us and that there is no reason their employment will be terminated any time soon.
To be extra sure, They'll conduct a Financial Sanctions check, to make sure that your tenant isn't registered to any of the Governments Asset Freezing lists - because this could mean they're unable to pay their rent in the future
- Comprehensive Inventories
With tenants now looking to stay in rented properties for longer it is imperative to make sure everything is right first time around or risk facing significant costs down the line.
Buy-to-let insurance can help safeguard against damage caused to properties, but with longer tenancies likely to result in greater wear and tear damage, landlords and tenants need to make sure they agree upon the condition of the property at the beginning of the tenancy.
This is why it is so important to have a proper inventory in place.
According to the Association of Residential Letting Agents, the average length of tenancy across the UK has increased by 17 per cent in the past two years, from 16.5 months in 2009 to 19.3 months in 2012.
With this in mind, it is even more important for tenants, as well as landlords that there is a comprehensive and agreed upon inventory in place at the beginning of each new letting.
Landlords and tenants alike should remember that disputes over deposit returns can be one of the biggest headaches facing both parties, but these can be easily avoided if a professional inventory is prepared.
For renters as well, it is a good idea to ensure that inventories include details on the condition of items in the property, so that it will be easier to come to a consensus on what can be put down to wear and tear at the end of a longer tenancy agreement.