Recent news articles have uncovered statistics which show that while home ownership figures in the UK have dropped to it’s lowest level in 25 years, the number of those living in private rented accommodation has almost doubled.
Renting your home it seems has never been more popular, with more and more people looking for rental properties as some struggle to get a mortgage and others look to move on after a few years without the hassle of a complete house sale.
This change in the housing market has led to an increase in landlords, but sometimes the legislation and red tape involved can be harder work than you might think. As a result, many landlords look to property management services to help with the day to day running issues, leaving them able to get on with their busy lives in the process.
If you are looking for Property Management, Leicester based Readings have experience of managing properties in the county which dates back to 1935.
We also have a series of systems in place to ensure you maximise your income and look after your investment, with the stress of the day to day management taken away.
Commercial and Residential Property Management
When it comes to commercial and residential property management, you can rest assured that our aim is to take the best possible care of your property, leaving you to get on with your life. Here’s how we do it:
From the first initial call we offer advice on letting your property, including compliance with Safety Regulations for Gas/Electricity supplies etc.
One of our team will then visit the property and carry out a rental evaluation, arrange for the provision of property details and take colour photographs.
We will advertise your property in all the right places, including local publications, our website and city centre shop showroom, to ensure the best possible tenants see your place first.
Prospective tenants are accompanied on all viewings and we make sure they are suitable, by employing status enquiries/referencing and credit checks.
We will obtain security deposits and rent guarantees, as well as competitive quotes for insurance.
We can also organise the following…
- Inventory and Check-In (additional charge), as well as preparing the Tenancy Agreement and Legal Notices.
- Transfer Utilities to the tenant’s name and establish Council Tax and water rates in the tenant’s name.
- Monthly rental payments and monthly accounting to Landlords.
- Annual gas safety checks (chargeable).
- Property inspection and problem reporting.
- Repairs/maintenance following competitive quotations.
- Contract renewals or check-out.
99% of our properties are Let
There’s a reason why 99% of our properties are Let and it’s because we take real care in looking after the properties we have on our portfolio and we’re good at what we do. That’s no small figure either, because we have over 500 properties under management and only 8 empty!
With an aim of keeping everything running smoothly, we are constantly looking at ways to improve the service given to landlords in Leicestershire, allowing you to stay informed and in control, with less of the stress involved.
Rest Assured with our Property Management Service
Investing in property can be an incredibly lucrative source of income, when managed properly. And we know that the last thing you want is your property to be misused or poorly treated by its tenants. That’s why when you employ Readings you can rest assured with our property management service.
We’re members of RICS and ARLA, so have full client money protection in place. We are also members of TDS, which ensures full compliance with current deposit protection legislation.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Property
If you’re looking for reliable property management services in Leicester then you can contact us to discuss your property, by dropping us an email or why not give us a call today?