H and H Residential

Advice for landlords

Preparation

Don't leave it until the last minute, we recommend that you contact us to start marketing about 6-8 weeks before your property will be available. This gives us plenty of time to send your property out to all the major portals and directly to all of our suitable applicants. Of course we aim to find and select the very best tenants and as soon as possible, so you don't have any empty or 'void' periods.

In this area, properties tend not to be on the market for very long and prospective tenants expect to be able to view at short notice, although we do recommend a 24-hour notice period. So, if you're flexible about your move date, you should be ready to move at any time.

Work out what you need in terms of rent and remember that you will have gas safety and Energy Performance Certificates to pay for, as well as inventories and check-ins and of course, agency commission.

If you have current tenants, don't forget to let them know they will be receiving calls from us requesting permission for viewings.

Viewings

The look and the smell of a place can make can make all the difference. Sometimes it takes more than a tidy-up to make your property look its best and whist the small of fresh paint may not appeal to everyone, a smart-looking interior will.

Your pet may be the light of your life but not everyone likes cats and dogs and some are allergic to pet hair, so it might be an idea to get a friend to look after them during viewings.

A squirt of air-freshener will mask cooking smells - just don't go overboard with it!

Legislation

Although it can seem like a nuisance, there are some rules and regulations that have to be adhered to. Our administrators and negotiators will be able to give you advice. They are all NALS qualified or in the process of taking their exams and would be happy to talk to you about:

Fire and furnishing regulations, Gas safety regulations and whether you need an electrical safety certificate. We can provide you with all the information and organise all the necessary checks for you with our fully-vetted, contractors, at reasonable prices, making sure you are fully compliant with the Law.

Inventory and check-reports may seem like an unnecessary expense but without them it is very hard to prove damage.

We can also advise you on everything from Schedule of Conditions to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, ensuring you are fully protected and compliant.

As for your new tenants, all will be referenced by an independent third party referencing agency company, That means that you get the best an its impartial.

Deliberation

We are here to get you the best tenants and the best price for your property. We will always give you an honest evaluation of the current market and what you can expect to achieve.

It may be that your property is let within 24-hours but often it takes a little longer. We will always keep you informed with progress and pass on feedback from prospective tenants.