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How we can help you let your property?

Letting your home is a great way to let you move without selling.

You might be moving temporarily for your job or due to a change in your personal circumstances. Whatever the reason, we can help you quickly secure a tenant, who should return your home to you in the condition you originally let it, with fair wear and tear excepted. We can also clearly explain landlord responsibilities and what that means for you.

Letting in Devon and Somerset

Letting your own home and letting an investment property for profit are very different and both require specialist lettings expertise.

Tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities

To be a landlord, you need to understand tenant rights as well as your rights as a Devon landlord or Somerset landlord. This includes the tenant living in your home safely for a set period of time, in return for you as a landlord being paid the agreed rent on time.

Questions to consider before you let your home

If you’re new to letting your home, our lettings experts suggest you have information for the following questions to help match your property to the right tenant:

  • How long are you likely to let your home for?
  • What are all the current costs of running your home?
  • What items do you plan to take and what are you happy to leave for tenants?
  • Do you have all electrical or gas safety certificates and information on how to work heating and appliances?
  • Do you have any guarantees on the property we should be aware of?

Taking this information into consideration, our lettings and property experts will:

  1. Explain the trends and what’s happening in your current local market;
  2. Survey your home to work out what, if any, work is required to let the property safely and legally
  3. Discuss the achievable rent
  4. Advise on any changes you could make to the property to increase its rental potential
  5. Help you decide which of our services is most suited to you

In addition we’ll help you understand how to be a landlord and your responsibilities, as well as tenant rights.

We’ve taken care of thousands of landlords’ homes and looked after their tenants to ensure a happy tenancy from start to finish.

Property Management

Homefinders help landlords let their property. We offer a total service that helps them understand lettings legislation, find them a tenant or manage their property.

Our residential property management team can manage your property throughout the lettings process; from organising inventories and arranging for properties to be cleaned pre-tenancy, right through to handling deposit negotiations once the tenancy has come to an end.

During the tenancy, we’ll work with utility suppliers and arrange repairs, maintenance works and safety reports as necessary on your behalf. The organising of outgoing payments such as ground rent and service charges can also be handled by us.

Homefinders also have a dedicated team who specialise in negotiating the renewal of your tenancy. They can provide advice on the current market trends and rent levels, provide comparable evidence and arrange for a re-appraisal of your property where appropriate. And they can negotiate with the tenant on your behalf as well to make sure both parties are satisfied.

Quick Enquiry

If you would like additional information or to arrange a viewing on a property please call us on 01884 33094 or email using the form below.