"The piece of mind I receive knowing my tenants are checked and referenced by APS is priceless"
Are you considering an investment in property and becoming a landlord? Is it essential that you secure the best tenants? Well look no further, we understand the importance of finding perfect tenants who will look after your property just as well as you do. We have the complete guide to helping you achieve this with the least amount of hassle.
As a local and independent estate agent, we are able to offer our clients a unique level of service. It isn’t just about finding you the perfect tenants but everything else that comes with it:
• Tenant contacts and negotiations
• Knowledge of the local area and current prices
• Move in and move out services
• Property management and professional advice
"We'll look after every detail of your rental property as if it was our own"
Whether you’re a landlord with one property, or a landlord with a large portfolio, we’ll manage your rental property with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
Every landlord’s needs are different. We’ll tailor a property management package that suits you, including things like:
- Rent collection
- Property inspections
- Arranging quotes and managing repairs
- Being the first point of call for tenants
- Lease administration
- Advising on current landlord responsibilities and legislation
Property management is a core element of our business. We look after properties for buy-to-let investors; homeowners who are temporarily relocating; wealth and asset managers; expats and trust companies. Many of our clients have been with us for years and wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else.
Licensing is becoming a requirement for more and more landlords, especially for HMOs. Find out if your property is falling short of the latest licensing legislation and what you need to do if it is.
What is a HMO?
A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is classed as a property where three or more people live, who makeup two or more households and share basic facilities such as a kitchen or bathroom. A household is either a single person or members of the same family. Professional sharers and students are the most common example of tenants where more than one household live in the same property.
What are the types of licensing?
Mandatory licensing of large HMOs
This applies nationwide for HMOs where there are five or more people in a property that is three storeys or higher. The tenants also have to make up two or more households, so a family of five would not need licensing.
A council can impose a policy requiring other sizes of HMOs to also be licensed and this is referred to as Additional HMO licensing. For example, a council can bring in additional licensing that requires all HMOs to be licensed.
This is at the discretion of the borough and can affect all rental properties regardless of size, number of stories, or number of occupants. For example, a council can introduce compulsory licensing for all residential rental properties within a street, ward or the whole borough.
Before granting a license, the local authority must be satisfied that the owner and any managing agent of the property is fit and proper to hold a license and that the property meets required physical standards.
A vital part of our Property Management Service is that each letting that we look after is inspected by a member of our team at a regular interim that we decide works best for you. This ensures that we are in touch with your asset, its condition and the occupancy. Often we can identify minor factors before they become a major problem, thereby saving you considerable costs in the long term. Our landlords get a report sent so they know what is happening with their property.
Here at APS we understand the importance to R.O.I of your property remaining at full capacity year after year. We do our utmost to ensure that this is the case. Communicating with our tenants regularly to identify any issues early so we can source new tenants from our database of home searchers.
"With just under half of UK households now owning pets, it’s a hugely significant factor when choosing a new home!"
As a supporter of the Lets with Pets scheme, we undertake to encourage our landlords to consider letting their properties to tenants with pets and support them in their decision to do so.
We are also committed to working closely with those tenants that are looking to find a home for themselves and their pets, giving them advice on how to and helping them negotiate with the landlords of their chosen properties.
If you are thinking about letting pet-owner tenants rent your property, or if you are making your next move with your pet, do not hesitate to contact APS to discuss your requirements.
Read more at http://www.chestertons.com/research-and-insight/insights/lets-with-pets/#ofMsaBGI6wK5fpqx.99
Rent Smart Wales – Landlord Registration & Licensing
Launched in November 2015, Rent Smart Wales is the product of the Welsh Government’s bid to “improve the image” of the private rented sector. It puts a requirement on every landlord of a rented property in Wales to register with the scheme, while those who self-manage must also obtain a license.
Due to an increasing amount of ‘red tape’ put in place by the local authority and Welsh Government in recent years, many landlords have taken the decision to instruct a letting or estate agent to manage their properties on their behalf. As a Rent Smart Wales licensed letting agent with a thirst for helping every landlord comply with the new legislation put upon them, we’re an ideal choice. Amongst other things, we’ll save you the cost of obtaining a landlord license and the hassle of ongoing training.
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