Thank you for talking the time to read a little about our letting proposition. We hope the following gives a good explanation of the services and products we offer to landlords and how we intend to gain the best tenant for your home that suits your needs. We cover anywhere in West Cornwall from Truro – Lands End and all the amazing places between.
Like our estate agency service, we have been created to be different and not do ‘the same’ as the rest. Here are some things that we believe make us the best choice.
High Definition Photography, Floorplans and Virtual Tour
We know of no other, local letting agent presents their properties with virtual tours and floorplan as standard. We aim to present all of our properties as well and as beautifully as we can, capturing your property’s features and qualities to generate the best enquiries and the best tenant for you.
The state of the art high definition Giraffe 360 camera captures the images whilst producing a unrivalled virtual tour to negotiate your way through the property and even zooms out through the windows. In addition, we produce a floorplan so the potential tenant has the opportunity to fully understand the layout and design even before viewing - something crucial when they are having to make prompt decisions and a unique offering to our MAP landlords.
Our Management Service includes within our package a guaranteed rent and legal service, ensuring you have complete peace of mind while letting the property. This means we guarantee full rent protection for the total monthly rent, payable up until possession has been obtained should this be needed in the event your tenant doesn’t pay.
In addition, we cover the legal costs of obtaining possession should the tenant fail to pay rent or breach the tenancy agreement. We even include court attendance as standard, so you don’t have to. This is an unrivalled offer in West Cornwall and one we are proud to offer our Fully Managed clients.
Any landlord will fear periods where the tenant doesn’t pay their rent and you have to evict them. This is one of the worst parts of being a landlord. We have this covered.
We have a state-of-the-art computer system, whereby we can speed the payment of rent to a landlord which highlights late payments and simply produces statements that are emailed to you once payments have been made.
We have a selection of trade persons covering all areas of property maintenance, from gas engineers to general maintenance, locksmiths to electricians with normally at least 2 or 3 contractors per trade. Importantly, we require they advise us as your agent and the tenant of due liability, making sure a fault is the landlords responsibility and not tenant neglect. In addition, all invoices have a transparent process, where there is no hidden profit unlike many of our competitors.
The transfer of management from one agent to another is often seen as a complicated matter mainly due to agents making it difficult by charging fees and unreasonable notice periods. We take the task away from the landlord by contacting the tenants ensuring they have time to switch banking details and working with them, reassuring them all the time this is in their interest too. We deal with the transfer of deposits into our custodial scheme with My Deposits. Our contract is simple after the first twelve months of a tenancy you can serve us two months’ notice without fear of a fee.
We have done this for many landlords and would be delighted to assist with anyone who is unsatisfied with their current rental agent. We will take care of this process for you with pleasure!
Inventory – We strongly recommend inventories to assist with any claim against the tenants deposit. Past experience has taught us that an independent inventory is viewed more favourably, and we outsource these. A quote specific to your property can be obtained.
Mid Term Inspections – The monitoring and checking of your property is important to confirm the property is being well maintained by the tenants, whilst making recommendations to a landlord to ensure their liability is maintained, or general advice to improve the property and tenant experience. These inspections are a requirement of our management service, with a minimum of two per year, with a written report and images forwarded to our landlords for their attention and information.
Landlord Insurance – We all know insurance companies don’t like to pay out, so to protect yourself in the right way is crucial. Our referencing company offer a specific Landlord Insurance, covering your home in a comprehensive way.
Nil Deposit scheme – In order to attract the most suitable tenant, and in conjunction with our referencing agency, Let Alliance provide a deposit of up to 6 weeks rent. The tenant must pass the references in the usual way and take out an insurance policy. This ensures you are protected, making your property stand out from the crowd.
Tenant Evict Policy – For our Let Only Landlords we can offer a policy to be taken out at the beginning of the tenancy. Should you need to evict the tenant, this policy provides the support and covers the cost for the eviction process. This is an invaluable policy, potentially saving a landlord thousands of pounds.
Award winning Customer Service as voted for by our clients
We are delighted to have won GOLD at the 2020 ESTA wards for being the best in Cornwall for both Landlords and Tenants. This is voted for by real customers of ours who have rented from us or we have managed or straight let their properties. Information can be found at www.theestas.com or by clicking HERE to see a message from Phil Spencer and more details of these prestigious awards.