Simple answers to questions you may have.
1. WHY DO I NEED A MANAGING AGENT?
Renting out a property is a very time consuming business if you also have a full time job, and with all the new laws and legislations in place you need to know exactly what you are doing, a Managing Agent will take care of all this for you, finding good tenants, referencing them and getting rent guarantee insurance in place is only one part of the process. Also, if you are going to be living abroad it is essential that the property be professionally managed.
2. MUST I HAVE AN INVENTORY?
We cannot stress enough the importance of a professional inventory. In the event of a dispute between the Landlord and the Tenant regarding the condition of the property it is unlikely that the Landlord's own inventory would be admissible in court. The deposit would then be returned to the Tenant in full.
3. DO I NEED TO HAVE MY PROPERTY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED?
We recommend that all properties should be professionally cleaned prior to the Tenant taking occupation. The inventory clerk will record this on the inventory and it will ensure that the Tenant has the property cleaned to the same standard at the end of their tenancy.
4. SHOULD I EMPLOY A GARDENER?
If you have a particularly large garden or one that you have invested a lot of time and money in, we would suggest that you engage the services of a gardener. The cost of this can be built in to the asking rent. If the Tenant is expected to maintain the garden you should leave them the tools with which to do so.
5. WHAT IF MY PROPERTY ISN'T UP TO SCRATCH?
Redwood Estates can offer comprehensive refurbishment and interior design advice, from painting a room to refitting a kitchen or a bathroom.
6. CAN YOU OFFER BUY TO LET ADVICE?
At Redwood Estates we specialise in Residential lettings and are therefore able to provide impartial advice on the best property for you.