The relationship between a landlord and a letting agent can go on for many years so it is important that you choose the right agent. At Keegan White we take pride in the level of service that we are able to offer whether you want us to just find a tenant for you, collect the rent or completely leave it to us to fully manage the property and take the stress out of being a landlord.
When we visit to provide a rental valuation there is no fee involved and no obligation. When we meet you at the property for the appointment we will provide you with any advice that you may need on how to prepare the property for a tenancy and give you an honest appraisal of exactly how much we believe you can get for it in the current market. We can discuss market activity and perhaps most importantly, what we can do for you with our innovative and unique methods.
Details & Photographs
When instructed to let your property we will begin the preparation of property’s particulars in readiness for marketing. This is an important part of the process because of the extensive exposure that the property will receive. The philosophy is to present the property in its ‘best true light’, to entice prospective tenants to view.
EPC & Floorplans
It is a legal requirement to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate when letting your property. We will order an energy performance survey for the EPC and the floorplan survey on your behalf using a local independent company with competitive prices.
We believe that with Keegan White your property will be exposed to the greatest audience. Our marketing concepts enable this through traditional advertising methods such as the office window and the national property websites, as well as through the creation of your own Personal Property Website that can harness social media. Everyone knows someone who’s looking to move and through this additional advertising method you know that your property will be exposed to a wider audience than any other estate agent.
Our up-to-date applicant lists are targeted with emails and phone calls to arrange viewings as soon as the details have been approved and the property is launched. Booking viewings couldn’t be easier, applicants can book appointments online, by telephone, or by email and these will be confirmed with you via email.
Feedback is gained after viewings with the aim of drawing offers. When an offer is received on your property we qualify the applicant’s position. We provide you with all the information that you will need to help you make an informed decision on whether to accept or reject an offer.
Once a let has been agreed, the applicant must go through referencing to ensure they are entitled to reside in the UK, as well as employment, previous landlord and finance referencing. During this time the property will need (if not already) a fully detailed inventory and schedule of condition; the tenant is obligated to return the property in the same condition as it was taken. The Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) is drawn up and agreed by both sides, once this is done the check-in procedure and date are agreed. Once the deposit funds and first month’s rent are received, the tenants are then checked in and provided with the keys on the move-in date. We liaise with all parties during the course of this process to help the transaction proceed to speedy and smooth conclusion.
During & End Of Tenancy
Much here depends on whether you elect to employ our services on a Let Only, Rent Collect, or Fully Managed. We will provide you with further information in this regard at our appointment and an overview of our fees and charges are clearly set out below:
Client Money Protection
We work in conjunction with Green Door Property Management who provide an extremely professional and knowledgeable service from an experienced team who you will enjoy working with as do we. They will handle all monies, reference application and the drawing up of tenancy agreements. Please ‘click here’ to view their Client Money Protection certificate and you will find their Client Money Handling procedures within the ARLA Propertymark membership rules via the following link https://www.propertymark.co.uk/media/1045366/conduct-and-membership-rules.pdf