Letting your Property

 

There are many reasons you may want to speak to us;

  • You have made the ultimate jump to invest in property to enhance your pension and or financial portfolio.
  • You many have inherited a property or properties.
  • Met the partner of your dreams and no longer require two homes.

Whatever your reasons for letting we are more than happy that you have come to EwartPark, we just need you to make a couple of decisions first, so we can then offer you the best advice and support for this exciting new adventure. We want this letting journey to be as fuss-free as it can be…

Decision time! What does letting mean, to you. What do you have to do?  Simple, are you time rich or time poor? How much involvement in this letting process will suit you?  We pride ourselves with staying in touch with our landlords after we have secured the perfect tenant, our ongoing communication with landlords is at the top of our priority list, so all we need to know is how and when you want to hear from us that could be a call each week, to an email every few months – the ball is in your court.

The main thing is to know that the legislation is constantly changing, and we are qualified to level 6 NFOPP and have the most up to date network of professional advice and information.

At EwartPark, we are two hands on owners who have over 25 years of both residential and commercial property experience.  We initially spend some time getting to know our landlords to understand precisely what they are looking for and where we can add value to them.  We carry out property health checks on your investment and update our landlords on changes in the ever-changing legislation and provide a pro bono advice service.

We list our properties on all popular online marketing portals, your property will then appear in minutes of instruction, reaching huge captive audiences.

  • We conduct accompanied viewings out with normal Monday – Friday 9am-5pm hours.
  • We liaise with the marketing teams of the extensive online portals to make sure your property is getting maximise exposure.
  • We reference your potential tenants using an independent FCA company.
  • We offer a rent protection scheme, meaning your investment will always be safe and secure in our hands.

We use the most up to date and modern apps to carry out reports on your home, so it feels like you’re there with us every step of the way.

Benefits Let onlyFully managed
Market the Property on Popular Online Portals
Tenant Find
Comprehensive Reference Checks
Full Inventory Schedule Using Our Modern App
Accompanied Viewings
Deposit Scheme
Full Compliance and Advice Service
Rental Valuations and Comparable Reports
Professional Photos of Your Property
Client Money Protection – Rent Guarantee Scheme
Rent Collection
Rent Chasing
Management inspections Using Modern App
Pre Exit Inspection
Settling In Inspections
Comprehensive Exit Report Using Modern App
Dealing With All Repairs, However Small
Transparent Quotes from Various Local Approved Contractors
Budget Awareness
Up to Date Informative Tenant Packs
Changeover of Utilities inc Council Tax
24 Hour / 7 Days a Week Emergency Service for Landlord and Tenant
Online Lease Signing Facilities

Recommendations

“I have been working with the owners of this West Lothian letting agent since they they have started up their adventure. I have found them to be very professional and customer focused. They have lots of enthusiasm and great ideas to drive the business forward with the Landlord and Tenants experience being their number one priority. They appear to have a great understanding of the Letting Agent Code of Practice and we are delighted to be able to work with them providing safety certificates for their landlord properties.” – Ross Sommerville, Business Owner, Lothian PAT Testing Scotland, 2019

“I have recently put my property up for let with EwartPark and so far they have been nothing but helpful, they have assisted me in making sure my property meets the new laws and legislation, done all of the boring paperwork so I didn’t need to lift a finger and have put in some wonderful tenants that seem very content. I look forward to continuing this flourishing partnership that we have going” – Roy P.

“From a landlords point of view I think they are excellent and would have no problem recommending EwartPark. They have always found good tenants for my properties and handled everything from start to finish” – Assad, 2018

Buying a property to Let is not the same as buying a property for yourself, there are a number of factors that you must take into consideration. We will be able to advise you of the key locations for renting and the rent that you would be able to attain on the property.

Your location is the ultimate factor in achieving the maximum rental income. Environmental factors such as the amount of Companies in the area, employment, amenities, rail links and motorway access as well as schools all play a major role when it come to Letting.

Once you find your property contact us to arrange a property rental valuation. EwartPark will advice you of the expected rental amount that you can expect to achieve, before you process the sale. We can advise you on the furnishings and décor, we will be able to identify any pit falls.

If you have a mortgage on the property you must advise the lender that you are intending to let the property out. There may be stipulations that have to take into consideration, No Students or Benefit Clients.

Properties that have a good turnover are generally one and two bed properties, this is due to the lack of Council properties available for young people and the general price of property the larger property will have a smaller market due to the affordability.

Every Landlord has a different requirements when entering into the Letting Market and EwartPark are here to help you achieve the best possible solutions to meet the individual needs. EwartPark will be able to give you the best valuation based on location and environmental factors.

We can provide you with a letter for your mortgage company confirming the achievable rental valuation.

Furnished or part furnished, your property needs to be bright and fresh, you should ensure that there is no clutter. Insert plug in fragrance, keep the property warm to ensure a welcome homely ambience. If you have pride in your property and keep it up to a good standard, tenants will notice and will look after the property for you.

Please check your buildings and contents insurance is appropriate.

  • You as the landlord must ensure that there is at least 1 smoke alarm installed in the room mostly frequently used in majority of cases this would be the lounge, at least one in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways or landings – all of these should be ceiling mounted.
  • A carbon monoxide detectors must be installed in the room that a carbon fuelled appliance such as boilers, fires is located
  • One heat detector must be installed in every kitchen
  • All soft furnishings must have a fire regulation tag attached
  • You should ensure that everything in the property is in good working order and not in any way faulty or broken.
  • Gas and Electric Safety Certificates must be provided a week before your Tenant is due to sign the Lease. We can provide this service for you although there is a charge.
  • EPC Certificates are also required by law this should be done at point of marketing the property.

Health and Safety legislation requires that landlords carry out risk assessments for the Legionella bacteria and thereafter maintain control measures to minimise the risk. Most rented premises will be low risk but it is important that risk assessments are carried out and control measures introduced.

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) all landlords who are seeking a new tenant are liable to make an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) available to prospective tenants the first time you let your property after the 4th of January 2009. EPC’s are only required for properties that are self-contained and not required when a tenant is renting a room or shared facilities. The EPC will be valid for 10 years.

If you are having any problems with forms or information please contact one of our EwartPark managers and they will assist you with this information and keep you on the right path from the start to the end of you tenancy.

Landlord Information Form

Please report any non-emergency defects with a property or the landlord’s fixtures and fittings as soon as possible to our office during office hours, email us at enquiries@ewartpark.co.uk , or call us at 01506 630434.

Repairs and maintenace Programme

In the event of an emergency, please contact us on 01506 630434.

Emergency repairs

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