Our initial letting service is fully inclusive and includes:
Full Advertising & Tenant Find, Tenant referencing including credit checks, Creation of AST, Initial Rent & Deposit Collection, Tenant Check In, Advising the Utility companies and Tenant Check out.
And all at no additional cost to you! Just one simple fixed fee covers all the above with no hidden extras.
Our local agents are always running special offers so call to see what we can do for you.
Services tailored to suit you the landlord. Competitive letting agent fees. Professional, local agents.
Just look at some of our testimonials:
INFORMED AT ALL TIMES
I have extremely positive feedback to give to The Good Estate Agent. I viewed my prospective flat twice, both times convenient to myself, and was picked up from the train station by Peter and taken to the flat as I am not from the area. Tracey picked up any queries I had during the purchase, immediately, and got back to me very quickly with the response. She kept me informed at all times. I will definitely give The Good Estate Agent 5 stars. Tina Kadi
We loved working with The Good Estate Agent. Very professional. Quick to attend to queries and concerns. High recommended. Stephanie Schwartz
PERFECT – TAKES THE HASSLE OUT OF LETTING MY PROPERTY
A great family run company where customer service is right at the top of the list. I have been using ‘The Good’ for 5 years. They are good value for money and as a fully managed property service I know my rental property is in good hands. Leigh
FINALLY, AN AGENT THAT WORKS FOR YOU – EXCELLENT SERVICE.
Most estate agents leave people wondering what they got for the fees that they have paid. Not so the Good Estate Agent. From start to finish, professional, efficient, honest and straight talking. They tell you what should be done, tell you when and how it will be done, and deliver. Can’t fault them. James A D Copland
Call us now on 0330 2230670, click the valuation button or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Put us to the test and we will show you why we are the best at what we do.
If you’re a landlord and you are looking for good reliable tenants who will pay the rent on time and look after your property, then we can help you.
Being a landlord can be stressful can’t it? You want to protect your investment and ensure that it is giving you the best return possible, but how do you do this in the best possible way? You have a huge amount to consider and with all the ever changing legalities involved this can be extremely stressful and time consuming.
- Finding good tenants
- Referencing those tenants
- Drawing up a valid legally binding contract
- Constructing a photographic inventory
- Protecting the deposit
- Dealing with maintenance
- Deposit/Tenant disputes
- Collecting rent
Finding good Tenants
If only it was easy to find reliable, honest tenants who you could trust to look after your property? You can put an advert in your local newspaper but can often attract tenants who want to avoid credit checks and references often because they have bad credit or cannot give a good landlord reference. You’re aware that the majority of people look online for property but as a private landlord how can you get your property on the major portals Rightmove & Zoopla? With so many people looking online how can you make sure you aren’t missing out?
We will advertise your property on all of the major online property portals, Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location. We match the property to people we have waiting on our database. We will qualify all leads that come in to make sure they are suitable and organise viewings. We do the viewings for you. Try and find some-one asap to avoid void periods.
We take the stress away for you.
The majority of applicants seem nice and trustworthy when you meet them in person but you’ve got to do your background checks for your own peace of mind and to avoid problems further down the line. How can you be sure they have a good credit rating and can actually afford the rent each month? Have you checked references from their previous landlord and employer? Wouldn’t it be great if you could do something to minimize the risk?
We fully reference all applicants to make sure they have a good credit rating and affordability.
We check with the previous landlord to see if they have paid the rent on time and also if they’ve looked after the property. Would they rent to them again?
Call employer to check they earn what they say they do. Also check position permanent and not temporary or on a trial period.
Drawing up a water tight contract to protect both parties is an absolute must. You need something that will stand up in court and protect you should any problems arise. How do you get this right?
Wouldn’t it be great if your property was always returned to you in the same good, clean condition that it started in? Unfortunately as I’m sure you know this is often not the case. If you don’t have a thorough photographic inventory clearly stating the condition of the property and it’s contents at the start of the tenancy it is unlikely that you will have sufficient evidence to win any deposit disputes. This usually means that any cleaning or repair bills will fall to you to pay at your own expense. How will you make sure you stand in the best position to win the claim and cover your costs in order to get the property ready to let again?
We provide a thorough photographic inventory which is usually around 20-30 pages long. This will prove invaluable if any disputes. We have won a lot of disputes with our inventories and check outs.
We can also do a check out.
You know you need to protect your deposit but where do you start and are you fully aware of the implications if you get it wrong? Deposit law changed from 6th April 2007 to say that all assured shorthold tenancy deposits must be protected by a government backed tenancy deposit scheme. As well as registering the actual deposit you also need to issue the tenant with the schemes Prescribed Information. If you fail to register the deposit or issue the information correctly then you could be faced with a fine of up to 3 x the value of the deposit. Failing to issue this could also mean that you cannot legally evict the tenant using Section 21 procedure. Can you afford to get this wrong?
We give you the choice of lodging the deposit yourself with an approved scheme or we will lodge it for you with the DPS. We are fully aware of the legislation and will check we follow it correctly.
We will issue prescribed information to ensure you are covered.
You know the feeling, the phone call in the middle of the night, just when you are sitting down to dinner or when you are hard at work yourself. Why does it always happen at the most inconvenient of moments? Wouldn’t it be great if some one else could take that call and deal with it all for you leaving you to concentrate on the other important things in your life.
You’ve heard of letting agents who offer a management service but aren’t they expensive? You like to use your own tradespeople that you trust. You might even like to do the maintenance yourself. Keeping control of the costs is a top priority isn’t it?
We give you the choice of contractors (your own or yourself or ours) We will always approve any work and confirm costs with you prior to any work being done so you can keep control of costs. Maintenance stated on and original invoices sent with your monthly landlord statement. 10% per month. Not expensive.
So your move in went smoothly. Rent details have been organised, when it happened. The dispute! It may be a breach of contract, late rent, dispute on move out. Where do you go from here? It can all get very personal and upsetting
Wouldn’t it be nice to take away the worry of whether the rent will be paid on time each month? Tenants aren’t always aware of the fact that you may have a mortgage to pay and the banks won’t wait for you. When they don’t pay you’ve either got to take the approach of knocking on the door which not all people are comfortable with or leave another voice mail only to be told “I’ll get it to you by the end of the week” How do you take the stress away.
If you are planning on selling or letting soon, make sure you know the pros and cons of doing so.
Coronavirus | Moving and Selling Your Home During the Covid-19 Outbreak Following the recent update from the UK Government regarding the sale of property in England during the Covid-19 outbreak, we would like to assure you again that, as always, the safety and...
Coronavirus | Renters to be Protected from Eviction Emergency legislation is set to be introduced to protect renters affected by coronavirus from being evicted from their homes. This means eviction proceedings can’t be started against tenants for at least three...
Top Tips for Making Your Move Go Smoothly for Your Pets While our furry friends don't have the reams of paperwork or the physical packing and moving to deal with when it comes to moving home, it can still be stressful for them. Here's how to make sure your pets remain...
How to Make a House Feel Like Home When You Rent It's widely believed that without owning your own property, you can't ever really make it feel like home. And while there are of course clauses within your tenancy agreement which prevent you from making structural...
Health and Safety Obligations for Landlords As a landlord you’re legally obliged to provide safe accommodation for your tenants, ensuring that you do everything you can to minimise any risks as outlined in the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).But what...
A Guide to Renting with Pets We consider ourselves a pro pet agency at The Good Estate Agent. We want you to feel at home in your property and believe that pets help make a house a home. But we also understand how much time and money our landlords invest in their...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 | What You Need to Know What is the Tenant Fees Act 2019?The Tenant Fees Act bans most letting fees and caps tenancy deposits paid by tenants in the private rented sector in England.The ban on tenant fees applies to new or renewed tenancy...
The Property Rental Jargon Buster Confused by jargon in your rental contract? Allow our handy jargon buster to help you understand what your contract means. ARLA - The Association of Residential Lettings Agents. Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) - The most common type...
How to Find an Investment Property If you're looking to get into the buy to let market, you're probably wondering where to start. Of course speaking to a local agent will help point you in the right direction in terms of the types of properties that let well, but what...