As a landlord, it is paramount that you work with a lettings agent you can trust. If you have a property to let, your objective will be focused on maximising your rental yields whilst minimising any rental voids. Butler & Stag has the lettings know-how to help you achieve this. With landlord advice and services, property marketing, tenant search services, tenancy agreement coordination, inventory management, tenancy deposit protection and much more, we are the full service lettings agent of choice. Whether you own one buy to let rental property, or you're a landlord with a large investment property portfolio, our lettings specialists can help with everything from handling offer negotiations to preparing the tenancy agreement. Our step by step process below offers an insight in to what you can expect when letting your property.
At Butler & Stag, we pride ourselves on having intimate knowledge of all of the areas that we operate in. It take years to gain a true understanding of the market place in an area, and even the most experienced agents must never take their eye off the ball, particularly in London. Our Lettings Valuers are some of the most experienced agents in their field. They will be able to advise you on necessary works to get the best possible price; current market conditions, tax implications if you will be travelling overseas, as well as the necessary consents for letting your property.
Our valuations will always be supported with relevant comparable evidence of recently let properties, be wary of an agent that doesn't do the same.
Efficient but never pushy! We understand that until you have established a value, it is difficult to reach a decision. We love nothing more than building new relationships early on and visiting different properties, never feel that you are wasting our time, even if you are months away from making a decision.
If you would like to establish the current market value for your property, please do request a free, no obligation valuation.
Choosing Your Estate Agent
It is critical that you get along with the individual that values your property. This will be a 'two way' and potentially long standing relationship, you need to have complete faith and trust that your property and your interests are the priority of your agent.
It is likely that you will be dealing with one of the partners of our company. Our future success is based on the service that you receive and how well we get the job done. We will act quickly and efficiently in commencing the marketing process and by keeping you fully informed along the way.
Check the agents on-line reviews via Google or Allagents, if others have had an excellent service, it is likely you will receive the same.
From simply finding the tenants and arranging the move-in, to overseeing the entire tenancy, we are able to tailor our service to suit your requirements. Below is a breakdown of our Let Only, Rent Collection and Full Management Services.
A number of regulations govern the letting of residential properties and all landlords must comply. This legislation includes the safety of gas appliances and electrical equipment, in addition to furniture and furnishings that are included in the tenancy.
As professional agents, under the jurisdictions of NALS (National Approved Lettings Scheme), Safe Agent and Ombudsman Scheme, we will advise you of the law, your obligations and the implications of non-compliance. We can also help you ensure your property complies with this legislation.
Preparing Your Home To Let
If your property is ready to market, we will arrange an immediate visit for one of our Professional Photographers, who will also create the floor plan and measurements. In order for the photographs to do your home justice make sure that all clutter is cleared away, furniture moved to maximise space, wires hidden, and that all lights are working and windows clean. Showing your home in the best light will get the best tenants through the door. Our Managers will be more than happy to offer you advice as to whether the property needs refurbishing or furniture needs to be provided.
Upon receipt of signed Terms of Business, your property will immediately be uploaded to our award winning website butlerandstag.uk and the network of major property portals that we work alongside. Our social media platform is updated throughout each day, ensuring that your property reaches the widest possible audience.
Our team of highly trained and experienced lettings consultants, will be promoting your property to our extensive database of prospective tenants and corporate contacts ensuring that viewings are booked quickly and efficiently.
Butler & Stag are able to design a property-specific marketing campaign, maximising exposure of your property and ensuring we achieve the best possible price, on a timescale that suits you.
We will accompany all prospective tenants to your property, viewings can be arranged to suit your requirements. Open six days a week and available before and after work, the opportunity to accommodate a viewing is never missed. If needs be, we are also available on Sundays via appointment only.
Whilst we appreciate that not every landlord is comfortable with leaving us with keys, if you can, it enables us to offer tenants a more flexible service and increases our chances of finding suitable tenants quickly.
Where possible viewings are clustered together for maximum efficiency, this prevents disruption to your daily movements and helps create desire to those viewing.
Once an offer has been agreed with Butler & Stag and a holding deposit has been taken, we will organise comprehensive referencing for each prospective tenant through an independent regulated agency. References include personal, work, bank and previous landlord information and history. Butler & Stag will draw up the Tenancy Agreement and send this firstly out to you and then to the tenants for signing. It is during this stage that we can organise any relevant safety certificates, cleaning, an inventory and check in if they are required. Once paperwork has been completed and Butler & Stag are in receipt of all required monies from the tenants they can move in. At this stage you will need to ensure the property is ready having taken meter readings, informed energy suppliers and the council of the change of name (if we are managing, this will be carried out by ourselves).
On the day of move in, one of our agents or inventory clerks will meet the tenants at the property and a handover will take place. Congratulations, together we have let your property!