Are you thinking about letting your home out? Finding houses to rent in Walton or finding houses to rent in Orell Park is not necessarily difficult, however, matching the right tenant with a home is often a challenge.
Thanks to our years of experience as professional letting agents, our team here at James Kristian letting agents in Liverpool, can help you to find the right tenant for your property.
Should you try to find a tenant on your own? It is easy to think that finding the right tenant for your property on your own is going to be easy. At first it may seem so, but in fact, finding the right tenant is often much more of a challenge than meets the eye. For instance, you need to have the know-how to put together a legally binding tenancy agreement.
What You Need To Know About A Potential Tenant
Here at James Kristian Letting agents, we follow certain procedures when we help you to find the right tenant for your home.
One of the first things we do is to make sure that we match the right tenant with the right property for him and her. Placing a single person in a 3-bedroom home may not be such a good idea unless there is a particular reason for doing so.
We would ask ourselves if that person would have the time to look after the property, and also if he or she can afford to pay the rent and bills on an ongoing basis. Checking that someone can afford to pay for the rent is something that we always do.
Credit Checking A Tenant
Once we have matched a tenant with the right property, we always credit check a potential tenant. We use professional credit agencies such as Experian or Equifax to make sure that rental costs and bills will be paid on time and the tenant can afford to pay them.
We may even ask tenants to provide references from an employer or a previous landlord to make sure that we supply you with a successful long-term tenant.
The Quality Of Your Property
Does the quality of your property matter? Yes, it does.
As professional Liverpool letting agents we don’t list all properties that we are asked to list. We will always visit the property before we decided to list it and make sure that it is up to our high standards.
In general, better quality property attracts the right type of tenant. It is certainly worth making sure that your home is “up to scratch” before you decide to rent it out. If you need any advice on how to make sure your home is ready to rent out, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Are there any particular areas you should focus on? The most important rooms in the house are the bathrooms and the kitchen. However, the rest of the home should be in good condition as well and this includes the garden.
Should I List My Rental On Gumtree?
There are many free listing sites such as Gumtree on which you can list your house or other property. But, it means that you will be responsible for all of the work associated with the rental including credit checks and contracts.
It is easy to think that listing the property yourself is going to save you money, but that is not the case. In fact, ending up with the “wrong” tenant in your house could indeed cost you money.
Best Advice For Renting Out Your Home
There are many factors that you should take into consideration before you rent your property out. We will be more than happy to talk you through all of the best advice you need to rent out your property at no risk to you.
A good example is Landlord Insurance. This will ensure that if there are problems during the rental agreement, the insurance company will deal with any issues such as non-payment of rent. Going through the courts is expensive so this kind of insurance is a cost-effective option.
As rental property now needs to meet certain standards, it is not easy for homeowners to keep up with the standards. We will make sure you are aware of everything that is expected of you as a landlord.
Promoting Your Rental Property
When you sell a home, you expect your contracted estate agent to promote it for you in a professional way. The same goes for rental property. Unlike many other letting agents, we take a personal interest in your property and do all of the hard work for you.
The emphasis will be on you to make sure that your property is of a good standard and that you will be able to fulfill your part of the legal agreement. We will take care of the rest including tenant’s checks such as the credit check, viewings and contracts.
How Long Does It Take To Find A Tenant?
Often it will take a local letting agent less time to find a suitable tenant for your property. Most quality letting agents will have potential tenants waiting for the right property for them to become available.
If you are a developer of houses to rent in Walton, or houses to rent in Bootle, it is a good idea to contact us as soon as you know you will have properties for rent available. We will start the process of finding the right tenants for your properties and help you to set up everything you need to make the rental a complete success.
Would you like to know more about the services James Kristian letting agents can provide? When you are ready to rent out your property, or would like to know more about the services we can provide, please feel free to get in touch with us.
Our professional team is more than happy to answer all of your questions. Making sure that we find the right tenant for your rental property is just as important to us as it is to you.
Please feel free to get in touch with us via email. Alternatively to ensure a fast response, just pick up the phone and give us a call. We will make all of the necessary arrangements and make sure that we find the right tenant for your house as soon as possible.