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Getting started

Having confidence in your letting agent is vital. Our team is highly knowledgeable and have extensive knowledge of the market throughout the South Lakes. The right agent will make a difference to how you enjoy the experience of renting your property. At Thomson Hayton Winkley our job is to provide honest feedback and advice, protect your interests and find the rent tenant for you.

 

As we are regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors this means your property is not only taken care of to the highest standard but allows our landlords to be assured their property is in safe hands. The best letting agents understand how to find the right tenant who will treat your property as if it were their own and will help you navigate your responsibilities that go with being a landlord. Whether you are an investor or you are renting out your home our focus is on delivering first class service that starts at the initial contact and continues on though the process. Whatever your needs are we are here to guide you every step of the way. 


A service that suits you

We understand that each landlord has different requirements and that is why we have a variety of services to suit. Whether you are looking for us to just find you a tenant, collect the rent or fully manage the property we can work with you in deciding which service will be the best to suit your lifestyle. 

Deciding to rent your property

Once you have decided that you wish to rent your property we will be more than happy to visit you at the property. We we be able to agree a market rent, plan the marketing and discuss the detail surrounding renting and legal requirements. There are many regulations to adhere to when renting out any property and we are able to provide advice along the way to ensure the smooth letting of your property. 

 

Presenting your property

We understand that every property is as individual as the landlord who owns it,as the market is now so competitive it is important that your property stands out from the rest. Always remember first impressions count! Most prospective tenants will only view a property once so it is important that your property appeals. It is a good idea to walk around the property and ask yourself if you were a potential tenant would rent this property?

Tenant find service 

  • Agree the market rent with the landlord
  • Provide guidance on compliance and letting consents
  • Professional marketing advice
  • Quality photographs and floor plans
  • Illuminated window and office displays
  • Prominent 'To Let' board
  • Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation advertising
  • Westmorland Gazette and Lake District Property Guide advertising
  • Access to our increasing applicant list
  • Carry out accompanied viewings
  • Thorough tenant referencing
  • Notify utility companies and local Council
  • Organise and relevant safety certificates
  • Produce Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) agreement
  • Full electronic inventory including written report and images
  • Collection of first months rent and deposit
  • Protection of deposit
  • Move in appointment
  • Advice on non-resident tax status and HMRC (if relevant)

 

Rent collection service

  • As tenant find service plus
  • Collection of rent and remit to landlord
  • Arrears management

 

Please do contact one of our offices for more information.

Click here to view the RICS Guide to letting your property.

 

 

Fully managed service 

  • As tenant find service plus
  • Collection of rent and remit to landlord
  • Landlord and tenant enquiries
  • Regular property inspections and reports
  • Organise maintenance and property repairs 
  • Obtain quotes, instruct contractors and settle invoices from rent
  • Access to full time in house maintenance team
  • Handling tenant disputes
  • Tenancy renewals
  • Safety certificates management and renewal
  • 24 hour maintenance support system
  • Rent increases
  • Move out appointments
  • Negotiate deposit distribution with tenant and landlord
  • Managing deposit disputes
  • Arrears management
  • Serving of notices S8 and S21
  • Key holders

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