Whether you’re a first-time landlord or own an impressive portfolio of buy-to-let properties in Hove, Brighton or the surrounding Sussex area.
One thing remains the decision to become a landlord involves a lot of time and well thought out planning. To encourage a smooth letting process we have outlined key factors to help you let your property in East Sussex and the greater South-East England area.
THE RENT MUST BE REASONABLE
As a landlord, you need to note the factors that influence the value of a house. Carry out extensive market research, check current rates and values of properties similar to yours in your targeted area. Whether you’re renting a whole property to a single family or a HMO. You should aim to charge rents based on the demand of the unit and what will effectively attract tenants.
ATTRACTING THE RIGHT TENANTS
Proper housing is a lifestyle. How you present your house largely determine the tenant’s interest to move in. Ensure that your property is presented in the best possible light when advertising online. Providing plenty of clear photos of the house and the surrounding area along with marketing the property at a desirable price.
GIVE A VIVID DESCRIPTION
In addition to a well-presented property, giving a clear description of your home can attract potential tenants. Describe every room in your property and any unique feature that would make a tenant want to live there. Provide potential tenants with useful information about the surrounding area, local amenities and other area based news.
ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY ON THE RIGHT PLATFORMS
Most people go online whenever they are searching for a new home. It’s important to market your property on all major property portals to increase visibility. Examples of property portals include Rightmove, Prime Location, OnTheMarket and Zoopla to name a few.
PUT UP A BOARD SHOWING THE VACANT HOUSE TO LET
As well as online advertising, it’s important to use a mixture of marketing techniques. Having a ‘To Let’ board signals to potential tenants walking past that your property is available to rent. If you choose to use a letting agent they will discuss this in more detail.
FIND THE IDEAL LETTING AGENTS
This is one of the most important factors to consider when looking to let your property. Charging a small fee, the role of a letting agent is to help you market your property to attract interested tenants. Enlisting the services of a letting agent could save you time and effort. They will deal with all aspects of the letting process from finding and vetting tenants to helping maintain and manage your property.
At Harringtons Lettings, we focus solely on lettings to ensure that we provide out landlords with a service that’s second to none. Our letting agents in Hove have over 24 years’ experience operating within the Sussex rental market. Making sure that your property isn’t vacant for long periods and we find the right tenant for your rental property.
We have been letting property within the Brighton and Hove area for in excess of 29 years.
Harringtons can provide you with a property valuation that allows you to find out what your property is worth.
We deal with all types of properties from small studios, one beds, two beds, three beds up to huge large luxury properties. Also including student accommodation and commercial premises.
We have got a substantial amount of business awards (please see here) that we have been able to achieve over the past few years. This include the best letting agent branch of the year in Hove in 2021.
We have been acting for landlords since 1993 and have built an award winning team with a wealthy experience in all aspects of letting.
There have been huge changes in the industry over the past few years but the one thing that has been consistent is Harringtons Lettings. We have seen other agents come and go over a period of time but we have consistently letting properties since 1993.
We pride ourselves on quality and truly independent service. Whether our clients are individual owners, large portfolio clients and/or commercial clients then we look to ensure that your assets are maintained to a high standard. We are the professionals you can rely on. The team has a wealth of experience of in excess of 50 years.
We work closely with our landlords to ensure that their most expensive asset is maintained to a high standard. Providing a quality and truly independent service.
We understand how it is important to you to choose the right letting agent. Harringtons will be there to look after your most valuable asset.
We are fully committed to providing a transparent, realistic and expert service. We have been praised for our refreshing approach.
Do you want a free property valuation?
First of all what is a property valuation? It is basically us coming round to your property and letting you know what we believe your property is worth on the current rental market. Rents fluctuate on a regular basis not only over the years depending on the economy but also where they are and the time of year. We take in all these multiple factors when dealing with your valuation. Priding ourselves not only making sure we put the property on the market for the right rental price but we let your property as quickly as possible. We are absolutely consistently up to date with the ongoing laws. It has recently been noted that compliance is one of the most important issues to landlords. Are you sure you are fully compliant with the law? The consequences now a days can be substantial. With penalties up to £30,000 and beyond. We have monthly meetings with our solicitors to ensure that we are fully up to date with all the law and do training sessions with all of our staff.
Would you like a free obligations review of all your paperwork? We do a free 30 minute review.
Why not contact us on 01273 724000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.