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Hitchen & Co, Estate Agents in Leeds, Ilkley, York & Harrogate

Step by step letting guide

Step One - Valuation

Accurate valuations by experienced staff at Hitchen & CoAn accurate valuation of the property should be made in order to market the property to the correct audience. Knowledge of the property market will aid a fast turn around of the property so that it can be aligned correctly in the market.
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Step Two - Estate Agency Selection

The opening hours are important in order to maximise the time period that your property can have viewing take place. A leading brand of estate agency that is recognised within the industry with reliable and knowledgeable staff members. Our opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm.
Step Three - Tenancy Type Selection

Short term rentals can be fruitful when entering into the lettings market but do require more management. All bills are normally included in short term lets, with fully furnished properties being the most popular choice for tenants on a short term rental. Longer term rentals guarantee the occupation of a property for a greater period of time and give a steady income to the landlord.
Step Four - Management Of The Property

Many tenants today specifically request to view only properties that are managed. Our managed properties benefit from a 24 helpdesk for maintenance issues which is most attractive to tenants and landlords.
Step Five - Property Presentation

This is the time to complete all those little jobs in the property. Snagging lists should be completed for new properties and re-decoration where necessary on older properties that may need a fresher look. De-cluttering in furnished properties should take place and building spring cleans on newer properties that may still be slightly dusty following completion.
Step Six - Market, Market, Market

You want to place your property so that it is marketed to as wide an audience as possible. Placing your property with Hitchen & co will mean that professional colour brochures, web presence, newspapers, SMS, and to let boards will attract potential tenants when it is launched for let.
Step Seven - Property Viewings

Accompanied viewings with your potential tenants by a trained negotiator will increase the potential of your property being let swiftly. Our trained lettings negotiators are able to present your property to its full potential, offering advice on local knowledge on the area. Our longer opening hours ensure that a tenant can view the property after work and at weekends at a time convenient to them.
Step Eight - Property Preparation

A full written and photographic inventory together with a schedule of condition is required to fulfill your responsibilities as a landlord. Our inventory clerks can complete detailed inventory reports of a property for our clients in preparation for letting their property. Gas certifications, energy performance certification and deposit protection should be addressed.
Step Nine - Tenant Vet

It is important to find out certain information relating to your tenant before they move into the property. A comprehensive credit check will be able to highlight potential short comings of a tenant. Employment status should be checked and verified to ascertain if the tenant can afford the property. The rent and deposit funds are received as cleared funds ready for moving day.;


Step Ten - Tenant Moving day

All tenancy documentation will be signed and keys released to the tenant. Your property has now been successfully let!

Call us on: 0113 245 0093  
Hitchen & Co, Estate Agents in Leeds, Ilkley, York  & Harrogate

6-8 York Place, Leeds
Monday To Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
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