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Tailored service. Especially for you.

Whether you are an experienced landlord or a novice, we have the service to suit your needs. At Austin D’arcy we take our role as your letting or managing agent very seriously, and giving 100% is the minimum.  The lettings process is fairly straight forward when you have letting agent involved, we take on the difficult bits, so get in touch with us today:  020 8749 6060

Preparing for our visit

Before we come, it is helpful if you can weigh up all the positives and negatives about your property and consider what type of tenants you are trying to attract.

  • What is the condition of the property, are you planning on any work prior to marketing?
  • How good are the local amenities? Is it close to schools?
  • How good are the transport links?
  • What are the places locally that a new occupier would be interested in knowing about?
  • Are you aware of anything which could put a tenant off the property?  There is a legal obligation for you to notify any potential viewer of your property about anything which could affect their decision to make an appointment, so we need to understand all of the negatives, as well as the positives, in order to work effectively for you.

The market appraisal

The market appraisal can take between 1/2 hour to 1 and a 1/2 hours, depending upon how much you need to know.  We do not want to rush you if you have questions to ask, we know how complicated the lettings process can be.  Ideally, it is good to meet with all of the property owners, so that we can ensure we have covered everything and learnt all we need to know to give you the best service possible.

The process

Take a look at the lettings process for marketing your property up to the offer stage:

Instruct Austin D'arcy

1

Title Deed & Landlord IDs

2

Provide EPC

3

Professional Photos Taken & Floorplan Prepared

4

Property Advertised on Internet & In Office

5

Accompanied Viewings with Potential Tenants

6

Offer Negotiations Take Place

7

Offer Accepted in Principle, Holding Deposit Received

8

Tenant Referenced, Draft Contract Prepared

9

What happens next?

To follow the lettings process onto the next stage, click the button below:

Give your property a ‘to let’ facelift.

The better your property looks when you put it on the market, the quicker it will let, usually to the best tenants and for the optimum price.

First impressions

First impressions are everything, and nowhere is this more evident than with potential tenants. Tenants may choose a property on the smallest – or biggest – of details.  At Austin D’arcy we take great care with the marketing of your property, but if the place is not looking great for its photography debut it can all be for nothing.  Please work with us to ensure that everything looks great at the outset.

Invest

Give the front door a lick of paint and make sure that the porch area is clean and clear of weeds and clutter. Ensure that the property has been properly (professionally) cleaned in the lead up to finding a new tenant. Invest in some air fresheners to make sure the property smells fresh and get a handyman to touch up any small bumps and bruises.

Keep up to date

Appliances can make or break a tenancy agreement. If you hope to attract tenants that will respect your home, make sure all the appliances are kept in a respectable condition. White goods are tax deductible so there’s no excuse for ageing appliances.

Rectify

If you are able to rectify any negatives about your property before entering into a tenancy agreement – do so. It is as much about countering any small losses in value as it is adding value. Small investments can go a very long way.

What's next...

If you are ready to book a valuation, we look forward to meeting you. If you are not quite there yet, but have some questions, please get in touch and we will be happy to assist.