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Lettings Only Service

  1. Free Lettings Advice – we will visit and inspect a property and advise on the following:
    1. Rental market appraisal – an insight into the rent which you might realistically be expected to achieve and the potential return on buy to let investments
    2. An overview of works – in order to maximise rental income
    3. Requirements for letting – suitability of fixtures, fittings & inventory items and any works required prior to letting. Advice on whether to let the property in a furnished or unfurnished basis and what items to include or remove from the property. Also statutory safety regulations e.g. gas & electricity, fire & furnishings and HMO
    4. Tax liabilities for overseas landlords
    5. Insurance and mortgage requirements
    6. Landlord Registration (Scotland)
    7. Budgeted requirements for annual expenditure
  2. Tenant Search:
    1. Advertise the property, with fresh copy and colour photographs, via the following:
      1. An up-to-date property list which can be collected, e-mailed or posted on request
      2. Ben Property’s own website (www.benproperty.co.uk)
      3. Popular property portals e.g. www.rightmove.co.uk,
        www.citylets.co.uk,
        www.s1homes.com,
        www.primelocation.com,
        www.edinburghlandlordaccreditation.co.uk,
        www.timesonline.co.uk,
        www.findaproperty.com,
        www.fish4lettings.co.uk,
        www.propertyfinder.com,
        www.channel4homes.com,
        www.pastures-new.co.uk,
        www.uknetguide.co.uk,
        www.assertahome.com,
        www.houseladder.co.uk,
        www.thinkproperty.com
      4. A regular mail out to our comprehensive list of relocation agents & HR departments of some of Scotland’s largest businesses
      5. Tenants, who are registered with our property matching service, are contacted (by e-mail, text message or telephone) automatically with details of the properties that match their requirements
      6. To Let board – essential to a good integrated marketing campaign
      7. Print & online advertising – adverts placed with Yellow Pages, BT Phone Book and Thomson Local
    2. Arranging and carrying out of escorted viewings of the property and strictly by appointment only
    3. Interviewing prospective tenants and carrying out appropriate checks on financial history and affordability to ensure that the rent guarantee criteria are met
    4. Selection of the most appropriate tenant(s) and liaison over the date of entry
    5. Preparation of property for let – carrying out a full photographic and comprehensive written inventory of contents and decorative order of the property and taking appropriate meter readings
  3. The Lease Agreement – we will secure the tenancy by co-ordinating:
    1. The preparation of the lease (including guarantor’s covenant where required) and AT5 documents
    2. The transfer of services to the tenants name e.g. gas, electricity and council tax
    3. Setting up of standing order payments
    4. The payment of deposit by the tenant equivalent to one and a half month’s rent
    5. The handing over of keys and notes to tenants on date of entry