Landlord Process


1Rental assessment

Our aim is to let your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time Our qualified staff will provide you with a current and accurate up to date rental assessment of your property, considering current supply and demand, recent comparable and market trends.

This will ensure your property is marketed at the best possible price. Once a market rent has been agreed, London Estates will circulate the property details by means of comprehensive marketing campaign in local and worldwide media and all internet search engines.

2Accompanied viewings

Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property - in fact most of our viewings are carried out after work and at weekends. Accompanied viewings also mean we can use our expertise to help let your property.

3Tenants conditions of entry

London Estates will ensure that all applicants are evaluated by our independent referencing agency. Upon successfully completing the referencing process, tenants will be required to pay one calendar month rent in advance and a deposit equivalent to five weeks’ rent.

4Preparing your property for a tenancy

An initial decision to make is whether to let your property as furnished or unfurnished. Furnished properties will give a better visual impression to the prospective tenants on how the property will look, making it more likely to rent quickly. Should you opt to market an unfurnished property, as a minimum we highly recommend that you provide white goods (washing machine, cooker, fridge/freezer). Offering flexibility is key as a landlord and will broaden the appeal of the property to prospective tenants as individual requirements vary.

5Marketing your property

We provide maximum marketing exposure across a wide range of media channels, property portals, and not forgetting the ever-powerful social media platforms. In office, our well trained staffed are ready to match suitable perspective tenants to your property. Digitally, our website is an interactive resource with excellent functionality for both Landlords and Tenants. New properties are immediately uploaded and circulated, alerting matched tenants by SMS and email. In turn our website feeds major property portals further exposing the property to the market.

Our experienced Property Consultants personally match properties with their actively registered tenants and there is often an instant response to new property listings. Even in today's technology led society many of the tenants and landlords we encounter prefer in-person communication from a property professional. Our CRM has an extensive existing database of prospective tenants, there are frequently tenancies generated very quickly from this pool of applicants.

6Receiving an offer

Once we receive an offer, we will relay that information to you, together with detailed information regarding the potential tenants. We check their situation, employment status along with details of who is intending to move in, and the fixed tenancy term.

7Offer agreed

Upon your acceptance of a suitable offer, you will receive formal written conformation outlining details of the proposed tenancy. Tenants will then be required to provide London Estates with their Right to Rent documentation and photographic ID which will be checked and copied, along with submitting their referencing information to our third-party tenant reference provider.

8References Checked

All tenants will undergo thorough background checks. We use an independent reputable referencing company to report on their suitability and credit-worthiness, including their payment history on any previous lending and any adverse credit e.g. CCJ’s or bankruptcies. Their identity is also verified as is their right to live and work in the UK – We cover the Right to Rent checks including whether they are subject to any immigration control. If they have rented properties in the past, we will ask their Landlords to provide us with a reference. This information is provided by a variety of sources including credit reference agencies and is compiled into a report which gives a final credit score.

9Tenancy agreement & move in monies

Once all referencing is completed and deemed satisfactory, we will draft the Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) agreement for all parties to sign. We then ask the tenants to pay their first month's rent and security deposit. All deposits are to be protected in a Government approved deposit scheme.

Services and charges explained

Personal service

We’re not like the large corporate estate agent machines. As an independent, every customer is highly important. We build an understanding of who you are, the journey you’re on, and how we can help. You’re not another property to us - you’re a person first, second and last.

Property Valuations

The valuation of your property can make or break the marketing strategy. And you definitely want make, and not break. We have the experience to advise you on price and where your property sits in the housing market. We’ve done this hundreds of times before – lean on our expertise and honesty.

Customer Focused

You’re at the centre of everything we do. You wouldn’t want it any other way, would you? Check out our Google reviews and you’ll see how happy past customers have been. Our wonderful clients are our best advertising – they continuously recommend us to family and friends.

Experienced & Qualified

We are members of Safe Agent and the Property Ombudsman redress scheme, so you can rest assured that you are dealing with a qualified and regulated agency. That means you get the 5 start service that you deserve. Our team know the local market like the back of their hands.

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