Tenant Finding Services
As a landlord, you'll know how difficult it can be to find a tenant. Or, more accurately, how difficult it can be to find the right one. The rising demand for rental properties means that in theory there will always be plenty of interest in well-maintained homes in desirable locations. But the reality is not always so straightforward, which is where Hunters' tenant finding services can help.
Tenant finding can be a laborious, stressful process and you simply might not have the time to do it properly. This could lead to delays in letting your properties or it could cause you to rush the process. Either of these outcomes could have a negative impact on your portfolio, so knowing how to find good tenants is a crucial part of being a successful landlord.
Read on to find out more about Hunters' tenant finding services. We'll look at what is covered, why you might need it, and how much it costs. We have lettings experts located across the country, so please feel free to get in touch for further information.
What is tenant finding?
Hunters can help you find renters based on the requirements you set out for us. Our range of tenant finding services include marketing your property, arranging viewings, conducting eligibility checks, and drawing up tenancy agreements. We can offer a package that works best for you and your portfolio.
How do your tenant finding services work?
We never take a one-size-fits-all approach to tenant finding. Your situation is unique, which is why we shape our services accordingly. When you get in touch, we'll take the time to listen and work out what you need before suggesting a package that suits. There is no obligation to choose us at this point, but if you do then you'll be in safe hands.
If you choose us, our lettings experts will get to work immediately to find a tenant that meets your criteria. Your property will be launched online and offline. And once we've compiled a list of candidates, we'll arrange viewings and be present for all of them, so that you don't have to take time out of your schedule. Once we find a tenant that ticks all the boxes, we'll begin the process of confirming their suitability in terms of their references and credit checks. We'll also take charge of drafting the tenancy agreement and get both parties to sign before a move-in date is agreed.
Why do I need Hunters' tenant finding services?
Our tenant finding services can prove beneficial in a number of ways:
As a busy landlord, you might not have time to set aside for tenant finding - especially if your portfolio contains several properties. These all need managing, and dealing with issues from existing tenants can limit your ability to find new ones. Or you may have a full-time job that requires most of your time and attention. So, having someone like us take care of that side of things for you can help to free up your schedule.
Finding renters can be stressful. There are many stages to the process, challenges to overcome, and lots of things to consider before you commit to a signed tenancy agreement. The guiding hand of professional experts can help to remove a lot of this pressure, solving problems for you so that you don't have to worry.
Narrowing down options
The upside of letting a desirable property in a sought-after location is that you're likely to receive plenty of interest. The downside is that you may be inundated with enquiries and could struggle to give them all due care and attention. As part of our tenant finding services, we'll take that responsibility off your hands and whittle down the list to make your life easier.
On the other hand, you may have a home that you're struggling to find a tenant for. That could be for any number of reasons - an unusual property or a remote location, for example. But our nationwide network of lettings experts has the experience to know what it takes to find a tenant for harder-to-let properties.
Understanding the legalities
As well as helping you find a tenant, we'll be able to use all our expertise to navigate the 400+ rules and regulations that come with being a landlord. It can be a lot to try and get your head around, but we can help you make sense of it all so that you don't have to worry. That way, we can ensure that you and your tenants remain fully protected.
What's included within your tenant finding services?
To help you find a tenant, we'll take care of the following:
· Marketing your property across all the major channels and platforms such as Rightmove and Zoopla as well as in branch.
· Matching the property to our registered applicants and getting in touch with those whom we believe would be interested.
· Dealing with enquiries for viewings, including attending all appointments in person.
· Confirming the eligibility of tenants in the form of references, credit checks, etc.
· Arranging the safety checks, taking an inventory and assessing the condition of the property.
· Drafting tenancy agreements to be signed by the both of you.
· Handling the funds once the tenant moves in and being available to answer any questions you might have.
What if I change my mind about using your tenant finding services?
If you would like to regain more control over how you find tenants for your rental property, that is your decision. We can review the service we are offering and make sure it's still working for you. If you wish to manage your portfolio by yourself that is of course up to you, but please be aware that there may still be a charge for any tenant finding services that we've already provided.
How much do your tenant finding services cost?
That will depend on the level of service you need and the package you choose. If you would like to know more about our fees, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local Hunters branch.
Why should I choose Hunters?
Here's why you can count on us to find a tenant that ticks all the boxes:
· Our lettings experts are situated across the country, so we're confident in our ability to find tenants for rental properties in any location.
· You can log in to your landlord portal and keep an eye on the status of all your lettings.
· Our resources for landlords are full of information on subjects such as insurance, tax obligations, letting guides and more.
· We're proud of a customer satisfaction rating that's well above 90% and is much higher than the industry average of 73%.
If you're struggling - or don't have the time - to find renters for your properties, Hunters' tenant finding services can help. If you'd like to know more, don't hesitate to get in touch. We'll be more than happy to hear from you!