Our Landlord Services

We take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding the expectations of our landlords. Our aim is to find a suitable tenant for your property with the minimum amount of fuss.

Tenant Find / Let

We advertise your property and manage the tenant finding process.



Package includes:

  • Market property offline and online
  • Arrange tenancy set up
  • All viewings accompanied

Fully Managed

Our recommended and most popular option, offering full protection so you can relax.


Package includes:

  • Rent paid on time, every time. Simple
  • Market leading referencing
  • Tenancy issues prevented
  • Legal expenses covered
  • Includes all the benefits from our other services

Rent Collect

Everything from our Tenant Find service as well as monthly rent collection and renewals.


Package includes:

  • Collection of monthly rent
  • Contact tenants for monthly renewal
  • Arrears managements from date tenant moves in

The expert letting agents at Hunters really understand the lettings market and know that whether you're a first time landlord, or have rented out properties before, getting that property marketed and let, whilst ensuring everything is legally compliant, can be a minefield. With this in mind, we put together our Seven Stages to Letting, arming you with all of the information you need to let a property, from getting that first valuation and choosing an agent, all the way to your new tenant moving in. Guides resources and advice created to help you let in the quickest time, with the least hassle and for the best price.

1. Considerations before you let

- Letting with a mortgage

- Cost versus income

Income

The main reason you will probably be considering investing in property is to make money. There are two main ways in which you can do this via buy-to-let, the rent itself from the tenants, and through capital gain of the property value. 

You must consider that through turbulent times, it is possible to lose money if the value of your property decreases, you have long void periods or your outgoing are higher than the rent received. There are financial risks involved so it's worth speaking to an agent about this risk before going ahead. 

Expenses

As with any property purchase there are a range of fees associated with your property purchase you must factor into your budget:

  • As well as those fees paid largely up front before your purchase, you must also consider the ongoing charges you'll have to bear as the landlord:
What is a HMO?

A property is considered a House in Multiple Occcupation if: 

  • The property is occupied by five or more people
  • Those people share facilities such as a kitchen or bathroom
  • Can form two or more households regardless of number of storeys

What are your responsibilities?

As well as your statutory legal responsibilities as a landlord you must ensure:

  • Electrics are checked every 5 years
  • The property should not be overcrowded
  • Adequate cooking and washing facilities
  • Communal areas and shared areas clean and in good condition
  • Smoke detectors installed

Full HMO regulations can be read here

2. Obtaining your rental valuation

There are several things to consider when choosing an agent to value your home and attract the best possible tenants for you. At Hunters we take great pride in not only meeting but exceeding our Landlords expectations.

We encourage our lettings agents to work towards their HNQ qualifications from our Hunters Training Academy as well as being members of safeagent (National Approved Letting Scheme) and ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) reassuring you that your money is in safe hands. A rental valuation on your property will help determine the appropriate rent to charge your future tenants.

Hunters letting agents take these specific factors into consideration when valuing your property to let:

3. Choosing the right service for you

When making the decision to become a landlord, how much involvement do you want with your property, tenant, rent collection and maintenance?

4. Marketing your property effectively

At Hunters we want to help you find the perfect tenant who is in a great position to rent your property. We know that there are 3 key factors for Landlords, quick let, best price and peace of mind that your property investment is in good hands.

Once the terms have been signed:

  1. Instantly prepare your property details, complete with photographs, EPCs and floor plans and advertiseyour property on the major property portals; Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket and Primelocation.
  2. We will upload your property to our website at hunters.com. Your property has 3 seconds to
    make an impression online. We will make sure your property is presented in the best possible way.
  3. Contact our 'Hot Tenants' via phone and email and arrange viewings. We will ask you to share your live property link with your friends and contacts via social media.

You will also be given access to the My Hunters Landlord Portal, where you can follow the progress of your property let, track viewing feedback, access shared documents and see key dates for renewals plus much more.

We make sure your property meets the correct legal safety standards (certified gas inspections) as well as keeping up to date with UK legislations. If there is a possible up coming change, Hunters make sure this is communicated to our landlords.

5. Receiving offers and preparing for your tenants

Hunters letting agents like to accompany the prospective tenants to view your property so we can point out the great potential it has and how it can suit them, however you do have the option of hosting the viewing yourself. As part of the service we offer, our letting agents can negotiate an agreeable offer between you and the prospective tenant and make sure we get the best possible price for you.

6. Setting up the tenancy

The Paperwork

The first thing you must do is provide your tenant with a tenancy agreement.

Tenants should be given good chance to read and understand the terms of the tenancy, before agreeing to sign.

Best Practice

  1. Carry out reference checks
  2. Prepare and agree an inventory
  3. Provide your contact details to the tenant

Legal Rights

7. Move in

The service level you have chosen will determine how much contact you will have with the property and the tenants once they have moved in. Hunters can offer a Fully Managed service which will help minimise your workload as much as possible.

For a smooth move in process we recommend a neutral decor throughout, the removal of all your personal belongings, leaving instruction manuals for appliances and placing picture hooks for your tenants to use.

Why choose us?

Every 2 minutes someone new chooses Hunters

That's a lot of people who trust us to deliver results that matter.

96% customer satisfaction

Our customer satisfaction rating is 96% significantly higher than the industry average.**

Rent paid on time, every time

Hunters Infinity gives complete peace of mind that your rent will be paid to you on a set day, every month. No excuses. *

What our customers are saying

Danielle Turner

I have had my properties managed with Hunters for a couple of years now and I must say they are very professional and keep me up to date with everything I need to know!

John Robinson

I have used Hunters' tenant-find service on two occasions, both times I have been impressed with their efficient and professional service.

Monika Kukowka

A huge thank you for all your help and support. Hunters gave us a first-class service from start to finish! Nothing was too much trouble - always ready to help.

*Subject to terms and conditions (including acceptable tenant references) of Hunters Evolution/Homelet products available from participating branches.

**96% of Hunters customers who responded to our Customer Service Team by phone or email between 1st Jan 2018 and 31st Dec 2018 said they were happy with our services.