It is our mission to secure the highest quality tenant possible for your home. All of our prospective tenants are rigorously referenced prior to being offered a tenancy agreement, and we give all of our landlord clients the assurance that we would never select a tenant for their property that we would not be happy to have as a tenant of our own.
With our professional photography and HD virtual tours taking your home directly to the tenant, we will market your property on all the major property sites including Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket as well as our website and social media channels for the maximum level of exposure.
To get the process started, book a valuation of your property. We’ll ask you for your contact details and basic property information, and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange a suitable day and time to meet with you to provide a valuation, discuss your requirements and to tell you more about the level of services that we offer.
Once you’ve instructed our team on a let only or fully-managed basis, we will request a number of compliance documents from you including proof of ownership and ID.
We’ll arrange a time with you to come and photograph your property in order to get it on the market. Take a look at our tips below for the best ways to prepare your home.
The UK’s private rental sector can be a minefield of regulations and compliance requirements which our team at Branocs are here to help you navigate. Firstly you’re required to prove your property is fit and safe for habitation. Our team will be able to help you gather electrical and gas safety certificates, and advise on other matters such as testing of electrical appliances and carbon monoxide alarms.
Our team highly recommends having your property professionally cleaned and making sure the garden is also tidy before your tenant moves in. Generally, the condition you present your property to a tenant in is how you can expect it to look when returned.
Once the deposit has been paid and tenancy agreement has been signed, a member of our team will meet the tenant at the property in order to complete the ‘check in’ process where we will hand over the keys and take meter readings.
In the unlikely event that something goes wrong during the tenancy our team will contact you to discuss your maintenance requirements. And should any other issues arise, we recommend communicating with our team as quickly as possible who are always happy to help.
At the end of the tenancy, our team will carry out a detailed ‘check out’ inspection and present you with our findings. We recommend landlords carry out their own inspection and notify us of any other discrepancies so we can get these resolved in a timely manner.
Our team offer the highest level of marketing and quality presentation available for your home, however we always advise having a good old de-clutter prior to putting it on the market, and ensuring that your floor and surface areas are as clear as possible for our marketing photography. We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of quality photography as the first impression counts. We will also advise removing vehicles from the driveway to ensure we show the full face of the property without any obstruction.
We highly recommend maintaining the condition of your property to ensure you attract the highest calibre tenant. The better condition you present the property, the higher the rent you can expect to receive. In short, rent your property in a condition you would be happy to live in yourself.
This will allow tenants looking to settle down to bring their own furniture, helping to attract longer term tenants. It also helps to keep insurance costs low, and if any of your furniture has sentimental value, removing furnishings from your tenancy agreement will minimise any stress.
Please provide our team with a minimum of three sets of keys to the property, and advise getting the locks changed before a new tenant moves in ensuring that the locks are operating properly. Please also avoid handing the keys out to anybody other than our dedicated team.
If you’re a landlord living overseas, you must ensure you have registered with the government non-resident landlord scheme (NRL) which means we don’t have to deduct income tax from their rental. You can find these forms here.
If something needs fixing, click here to visit our repair reporting software and we will get the issue resolved as quickly as possible for you.
If you have an electrical or plumbing emergency, you can click here to report this via our repair reporting software, however please also refer to your initial renting guide which will have contact information for our emergency trades.
Yes, via our partnership with let alliance we are able to offer prospective landlords rent guarantee insurance, which typically costs 2% of the annual rental plus insurance premium tax, renewable on an annual basis.
To pass the referencing process, the household (before tax) must earn 30x the monthly rent. For example, if your rent was £1000.00 per calendar month, the household must earn £30,000 per annum (before tax). Should you earn less than the required income, you will require a Guarantor. A guarantor must earn 36x the monthly rent.
Landlords/agents are obliged to check that all people over the age of 18 residing in the property have the right to rent in the UK. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/prove-right-to-rent
Where there is more than one adult person living in the property, the tenancy agreement will state that you are ‘joint and severally’ responsible. This means that all tenants are liable for the payment of all rents and all liabilities falling upon the tenants during the tenancy agreement.
Unless you have a break clause, you are unable to end your tenancy agreement. To end a tenancy agreement early, both parties must agree the terms and conditions to terminate the tenancy agreement. This will often include financial compensation for inconvenience and costs incurred.
A landlord, or his agent, or someone authorised to act on their behalf has a right to view the property to assess its condition and to carry out necessary repairs or maintenance at reasonable times of the day. The law states that a landlord or agent must give a tenant at least 24 hours prior notice in writing (except in an emergency) of such a visit.