Let only service
The underlying principal at Kent is to maximize the rental return on our Landlord's property whilst not compromising on the quality of Tenant. We aim to guide our landlords through the lettings procedure as smoothly as possible and be on hand to advise on any complex issues that may arise. We believe in operating in a proactive manor yet strive to maintain the integrity and professionalism that is synonymous with Kent. Kent aim to provide a refreshing approach to Landlords across the City.
A Partner or manager from Kent will visit your property to advise on how much rent you should expect to achieve. We will also advise you on decor, minor repairs, furniture and put forward suggestions that will look to enhance your rental income. First impressions are of paramount importance when a Tenant views your property and goes a long way to ensure that you don't encounter periods when your property is left empty. Also discussed at the initial meeting are safety and legislation issues covering gas, electric and Energy Performance Certificates, Inventories and the explanation of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
The let only service aims to provide the landlord with advice relating to his or her property and to assess its open market value.
Once Kent have been instructed to let your property we will inform all of our prospective tenants about your property, a wide audience is assured through our extensive marketing programme. Prospective Tenants will be accompanied by one of our experienced team once a mutually agreed time has been reached with the Landlord or current Tenant.
A tenant who expresses an interest in the property is asked to place a holding deposit on the property whilst references are obtained. If the landlord feels the references are unsatisfactory then the property is placed back on the books and the holding deposit is returned. The landlord is under no obligation to accept any tenants.
Once Tenants have been found and the rent agreed, legal paperwork will need to be completed before the Tenancy begins. At this stage reference and credit checks are taken before drawing up the Tenancy Agreement. This sets out the terms of the contract with your Tenant in detail and copies will be sent to both parties for signature.
Finally the Inventory records the contents and condition of the property at the point when your Tenant moves in. A professional Inventory company is highly recommended as an impartial inventory is crucial should a dispute arise. The company will return at the end of the tenancy to check that nothing is missing or damaged.
Upon the signing of the Agreement and the receipt of the first months rent and damage deposit the keys to the property are handed over and the Tenant Introduction Fee is payable by the landlord.