Property Management & Lettings

Ward & Chowen have been letting residential properties since the firm was first founded and have experience and an unrivalled knowledge of the lettings market. Our staff offer a professional, approachable and friendly service and fully appreciate that the letting and management of residential properties can be particularly demanding.

We have therefore introduced a number of services to make the lives of our landlords easier ensuring that the returns on their investments are maximised.

As members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) we are able to offer expert professional advice. We are also governed by codes of conduct, which ensures that landlords can relax in the knowledge that any rents collected or deposits paid are held in secure client accounts, regulated by the RICS and ARLA.

TENANT FINDER SERVICE

Following instructions to let your residential property we will:

Inspect and advise on the rental value, furnishings, safety and related legislation
Advertise and market as appropriate, including the erection of a “To Let” board
Arrange for prospective tenants to view the property
Discuss with prospective tenants the terms for their occupation, which are acceptable to you as Landlord
When agreement in principle is reached on a letting, obtain a credit report for each individual who is to be party to the agreement
Arrange for the tenancy agreement to be drawn up and arrange for all parties to sign
Collect the deposit and first month’s rent, which will be transferred to a designated bank account

MANAGED PROPERTIES

For the majority of our clients we undertake full day-to-day management. The managed work includes the above together with additional services, which include:

Pre, post and quarterly inspections
Dealing with day-to-day management problems, enabling our clients to have complete peace of mind
Collection of monthly rent with regular statements sent to the landlord
Arrange for the payment of contractors where appropriate
Notifying the utility companies and the local authority of any changes of tenancy
We also undertake the management of leasehold estates and apartment blocks

We offer a professional and personal service to both Landlords and Tenants, and as one of the leading lettings and management agencies in this area, pride ourselves on the service provided.

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