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Here at Landlords 2 we do things differently. Unlike other agents we make sure to be there at your convivence when you require our services…

As Landlords too, we understand your job isn’t 9-5 and tenants can need assistance at all times throughout the day. Plus, when your property portfolio grows, it can be hard to keep up with tenants.

That’s where we come in….

You’ve heard of property management services plenty of times before, but are you getting true flexibility and dedication when you leave your tenants in the hands of an agent?

At Landlords 2 we are 100% dedicated to your tenants, 24/7

Let us break it down for you…

-          Tenants property Search – 24/7 365 days a year

-          Answering any enquiries your tenants have - 24/7 365 days a year

-          Arranging property viewings - 24/7 365 days a year

Because no tenant new or old should have to wait!

 

If you are looking for more information on our dedicated management service, please call us on 01325 978970 or visit: www.landlords2.com/

 

Long gone are the days where tenants would trawl the high streets looking for the best property for them. Instead, property hunting is completed at the touch of a button online. Which is why your greatest asset is your exposure…

When it comes to property searching online, one site stands high above the rest and that is Rightmove. With over 130 million visitors per month, there’s no doubt this is the place for your property. So why are so many Letting Agents avoiding the question “Will my property be put on Rightmove?”

The answer is simple, it's all about cost. As anything when it grows in popularity, prices go up and with the recent Tenant Fee Ban, Letting Agents are finding it harder than ever to offer all services to potential tenants due to lack of income. 

Rightmove prices are also up 15% over the last few months and Letting Agents are putting emphasis on other online portals to hide the fact that Rightmove simply isn't an option for them anymore. 

Here at Landlords 2, we don’t have that problem…

Our low tenant find fees speak for themselves at just £240, plus we have never charged unnecessary tenant fees. Because of this we have no need to pull the wool over your eyes and are proud to promote your property not just through Rightmove, but Zoopla, On The Market and of course our website too. 

At Landlords 2 we are proud do things differently….

If you would like more information on our Tenant Find service, please give us a call on 01325 978970 or visit: www.landlords2.com/

Since the Tenant Fee Ban came into force on the 1st of June 2019, the property market has been truly shaken. Leaving Agents wondering where they are going to make up the income they have lost.

 

Could your Agent be helping themselves to more of your pie than you first think?

 

As expected after the ban, Letting Agents all over the country increased their fees to Landlords to cover the loss of income from tenants. But have you noticed it?

 

You may have been convinced that Agents have a justifiable reason for charging more, as the market has increased all together.

 

Let's look at the real facts…

 

We will take Agent B and Agent Y, both reputable Letting Agents with many Landlords and Tenants on their books. Agent B now charges £480 for a basic Tenant Find, whereas Agent Y charges £720. Although Agent B may look more affordable, with added costs such as Tenant Checks, Tenancy Agreement and the Check-in of Tenants which are not included the overall fee comes to an astounding £985. Not to mention Agent Y’s fee of £792 altogether.

 

The real question is, are you being misled as to what is actually worth your money…

 

Here at Landlords 2 we are different!

 

Compared to leading Letting Agents, we are no less qualified. In fact, we are Arla Propertymark Licenced which you may not find with other agents. They may sell the dream to make up for the added costs, but their service is no different.

 

We are proud to advertise properties in the same places they do, use the same referencing company as they do and even have the same size database they do. 

 

But the main difference is, we haven't been ripping off tenants and landlords for years!

 

To put it in perspective…

 

Compared the prices stated above, for a Basic Tenant Find we charge £240. Unlike other agents, this includes your Landlord References, Tenant Checks, Agreements and much much more. We don’t hide the costs because we simply don’t need to, and we certainly don’t hide any hidden costs from you.

 

We feel there’s no need to pull the wool over your eyes and believe that you should see the truth. Landlords 2 are proud to offer VALUE.

 

If you would like to learn more about our services, please give us a call on 01325 978970 or visit our website: www.landlords2.com/

 

Plus feel free to look at our full comparison table below...

 

 

Agent

B

Agent

Y

Landlords 2

Basic Tenant Find Fee

*£480

*£720

£240

Provision and management of To Let Board, if requested.

Free

Free

Free

Obtain employment and previous landlord references if applicable.

Undertake full credit checks.

£25

Included

Included

Check that all adult tenants have a right to rent in the UK, ensuring landlord compliance with the requirements of the Immigration act 2014.

£120

Included

Included

Prepare the tenancy agreement and other legal documents necessary for the Landlord to gain protection of the relevant Rent and Housing Acts.

£300

Included

Included

Check-in of tenant.

Notify council tax and utility suppliers of occupiers at start of Tenancy.

Council Tax may become payable by Landlord on empty properties.

£60

Included

Included

Submit the deposit to a regulated Deposit Protection Service ensuring that all prescribed information as required by the relevant housing act is completed within specified timescales. 

Included

£72

Included

Total Fee

£985

£792

£240

 

Taking the leap into the world of letting for the first time can be stressful especially if you don’t know how to correctly prepare your property. When you rent a house out, you are taking on a high level of responsibility not only for the property but also for the tenants who will be calling it home. It is important that before anyone moves into your property, you take all the appropriate steps to both meet regulations and make the house a suitable place for people to live in. In this blog we will be sharing our tips for preparing your property before tenants move in.

 

Safety

With the responsibility that you are holding when letting your property, it should be an absolute priority to ensure measures have been taken to make the house safe. You should employ the services of a fully qualified, fully insured and accredited electrician to assess the electrics in the house, so that any potential hazards can be dealt with. You should also make sure a fire safety plan is in place. This includes correctly functioning smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and informing tenants of the fire escapes within the property. Following these steps will give you peace of mind that your tenants are safe in their new home.

Fixing Functional Problems

Your tenants will be less than amused if upon their arrival they discover problems throughout the property. That’s why it is essential that you tackle any issues long before anyone moves in. Whether it’s damp patches, wall cracks, leaky taps or other problems, you should ensure the house is perfect… it is going to be someone’s new home after all. By doing this, you are also showing your tenants that as a landlord, you care!

Décor

When you begin to decorate the property, you must firstly forget about your own taste! It is important to remember that everyone has different preferences so bold colours and loud patterns are a no-go. It is a good idea to use neutral, light colours for the walls and floors. You should also keep the floors plain, using hard wearing carpet or laminate wood. This way everyone will be happy!

 

For any further advice on how to prepare your property for tenants and to learn more about how we can help you find a tenant, call us on 01325 978970 or visit www.landlords2.com.

When you are a Landlord one of the main aims of your property management agent is to ensure your property management experience is smooth and your tenants are happy, so why are so many Landlords being restricted by their agent charging tenant fees?

Did you know…here at Landlords2 we don’t charge those unnecessary tenant fees!

As a Landlord it’s important to make sure your property portfolio appeals to as many tenants as possible, and with more tenants out there surely now is the perfect time for Landlords. But what’s holding them back? Many Landlords have got into the mind set that administration fees are normal, but realistically they are restricting your tenant market and forcing you to lose out.

In simpler terms, if a tenant was to see a property that charged them up to £500 in administration fees and one with no fees at all, which one would they choose? So why are landlords letting their agents pick the pockets of their tenants as well as their own!

Here at Landlords 2 we do things differently, being Landlords ourselves we understand the importance of widening your market, which is why we refuse to charge any fees to your tenants. Not only are we helping you reach out to your perfect tenant market, but we are also helping you build your portfolio by welcoming tenants with no administration fees.

If you would like more information on our Landlord services, please get in touch by calling 01325 978970 or visit: www.landlords2.com

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