As a first time landlord, you’ll want to ensure that the lettings agency you choose is right for you. We recommend following these steps to ensure you make the best decision for your property.
As a landlord, it’s your responsibility to ensure that safety checks are carried out on your property regularly. You may have arranged for these checks to be carried out by your letting agent, but if not, it’s up to you as a landlord to ensure they’re completed.
Here is our safety checklist for landlords:
By ticking off this safety checklist, you’ll ensure that you have all relevant safety measures in place to let your property. Although a letting agency may take care of some of these things for you, ensuring everything is safe in the property is your responsibility as a landlord.Find out more about how we can help you profit from property, what is needed to become a landlord, how to avoid common mistakes and how Leaders can help.
At Leaders, we understand that every landlord has different needs, and for this reason, we’ve created four levels of service to ensure that our landlords receive the assistance they need.
Designed for landlords who are already familiar with lettings and tenancy law, this service is for people who don’t need comprehensive assistance and keep up to date with new legislation on their own accord. As part of this service, we market your property, handle property viewings and carry out tenant referencing to ensure your tenants are suitable.
This service offers everything that the Introduction Service does, but with the added service of rent collection. At Leaders, we know how difficult it can be for landlords to chase late payments, so we ensure that payments are received direct to your bank via BACS transfer.
For those who require us to manage every aspect of their property rental, our Fully Managed Service is available, encompassing every element of our Introduction and Rent Collection Service to take the hassle out of renting your property.
A popular choice amongst our landlords, this service is available with either our Rent Collection or Fully Managed service, and provides complete peace of mind with an added guarantee that covers rental income arrears, legal expenses relating to possession of your property and alternative accommodation expenses.
Whatever level of service you need, Leaders can help. We pride ourselves on being flexible and customer-focused so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.Find out more about landlord service levels through Leaders.
Did you know that your standard home insurance policy doesn’t cover tenanted policies? It’s therefore important to have specialist landlord insurance, to protect you against damage or loss.
For most people, their property is the most expensive asset they own, so it’s vital to ensure that you have adequate cover should any issues arise.
A landlord insurance policy will cover you for every eventuality and unlike standard home insurance policies, provides you with cover for any period of time when the tenants are away.
At Leaders, we’ve teamed up with Hepburns Insurance to create a comprehensive insurance policy that offers landlords all the protection that they need to let their property.
Our policy is available exclusively to Leaders’ landlords and comes with several features that you don’t typically find in standard home insurance policies. For example, our policy protects against malicious damage, loss of rent and public liability claims.
The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme rules that landlords need to put any tenancy deposits they receive into a government approved scheme. We’ve put together a shortlist of what you, as a landlord, need to know about deposits and the legislative implications.
At leaders, we have significant experience of this scheme and we can carry out every step in the process, ensuring that your letting adheres to the legal requirements.
We undertake inventory checks including colour photographs of all properties, which reduces the likelihood of disputes. We take the stress out of letting your property and ensure that your details will be kept confidential under the Housing Act 2004.Find out more about the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme.