BDS Property Ltd

0203 198 6644

Landlord Process

1Accurate valuation

Your aim should be to let your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Our expert valuers carry out many of valuations every month giving us intimate and unparalleled knowledge of property values in your area.

This is why we consistently achieve the asking price across all our clients' properties.

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2Selecting an estate agent

When choosing a letting agent consider their opening hours, when they will be available to conduct viewings, their high street presence and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum rental value for your property.

You should also check if your agent will organise your government-required Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), gas safety certificate electric safety certificate on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself? You are responsible for making this document available to prospective and future tenants. We can always help you with whatever your need is.

3Considering a short let?

Letting your property as a short let (for a period of up to six months) can be an ideal solution as you will benefit from the following: high returns on your property, rent paid in advance, flexibility of commitment, minimum void periods, BDS Property Management offer the type of tenant that you are looking for.

We have thousands of potential tenants registering their names on our books so you can be assured we will find you the right tenants.

4Consider a property management

Property Management can be the key to reaping maximum rental returns on your property. Many tenants insist on renting managed properties and are often prepared to pay a premium for this.

Instructing BDS Property gives you peace of mind that both your property and tenant will be cared for. Your dedicated Property Manager will look after the general day-to-day management and more complex issues such as emergency repairs, collection of rent, transfer of utilities and much more.

5Presenting your property

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful let.

Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to declutter to make rooms appear larger.

BDS Property team of dedicated professional 'Photographers' will then take photographs and market it at all the relevant effective channels, such as right move, zoopla and Gumtree and write comprehensive property descriptions, all in just one visit.

6Presenting your property

Before you let your property for the first time you must obtain a professional and comprehensive inventory. This will set out the condition and contents of the property. BDS Property will carry out a professional inventory on your behalf.

Long term tenancies (6 months or more)
You are responsible for checking that the tenants have set up accounts with utility companies, telephone supplier, council tax and TV licensing. We are ready to take all these responsibilities on your behalf.

Short term tenancies (up to 6 months) You will retain responsibility for the utility accounts, council tax and TV licence, as these costs are included in the rent. The tenant will be responsible for any telecommunication services.

7Marketing your property

To find your perfect tenant you need to give your property maximum exposure across a wide range of media.

When you BDS Property to let your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing package, including: exposure on our award winning website, full colour property details and email and SMS alerts.

8Receiving an offer

As soon as an offer is received BDS Property will contact you to communicate full details of an offer along with any special conditions to help you decide whether or not to accept.

9Offer agreed

As soon as an offer is received BDS Property will contact you to communicate full details of an offer along with any special conditions to help you decide whether or not to accept.

10Completion

Upon completion, keys will be released to the inventory clerk or the tenant on moving-in day.

For managed properties, we will provide the tenant with contact details of their dedicated Property Manager.

Congratulations, your property is now let!