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Landlords Guide

Since we opened 10 years ago Keymove have always been one of the leading sales and lettings agents in Bradford and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on an enviable reputation for our professional service with personal care to landlords.

Your guide to the letting process

Find A Property

If you don't already own a property to rent, then it's time to start looking. The key question is: what is the best investment? With expertise in sales as well as lettings we're in a great position to advise you.

What help do I need?

The lettings market moves quickly. An agent probably has more time and expertise than you to handle the let. You also need to decide what level of service you need.

I want my agent to:

  • Find me a tenant
  • Collect the rent
  • Maintain the property
  • Deal with the tenant

What rent should I charge?

We can advise on the rent you should charge and the potential yield you could earn from your let. There may be a number of fees to consider too, and all agents will charge differently.

The most important question to ask yourself is this:
Which agent will be the most helpful to me as a landlord?

Make your property safe

There are lots of property regulations to keep your tenant sage, we know it's important to you to be a responsible landlord, so make sure you are fully complaint at this early stage.

Ask your valuer for guidance regarding the following:

  • Gas & Electricity
  • Tenancy Agreements
  • Furnishings
  • Deposits
  • HMO

Find a tenant

It's time to get your property seen by potential tenants. The internet is the single most important place to advertise your let, Keymove advertise on over 30 websites, then prepare the property to look the best for viewing. Once your agent has found you a tenant, you'll want some reassurance that your property and rental income are safe. KNowing that your tenent has been fully referenced and credit checked gives you piece of mind. We can help with this!

Get Insured

For additional security, make sure you are fully covered. Regular domestic policies often do not cover rental properties. It is also possible to insure against non-payment of rent protection insurance, accidental and malicious damage.

Beginning of the Tenancy

Make an inventory

Shortly before a tenant moves in, as your agent we will make a full written and photographic inventory of the contents of the property and it's condition.

Collect the deposit and start receiving the rent

You are legally required to put your tenant's deposit in a government protected scheme. We work with the three leading scheme’s for the benefit of both tenants and landlords. It will soon be time to collect the rent. You'll need to decide whether you want to do this yourself or have us take care of it.

Property Inspections

You want to know that your property is being looked after. Visiting your tenants every six months to check all is ok is recommended. Depending on the level of service you have chosen, your agent can take care of this for you.

Renewal Stage

You'll be surprised how quickly the initial contract passes by. As it comes to a close, it's time to decide whether you wish to renew or terminate your contract. If you choose to terminate you must give your tenant the appropriate notice. If you (and your tenant) choose to renew a new contract begins.

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