The Key Place Managed Service 1st Nov 2015

Landlords, what do we do for our monthly management fee? A lot more than you would think! Our fully managed package offers a service which covers all aspects from finding and securing good tenants, to managing your property, dealing with emergencies and taking the hassle out of letting. All you have to do is sit back and let the income arrive in your bank account. It’s an ideal service for landlords who would rather not deal with tenants directly, preferring all aspects to be handled by an agent. It is the hassle free option!

The following list includes, but is not limited to, the services that you can enjoy:

• Free, no obligation, rental assessment of your buy to let investment property based on latest market trends.
• Initial assessment of your requirements including suggested property improvements and regulation compliance.
• Organisation of work to meet regulations such as safety certificates and legionella risk assessments.
• Provision of landlord-specific insurance services.
• Property photography for advertising purposes.
• Marketing on popular websites – Zoopla, Prime Location, Lettingweb, Citylets, Gumtree, The Key Place and many more.
• Marketing with “To Let” Boards and window advertising in our local The Key Place shops.
• Matching your property to our knowledge of waiting tenants.
• Accompanied viewings.
• Updates on viewings and progress with letting your property.
• Collecting the deposit.
• Registration of deposit with SafeDeposits Scotland.
• Referencing tenants, as requested.
• Preparing all legal documents – AT5s, Tenancy Agreements, Tenant Information Packs, etc.
• Provision of information, in different languages, to tenants from the tenancy start to help them understand their responsibilities.
• Preparing an Inventory with inventory software and embedded photographs, if requested.
• Change of Council Tax and utility providers.
• Collecting first month’s rent.
• Collecting ongoing monthly rental payments by Standing Order.
• Monthly Statement of Account detailing income and expenditure and payment to a nominated bank account.
• Chasing late rents including debt collection if required.
• Agreeing and implementing rent increases.
• Regular property inspections with landlord feedback reports.
• Managing repairs.
• Dealing with property emergencies.
• Managing insurance claims if you are insured through The Key Place; or for a fee, managing insurance claims for you if you are insured with a different company.
• Keeping in touch with tenants and promptly responding to all enquiries.
• Carrying out end of tenancy inspections and Check Outs.
• Negotiations about deposit deductions and management of deposit repayments from SafeDeposits Scotland.
• Management of formal deposit disputes and arbitration, if required.
• Advice and issue of relevant legal notices.
• Dealing with requirements for HMO properties.
• Overseas landlord tax accounting and advice.
• Keeping you informed about your property and your local property market, including regular newsletters etc.

If you currently deal with all of this yourself, and would rather not, then contact The Key Place now for further information.