Whether you are a buy-to-let investor or have chosen to rent out your own home, as a landlord your biggest concern will generally be 'can I keep my property occupied as much as possible'.
With Whitegates, your chances are much enhanced, as our marketing sets us apart from other agents. Our property portal presence and our Whitegates TV channel give greater exposure to your property to minimize those costly void periods.
Of course you don't just want any tenant in your property. A classic mistake of the 'do-it-yourself' landlord is to just put anyone in the property without properly checking them out. At Whitegates we have access to comprehensive referencing services to give greater clarity on a prospective tenant's background which all helps minimise potential future tenancy issues.
With letting comes inherent risk and this can never be eliminated but what Whitegates can do is help to minimise that risk by getting things right from the very beginning - referencing tenants properly, taking care of safety legislation, compiling a detailed inventory and drawing up a legally-sound tenancy agreement.
All our branches have staff qualified by ARLA (the Association of Residential Letting Agents) or are in the process of qualifying. The knowledge of our staff is vital to ensuring any situation can be handled in the correct legal manner and resolved as quickly as possible. The laws can be rather complex at times and our staff spend many hours learning it so that you don't have to!
Our licensed ARLA member branches are also covered by the ARLA Client Money Protection scheme - giving you peace of mind that your money is protected. The SAFEAGENT and the ARLA Licensed Member logos are a sign of this protection and will be displayed on the office pages of member branches.
We strongly believe in the transparency of our service and we will clearly state all fees to you before we let your property and our transparency goes even further as all our branches are members of the Property Ombudsman scheme and adhere to his rigorous code of practice and redress scheme.
Inspecting your property periodically once it is let is a crucial part of our property management service, providing you with the comfort of knowing exactly how the property is being cared for by your tenant. When a tenant leaves your property Whitegates property management staff will handle the detailed inspection to ensure your property has been left in acceptable condition and will deal with the release of the tenancy deposit - taking away a major 'hassle' from you!
So if you are looking for an agent to find a tenant and/or manage your property contact one of our branches NOW and see how we can work together with you to keep your investments performing!