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The Pick & Mix Landlord

14th May 2019

We sourced a property for a client, who had her own trusted contractor on hand to get the property tenant ready.  She even had a distant relative lined up, ready to move in.

Now, of course we offer a full lettings management service for those clients that prefer a hands off property investment.  However, some clients prefer to be more hands on, and would prefer to manage their own property and tenant themselves.  After a quick conversation with our client, we agreed that she didn’t require a full management service, and instead she chose to select options from our pick and mix lettings menu.

She asked us to attend the property to give our recommendations on what pre tenancy work should be done, and she also asked us to run through her legal requirements and safety aspects of the property such as EPC, GSC, smoke and CO2 alarms.  She then instructed her own contractor accordingly.

Although the incoming tenant was a distant relative, she wisely requested us to provide a tenancy agreement, and opted for our rent collection service, where we collect the rent each month and chase any outstanding rent, saving awkward conversations between family members should a situation arise.  To be safe, we recommended that we run the tenant through referencing just in case!

Now that the tenant is in, we only have a small part to play in this client’s property management.  But our client rests easy, knowing we are on hand to help her every step of the way.

If you manage your own tenants, but could do with a helping hand here and there, please feel free to contact our office for a quick discussion about your needs and how we may be able to assist you with our pick and mix lettings menu.

Richard Bond

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