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Why choose Heather & Lay
We pride ourselves on knowing our industry very well and therefore give you access to a comprehensive range of both traditional and modern methods of marketing, ensuring your property is exhibited professionally, reliably and in a consistently attractive manner in order to maximise responses from suitable tenants.
We believe in people before property, so exceptional service starts by taking the time to understand the bigger picture behind your investment, your move and timescales involved. So whether you're adding to your existing portfolio, moving from another letting company, or are a landlord for the first time, speak to Heather & Lay.
We believe that every tenancy will have two types of inter-related results; quantative i.e. the price achieved, timescales and fee paid and qualitative i.e. the professionalism and integrity of our service. We aim to delight on both counts. Why not click on the image above, to see what our customers say about us?
Is your property ready to let?
At Heather & Lay we have unrivalled local experience in letting properties of all shapes and sizes and there are plenty of things to bear in mind. Our aim is to provide you with all the help you need to get your property "lettings ready". Why not use our handy “Preparing your Property for Letting” guidelines to establish whether your property makes the grade?
Three Levels of Service
At Heather & Lay we provide professional property advice and offer flexible solutions for our landlords. We offer three levels of service to accommodate the needs of our clients, including a Fully Managed Service for those that would like the convenience and peace of mind that this "all inclusive" option offers.
1. The Full Management Service ensures that every aspect of the lettings process is dealt with by Heather & Lay on your behalf and you avoid having to deal with any of the time consuming and demanding issues that can arise during a tenancy. This service is ideal for distant or time restricted landlords.
2. The Marketing and Rent Collection Service is ideal for those landlords who have the experience and time to be involved with their property and tenants. Heather & Lay however, deal with all elements of marketing, professional referencing, legal documentation and deposit handling (if selected). We also ensure that all applicable rent is collected in a timely manner.
3. The Introduction Service is designed to find the ideal tenant for a property and is tailored to experienced landlords who wish to remain heavily involved in every aspect of the tenancy and are always available for the day-to-day activities, rent collection, any arrears and all maintenance that is required. The landlord would be responsible for the deposit which must be held within an approved scheme. Heather & Lay can organise this for an additional fee.
Below we have listed the benefits of each particular option:
|Advertising and promoting the property until a suitable tenant is found||ü||ü||ü|
|Arranging viewings and accompanying them||ü||ü||ü|
|Taking up references and carrying out credit checks on prospective tenants||ü||ü||ü|
|Preparing the tenancy agreement (fee applies)||ü||ü||ü|
|Registering and signing up the tenant||ü||ü||ü|
|Collecting the first month’s rent and security deposit||ü||ü||üü|
|On-going collection of rent||ü||ü||ü|
|Paying rent into the landlord account by BACS||ü||ü||ü|
|Handling of deposit funds under TDS rules (fee applies)||ü||ü||ü|
|Displaying a Heather & lay board||ü||ü||ü|
|Chasing late or non-payment||ü||ü||ü|
|Serving legal notices to regain possession if required (fees may apply)||ü||ü||ü|
|Notifying local authority for council tax responsibility and utility companies||ü||ü|
|Landlord support and advice helpline||ü||ü|
|Providing a monthly statement of account||ü||ü||ü|
|Arranging an independent inventory (fee applies)||ü||ü||ü|
|Interim checks on the visual condition of the property with photo report||ü||ü||ü|
|Arranging any maintenance and repairs as and when necessary||ü||ü||ü|
|Paying any bills on the property from rent collected (e.g. maintenance etc)||ü||ü||ü|
|Secure online access to your property file||ü||ü||ü|
|Renewing gas or other safety certificates||ü||ü||ü|
|Dealing with any claim from the deposit against the tenant if necessary||ü||ü||ü|
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