Why Choose BOOT & SON to be YOUR Letting/Managing Agent?
BOOT & SON is an independent partnership of professionally qualified Chartered Surveyors with unrivalled experience within the South Staffordshire area. The practice, which is active in Residential and Commercial Estate Agency, Surveying, Auctioneering, Property Management etc. was established in 1919. Our partners are Chartered Surveyors and strongly believe in providing a dynamic service based on integrity and professionalism. No other local practice can offer such a broadly based understanding of property matters.
We will gladly, without obligation, visit your property, discuss your needs and offer Professional Advice on a realistic asking rent and marketing strategy to achieve the best result for you.
We will produce high quality illustrated particulars of your property incorporating colour photographs (where appropriate). You will be required to approve draft details prior to printing and distribution.
To Let Board
We will, subject to your approval, erect one of our distinctive ‘To Let’ boards at your property in a prominent location.
We will discuss and agree the most appropriate strategy to ensure your property benefits from stylish presentation in a highly legible and visible format.
When arranging viewings, we will ascertain the prospective tenants current position and ability to proceed. We are also able to offer an accompanied viewing service. Feedback will be given on viewings.
Energy Performance Certificates
Under the Housing Act 2004 all properties being offered ‘To Let’ are required to have a current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). We are able to provide your EPC undertaken by one of our qualified Domestic Energy Assessors.
Landlords Gas Safety and Electrical Inspection Certificates
Where applicable all properties being offered to let must have an up to date gas safety and electrical inspection certificate. We can arrange these on your behalf (at a cost charged to yourself) with one of our appropriately qualified approved contractors.
If you have an existing mortgage on your property it will be necessary to obtain the lenders consent to offer the property to let.
Building and Contents Insurance
In order to protect your interest, it is essential that you notify your insurance company, both in connection with the buildings and contents cover of the letting of your property and for the policies to be amended accordingly.
Tenants Referencing and Preparation of Tenancy Agreement
We will carry out detailed referencing and credit checks on prospective tenants and prepare an Assured Shorthold Tenancy in accordance with your instructions.
Rent Guarantee Insurance
Subject to the status of the tenant we will provide an initial six months rent guarantee insurance to protect your rental income.
Inventory and Schedule of Condition
Upon commencement of a tenancy, Amy Bishop BSc (Hons) MRICS MAPIP our fully qualified member of the Association of Professional Inventory Providers will prepare a illustrated Inventory and Schedule of condition.
Deposits taken at commencement of a tenancy must be lodged with an appropriate Deposit Protection Scheme. As a registered firm we will happily do this on your behalf whether we are providing a let only or full property management service.
Ongoing Marketing Strategy
Should difficulties arise in finding a tenant, or with an agreed let, we will be on hand to offer advice, and assistance as to the best way to move your let forwards.
All properties benefit from listing on our prominent, easy to navigate website:
your property will also be listed on the following property portals:
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