The lettings market is frequently changing. Evans & Company will provide an up to date professional valuation taking into account the local market. The valuation should take no more than 30 -40 mins.
We can, and frequently do advertise properties which are available for immediate occupation, but 4-6 weeks prior to the property being available is a good time frame to ensure we find the right tenant at the right price.
There are no right and wrongs as every market place will have its own trends, but typically there is little or no difference in the asking rent whether the property is furnished or not, and often little difference in the likely timeframe for securing a tenant. However the more flexible you are the easier it is to secure the right tenant at the right price.
In order to market the property and prior to tenants moving in will need to have the property professionally cleaned, ensure you have smoke detectors on all floors, a CO2 detector within the property in any room with a gas appliance or where flues run through the room, a gas/electricity safety certificate (where applicable), an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) and fire safety regulation labels on all soft furnishings (if the property is to be offered furnished).
You must have landlords buildings insurance cover and it is advisable to have contents insurance cover. Talk to your insurance company or look at the Evans & Company landlord packages.
A ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement’ can be anything from six months to three years. The most common type of contract is a 12 month term, the term will be agreed at the outset of negotiations.
Two months (for more information get in touch).
Evans & Company instruct an external and independent referencing agency (Homelet) to carry out a credit search, an employment reference, a bank reference, a current/previous landlord reference, they will also provide tenancy application scores and fraud scores. A final report is available to the landlord for approval before he/she signs the tenancy agreement.
Each market place demands different levels of deposits in this area the standard amount of deposit is between one and two months. All tenancy deposits are held with ‘The Dispute Service’ www.thedisputeservice.co.uk.
Rent is due on the anniversary of the start of the tenancy and it is the tenant’s responsibility to ensure it is received by this date – most pay by standing order.
You (or us on your behalf) should write to tenants every seven days requesting the rental payment up until the point at which they are two months in arrears and you are in a position to serve notice on the grounds of non-payment of rent.
These are both terms of their agreement and your recourse would be to serve notice and end the tenancy.
Tenants are responsible for paying the council tax and utility bills. Landlords must continue to pay any ground rent/maintenance charges.
From viewing to check in, the process can be undertaken anywhere from 3-10 days.
Just a brief note of thanks for your calm and efficient help with my fathers house sale. I couldn’t have wanted a better way of concluding that part of my dads life. It was all done without fuss and smoothly, many thanks.
The team are knowledgeable, professional and work hard at making and completing a sale. My partner and I both sold houses through this Estate agent this year. We have no hesitation in recommending them.
Evans & Co sold my mum’s house and was very helpful at a difficult time for us all. Jason was happy to answer any questions I had no matter how silly they were
Fantastic service for the last 12 years
I have rented my flat with Evans and co for 12 years now. I was a first time landlord and very naive when I joined them. Thank goodness for Andrew and the team. Trust in the team has always been so important to me as I work abroad, I have had great advice and guidance all the way and have been able to run on the team to organise works for me in my absence.
I love the fact I receive prompt statements and invoices as well as frank and regular inspection reports. Due to my initial ignorance I probably called for advice and information more then others initially, however because of their knowledge and friendliness I’ve continued to do so.
A fantastic team I trust implicitly with my property. They have always been available and prompt with advice and information, are knowledgeable with the law and are totally professional whilst making you feel you are their only client ! 12 years on I am about to look for a third tenant and wouldn’t trust anyone else apart from Evans and Company . Thank you for all your years service.
I found the standard of service from Evans and Company to be of an exceptionally high standard. The Staff were helpful and polite and pro active in facilitating a speedy sale.
Penny and Evans and Co were extremely helpful in helping me purchase my property . I found Penny professional throughout and a pleasure to deal with. Once purchased I instructed Evans and Co to manage the property on my behalf and I have found them to also be hardworking and professional.
Having just purchased a property from Evans & Co, I can say that this is a very professional and efficient establishment. I was kept abreast of all developments throughout the purchase in a concise and informative manner. When leaving messages, I was always called back promptly. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for all your care whilst selling my property, I would totally recommend your company. You were very helpful, thank you.
Evans and Company were helpful all the way through our sale and purchase with them. Whenever we thought we had a problem they helped us to resolve it. The service we received at Evans and Company was very professional and we will definitely recommend them.
From start to finish the service I received from Evans & Company was first class, your staff were friendly and understanding, thank you all.
First time I have sold a house and completed today. It went very smoothly, Evans & Co are very professional and friendly, quietly got on with things and kept me up to date with progress. I’ve found some agents are very pushy, and often unrealistic with initial asking prices just to get your business, but I’m glad I chose Evans & Co who were very helpful and efficient; the sale went through relatively quickly and without complications. Recommended
We sold and purchased a new property, Evans and Company were helpful all the way throughout our move, any problem we encountered they helped us to resolve. The service we received at Evans and Company was very professional and we will definitely recommend it.
Just a few words to say thank you for your co-operation during the sale of my flat, much appreciated.
Thank you for your help with this please can you let Jason/Drew know that I will pop in as soon as I can and thank them for me
Thank you to all the staff at Evans & Company you made our move almost enjoyable!!!!! Good luck in the future we will recommend you to all our friends and neighbours.
Just a brief note of thanks for your calm and efficient help with my father’s house sale. I couldn’t have wanted a better way of concluding that part of my dads life. Many thanks.
I would like to say thank you to the brilliant team at Evans and Company in Greenford, especially to Mr Jason Evans and Ms Joanna Chrobak.They were extremely helpful and accommodating in the sale of our house. Very friendly and professional. Will recommend them anytime! I’m a very happy customer
Having recently lost a loved one, selling our relative’s home was an emotional experience made a lot easier by all the staff at Evans & Company, from the first call they made everything easy and accommodated me throughout. They were able to sell the house within a week and in excess of the price I was hoping for, thank you for all your hard work, understanding and professionalism.