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Property Management

At Howard Baker Estates, our fully comprehensive Property Management service ensures the smooth rental of your property and provides you with peace of mind in knowing that your property is in the best of hands. Our team will:

  • Visit your property and provide a free market appraisal and accurate estimated monthly rental price

  • Erect a “To Let” board at your property

  • Advertise your property extensively on major online property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation and On the Market, as well as prominently display your property particulars in our branch window and on our website

  • Arrange and accompany tenants on viewings

  • Negotiate the best possible rent for your property and inform you of all offers received

  • Assess prospective tenants through referencing, as well as perform credit checks of all tenants and right to rent checks where applicable

  • Draft an appropriate Tenancy Agreement, including start and end dates of the tenancy

  • Arrange for the preparation of an Inventory and Schedule of Condition, if required

  • Record all meter readings

  • Inform all utilities and Council Tax Office of new occupancy

  • Arrange for the deposit to be paid which will be held by Howard Baker Estates within the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (My Deposits), unless otherwise instructed by the Landlord

  • Collect rent in full every month, as well as follow up on any late payments and pursue guarantors

  • Send you detailed financial statements of your account every month

  • Deal with Landlord Tax Returns in accordance with the Non-Resident Landlord Scheme, where applicable

  • Arrange Landlord’s Rent Protection and Legal Expenses Cover (Terms Apply)

  • Conduct a quarterly inspection of your property and report all findings back to you

  • Deal with all aspects of refurbishments during and between tenancies

  • Arrange all relevant certificates including Gas Certificates and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

  • Handle all insurance claims

  • Deal with all repairs, maintenance and emergencies using our extensive network of approved and fully qualified contractors, ensuring all issues are quickly rectified

  • Deal with end of tenancy disputes and negotiate with Landlords and Tenants in the event of possible deposit retention

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