Residential Lettings / Management

OUR DEPARTMENT

Wilbys have a specialist property letting and management department to assist landlords in securing rental income from their property. We are fully compliant with the Private Rented Sector Code of Practice which is a cross-industry code, endorsed by the key stakeholder organisations including the RICS, ARLA, NALS and the Ombudsman and Deposit Schemes. A copy of the code is available on request.

Letting your property can be a valuable source of income, and buying a property to let is often a good investment for the future.

Wilbys manage an extensive portfolio of residential properties for various clients, and are able to offer a comprehensive service including initial advice on lettings, marketing, negotiation of terms, preparation of tenancy agreements, and day to day ongoing management. Details of our services are set out below.

Our Residential Lettings Department is headed by Aileen Johns, FNAEA, CRLM, FARLA, who has a longstanding and wide experience in Corporate and Independent Estate Agency in the South and West Yorkshire areas. Aileen is well qualified, comprehensive knowledge of current legislation, being a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, a Fellow of the Association of Residential Letting Agents, and also holds a Certificate in Residential Lettings and Management.

Aileen prides herself in providing a quality service for both landlords and tenants, and is qualified to give advice on all aspects of residential lettings. She will be pleased to provide advice on becoming a landlord and the responsibilities of letting your property.

Willbys are happy to deal with landlords having only one property to let, or a landlord with a portfolio of properties, and will tailor a package to suit individual needs whether it is a full management or let only.

OUR SERVICES

Selecting the right tenant is the crucial first step to a successful letting. In this respect we offer a full reference service enabling us to remove the guesswork as to whether we have selected a good or bad tenant.

Once a property is let, a landlord has many responsibilities in respect of which Wilbys are able to offer guidance. Whether the problem is related to gas, electricity, furnishings or something else, there can be serious consequences for a landlord who endangers the health and safety of a tenant.

Wilbys can assist with the arrangements for the statutory test you need to be carried out, and can also deal with the depositing of tenancy bonds in one of the government authorised schemes. Failure to register bonds in respect of residential lettings can result in penalties for landlords and possibly an automatic right to regain possession at the end of the tenancy. As a member of a tenancy deposit scheme (name) Wilbys can ensure that landlords are fully protected.

With regard to taxation, the Inland Revenue regard rent as an income, and as such this needs to be declared. However, as a landlord, you are able to off set many costs against income and we can assist with general advice. Special regulations apply for none UK resident landlords, and Wilbys are fully familiar with what courses of action need to be taken to ensure that there is full compliance with all the regulations.

We have a continually updated applicant register with a high number of waiting tenants.

Our computerised property management system keeps an up to date record of rental payments due, made and paid.

Following an initial FREE Rental Appraisal, the two main services we offer are summarised below:

LET ONLY SERVICE

  • Finding the tenant
  • Full credit check/referencing
  • Drawing up of tenancy agreement
  • Collection of first months rent and deposit
  • Wilbys can provide you with your EPC Inspection and Report which covers all the legal requirements.

 FULLY MANAGED SERVICE

  • Full Credit check/referencing
  • Full written/photographic inventory
  • Informing utilities of tenants details and initial meter readings
  • Arranging/renewing of gas and electrical safety checks
  • Drawing up of tenancy agreement
  • Collection of rent and deposit
  • Overseeing repairs/redecoration
  • Service of notices
  • Final inspection
  • Informing utilities of tenants forwarding address and final meter readings
  • Release or distribution of tenants deposit

Our Residential Lettings Manager, Aileen Johns, will be pleased to provide you with a fee quotation in respect of the above services, and will also be able to answer any queries you might have with regard to the letting of your property.

Aileen will also be able to provide you with a Landlord’s Pack which will provide client landlords with general advice on the basic dos and don’ts of residential lettings.

Aileen can be contacted at the office on Barnsley (01226) 299221 or via email on aileen@wilbys.net

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