If you are considering leasing your property and have not leased the property previously, a market appraisal is definitely the best place to start. This will ensure both you and your agent are on the same page when it comes to the best possible outcome for your property. We will inspect your investment and provide an up to date market appraisal, during this inspection we may also recommend any improvements that should be made to your investment.
Preparing your investment for lease
It is important that the property is presented in a clean, tidy and safe manner.
Please ensure lawns, gardens and external areas are neat and tidy plus internal areas are clean with any maintenance issues attended to. If the property does not present well, this may detract a tenant from moving forward with their application once inspected and may delay the leasing of your investment property.
Our agency holds a Premiere contract with realestate.com, this means that your investment property will be on the first page when a perspective tenant searches for properties in the town your investment is located. This will occur for the first 28 days the property is advertised. We will also advertise your investment on our company website and Facebook page.
Once the property has been advertised for lease and our agency has received tenant applications, we will thoroughly process the applications and check all references, we will then discuss the application details with you plus work along side you to approve the applicant that best suits your property. Once an applicant has been approved we will arrange for the signing of leases in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, Bond and rent payments plus conduct a detailed ingoing condition report including photos prior to the tenant moving in.
During the tenancy
Throughout the tenancy, we will undertake regular inspections of your investment property in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. This will ensure the property is being well cared for and you are updated on any issues that may arise during the tenancy. You will be provided with a copy of the report including photos of the property.
During a tenancy there may be a need for a rental increase or lease renewal, we will always ensure your tenant is paying the correct amount of rent based on the current market and promote fixed term leases to your tenants.
From time to time your tenant may report maintenance that is necessary for your property. We will respond quickly and always contact you regarding any issue that needs attention in order to seek your instruction before any action will be taken.
Our agency will only appoint a fully licensed (where necessary) and insured trades person to attend to repairs at your investment property.
Our Landlords have access to their own portal where they can view information 24/7 such as:
- Current financial status of all their properties
- View photos and details of the property and tenancy
- Drill into financial activity
- Download historical statements, bills and documents
- Keep track of jobs and inspections
We know how stressful moving can be, so we will leave your tenant a small hamper at the property with some goodies for the tenant to enjoy on their first night in their new home.
This is just another way of showing we care about the relationship between you and your Tenant.