Letting your property with Rosewood Estates
Step 1: Make your property look its best
This means that making your property look its best could be the difference between a quick rental and a long slog with an empty house or flat on the market.
Presenting to rent
1. Reduce clutter – get rid of everything but the bare essentials
2. Decorate neutrally – tenants should be able to see it as their home, not yours
3. Keep it light – clean the windows and use light colours to decorate
4. Outside and in – fresh paintwork and well cared for outside spaces make a great first impression.
Step 2: Get a valuation
1. What’s the going rate in your area? Check with your local Rosewood Estates letting agent or search this site for similar properties to your own
2. How much do you need to cover your mortgage and other expenses?
To arrange a free valuation by one of our experienced local letting agents, use the request a valuation link at the bottom of this page. We can usually make an appointment for the next day.
Step 3: Find your tenants
You’ll deal with a local lettings team who know the area well. It’s their job to know everything about your rental. They’ll keep you up to date on letting your property, from who’s interested in renting, to when tenants are looking around and what they think of the property.
We’ll advertise your property on the web, in our offices and in print, making sure it gets seen by as many potential tenants as possible.
We’ll show prospective tenants around on your behalf and we’ll make sure it’s convenient for you and for any current tenants. It’s always best to show off a property in daylight, but evening viewings are no problem: we’re open until 7 pm. We can show people round at the weekend too.
Step 4: Get the paperwork done
We call this stage “let agreed”, and it starts with checking credit references. We’ll request credit checks on your tenants, follow up references and talk you through any potential problems.
Next, we’ll draw up a tenancy agreement that sets out exactly the terms of your contract with your tenant, including any special requirements you have. We’ll send you and your tenant copies to sign before the tenancy starts.
Finally, the inventory records the contents and condition of your flat or house at the point when your tenants move in.
Step 5: Taking a deposit and moving in
The independent inventory clerk will be there to check your tenants in, and we’ll make sure they get the keys.
Letting your property is now complete and you are now a landlord.