Welcome to the Benwell Daykin, Letting agents in Nottingham. We are a team of letting agents who are based south of Nottingham city centre. Our combined experience of over 40 years in property lettings gives us the expertise and knowledge to serve your needs whether you are a landlord or a tenant.
We are confident that you won’t find another letting agent in the local area who is friendly, approachable, always available to answer questions and who can get you the best possible price for your rental property.
We manage all types of buy to let properties. From single flats or apartments and houses to shared HMO accommodation for working professionals and students. Our knowledge in both legislation and rental prices is second to none. Let Benwell Daykin rent your property to tenants – you won’t be disappointed.
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Getting the best possible rental price
As a landlord, you want to be able to achieve the best possible price for your rental property to make the most from your investment. This is why we analyse your property against others in the local area and then market it at slightly above the going rate.
We don’t just focus on rental prices when renting your property to tenants. We also help you through all the legislation and legal jargon. There is so much to think about when renting your property to tenants, including EPC ratings, electrical safety reports (EICRs), gas safety certificates, if required, and so much more.
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The importance of a Nottingham letting agent
What is the role of a letting agent in managing a rental property in the UK?
A letting agent acts as a representative for the landlord and helps manage various aspects of the rental property, including finding suitable tenants, conducting viewings, handling tenant applications, preparing tenancy agreements, collecting rent, managing maintenance and repairs, and ensuring legal compliance.
Landlords typically expect letting agents to handle tenant sourcing and vetting, rent collection and arrears management, property inspections, maintenance coordination, deposit management, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations. They also rely on letting agents to provide regular updates and effectively communicate with both landlords and tenants.
Tenant sourcing and vetting is crucial for landlords as they want reliable and trustworthy tenants who will pay rent on time, take care of the property, and adhere to the terms of the tenancy agreement. Benwell Daykin conducts thorough reference checks, credit checks, employment verification, and previous landlord references to help landlords make informed decisions about prospective tenants.
Rent collection and arrears management are vital responsibilities of letting agents. Landlords expect agents to collect rent promptly, handle any arrears issues professionally, and provide regular reports on rental income. Should a tenant enter into arrears, we will do everything within our power to work towards a payment solution.
Landlords rely on us to conduct regular property inspections to ensure that tenants are maintaining the property appropriately and to identify any maintenance or repair needs. We provide detailed inspection reports, including photographs, to keep landlords informed about the property’s condition.
We are responsible for managing the tenancy deposit in compliance with government-approved deposit protection schemes. We register the deposit, provide the required information to the tenant, and ensure it is protected throughout the tenancy. At the end of the tenancy, we will handle any deductions or disputes in accordance with the deposit protection scheme’s guidelines.
Can letting agents coordinate maintenance and repairs on behalf of landlords?
Yes, landlords expect us as letting agents to coordinate maintenance and repairs efficiently. We have a network of reliable contractors and be able to handle routine repairs promptly. They should consult landlords on major repairs and obtain their approval before proceeding.
How important is legal compliance for letting agents?
Legal compliance is of utmost importance to landlords, and to us as an agency. We stay constantly up to date with changing legislation, such as safety regulations, licensing requirements, and tenant rights. We also ensure that all necessary certificates, like Gas Safety Certificates and Energy Performance Certificates, are in place and that the property meets all legal obligations. We are also regulated by the Property Redress Scheme for both tenant and landlord piece of mind.
What level of communication and reporting should you expect?
Landlords expect regular and effective communication from us. This includes providing updates on property viewings, tenant applications, maintenance requests, inspections, and any other significant matters. We also provide detailed financial reports, including income and expenditure statements.