Free Lettings Valuation
Click can provide you with a free market appraisal for your property. This can be done virtually via video call or traditionally, in house. One of our local experts will determine the most accurate value of your property. We will provide you with direct market comparable's and provide you with your very own, unique marketing plan.
Whether you own a studio or a five bedroom house, our management team are well equipped to deal with your tenant's and properties needs.
Short Term Lets
We offer short term letting options which range from one month to six months based on your requirements.
Long Term Lets
Our assured tenancy agreements can range from six months to three years, with optional break clauses which can inserted for your peace of mind.
Organising a company let couldn't be any easier. We have an array of trusted companies who we regularly deal with. Whether it's a long term or short term let that you're after, we have a company for
We offer a range of AirBnb services that can be tailored to suit your properties individual needs. Please visit our 'AirBnb Services' section to find out more.
We offer a free up to date market appraisal for both sales and lettings and can arrange an appointment for a time most convenient for you.
The Lettings Process
Guiding you from the beginning to the end, with every step along the way explained.
Click can provide you with a free market appraisal for your property. This can be done virtually via video call or traditionally, in house. One of our local experts will determine the most accurate value of your property. We will provide you with direct market comparables and provide you with your very own, unique marketing plan.
Upon instruction, Click will take professional photos and videos of your property and create an eye catching bespoke property description. We will advise you on how to improve your properties appearance in order to attract a wider audience. With your consent, we will erect a 'TO LET' board outside your property. We will use modern marketing methods such as Zoopla, Primelocation and social media to give your property the maximum exposure that it deserves.
Prospective tenants are able to view your property, either in person or via video call. If your property is currently tenanted, we will liaise with your current tenants and provide them with 24 hours notice before each viewings. All viewings are carried out in line with government covid guidelines.
Every tenant has their own individual circumstances. Reference checks are highly advised to our landlords. They allow you to find out very important information regarding the tenants financial and living history. The duration of the tenancy agreement, break clauses, children, pets, smoking and why the tenants are moving properties are also key factors, which need to be taken into consideration. Click will advise you and let you know if there are any warning signs.
Once you have accepted an offer, our administrator will ensure that all of the legal paperwork has been completed by the relevant parties. We will also ensure that all monies have cleared into our bank account before keys are handed over to your new tenant.
When opting for our management service, you will be assigned your very own personal agent, who you can contact should any issues arise.
Costs Involved When Letting Out a Property
Making your costs transparent when letting your property
Letting Agent Fees
There are three options available; Let Only, Rent Collect or Full Management. Your typical high street estate agent usually charges you a percentage of the annual rent as their fee, this is generally between 8-15% depending on the service chosen. Click, being an online agent are able to keep your costs low and offer you a flat fee with no commission and hidden fees
Maintenance – It’s always a good idea to set some money aside each month in order to fund any repairs, should they arise. £100 a month is usually our recommendation.
There are 3 type of landlord insurance:
1. Buildings insurance which covers the structure and protects against fire and flood damage.
2. Contents insurance which protects all of the furniture and appliances inside the property.
3. Landlord liability insurance which protects the landlord should someone get injured inside the property with
the landlord judged to be responsible. The prices can range from very little to potentially
thousands depending on the property being insured.
Safety Certificates & EPC
If the property has gas supply, then as a landlord, it is your responsibility to provide a valid gas safety certificate to each tenant before the tenancy commences. This costs approximately £100. You are also required to make sure that the electrics are in good working order and are safe for use. If the property is classed as a HMO, then you will require a EICR (Electrical Insulation Condition Report) and PAT (Portable Appliance Test). These cost approximately £100 each.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – EPC’s are mandatory with the sale or let of any property within the UK. If the property is let out under a AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) then the EPC rating must be between A-E. EPC’s are valid for 10 years and generally cost between £60 - £100.
Rental Protection Policies
Rental protection policies – These can be arranged to protect you, should your tenant default on their rental payments. Plans generally cost between £100 - £300 depending on the size of the property and can be easily arranged.
This will be due to HMRC when you declare your rental income on a self-assessment form each year.
Landlords Frequently Asked Questions
If I go with your management service, who looks after my property during the tenancy?"Once the tenancy has begun, you will be dedicated your own personal property manager who will assist you throughout the tenancy. You will be given direct contact details to ensure that all processes are dealt with smoothly and quickly.
What is an EPC?EPC stands for Energy Performance Certificate. Every property advertised is legally required to have a valid EPC with a minimum rating of E. Once purchased, an EPC lasts for 10 years. If you need help, we can assist you in arranging one.
I want to rent my property, do I need permission from my mortgage provider?"You may need to get written permission from your mortgage provider, this is dependant on whether or not your mortgage agreement is a residential or buy to let mortgage. Some providers are more lenient than others. You can speak with our independent mortgage for more detailed advice.
How will I know that my tenants are looking after my property?We will carry out detailed inspections of your property every six months to ensure that your property is being looked after, just how you would.
What are the safety regulations regarding renting out my property?Every property will have different legal requirements, depending on the type of building and the fittings inside. Some of the basic regulations are an EPC Certificate, Gas Safety Certificate, Smoke Alarms on every floor, Carbon Monoxide alarms, Electrical Installation Condition Report etc.... We can tell you exactly what is required during our personal appraisal.
How are your fee's paid?Our lettings and management fee's are due upon your tenant successfully moving into the property.
Do you offer rental guarantee protection?We can provide you with this for a flat fee of £200 + VAT, subject to referencing tenants with our referencing company.
How can I present my property in the best possible light?Keeping your property clear of clutter and clean is an essential part of marketing your property. Opening blinds, turning on lights, opening windows and leaving the radio on are great additions in setting the mood when your potential buyer/tenant views the property for the very first time.
Should I have an open day and what exactly is it?Open days are when we arrange for a conveyor belt of prospective tenants or buyers to all view your property straight after one another. This technique promotes urgency and desire, however is only successful if your property is initially priced accurately.
Are you part of a Client Money Protection Scheme?Click Property Management offer Client Money Protection through Money Shield, click here to see a copy of the Client Money Protection Security Certificate. Please click here to view the Money Shield Scheme rules.