The Easylet & Sale Guide for Landlords
Whether you’re letting a single property or managing a buy-to-let portfolio, our letting agents in Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea and St Leonards-on-Sea are here to make life easier for you, with our simple step-by-step letting process. Before you begin, why not utilise our rental yield calculator and see how much you can earn with your buy-to-let investment.
Step 1 – Assess your property
Before we put your property on the market, we’ll make sure it’s in the right condition to attract the level of rent you’re seeking, and meets your legal obligations. This assessment is detailed, independent, comes with no strings attached and is completely FREE.
Step 2: Decide what else you need
As well as marketing your property and taking care of your tenants, we can offer you a full range of property management services, including rental guarantees and legal cover. We can even pick up the bill for emergency maintenance call-outs. Please contact us for more details and fees.
Step 3: Preparing the property
We have a team of in-house handymen, plumbers, gas contractors and cleaners we can send round if required to make sure the property is in prime condition. We can also prepare a detailed inventory, and make sure you’ve got all the necessary safety certificates and other documents in place.
Step 4: Marketing and viewings
We’ll market your property using a combination of techniques, including our own website, the national property portals Rightmove and Zoopla, ‘To Let’ boards, window displays in our offices, and our regular property ads in local newspapers and magazines. We’ll also produce a full video walkthrough, arrange viewings, and accompany potential tenants to provide information and guidance.
Step 5: Wait for an Offer
We’ll deal directly with applicants, gather all the relevant information about them and negotiate possible terms before contacting you. You can then make an informed choice about whether to proceed with our detailed referencing process.
Step 6: Approve Offer
Once you’re happy with the offer, we’ll obtain all the necessary references, bank statements and identification to ensure they meet the agreed conditions and legal requirements. We’ll also arrange the relevant documents, and collect and hold their deposit.
Step 7: Completion
With all the documents signed and monies paid, we’ll hand over the keys to your new tenants. Once they’re settled in, we’ll be responsible for all administration relating to the tenancy; our in-house property maintenance and repairs team can take care of any practical issues or problems.