Don’t skip your tenant checks

When you are a landlord letting a property to paying tenants, it is important that you are able to build a mutually beneficial working relationship with the people who are living in your property. In order to achieve this, it is vital that both parties are fulfilling their duties and abiding by the rules laid out by law and in the tenancy agreement. The first step is to market your property so that you can attract reliable, trustworthy tenants.

Landlords are often busy people and it can seem faster and easier to skip tenant checks and let your property to anybody who is interested. However, it is vital to check your prospective tenants’ details and references before you decide whether to let the property to them. Unreliable tenants can cause huge headaches for you later on, casing a myriad of problems from excessive noise to property damage to unpaid rent, and once they are actually living in the property the difficulties may escalate. To avoid this, it is best to engage the services of a professional property management company such as ours.

We are a leading estate and lettings agent covering the City of Westminster and all other areas of the capital, and we can check and screen tenants on your behalf, identifying honest and dependable individuals who will respect your property and be able to pay their rent on time. Our attentive team will verify all details to ensure they are who they say they are, and will check references, creditworthiness and any previous criminal convictions.

In the unlikely event that the tenants turn out to not be so reliable, we can also offer guaranteed rent services, in which we pay you a guaranteed monthly sum whether the tenants are able to pay or not. Get in touch if you would like further information about this or any of the other professional property services we offer.