landlords Information

Our Lettings and Property Management department continues to grow as more and more landlords get to hear about the quality, consistency and total reliability of our service. No hidden fees, no mysterious “administration charges”, no spending your money without having first gained your instructions. Just straightforward, efficient, friendly assistance. You can rely on Bellevue to always act in your best interests. Regardless of whether you are a first time landlord or have a large portfolio of property, you’ll find our experience and advice invaluable.  
 

We provide two main options for you to consider:

1: “Introduction Only” – Where we will just find you great tenant(s).
2: “Introduction and Management” – Where we find you great tenant(s), then Manage the tenancy for you.

 

INTRODUCTION ONLY – WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Market Appraisal of your property and extensive advice on anything you may have to do to ensure that it is both marketable and compliant with prevailing regulations.

Full Marketing including listing on Rightmove and Zoopla, local press advertising, and making our many waiting tenants aware of the properties’ availablility.

Thorough referencing (By a nationwide specialist referencing company) of prospective tenants to ensure that they have stated their circumstances correctly. Includes credit checks, income checks, previous address searches, ID verification, Money Laundering checks etc etc.

Drawing up of Professional Quality Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and all other required documentation.

Photographic record of the condition of your property (“Signed Off” and agreed with tenant(s) upon the start of the tenancy).  

Free service to place your tenants’ deposit into an approved scheme where you are not a member of such scheme.

Optional Rent Guarantee cover.

In summary, we find you suitable tenant(s), reference them, “Check them in” to the property, then send you all the paperwork you will require to run the tenancy. And we can offer a Rent Guarantee option if required. 


INTRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT – WHAT’S INCLUDED?

We include a rent guarantee policy free of charge when you select this service. Our Management package is great value and designed to ensure that you can relax - safe in the knowledge that you can trust us to look after your interests.

At the start of each new tenancy we compile a large library of images to reflect the condition and contents at the outset. The tenant must agree that these are accurate and sign to confirm that they have accepted them.

Bellevue will advise you of your statutory obligations in respect of gas and electrical safety, and have contractors on hand to carry out the required inspections at very reasonable cost.

We will also provide a free Legionnaires Risk Assessment each year, and ensure that tenants documentation is updated annually to smooth the path when you wish to bring a tenancy to an end.

We undertake regular Condition Inspections and send you a written report/review at least once a year.

When maintenance issue arises, we always offer you the option of appointing your own contractors, or using our pool of established tradesman. We add no fees or commissions to our tradesmans’ invoices, charge no administration fees for such works, and in most cases provide you with a quote before works are carried out. Simple, transparent, good practice.

You will receive a written statement when rent monies are received (Either by email, post or both) and we aim to transfer the money within 48 hours (2 working days). Clients’ money is held in a designated clients’ account and we are regulated by The Property Ombudsman.  

If you are already a member of a government approved deposit scheme we can send you the tenants’ deposit monies. Otherwise, we will place the deposit in the Deposit Protection Service custodial scheme, free of charge.

We often “inherit” tenancies from other Managing Agents where landlords have become disillusioned with their present arrangements. The files we receive are often chaotic, incomplete and non-compliant.  Don’t risk what is probably your largest investment by placing it in the hands of the inexperienced and incompetent. Come to bellevue – Ethical. Experienced. Effective.

Thinking of becoming a Landlord?

Return on bank savings minimal, stocks and shares ever more volatile…   Invest in property! The shortage of housing will continue in the long term -  capital values should continue to rise.

As in any field of investment, you need sound guidance. We have a wealth of experience in the “Buy to Let” world, most of the Bellevue team being landlords’ in their own right. And we manage hundreds of properties for clients. Sound knowledge of significant advantage to you.

We’re happy to help you with the important decisions - What to buy, where to buy, property preparation, rental value, avoiding pitfalls etc. Call for an informal chat, or make an appointment for a detailed overview. Meanwhile, browse what we currently have available.

Search through our existing sale stock?

Time to collect The Cash?

You put your money in Buy to Let a few years ago and the time has come to realise some or all of the impressive capital gains accrued.

Should you re-mortgage one or all of your portfolio? If you are a multi landlord, perhaps you intend to sell just one of your properties – but which? How about “down sizing” an investment from a house to a flat?

You’ll need figures. Facts. Straight-forward financial advice backed by honest, reliable market information. So come and talk to us. And Amber, our Financial Services partners.

We have a great deal of specialist knowledge as to selling ex-rental investments. Amber have built a fine reputation for finding the most suitable deal for clients.

You’ve done well with your investment. Let us help you make the most of your success.