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We understand that letting your property, especially for the first time, can be fraught, so our focus is making it easy for you, providing the best service and the right tenant.

We never forget that property is the most important asset and can confidently assure that by instructing Chattelle as your letting and management partners, your assets will be in the best hands.

If you currently own or intend to purchase residential property for rental in your area you should consider engaging our property management services.

You will find it both professional and cost-effective. As we are specialists, we know how to manage your property for optimum performance whilst insuring smooth running tenancies and compliance with the various landlord/letting laws, maximising the return on your investment.

Our Services for you :

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Guarantee Rental protection, Tenant and Landlord insurance covers.

Preparing the Property

We have found that a good relationship with the tenants is the key to a smooth-running tenancy. As property managers, this relationship is our job, Tenants should feel comfortable in their temporary home and believe they are receiving full value for their money. Clearly, a well-maintained property in good decorative order helps significantly, which also helps achieve a higher rental figure. Tenants are also more inclined to treat such a property with greater respect.

General Condition

Electrical, gas, plumbing, waste, central heating and hot water system must be safe, sound and in good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the landlord’s expense unless misuse can be established. Interior decoration should be in good condition and preferably plain, light and neutral.

Furnishings

Your property can be let fully furnished, part furnished or unfurnished. Which is appropriate depends on the type of property and local market conditions. We will be pleased to give you advice on whether to furnish or not and to what level. As a minimum, you will need to provide decent quality carpets, curtains and light fittings. Remember that there will be wear and tear on the property and any items provided. If letting furnished, you will find it helpful list of recommended items below.

Personal Items, Ornaments etc.

Personal possessions, ornaments, pictures, books etc should be removed from the premises, especially those of real or sentimental value. Some items may be boxed, sealed and stored in the loft at the owner’s risk. All cupboard and shelf space should be left clear for the tenants own use.

Gardens

Gardens should be neat, tidy and rubbish free, with any lawns cut. Tenants are required to maintain the gardens to a reasonable standard, provided they are left the necessary tools. However, few tenants are experienced gardeners and if you value your garden or it is particularly large, you may wish to arrange visits by our regular gardener.

Information for Tenants

It is helpful if you leave information for the tenant, for example on operating central heating and hot water systems, washing machine, alarm systems, refuse pick-up day etc.

Keys

You should provide one set of keys for each tenant. Where we will be managing we will arrange duplicates to be cut.

Suggested Minimum Content

Lounge: Sofa, two armchairs, coffee table.

Dining Room: Dining table, chairs, sideboard

Kitchen: Cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, electric kettle, cutlery, glasses, cooking untensils, saucepans, frying pan, casserole dishes, baking tray, can-opener, washing-up bowl.

Bedrooms: Bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, pillows, duvets or blankets (linen not necessary).

General: Vacuum cleaner, iron and board, dustpan and brush, lampshades in all rooms, curtains at all windows, appropriate floor coverings.

Garden: Lawnmower and garden tools.