Lettings

As members of A.R.L.A. (Association of Residential Letting Agents), our experienced letting team have an in depth knowledge of all aspects of lettings. Ashtons have been successfully letting all types of property in Chadwell Heath, Dagenham, Goodmayes, Seven Kings, Ilford, Romford and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

Our letting team work closely with our sales team in the same offices to help clients achieve their buy to let goals.

So whether you are a professional landlord with a property portfolio or have one or two properties and need help and guidance, phone, email or call into our office for a chat.

Increasing the desirability of your property by presenting it in the best possible way will maximise your rental figure by reducing marketing time and minimising void periods. It is important that the property looks inviting to prospective tenants. We recommend proper cleaning before marketing. It is a condition of the tenancy that it is left in the same state at the end of the tenancy as it was found – so this is a worthwhile investment. The rooms should be free from clutter with only the fixtures and fittings that are to be left for use by the incoming tenant on display. We recommend a choice of neutral colours for the decor. We have approved contractors for cleaning, decorating and general repair if required. The property can be let either furnished or unfurnished. In either case, it should have curtains and carpets where applicable. Where a property is to be let furnished, it should have the appropriate number of beds, wardrobes and chests of drawers. The kitchen must have white goods and the extent of these is a major factor in tenants paying the highest rental values. For example, many tenants look for microwave ovens and tumble dryers in addition to the standard equipment. Crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils are essential as is a table at which to eat. Quality bathrooms are also important.

ARLA Property Mark

We are proud members of ARLA property mark, an independent body which encourages agents to maintain the highest industry standards, this includes membership of Client Money Protection, giving our clients additional peace of mind.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

We are members of a tenancy deposit protection scheme which is administered by: The Deposit Protection Service The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS99 6AA Telephone: 0330 303 0030 www.depositprotection.com

Let Only

Our let only service is suited for experienced landlords who have the time and resources to deal with the issues that arise from renting a property. One must consider issues such as emergency call outs, lost keys, insurance claims, faulty appliances etc. Additionally, the service of notices is crucially important in order to regain possession of the property at the appropriate time. If you live overseas, you must by law provide a UK address at which notices can be served.

Property Management

The responsibility of a landlord can be daunting. The property needs to be well cared for and problems must be resolved quickly. If you live out of the area or simply do not have enough time to look after the day-to-day issues, which arise from having a rental property, then our property management service deals with all aspects of looking after your investment.