Landlords

Why choose Naylor Powell to let your property?

Your property should be in the hands of a letting agency you can trust. Established in 1982 Naylor Powell is proud to be one of the leading property management firms in Gloucestershire.

We take great pride in our service and ensure we offer experienced, professional and most importantly trustworthy advice. Our experienced team of negotiators, property managers and accounts staff will assist you through the entire process of letting your property.

Covid Secure

For the wellbeing of our colleagues and clients, Naylor Powell will continue to have health and safety procedures in place. We request that masks are worn on every property viewing and branch visit and that hand sanitizer is always available.

We have invested in new 3D virtual tour technology which allows prospective tenants to view a home from the comfort of their own home. For viewers with the relevant equipment the properties can even be viewed in virtual reality. We are pleased to say this new technology has been a great addition to our service and is now offered to every home listed to let with Naylor Powell.

Which Service?

We offer a ‘let only’ and a ‘fully managed’ service. A breakdown of these services can be found in our checklist.

Rules and Regulations

With over 150 rules and regulations for the lettings industry (with this number continually growing) it is no surprise that landlords feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of letting a property.

Unfortunately, we do hear horror stories of unreputable agents and misinformed private landlords being fined thousands of pounds and even prison sentences issued for breaching these regulations.

As experienced and regulated property managers you can be rest assured that every property managed by Naylor Powell adheres to these strict codes of practice. Here are just a few of the regulation’s landlords need to be aware of:

  • Right to Rent
  • Client Money Protection
  • Gas Safety (Installations and Use) 1998
  • The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020
  • Tenant Fee Ban
  • The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

 

Property Valuation

During the property valuation, a senior member of our lettings team will discuss a variety of topics with you such as current demand, the tenant process, void periods, the services we offer and give an appropriate rental figure. This is a free, no obligation service.

Once you have instructed Naylor Powell to market your property, we will return to take photographs, film the virtual tour and prepare the property brochure ready to go on the market.

Marketing

Our comprehensive marketing campaigns ensure your property is seen by as many potential tenants as possible. Your property will be listed on our high-profile website as well as the country’s leading property portals; rightmove.co.uk, zoopla.co.uk and onthemarket.com. Each listing will include professional quality photographs, a virtual tour, and a floorplan.

For larger homes with land, we work alongside a local drone photography specialist who captures fantastic images and film.  Your property expert will be able to chat through the benefits of this service and show working examples.

Our network of branches situated across the county in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Newent and Stonehouse are in prime, high footfall locations. Our busiest lettings branch is situated in the thriving Gloucester Docks. This branch attracts thousands of house hunters each month searching for properties in the local area.

A visible ‘To Let’ board will help your property stand out to potential tenants.

Preparing your Property to Let

In our experience the better the property, the better the tenant. Naylor Powell has established a name for renting quality properties throughout Gloucestershire. We strive to continue this reputation by working with landlords who have a desire to maintain their properties as best they can. It is also quite evident that good properties will rent easier and therefore maximize your rental return.

Our lettings team will advise how to prepare the property for your target market, for example: larger houses are usually occupied by longer term tenants who may have their own appliances negating the need for a landlord to provide them. Smaller properties will usually attract slightly more mobile tenants who often require all white goods to be provided.

Finding a Suitable Tenant

All potential tenants are put through a rigorous referencing application process. We use a third-party referencing company who will check the individual’s credit history and affordability. Everyone wishing to live in the property must complete our credit assessment process unless they are under the age of 18.

When letting your property there are certain restrictions you can put in place, such as no smokers or children. Some mortgage companies insist that tenants must be of independent means and not receive any form of housing benefit. This area of regulation has undergone considerable change in recent months, however, our team will be able to explain all pros and cons with you.

Inventory and Regular Inspections

We provide a comprehensive inventory report prior to each tenant moving in to a property. The electronic report includes photographs and is compiled by an inventory specialist.

Regular property inspections protect the interests of both landlords and tenants. These checks are conducted on your property to ensure it is being looked after and maintained to a high standard.

PropertyFile

Every landlord with Naylor Powell has access to PropertyFile, which is a fantastic system that gives landlords access to their property file at the click of a button, 24 hours a day.

This technology adds so much to our existing service by allowing landlords instant access to important information such as rental statements, maintenance updates, key safety dates and a lot more.

Not only does this new technology help our landlords but it benefits tenants too. Maintenance queries can be logged in the system via a simple and easy to use mobile app and the progress of the works is then updated on a regular basis.

ARLA Propertymark Protected

Using an ARLA Propertymark member is a bit like booking your holiday through an ATOL travel agent i.e., if it goes wrong you’ve got somewhere to turn.

As licensed members of ARLA Propertymark we meet higher industry standards than the law demands. Our experts undertake regular training to ensure they are up to date with best practice and complex legislative changes, so they can offer you the best advice. We are also backed by a Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme which guarantees your money is protected.