Naylor Powell is proud to be one of the leading Property Management firms in Gloucestershire. Our exceptional team were recognised by the British Property Awards as the 'Best Letting Agent in Gloucester'. We were then judged in a much larger pool of agents across Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire where we proudly took the silver award.
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.
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. Click here for more information. http://www.propertymark.co.uk/how-we-protect-you/landlords-tenants/
We offer both a let only and a fully managed service. A breakdown of these services can be found in our checklist below and can discussed more in depth by our lettings team.
Are you up-to-date with the rules?
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
- Electric (Safety) Regulations 1994
- Tenant Fee Ban
- The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
On visiting your property, a senior member of our Lettings team will discuss demand in the area, an appropiate rental price giving comparable evidence, the tenant process, void periods, our fees and the services we offer. This is a free, no obligation service where you can get advice from our property experts.
Once you have instructed Naylor Powell to market your property, we will return to take photographs and write the property description ready to go on the market.
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 and a floorplan.
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. However smaller properties will usually attract slightly more mobile tenants who usually 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, pets or children. Some mortgage companies insist that tenants must be of independent means and not receive any form of housing benefit. Our lettings team will fully explain the pros and cons of each type of restriction with you.
An industry approved, comprehensive inventory service is provided. including photographic reports compiled by a qualified inventory provider. These inspections protect the interests of both landlords and tenants. Regular inspection checks are conducted on your property to ensure it is being looked after and maintained to a high standard.
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 tool 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.
A Professional Service Guaranteed
Naylor Powell are proud to be members of the following associations. These accreditations ensure we have highly trained members of staff who aspire and continue to work to very high industry standards