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For landlords seeking a reputable letting agent to manage their portfolio of properties, read our guide below for to see what you should consider before committing to an agent and entrusting your investment.

 

Accreditations

Choosing a letting agent is choosing who you trust with you money, presently and in the future. Haslams is an ARLA licensed member, a member of the TDS Scheme, Client Money Protection and a member of the Property Ombudsman which are the most widely recognised schemes in the UK. These schemes and organisations demand a higher standard of service and we are fully insured in the handling of client money, which protects our customers. For Haslams landlords you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you will receive a highly professional, protected service with staff who have many years of experience in the industry.

Landlord Support

One of the main frustrations for a landlord is dealing with a multitude of people from an agency, who are not based in the same location, nor based near the property. Haslams’ client management and lettings teams are both based in our Reading centre office, which ensures a smooth operation for collecting keys and dealing with maintenance issues. Landlords can expect a dedicated point of contact and regular communication regarding safety and legal compliance, so that you have the appropriate certifications and inspection reports for your property.

Property Management & Letting Process

Our landlords are based all over the world and therefore demand different levels of service from us; from fully managed to rent collection only. Whatever service that a landlord chooses, the need for short void periods is key to a steady return on investment. We use an online system available 24 hours a day to help tenants move into your property faster, with all of the necessary check completed. We also offer a service called Fixflo, for tenants to report and receive support for maintenance issues 24/7, so that your property is safely looked after, even out of our core hours.

Advertising

To install the right tenants, your property needs to be seen by more prospects. We use advertising on Google and social media, marketing on property portals, listings on our own website, digital screens in our office windows (which up to 1million people pass every 5 weeks) and daily property alerts sent to our huge database of applicants. We can also offer professional photography, floorplans and video tours to help your investment be seen at its best.

To enquire about how we can support you and your investment portfolio in letting your home, please contact lettings@haslams.net or call 0118 960 1055.