Braithwait specialises in marketing and managing exclusive residential properties in Little Venice, Maida Vale, St John’s Wood and the surrounding area.
The Braithwait management team offer landlords and tenants a professional and personable service, providing tailored management solutions for individual and portfolio clients. The team are all based within our office in Little Venice, all of whom have extensive experience in the property sector and have a wealth of knowledge of the local area.
The use of a management service means you can have as much or as little involvement with the management of you property as you desire. We aim to meet specific needs and strive to achieve the best possible return with the least inconvenience. Landlord Letting Fees
FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Our fully integrated marketing campaign includes property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and Find a Property, as well as social media, direct mail, leaflet distribution, and advertising in local publications dedicated to the letting industry to ensure maximum exposure. Our technology matches suitable tenants with new properties as soon as they are installed onto our database, whilst email and SMS alerts supply details to potential tenants on a daily basis.
FINDING THE RIGHT TENANT
Finding the right tenant is crucial and that is where are expertise are essential. We receive inquiries daily, not only from individuals and families looking for a home, but also from companies who are recruiting, as well as relocation agents, technical specialists and support staff.
OBTAINING TENANT REFERENCES AND LEGAL VERIFICATION
Thorough references is obtained from the Tenant’s employers and previous Landlord. Credit checks are carried out on all prospective Tenants as we reserve the right to decline an application where necessary in the interests of protecting the Landlord’s investment.
Additional assistance can be provided to aid you in obtaining a linked insurance policy to safeguard your rental income and provide legal protection.
PROVIDE LANDLORD WITH ADVICE ON LEGISLATION AND SAFETY REGULATIONS
Letting a property creates a legal relationship between the Landlord and the Tenant. Landlords are required by law to adhere to all lettings legislation and safety regulations. Our lettings team are kept up-to-date with all current legislation so that we can advise Landlords of their obligations.
PREPARATION OF TENANCY AGREEMENT AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS
We prepare the tenancy agreement for you and will usually create an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) which is the industry ‘norm’ and entitles the Landlord to seek possession of the property at the end of the fixed term.
In addition, Braithwait will compile all the correct legal documentation required to let your property.
In order to move a tenant in, we must have the following documents from you:
• Proof Of Ownership
• Identification Of Legal Owner(s)
• Gas Safety Certificate
• Electrical Certificate (if instructed)
• Legionnaires Risk Assessment
• Building/Contents Insurance To Include Liability Cover
PRE-TENANCY CLEAN, SAFTEY CHECKS AND INVENTORY CHECK-IN
We arrange a pre-tenancy clean by one of our trusted and approved cleaning contractors. In our experience the better the condition of the property at the beginning of the tenancy, the better the condition when the tenant vacates.
Braitwait organises Gas and Electrical safety check prior to the start of any tenancy. Gas checks are carried out by a gas fitter/engineer who is registered on the Gas Safety Register (which has replaced the Corgi Register).
As part of our comprehensive service, we arrange a professional Inventory Report and Schedule of Condition. This is also accompanied by an extensive collection of digital photographs that are stored so there can be no doubt to the condition of the property at the start of the tenancy.
RENT COLLECTION AND MONTHLY LANDLORD STATEMENTS
Rent will be collected monthly from tenants and the balance directly transferred to the Landlord. Any monthly charges will be be deducted and a full breakdown of the costs will be sent to the Landlord with the payment.
PROVIDE A 24 HOUR ‘KEY HOLDING’ SERVICE
We provide a flexible key holding service to give you peace of mind. We are on call 24 hours a day to attend your property in the event of an emergency.
SINGLE POINT OF CONTAT AND DEDICATED PROPERTY MANAGER
By employing a professional Managing Agent you can streamline routine management matters by having a single point of contact. Your dedicated property manager liaises with you via your preferred method at every stage.
REPAIRS CARRIED OUT BY INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
Our own team of trusted and qualified contractors will carry out any property maintenance required. Each and every contractor is vetted so that they provide an outstanding quality of service for a competitive price. We have a practical approach to faults and damages and will try and resolve matters ourselves to reduce engineer costs. All maintenance invoices are sent direct to the Landlord to endure that there are no hidden charges.
EMERGENCY REPAIR CONTRACTORS 24/7 365 DAYS A YEAR
We offer a 24-hour emergency service where you can speak to one of our dedicated contractors anytime of the day.
We understand the protection of your property is essential so one of our team of property managers will visit your property on two occasions annually. We understand the need for tenant privacy and give at least 7 days notice prior to a routine inspection
END OF TENANY CLEAN, INVENTORIES AND SCHEDULE OF DILAPIDATIONS
At the end of a tenancy we arrange a professional clean so that you receive the property back in good condition.This is carried out by one of our trusted and approved cleaning contractors.
At the end of the tenancy we arrange a professional Inventory Report and Schedule of Condition to identify any changes from the check-in report. It is imperative that the inventory process is done sufficiently - Landlords, Tenants and Court Adjudicators will require the documentation if if there is a deposit dispute.
The majority of dilapidation costs arise at the end of lease when the property is handed back to the Landlord. If the condition set out in the terms of the lease is not the same at the end of the tenancy then adequate compensation is to be made to the Landlord to cover the cost of repair.
Our letting team will contact all utility providers including gas, electric, water and local council to advice that there is a tenant changeover
TAKE LEGAL ACTION ON THE LANDLORD’S BEHALF
Our experienced property managers have up-to-date and relevant legal knowledge. We are aware of all the current landlord and tenant legislation, so are able to to give you sound direction on legal necessities.
ADDITIONAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
NON MANAGED PROPERTY SERVICE
We an offer a non-managed property service for Landlords who wish to have more involvement. If the property is not managed by the Agent, property care is the responsibility of the Landlord. Our letting service includes comprehensive marketing of your property, viewings, finding the right tenant, obtaining references and legal verification and preparation of tenancy and legal documents. Click HERE for Landlord Letting Fees
VACANT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
We can manage your property while it is untenanted. Your dedicated property manager will ensure you peace of mind by maintaining your property throughout the vacant period. One of our team will undertake bi-weekly property inspections to check for any dilapidation, collect post and reported items from the property and provided funds are account prior arrange for payment of bills and service charges. Maintenance costs are not included in the management fee.
LIVE-IN HOME MANAGEMENT
Braitwait manages properties for live-in or occasional use homeowners who require help to manage their property. We manage your property whist you are present or prepare it ready for use when you require, from attending an alarm response all the way through to arranging planning consent or facilitating renovations.
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