Having an empty property can be stressful. In order to maximise the return on your investment you need to act fast to find a reliable tenant who will pay the best price. Here are some key steps to reaching this goal.

Step 1 - Accurate valuation

Our expert valuers carry out many valuations every month giving us intimate and unparalleled knowledge of property values in your area. This is why we consistently achieve the asking price across all our clients' properties.

Call us on 01655 331 616 or complete the rental valuation request form.

Step 2 - Choosing an agent

When choosing a letting agent consider their opening hours, when they will be available to conduct viewings and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum price for your property.

Step 3 - Presenting your property

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful let. Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to de-clutter to make rooms appear larger.

Step 4 - Preparing your property for tenancy

Before you let your property for the first time you must obtain a professional and comprehensive inventory. This will set out the condition and contents of the property. Bruach will carry out a professional inventory on your behalf.

Step 5 - Maximum exposure

When you instruct Bruach to let your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing package.

In just one visit we will collect all marketing elements for your property including: floor plans, colour photographs and have them live on our website within days, alongside local information, location maps, aerial views and a printable colour brochure. We will also contact our database of clients to maximise the exposure of the property through our homes by email and our monthly newsletters.

Step 6 - Safety regulations

As a landlord, you have an obligation to ensure that your property complies with all the necessary regulations covering the safety of gas appliances, electrical installations and any furnishings supplied for the tenancy.

Bruach can advise you on all necessary legislation that applies to you and arrange the necessary inspections.

Step 7 - Insurance

As landlord you are responsible for the building and accordingly are required to provide relevant Buildings and Contents Insurance for your own items.

Bruach recommend Homelet, who provide a number of insurance products for the property letting market. For further information on their products please click here ADD LINK

The tenant is responsible for insuring their own possessions; therefore the landlord cannot and will not be held responsible for any loss suffered by the tenant whatever the circumstances.

Step 8 - Viewings

To maximise viewing opportunities, ensure your agent is open during evenings and weekends.

Our offices are open 8am-6:00pm Monday to Friday and Weekends by appointment. Our longer opening hours are essential - over 40% of viewings are carried out after work and at weekends. Bruach strives to meet the demand for a personal high quality client service tailored to meet the individual needs of the client and are personally committed to delivering the results our clients expect and deserve.

Step 9 - A suitable tenant

Once a suitable tenant has been found, we will apply for references on your behalf. If the tenant proves to be acceptable, we then proceed to the next stage.

Step 10 - Property Management

Many tenants, especially corporate tenants, prefer to rent managed properties.

Instructing Bruach to manage your property guarantees round-the-clock care for both your property and your tenant. After finding you a tenant, we take care of both them and you throughout the tenancy, including everything from collecting rent and handling all administration to assistance with more complex issues and the provision of a 24-hour emergency helpline.

Step 11 - Receiving an offer

As soon as an offer is received we will contact you to communicate full details of an offer along with any special conditions to help you decide whether or not to accept.

Step 12 - Offer agreed

Once you accept an offer we will do the following, regardless of whether your property is managed:

For your added peace of mind, where applicable we will hold the deposit as a stakeholder and register this with a deposit protection scheme, resulting in a faster and more efficient deposit release process at the end of the tenancy.

Step 13 - Completion

Upon completion, keys will be released to the inventory clerk or the tenant on moving-in day. For managed properties, we will provide the tenant with contact details of their dedicated Property Manager. Congratulations, your property is now let!