From valuing your property to helping you find a tenant, Aston and Co are here to help you each step of the way…
- Request a Free valuation
The first thing you will need to do is request a valuation. You can do this by filling out the contact form on the right. One of our team in either Wigston or Syston will get in touch with you to arrange a date to value your property.
- Prepare your property
Once valued, we will be able to advise you of the rent your property is likely to achieve, as well as any works we believe are required prior to letting and the costs involved.
If you decide to instruct us to put your property on our rental list, we will need from you: • A photo ID • Proof of address • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) • Gas Safety Certificate • Electrical Safety Certificate (We can help you obtain all necessary certificates)
- Marketing your property
Your property will be added to our database and be available for people to find on numerous popular websites, including our own website, as well as sites such as RightMove.co.uk & The Guild of Property Professionals. The Lettings team in Wigston or Syston will track any leads, arrange viewings and provide you with regular updates.
- Applications from tenants
Once we receive an application from a potential tenant, we will contact you for approval and will carry out credit referencing through a third party company. There is usually a 24-72 hour wait for the results of the credit referencing request. Provided that everything is in place (Gas, electric certificates & inventory) a moving date will be agreed and the tenant will pay a deposit and the first months rent to Aston & Co.
- Moving your tenant in
On the agreed moving date, the tenant will meet with us to sign the Tenancy Agreement and collect the keys. The tenant’s deposit will be paid into the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) unless you have your own scheme*. Should you choose to deal with the deposit yourself, the rent (minus fees) will be paid to you on an agreed date. Depending on how you chose to manage your property will depend on the services you receive thereafter. We will advise you on your best options when we value your property. Call our teams in Wigston or Syston today, or complete the form to receive a FREE valuation.
*If you want to use a Deposit Protection Scheme other than the Deposit Protection Service please let us know as we must amend the tenancy agreement & accompanying documents to reflect an alternative to the DPS.
- Paying you following completion
Payment to your elected bank account is normally sent within 15 days of collection, less any fees or expenses due or incurred for the period. Payments will be made by direct bank transfer and a detailed rent statement will be forwarded to the Landlord.
- Maintenance issues
Aston & Co will co-ordinate essential repairs & maintenance (EG Annual gas safety checks) in accordance with our Terms & Conditions (These can be adjusted to accommodate individual landlord instructions should you have your own preferred contractors). The cost of any work is the responsibility of the landlord. Invoices may be settled by deduction from rent received, if the Invoice does not exceed the monthly rent.