Putting your property up for rent

From valuing your property to helping you find a tenant, Aston and Co are here to help you each step of the way…

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Instruction

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)

  1. 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 & The Guild of Property Professionals. The Lettings team in Wigston or Syston will track any leads, arrange viewings and provide you with regular updates.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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Financial Services

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Customers Say

Jodie Skinner

From the beginning, our experience with Michael and Rhys has been brilliant. Whenever we had a question to ask or needed some additional information, they were both just a phone call away and were always happy to provide us with an answer. As first time buyers, they made us feel ...

Sue Smith

We can’t fault Aston and co in Syston, for their handling of the sale of our property. We were kept up to date weekly and nothing was too much trouble. Both Micheal and Rhys were approachable and very professional. I would definitely recommend using them for an efficient and hassle ...


Having had issues with other agents, we came to Astons who gave us an honest appraisal of our house – not overpricing it like others to gain business. Michael and Rhys are a great partnership and Rhys being local was able to provide viewers with information that other agents hadn’t. ...

Andy Freer

Recently sold our house with Aston & Co. We honestly could not have asked for more. From the moment Michael came to value the house, to the day to day communication from Rhys we have not had to chase them once. Michael and Rhys are a great partnership and a ...

V Pears

We chose Aston & Co in Syston to handle the sale of our property. We were kept up to date regularly and Michael and Rhys dealt with all matters efficiently and quickly.We would definitely recommend using them for an efficient and hassle-free move.

Gareth Mueller

We bought a house from a vendor who used Astons & Co as their agent. Rhys was helpful and professional from start to finish and regularly kept us in the loop with how things were progressing. Communication was efficient and swift all the way through.

Julie Pearson

From the first visit to value our property to the final phone call informing us of completion Rhys and Michael at the Syston office have been brilliant, down to earth, realistic with valuation very easy to get in touch with.Making everything less stressful.Regular updates were very reassuring . I would ...

Charlotte Hings

The team at Astons are great. They’re really down to earth, take time to listen and help resolve anything they can for you.Their communication is excellent as they always keep you in the loop with what is happening with your sale. They keep both seller and purchaser happy.Fees are reasonable ...

Julie Perkins

We have recently used Aston & Co to sell our property. At all times we received regular reports from them on interest and following viewings . When our property sold Astons managed the chain keeping all parties fully informed and I believe that without their input our sale would have ...

Tina Poole

Michael and Rhys handled both our sale and purchases. They had good local knowledge, their valuation turned out to be on point. Our sale viewings were nearly all on the same day and we accepted an offer very quickly. We were kept up to date regularly with that and our ...

How Much is Your Property Worth?

We know how stressful and expensive moving home can be so we are here to help your next move go smoothly by providing you with a free, instant valuation.