Landlords: How to manage your tenants
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Landlords: How to manage your tenants

As a landlord dealing with tenants is of course one of the most important aspects of your business. It is also one of the most time-consuming and, at times, inconvenient too.

Fortunately, you can now choose to step away from many of those administrative tasks thanks to the tenancy management services provided by MakeUrMove.

Whether you want to take a completely hands-off approach or just delegate some of the essential but more time-consuming tasks we can provide the service you need.

Our services range from finding a tenant for you to collecting the rent along with more management focused routines including:

Tenant check-in

A seemingly minor but important procedure nevertheless. We will arrange for an independent clerk to meet the new tenant at your property at the start of their tenancy. The clerk will not only hand over the keys but will also compile a check-in report.

This report confirms the handover of the keys but will also include important notes such as meter readings.

Many landlords enjoy the convenience of the tenant check-in service as well as the added protection of a professionally compiled report. This service is usually combined with an inventory for a comprehensive check-in procedure.

Inventory

At the start of every tenancy an accurate and complete inventory of the property should be taken. We can do this for you.

We will arrange for an independent and qualified inventory specialist to inspect the property prior to the start of the lease.

He/she will compile a thorough and comprehensive report which includes a full inventory of all furniture, fixtures, and fittings. The report will also note the condition of each item which can be referred to at the end of the tenancy to assess any damage or whether any items are missing.

Inspection

Regular property inspections throughout a tenancy and an important safeguard for any landlord. But, it's not always something you can work into your schedule or even want to do yourself. Our inspection service is a convenient alternative.

We can arrange for an independent inspector to visit the property and carry out and record a thorough inspection. The inspector will focus on the condition of the property with everything being recorded in a written report.

This will provide you with a complete and up-to-date report on the condition of the property. It will also flag up any major or routine maintenance which may be required in the future allowing you to schedule and budget for any necessary repairs.

Tenant check-out

The period towards the end of a lease is always slightly stressful. You need to make sure the property is ready for the next tenant and you also have to ensure the current tenant leaves the property as they found it. Our tenant check-out service. can help with the whole process.

We will arrange for an independent clerk to carry out a thorough examination of the property. The check-out report will include detailed photographs along with a written report on the condition of the property and of all the fixtures and fittings.

The clerk will compare the current condition of the property to that which was noted in the original inventory. The clerk will also note whether the tenant or yourself as a landlord, is responsible for making good any damage or missing items.

Because it is compiled by an independent source the check-out report is invaluable when it comes to settling disputes over deductions from deposits.

Here to help

When it comes to managing tenants MakeUrMove have many years experience and our dedicated team can take care of as much or as little of the process as you wish.

We provide a wide range of services for landlords from finding and managing your tenants to ensuring all your legal compliances are up to date and a full property management service.

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