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Becoming a landlord

Becoming a Landlord for the first time can be slightly daunting, unless however you have a portfolio and know how the process works, and what you can expect. With the 10 years of experience we have we feel that we can avoid most problems occurring by having precautionary procedures in place.

Finding the right agent

Find a true rental valuation on your property. You want to achieve the maximum rental but in the shortest period of time. Going with the agent who gives you the highest rental valuation isn’t always the right one to go for. Choose one you feel good with and feel you can trust.

Maximum visibility for your property

Some agents will advertise your property on Zoopla, some on Rightmove. We will advertise on both of them and many more to gain the best exposure on the Internet: Rightmove, Gumtree, Zoopla, MSN, PrimeLocation, S1Homes, PropertyNews, NeedAProperty plus many more.

We will use our eye catching board to attract attention to your property. We also advertise your property in our front office which is open for the public to call in to speak to our helpful team.

Choosing a management type

Decide whether you want to go for a “full property management”, a “tenant find only” service or chose form our “pick and mix’ service. Choose the one that works best for you. If you want to manage your property yourself, be sure you understand your paperwork!

Getting your property ready

Ashworth Home Services can send a handyman to make sure your property is safe and remove anything you don’t want responsibility for, a painter or decorator to paint throughout, an electrician to carry out an EPC, a plumber to check gas safety, and a landscaper or gardener to present the garden in a way you’d like it to be given back. This will make your property easier to rent, will make your inventory clear, and will allow you to know how to expect it to be returned when your tenant leaves.

Referencing applicants

We obtain copy of applicants ID and proof of earnings, credit checks are carried out along with references from employer and current landlord if applicable, right to rent checks are carried out, full guarantor checks carried out if applicable. Once the tenant referencing is completed its time to create the relevant paperwork, be sure this is done correctly, this avoids problems further down the line!

Ashworth Home Services

After years of experience dealing with tradesmen we feel that Ashworth Home Services provide us with the most reliable and most affordable tradesmen in Ramsbottom and its surroundings. Whether we need a “handyman” to come and unblock a drain, or we need a professional to deal with an EPC’s, a gas engineer to carry out gas safety checks, a builder to carry out structural work or even if you need a team to carry out a refurbishment, they have every tradesman at hand. If you are interested by Ashworth Home Services, please contact us and we will put you in touch!

We transferred to Lifestyle from an online estate agent who had been advertising our property for sale for around 6 months. Our property was not selling and the calibre of the viewers coming around was starting to become frustrating. As a result, we looked at other local high street based estate agents and a friend recommended Lifestyle.

We weren’t disappointed, within 2 weeks we had serious viewers and our property sold within 6 weeks of being on the market for the price advertised. We couldn’t be happier with the service we received from all of the team and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking to sell their house in the Ramsbottom area.

Louise Walmsley, Greenmount

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