For Landlords

Why choose Homes 4 U?

Our flourishing and extensive property portfolio plus 5 star landlord testimonials can answer that question for you.
Homes 4 U have an experienced, highly trained team of local property experts that are committed to finding you the finest tenant for your property at the leading market rate.

We offer tailored made services to ensure that you will only pay for what you require meaning that you get the best return out of your investment whilst knowing it is in safe and secure hands. We will make your landlord journey as straightforward and stress free and as we possibly so you can sit back and wonder why you never made this investment decision sooner.

Tailored Management Packages For You

With over 20 years of property management expertise, we are trusted by landlords and tenants alike; to deliver exceptional service and bespoke tailor made management packages. So whether you’re looking for a full managed service, a split service or a let only we do them all, please see below what we have to offer.

Full management this includes the following service:

  • Finding appropriate tenants for your property
  • Rental valuations
  • Accompanied viewings
  • Rent collection and rent chasing T & C apply
  • Inventories
  • Management inspections throughout tenancy
  • Full check out report
  • Dealing with any repairs and upgrades
  • Client Money Protection
  • 24 hour emergency call out
  • Preparation of Legal documents
  • Changeover of utilities
  • Handling deposit through government bonded scheme (Letting Protection Scotland)
  • Full marketing the property on various popular property portals such as Zoopla, S1 Homes, Rightmove, Lettingweb, Citylets etc.

Split service this includes the following service:

  • Let only package but also gives you the opportunity to add extra items from the full management list at an additional cost. These can be added at anytime during your time with us.

Let only this includes the following service:

  • Finding appropriate tenants for your property
  • All the legalities required for renting
  • Inventory for the start of your tenancy
  • Marketing the property on various popular property portals

Additional services: Homes 4 U have established and trusted close relationships with a number of contractors that can carry out all works that may need to be done to your property, whether that is before tenants move in, maintenance issues whilst the tenants are living there or giving the home a new lease of life once the tenants vacate. These contractors include:

  • Professional cleaners
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Painters and Decorators
  • Joiners
  • Kitchen fitters
  • Roofers and Rough casters
  • Gardeners
  • Appliance engineers
  • Locksmiths
  • Emergency 24/7 call out contractors
  • Glaziers
  • Handymen
  • Flooring contractors

Additional Package Features

Here at Homes 4 U (Scotland) Ltd, we offer a fresh approach to estate agency and lettings, breaking away from traditional industry constraints to offer an innovative and personal service. From your first discussion with us, your property consultant becomes your point of contact and personally ensures that you are regularly kept up to date.

We offer a full package service where we will be able to assist you through the whole process of letting. For new or experienced landlords we are confident that our services will meet everyone’s needs. We aim to give you a first class service so that you will want to come back to us, time and time again.

Thinking of selling?

We have this covered too. We at Homes 4 U offer a full estate agency service, which aims to get you the very best price for your property, whilst making the whole process a smooth and effortless one for all our clients.

Whether you are a buyer or a seller we pride ourselves in meeting your every need.

Selling your home can be a frightful task but at Homes 4 U we couldn’t make it simpler, we are a one stop shop and can do everything for you including:

  • Free market valuations
  • Arrange for the home report to be carried out and completed
  • 5 Star property advice
  • Flexible property viewings
  • Transparent prices
  • Property on the market within days
  • Popular and modern marketing strategy
  • Provide our mortgage advisers and solicitors for your use

So sit back, relax and spend time doing what really matters and start letting us do the hard work for you.

Recommendations

“I have a number of properties that Homes 4 U fully manage, I have been very impressed with their impeccable service over the years and have come to think of the girls in the office as friends rather than business acquaintances, would recommend to any landlord looking to let their home” – George, 2015

“I have recently put my property up for let with Homes 4 U and so far they have been nothing but helpful, they have assisted me in making sure my property meets the new laws and legislation, done all of the boring paperwork so I didn’t need to lift a finger and have put in some wonderful tenants that seem very content. I look forward to continuing this flourishing partnership that we have going” – Roy, 2018

“From a landlords point of view I think they are excellent and would have no problem recommending Homes 4 U, we have been working together for a number of years and have not had any issues. They have always found good tenants for my properties and handled everything from start to finish” – Assad, 2018

“I have used this estate agents for 10 years without any problems whatsoever. They have a fantastic working knowledge of the laws that govern renting properties and are excellent at providing me with guidance and advice. They are fair and care about their clients, whether you’re a landlord or a tenant. They charge a competitive rate for a first class service” – Caroline, 2017

Buying a property to Let is not the same as buying a property for yourself, there are a number of factors that you must take into consideration. We will be able to advise you of the key locations for renting and the rent that you would be able to attain on the property.

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Your location is the ultimate factor in achieving the maximum rental income. Environmental factors such as the amount of Companies in the area, employment, amenities, rail links and motorway access as well as schools all play a major role when it come to Letting.

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Once you find your property contact us to arrange a property rental valuation. Homes 4 U will advice you of the expected rental amount that you can expect to achieve, before you process the sale. We can advise you on the furnishings and décor, we will be able to identify any pit falls.

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If you have a mortgage on the property you must advise the lender that you are intending to let the property out. There may be stipulations that have to take into consideration, No Students or Benefit Clients.

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Properties that have a good turnover are generally one and two bed properties, this is due to the lack of Council properties available for young people and the general price of property the larger property will have a smaller market due to the affordability.

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Every Landlord has a different requirements when entering into the Letting Market and Homes 4 U are here to help you achieve the best possible solutions to meet the individual needs. Homes 4 U will be able to give you the best valuation based on location and environmental factors.

We can provide you with a letter for your mortgage company confirming the achievable rental valuation.

Furnished or part furnished, your property needs to be bright and fresh, you should ensure that there is no clutter. Insert plug in fragrance, keep the property warm to ensure a welcome homely ambience. If you have pride in your property and keep it up to a good standard, tenants will notice and will look after the property for you.

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It is important that you realise that the property is for business; therefore you have to be objective about the furnishing and decoration. Tenants will always want to make the property their own. Hence neutral colours are best, as they are both practical and financially viable. We can arrange the furniture and provide a quick 4 – 5 day turnover, there is a 5 tier package Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Please ask Karen for prices and more information.

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Insurance on the property is essential, for both Landlords and Tenants.

As this is a business you will require:

  • Public Liability Cover
  • Buildings and Contents Insurance – please ensure that you are covered for malicious damage to your property
  • We also highly recommend rent guarantee insurance for your tenant

Safety for your Tenants is imperative:

  • You must ensure that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are fitted and are hard wired
  • All soft furnishings must have a fire regulation tag attached
  • You should ensure that everything in the property is in good working order and not in any way faulty or broken.
  • Gas and Electric safety certificates must be provided a week before Tenant is due to sign the Lease. We can provide this service for you although there is a charge.
  • EPC Certificates are also required by law this should be done at point of marketing the property.
  • Legionnella Risk Assessment tests must now be done for all let properties.
  • Heat detector hard wired in kitchen also needs to be installed

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) all landlords who are seeking a new tenant are liable to make an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) available to prospective tenants the first time you let your property after the 4th of January 2009. EPC’s are only required for properties that are self-contained and not required when a tenant is renting a room or shared facilities. The EPC will be valid for 10 years.

If you are having any problems with forms or information please contact one of our Homes 4 U managers and they will assist you with this information and keep you on the right path from the start to the end of you tenancy.

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