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Buy-To-Let Guide

Here at Ernest-Brooks International, we are here to help you find the best tenants possible, also to side-step void periods and to get full market value on your rental property.

Learn The True Value Of Your Assets

Before putting your property up for rent, it is vital that you get a precise idea of its current value in the rental market. This will help you achieve a strong balance between low tenant turnover and high returns.

London is huge city and rental prices can vary wildly from one area to the next. At Ernest-Brooks International, our expert property consultants are here to help you make sense of it all.   

The Benefits Of Corporate Tenants

We boast a long list of potential corporate tenants among our client base. These clients often seek housing in London. 

Some well-known blue-chip companies and high-profile foreign diplomats trust us to find them homes in the capital. 

We are therefore here to help you find tenants of the highest calibre; many of whom are willing to pay the highest prices for the right property.  

Managing Your Property

Hiring Ernest-Brooks International as your property managers is the best way to ensure your property is never empty. It is also a great way to attract the best tenants. This is because many prefer the safety and security that comes with having a property manager on hand.

In fact, corporate tenants will often pay a premium to have someone cater for their every need. You will have a dedicated member of our team looking after your property. Upon request, we can handle everything from maintenance issues to rent. We will even organise a change in energy supplier if you wish for us to do so.

Maintenance & Repairs

When aiming to find a suitable tenant as soon as possible, it is vital to show your property at its very best.

Does your property need a fresh lick of paint, minor repairs or more prolonged maintenance work? If so, please be aware that our maintenance team are here to do whatever you need to help attract more interest in your property.

Marketing Your Property

When the time comes to advertise your buy-to-let investment, we promise to do all we can to help you find the perfect tenant. To achieve this, we make use of a wide range of different media.

This includes websites like Rightmove, PrimeLocation and Zoopla. We also use Google Adwords campaigns, as well as ads in local and national newspapers, billboards, social media, email marketing and more.

In fact, we pull out all the stops to ensure that your desired audience will see – and take interest in - your listing.

Viewings

Our offices are open from 8am to 8pm from Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. Yet we appreciate that potential tenants may need us to arrange viewings out of hours. With this in mind, we will conduct late evening and weekend viewings to help you find the right tenant.

Negotiating The Best Rental Prices

We will act on your behalf when a potential tenant makes an offer. Our vast knowledge of the London property market helps us to negotiate the best possible rental price.

We keep you informed about all enquiries, viewings and offers we receive for your London property. As soon as we receive an offer that you are willing to accept, we act quickly to complete the deal.

When You Accept An Offer

When you accept an offer, we start the referencing process. This involves performing credit, address and identity checks. It may also involve seeking references from previous landlords. This allows us to make absolutely sure that they are the perfect tenant for you and your property.

When we find the right tenant and both parties agree on the terms of the contract, we will draw up your tenancy agreement and oversee its signing. We will then collect the deposit and first month’s rent from your new tenant.

When it is time for the tenant to move in, we will oversee the check-in and create an inventory checklist. This helps protect your interests in the event of damage for which the tenant was at fault.

After all of the above are complete, your property now has a tenant – congratulations!

Protecting Your Vacant Property

We offer to manage your vacant property. We can also take care of your interests in the property if you still live there, but don’t have time to manage it due to work or study.

As part of this service, we hold a spare set of keys. A trusted member of our team will visit your property to carry out routine checks. We can design this service to best fit your needs, yet the normal process involves the following:

  • Regular cleaning & maintenance
  • Protection against severe weather conditions
  • Collecting any post from the property and arranging redirection (if needed)
  • Taking frequent meter readings and paying bills
  • Emergency call-outs

Refer Your Friends And Get Rewards

You naturally want your friends and family members to find property managers they can trust – don’t you?

So why not tell them about your great experience with Ernest-Brooks International? We offer financial rewards for every successful referral.

To find out more about the Ernest-Brooks Inernational financial referral scheme CLICK HERE

Inventory 

We offer a professional inventory service. This allows us to deal with your inventory checklists, as well as check-ins and check-outs quickly and at low cost.

At the start of a tenancy, it is important to create a new inventory. This acts as a record of the items in the property, and of their cleanliness and condition.

As part of the move-in process, the tenant must read through the inventory checklist and sign to show their approval at check-in. The checklist acts as your security against disputes that may arise at the end of the tenancy.

At check-in, we hand over the keys, take meter readings and show the tenant how to use appliances and central heating. We will also answer any questions your new tenants may have.

At check-out, the tenant must return the keys. We then refer to the inventory as a means of comparing the condition of the property at the start of tenancy with that at the end of the contract. This allows you to recoup any money that you need to pay for damage for which the tenant was at fault.

Furniture Packs & Dressing Service

Make use of our furniture packs service as a quick, easy and affordable way to furnish your property.

We can provide any type of furniture you need. From robust furniture for student lets, to stylish pieces for luxury homes – we are at your service.

Our in-house interior designer created all our furniture packs to exceed your expectations. With this in mind, we don’t just supply your furniture. We will also be on hand to receive and install the furniture when it arrives.

To find out more please contact our Interior Design Team on 0207 621 8887

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'Fantastic service from Jack Wylie, Canary Wharf. Not only was Jack very accommodating when arranging viewings at very short notice, but he has since gone out of his way to provide assistance outside of typical working hours. Jack’s continuing help up to and beyond the point of agreeing a sale has been both incredibly helpful and greatly appreciated. Thoroughly recommended!'

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'Great estate agents providing reassurnace and quality service every step of the way. Over the course of the sale of my property which became challenging at points Kieran and Elliot proved time and time again to be the best local agent in the area. Me and my partner will be definitely recommending Ernest - Brooks in the future.'

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'Mark Ross was amazing through the whole process of buying an apartment. He kept me informed at all times what was happening and pushed on my behalf to the mortgage advisors and solicitors. Definitely recommend going through Mark on a purchase.'

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'Ernest-Brooks is a very professional company. We really had a great issue with selling our off-plan apartment and time was running and because of Elliot in Ernest Brooks, they managed to find the buyer in time and saved our 100k advance payment investment. Well done Elliot. Many thanks and will always remember you and your professional attitude. Cheers'

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