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Just like selling a property, your first step to a successful tenancy is to book your FREE, No-Obligation property valuation with one of our experienced lettings team.
Your aim should be to let your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Our expert valuers carry out lots of valuations every month giving us intimate and unparalleled knowledge of property values in your area.

Our in-depth knowledge of the local property market helps us provide you with an accurate and achievable rental value.

We can also offer hints and tips on preparing your property for marketing to help you maximise your property’s potential rental yield  Call us on 020 3475 3474 or complete the property valuation request form.

When choosing a letting agent consider their opening hours, when they will be available to conduct viewings, their high street presence and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum rental value for your property.

You should also check if your agent will organize your government-required Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself? You are responsible for making this document available to prospective and future tenants.

Letting your property as a short let (for a period of up to six months) can be an ideal solution as you will benefit from the following:

  • high returns on your property
  • rent paid in advance,
  • flexibility of commitment,
  • minimum void periods,
  • Property Management and often high-quality corporate tenants.

Property Management can be the key to reaping maximum rental returns on your property. Many tenants insist on renting managed properties and are often prepared to pay a premium for this.

Instructing Cityhomes to manage your property gives you peace of mind that both your property and tenant will be cared for 24/7.
Your dedicated Property Manager will look after the general day-to-day management and more complex issues such as emergency repairs, a collection of rent, transfer of utilities and much more.

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful let.

Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to declutter to make rooms appear larger.

Cityhomes’ team of dedicated professional Photographers will then take photographs, produce floorplans and write comprehensive property descriptions, all in just one visit.

Before you let your property for the first time you must obtain a professional and comprehensive inventory.

This will set out the condition and contents of the property. Cityhomes will carry out a professional inventory on your behalf.

To find your perfect tenant you need to give your property maximum exposure to a wide range of media.

When you instruct Cityhomes to let your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivaled, comprehensive marketing the package, including exposure on our website, all major portals, full-color property details and email and SMS alerts and PR.

Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property – in fact, 68% of our viewings are carried out after work and on weekends.

Accompanied viewings also mean we can use our expertise to help let your property.

As soon as an offer is received we will contact you to communicate full details of an offer along with any special conditions to help you decide whether or not to accept.

Click HERE for a free instant online property valuation

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