The following is a brief list of some of the things you will need to think about when letting a property. It is not exhaustive or meant to cover legal details but is intended as more of a 'tick list' of things that need to be done.
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The Vizard Russell Approach

At Vizard Russell we believe that tenant selection is vital. We are committed to placing the best tenants in your property because this is the way to ensure you get the best returns on your investment and the peace of mind in knowing that your property is well cared for.

It is vital to make sure your property is correctly priced to get the best returns. We understand the local market, how it changes through the year and what factors can affect the rent you can achieve. We can advise you on how small changes can sometimes make a big difference to how quickly your property is let.

We advertise in the local press, in our prominent shop front, on specialist web sites and on RIGHTMOVE, by far the most popular property web site for property searches. By using RIGHTMOVE we have over 30,000 visits from potential tenants searching our properties each month. This means your property gets maximum exposure to the local market. We also have a waiting list of good quality tenants looking for properties including many from major local companies such as Liverpool Victoria, JP Morgan and Nationwide.

We always accompany prospective tenants to make sure they are fully aware of the benefits of your property, to deal with any questions they may have, to respect the privacy of any existing tenants and also so we can assess their suitability for the property.

All prospective tenants are thoroughly referenced by MARAS a specialist referencing agency. This involves processing up to 25 verification checks to make sure that employment, credit and previous tenancies are all up to the highest standards.

Rental Guarantees
Due to the extensive checks made Maras can offer a range of rental guarantees at very reasonable cost. Please click on the web site link for details. Documentation and Legal Guidance All our contracts are provided by and regularly updated by the Letting Centre who specialise in providing documentation and guidance to property professionals. We also retain the services of a legal helpline for specific legal guidance in any non standard situations to ensure our clients interests are always

We always advise that there should be a comprehensive record of the content and condition of your property. This is even more important now all deposits may be subject to arbitration in the event of any dispute. We now use third party inventory specialists so that there is an independent record available.

Rent Collection
Vizard Russell uses CFP Software which is designed specifically for property mangers to run the complicated process of tracking monthly payments from tenants and to landlords in an efficient and timely manner. Every day reports are generated identifying payments received and due and most importantly any that are late. This means we can quickly contact tenants by text, phone and letter to sort out any problems quickly and effectively. Payments can be made directly in to your account by credit transfer so that you receive your rents as quickly as possible.

We are happy to deal with your preferred tradesmen as instructed. At Vizard Russell we have built up a team of experienced and qualified support trades who can be relied upon to do a good job at a fair price.

Inspections & Checkouts
You need to know that your property is being properly cared for. We will make regular visits to your property to inspect its condition and to make sure the tenancy is being conducted in an appropriate manner. When tenants leave we carry out a thorough check to ensure that they have left everything in a similar state to when they moved in and that it is clean and tidy, and ready for the new tenants to move in.

Security & Peace of Mind
Vizard Russell are members of NALS the National Approved Letting Scheme which provides owners with the assurance of a professional regulated service, complaints process backed by professional indemnity insurance, client money protection insurance cover, and a clear level of service standards. We also subscribe to the Tenancy Dispute Service to protect deposits held.

Professional Links
Vizard Russell has developed links with other property specialists to assist our clients wherever possible –
Property Management of blocks of flats
Estate Agents
Specialist Property Insurance Brokers
Planning and Development Consultants
Mortgage Brokers
Property refurbishment specialists
Property law and documentation specialists
Inventory companies

MPA Insurance tel no. 01202 429966

Vizard Property Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Managing Agents Reference Assistance Services Limited, under reference 424645 which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). See for further details