Setting up tenancies

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Setting up tenancies

    I'm a landlord of 5 properties, which I've now decided to market and let myself as I feel the costs incurred in using an agent are too high, especially when tenants are leaving after 6 months in many cases. What I'd like to know is whether there is a service available to me where somebody can set the tenancy up and reference my new tenants once I've found them? The cheaper the better please!!

    #2
    A solicitor will set up the tenancy and you could goto www.homelet.co.uk for referencing and credit checks. You could also get a lawpack and do the tenancy yourself. You get what you pay for at the end of the day.

    Comment


      #3
      tenancy set up service found!

      www.online-tenancies.co.uk

      This company provide the service you are looking for for free! They charge your prospective tenant an admin fee in the same way as most agents. They'll also help you find an "intro only" agent if you need them to. I've used them on a number of occasions and always found them to be quick and reliable. Hope this helps! Paul.

      Comment


        #4
        nice one, Ill save that link, I think it may put some tenants off to have to pay that though, especially for 6 month tenancies at the lower end of the market, still usefull.

        Comment


          #5
          Just saw this post and thought I'd let you know that I have 20 flats which range from £300 - £650 per month and I've used online-tenancies for all of them without any problems or complaints from tenants. If a tenant wasn't willing to pay a fee to be referenced etc I'd have to ask myself whether they were the type of tenant I'd want anyway. Just an observation!

          Comment


            #6
            Just to make a point about Dazalock's post concerning using a solicitor to draw up an AST - don't! They are very lazy at looking after your requirements and considering it's not the most difficult thing in the world you could learn to do it yourself.

            A good agent is worthwhile, and if you have 5 properties with them then negotiate a discount for God's sake! 30% I would say at least.
            The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

            Comment

            Latest Activity

            Collapse

            • Reply to Help - evicted tenant leaves a nasty surprise behind
              by jpkeates
              Try and change suppliers.
              The outgoing supplier will do everything that they can to prevent this (the automated routes won't work), but they'll have to do it eventually.
              30-07-2021, 11:12 AM
            • Help - evicted tenant leaves a nasty surprise behind
              by nreid
              My tenant was evicted back in April of this year after a lengthy period.
              Besides this trauma, the problems continue.

              My new agent has emptied the letterbox and found a number of concerning items. One is the matter of a court summons for unpaid council tax. I have since taken over...
              29-07-2021, 20:21 PM
            • Reply to solicitors fees
              by doobrey
              It sounds like it. But as above ask for a breakdown of fees first and take it from there.

              There is a Solicitors Regulation Authority. It has a Code of Conduct....
              30-07-2021, 11:10 AM
            • solicitors fees
              by rob1648
              Hi all , finally managed to get my tenant evicted after 18 months of hell using high court bailiffs , house now sold so happy days, we tried initially to do the section 21ourselves but made mistakes which citizens advice happily pointed out to our tenant so we decided to use a solicitor to act for us...
              29-07-2021, 15:19 PM
            • Reply to Help! Sub tenant with no contract eviction rights
              by jpkeates
              Assuming that you are a tenant (there's a good checker on the Shelter website - which might be useful to point your landlord at)..

              There are a number of ways a tenancy can be brought to an end, but for a landlord to end the tenancy, there are only two options (other than by agreement with...
              30-07-2021, 11:10 AM
            • Help! Sub tenant with no contract eviction rights
              by Yasmenaax
              Hi there,

              I moved into a property 2-3 months ago which was subletted to me by a girl named on the main tenancy contract of the property. I handed over a deposit (which is currently unprotected) and have paid rent on time. She today decided to give me notice to leave, giving me only 2 weeks...
              29-07-2021, 02:19 AM
            • Reply to solicitors fees
              by Piffy
              We had a very high solicitors charge but my partner noticed in their terms & conditions that they had put that if their charges were going to go over £5000 they would contact us first, which they had not done, so the bill was reduced to £5000 plus Vat at £1000.
              And I believe that there...
              30-07-2021, 11:06 AM
            • Reply to solicitors fees
              by Hudson01
              We all understand that they are not known for their charitable nature...... but 9k !!!! As has been said, ask for a detailed breakdown of exactly how they have spent a weeks worth of time (avrg 48hr week) to deal with this simple (non contested) S21....... Wow
              30-07-2021, 11:00 AM
            • Reply to solicitors fees
              by Section20z
              It's not just the hours don't forget, it takes six years training to learn how to inflate fees like that...
              30-07-2021, 10:45 AM
            • Reply to Help! Sub tenant with no contract eviction rights
              by Yasmenaax
              Appreciate the clarification, I did do a lot of digging around after you first mentioned exclusive occupation into the laws regarding this so I definitely understand your point there now. And as far as I can tell from that, my being here should constitute the requirements of a (sub)tenancy.
              ...
              30-07-2021, 10:35 AM
            Working...
            X