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We’ve been letting and managing property in the Bristol area since 1989. See what our customers think.
Edison Ford has acted as letting agents for my house for the past five years. Certainly, since Kathy Pritchard has joined the company as Lettings Manager, I feel that I have total confidence in the company as she is totally professional and sympathetic to my needs as a landlady. Kathy never fails to respond to a concern or a problem that I might have...she responds as quickly as possible and is able to reassure me. Kathy is an extremely pleasant and efficient person. I would quite happily recommend the company.... Read more
Cheshire Close, Yate
Edison Ford are extremely professional, helpful and a pleasure to work with. Finding tenants for my house was quick, efficient and painless and I feel safe in the knowledge that my property is in safe hands while I am abroad.
Edison Ford has sourced very suitable tenants in the past and Edison Ford are very thorough in checking potential tenant's creditworthiness and references. To date, I have been very impressed with the expertise in marketing, professionalism and attention to detail, not least the maintenance and awareness of the requirements of the tenants. Edison Ford and their colleagues show due diligence in managing the accountancy associated with the full management of my property and keep me documented on a regular basis and on all financial matters while I am both home and overseas. Therefore, I have no hesitation in recommending Kathy Pritchard and her colleagues to Edison Ford as the best managing and letting agency that I have had the pleasure of working with.... Read more
Mr P Gorman
Summers Mead, Yate
I have been very happy with Edison Ford's service both as a management company and especially as the Estate agent selling my property. They have conducted business in a friendly and very professional manner keeping me informed of all developments along the way.
Sutherland Avenue, Yate
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Probably one of the most important aspects of your investment, finding a good tenant. We realise that fact and before allowing a tenant to rent your property, we require that they complete a comprehensive series of forms so that they can be referenced to a high standard using detailed references to ensure the tenant says who they say they are and can ultimately pay the rent.
You choose the level of service you require. Just want us to find a tenant? Or maybe need help with the legal contracts? Or would you prefer just to let us do everything? No problem. We provide you with a full property management service or a bespoke service tailored to your requirements. Find out more about our level of services.
In that time we have built a considerable property portfolio, and couple this with our team having vast experience in the lettings industry, you can be sure your property is in safe hands.
We advertise your home on all major property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla, Globrix, Prime Location, Find a Property and many more. We also utilize our website, social media channels and email marketing to further enhance the exposure of your home to potential tenants. Plus, as soon as your property is listed with us, we get to work in proactively marketing your home to our daily growing database of matching tenants.
There’s enough uncertainty involved in renting your home without having to worry about what your agent’s up to. We communicate all feedback regarding viewings and have invested heavily in staff training and computer software to ensure legal documents, statements are all communicated effectively.
We have been around for over 25 years, and to further show we’re a name you can trust, we follow the strict guidelines of the Property Ombudsman and The National Approved Letting Scheme, of which we are members.
Excellent! Just click the attractive looking ‘Arrange Your Free Valuation‘ button below or give the team a call on 01454 316718 – there’s absolutely no obligation.
If we haven’t managed to sway you yet, why not pop into our office on 21 Station Road, Yate for a quick chat. No obligation of course and no shortage of biscuits. Just great advice from our team of experienced property people.
We provide management services that give you a true “hands-off” experience, and you’ll still have the control when you need it. Should you require a bespoke service that is tailored to your requirements then please do not hesitate to contact us, we’ll be more than happy to discuss this with you.
|Introduction||Inventory and Deposit||Full Management|
|Rental valuation ?|
Providing a rental valuation of your property and offering advice as required.
Your property will be placed on all property portals including Rightmove and Zoopla for maximum exposure. Unless specifically instructed otherwise, we will be erecting a To Let sign at the property within 48 hours of the commencement of marketing where appropriate.
|Accompanied viewings ?|
Arrange and conduct viewings with prospective tenants for the property.
Dealing with negotiations between all parties including third parties where necessary.
|Tenant references ?|
Obtaining relevant tenant references and those of guarantors where applicable.
Advising on and ensuring the property has a valid Energy Performance certificate in compliance with Article 7 of The European Directive on the Energy Performance of Building.
|Compliance with Gas Safety ?|
Advising on and ensuring compliance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 with regard to the inspection, maintenance, and keeping of records in respect of gas appliances in tenanted premises.
|Compliance with Furniture and Furnishings ?|
Advising on and ensuring compliance with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (amended 1989, 1993 & 1996) with regard to minimum fire resistant standards of specified items supplied in the course of letting a property.
|Compliance with Electrical Equipment ?|
Advising on and ensuring compliance with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and other relevant legislation with regard to the condition and safety of electrical equipment and appliances in tenanted premises.
|Assured Shorthold Tenancy ?|
Preparing an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement in accordance with current housing law for signature by you and your tenant.
|Detailed inventory ?|
Preparation and compilation of a detailed inventory of all items contained within the property and deemed to be included in the rental of the property. The inventory will also include a complete schedule of condition on the items listed within the inventory. The inventory will be completed by an inventory clerk to an appropriate standard (following the same system for every room in the property). This will be comprehensive document grading the condition of fixtures and fittings and, where relevant, furniture. Any damage to the property or fixtures will be described in detail. Externally, the gardens are described, and sheds and garages inventoried, if included in the tenancy. Photographic material will be used in most instances to form the inventory.
|Meter readings ?|
Meter readings will be noted at the time of the inventory. This will not apply where pre-payment meters and key cards are utilised.
|Transfer of utility ?|
Advising on and assisting in the transfer of utility service accounts where necessary.
|Holding deposit ?|
Collecting and holding as stakeholder a security deposit usually equivalent to one and a half calendar month’s rental.
|Registration of deposit ?|
Registration of the deposit with Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
|Signed inventory ?|
A full master copy of the inventory will be forwarded to your tenant and checked by your tenant in conjunction with us. We will obtain a copy signed by your tenant. Your tenant will also be provided with an Amendment Form and an End of Tenancy Check List for their use. Any amendments submitted by your tenant will be incorporated into the inventory and an amended copy will be issued to The Landlord for their approval. Any further amendments made to the inventory at the start of the tenancy will be agreed between all parties i.e. The Landlord, The Agent and your tenant and each party will sign a declaration confirming that the inventory is true and correct. The Final Master Copy will be held by The Agent for future use. (A 14 day ‘grace’ period will be allowed for any amendment made.)
|Receiving and recording rental payments?|
Receiving and recording ongoing rental payments from tenants.
|Landlord statements ?|
Preparing and forwarding to you stated representative financial statements on a monthly basis, and remitting the balance of rental payments within one month, provided the same shall have actually been received.
Inspection of the property periodically to ensure compliance with the terms of the tenancy agreement.
|Managing maintenance issues ?|
Arranging any repairs, maintenance or replacements to the property or contents which come to or are brought to our notice.
|Managing agreement ?|
Taking appropriate initial action in the event of rent arrears or any other breach of condition of the agreement in an effort to remedy the situation. Where such arrears or breach persists, informing you or your nominated representative who will be responsible for taking any further action and meeting any costs involved.
|Serving legal notices/renewal/end of tenancy ?|
Serving the required legal Notices and arranging Assured Shorthold Tenancy renewal terms where applicable or finalising the end of the tenancy.
|End of tenancy checks ?|
At the end of the tenancy the inventory will be checked by a trained inventory clerk to a steadfast routine, following the same system for every room in the property. This will take place within five days of your tenant relinquishing the property and all keys having been surrendered to us.
|Return of deposit ?|
Administrating the return of the deposit in accordance with the regulation set by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.