Experience has taught us that this is the most important step to get right. If the price is too high it is difficult to generate viewings and offers. There is always a lot of competition in lettings and the market moves quickly. Ensuring you are at the right marketing price will enable you to find a good quality tenant as fast as possible.
When valuing your property we will need to know about any additions included in the rent such as utility bills and also whether you will letting it furnished or unfurnished. We can advise if you are unsure.
This can be tricky with so many options. It is important to consider more than just the valuation figure; does the agent seem informed, have they done their research and provided comparable evidence, are they nice to deal with, are they professional, do they answer your questions clearly; this is important as it represents how they will deal with prospective tenants.
Using multiple agents can send the wrong message to applicants and is also more expensive. In our experience, sole agency leads to the best price and minimal void periods.
65% of our landlord clients also use us to manage their properties. Not only does this remove the day-to-day stresses away, but most importantly, it ensures your property will always meet current regulations such as health & safety and licensing.
Our dedicated property management team are experts and are on hand 24/7. Click here for full details about our management service or call us to discuss your property.
You will pay a % + VAT of the initial rent period (usually the first year) and this is due once the tenants have moved in. We are a bespoke business and are happy to discuss your preferred payment plan on a case-by-case basis.
Should you employ our management service, you will pay a % + VAT of the rent on a monthly basis. See our fees for more information.
We can advise you on whether there are any home improvements necessary before letting your property. A good rule of thumb is to tick off all those little jobs that you’ve been putting off so that it’s ready for a tenant to move in. The better condition a property is in the more likely a tenant is to look after it so it’s worth starting off with everything presenting well and working properly. If you choose our management service we’ll be able to arrange these works for you.
A professional inventory should be arranged to set out the condition and contents of the property when the tenants move in and, subject to a fee, we can organise this for you.
We ensure that your property has maximum exposure in order to secure the right tenant. Our comprehensive marketing campaign will include exposure on our website, via email alerts to our registered database of applicants, our shop window, and on all the major portals including Rightmove and Zoopla. We want to make sure no stone is left unturned!
We understand that having a good quality tenant who is going to look after your property and pay the rent on time is key. You are not only instructing us to market and arrange a tenancy, but also to use our good judgement, gut instincts and thorough referencing procedure to ensure this happens.
We use Van Mildert to thoroughly vet all tenants which includes a credit check, an employment check and a previous landlord reference *.
This is the exciting bit! We will communicate all offers to you in full, including any conditions, so that you can make an informed decision. Once you have chosen your tenant we will collect a holding deposit from them to secure it and will commence with the referencing process. Subject to your approval of these, we will arrange the signing of a tenancy agreement and collect the moving-in monies (rent and deposit). We will release the keys to the inventory clerk or the tenant on move-in day. Congratulations!
Dear Dutch & Dutch TONY MATTHEWS and Team, We wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional service and support that helped us find the perfect rental property. Thanks to your professionalism, commitment, and attention to detail, the entire process ran smoothly and stress-free. Additionally, your help in arranging meetings with landlords and facilitating...
Dutch & Dutch are a professional, polite & organized agency and its a pleasure to deal with them. Bianca is highly knowledgeable and always goes the extra mile to ensure the service offered is of the highest standard. I would highly recommend them.
All the staff we have been in touch with at Dutch and Dutch have been incredibly efficient, attentive and helpful for us. From Huw when we first inquired about our property to Dena who has been looking after us since. The response time is always so much faster than we expect for any issues and we are comforted knowing we can rely on Dutch and Dutch to keep our home safe and in order which is a...
Peter Wilson was an absolute star from start to finish on this commercial lease. Sound, practical advice and he was instrumental in managing the transaction to completion. It's refreshing to deal with a property professional who gives timely and detailed attention to the smaller transactions!
We asked Dutch & Dutch to provide a valuation for our property. During this process they were communicative, helpful and efficient. The valuation report they provided was extremely detailed, backed by both deep knowledge of the market and a thorough inspection of the property. They also provided a well thought out strategy for securing a sale for the property. All in all we were extremely...
Dutch and Dutch recently helped us locate to our new office. The process was effortless and it’s testament to their local reputation. David and his team are exceptional at what they do and I personally couldn’t recommend them high enough.
Dutch and Dutch's service was great and I managed to rent my flat in a short time. Max Heath especially was very helpful, always available, listened to my needs and was very clear in his communication throughout the process. Highly recommend working with this agency
Dutch and Dutch were absolutely brilliant dealing with the sale of our flat! We decided not to go with the big chain in the area as they were sooooo pushy. I really like the fact that it's a small branch and James who looked after us grew up in the area. We could contact him at any time and he really helped everything run smoothly. I would 100% recommend using them.