The letting and management of residential properties

Are you thinking of letting your home? Or are you considering entering the growing ‘buy-to-let’ market for the first time? If you are, then you will be well advised to get specialist advice.

Rick Dallimore is a director at Meller Braggins Limited, based at the company’s head office in Knutsford. Rick Dallimore is a director at Meller Braggins Limited, based at the company’s head office in Knutsford.

Meller Braggins has been handling property management matters since 1836 and its lettings team has sound knowledge of clients’ requirements, whether they be locally based or living abroad. Here, Richard (Rick) Dallimore FRICS, explains how Meller Braggins assists its clients with the letting and management of their residential properties.

Meller Braggins’ central residential management department is situated in our head office in Knutsford, where a team of experienced managers deals with all aspects of the work.

Each branch office has a lettings manager with excellent local knowledge of rentals and demand within that area.  Demand for rentals remains very strong in all areas.To_Let_Board (2)

As a company we handle the letting and management of residential properties, both large and small, with rentals from £395 per calendar month to £5,000 or more.

All tenants are strictly vetted by Homelet and we are able to offer rent guarantees to our landlords in case tenants run into difficulties by virtue of illness or unemployment.

A number of our staff are ARLA qualified and carry out regular quarterly checks on managed properties so that we can report back to our landlords with full information on their properties and also on current market conditions.

We handle all types of property repairs and refurbishments and can deal with any legal or insurance matters on our clients’ behalf.  We employ experienced contractors, including builders, plumbers, electricians and gardeners.

By working closely with our sales department, we are able to advise clients on suitable ‘buy-to-lets’ and many clients who buy through us do so in the knowledge that we have the experience to handle the day to day issues involved with residential lettings.

We can advise on the sort of returns that clients can hope to achieve and on the style of property that we feel will give the best return on their investment.

We can also help with obtaining ‘buy-to-let’ mortgages and we are able to advise on the tax implications of this type of investment, which is becoming increasingly popular now that pensions are not producing the same sort of returns and guarantees that they once offered.

For expert advice on all your residential property management requirements, please feel free to contact any of our branch offices or telephone our central management department in 01565 632618 or email knutsford@mellerbraggins.com.

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