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The process of becoming a landlord

The process of becoming a landlord

News Default Author 25th November 2021

If you’re considering becoming a Landlord to capitalize on your property as a revenue stream, you will likely have many questions and concerns. Some of these can be allayed simply by developing an understanding with a professional agent who can shed light on the process that you will need to go through to become a Landlord. At James we recognize that many aspects of the rental process can seem daunting or complicated so we’re going to discuss in brief what happens and how we help.


Deciding to let

Now you have made the decision to use your property in a productive way by creating a source of income. We can help you with tailored solutions to make the best use of our service. For example, you may feel you would rather we completely managed rent collection and everything around the property maintenance due to your busy life and lack of knowledge, so we are happy to do that. Or you might want to manage the property yourself but simply need to find the right tenant.


Meeting the regulations

There are hundreds of pieces of legislation and regulations around property lettings, which are ever changing, this can feel quite overwhelming. On this we have a qualified, robust team who can help you understand what needs to happen to meet these criteria.


Preparing your property

Our experienced team and years servicing the Croxley Green area gives us an innate understanding of the market. We know how to gather the correct details and take high quality photographs ensuring your property is showcased to its full potential making it appealing to tenants.



It’s important to get your property seen in the right places by the right tenants. We know which local advertising channels covering the Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Watford and surrounding areas are best to use as well as ensuring your letting has visibility through more mainstream marketing such as Zoopla, Rightmove and On the Market.


Viewings, referencing and Compliance

Once you’ve decided to instruct us to market your property. You can be assured, we accompany all viewings and once you’ve made the decision to go forward with the tenant, we ensure that we obtain adequate references. In addition to our initial advice on meeting regulations we can prepare all the tenancy documents and ensure the property is fully compliant before your tenant takes up residence. This puts your mind at rest that all the correct paperwork is in order.


Tenant management

If you chose our Management Service, our team will take on the responsibility of dealing with your tenants including rent collection and communication for any other issues. This means you can relax and be assured your property is being well looked after.

Any questions? We know how important your property is as an asset, so if there is anything else you wish to ask, our professional experienced team is on hand to answer anything else you need to know

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