Rent Smart Uk Ltd

Basic Information:
Name:
Rent Smart Uk Ltd
Address:
20 Kay Street
Rossendale
Lancashire
BB4 7LS
Phone:
01706 222716
Fax:
01706 222725
Area(s) of Business:
Letting Agent - Residential
Property Management
Year Established:
2005
Company:
Rent Smart's record of success has been built upon a single-minded desire to provide our clients with a top class professional service delivered by highly motivated and trained staff.

Rent Smart is a firm accredited by The National Approved Letting Scheme - a Government backed accreditation scheme, which offers peace of mind to landlords and tenants through the knowledge that the firm they are dealing with offers clearly defined levels of customer service.

"We're committed to delivering results!"

Letting your home with Rent Smart Letting Agents you can be sure of the best possible service backed by market knowledge and experienced Staff.

Since being established in 2002 we have specialised only in letting and property management, we are able to focus on your needs, allowing us to change with the fast moving lettings market. Mixing house sales with letting homes is an unhealthy mix and over the past few years we have been passed complete letting departments from Estate Agents attempting to let and sell homes, a service that does not work. We do not sell houses. When you instruct us, you receive independent trained advice without bias, with a team of 5 lettings specialists covering all aspects of letting and managing your home.

Rent Smart now manages over £20,000,000 of our client's residential investment property across the North West on a day to day basis and secured new tenants for over 500 properties in 2009. Rent Smart is fast becoming the leading property management company in the North West.

Statistically Rent Smart UK Ltd are the number one property agent on Rightmove.co.uk in our area and have held a long term relationship with Rightmove since 2005.

Instructing us will ensure your property reaches more potential tenants than any other possible method of marketing. Our town centre office, unique internet based lettings web site with immediate text and emails to prospective tenants as well as our extensive tenant data base puts us at the cutting edge when it comes to securing you a suitable tenant.

The last few years has seen may new Landlords enter the property market, along with many new agents professing to be letting agents. Letting someone's home is the easier part, doing it right, is the harder. We have spent many years fine tuning our service and with more and more regulations, it is more important now than ever to do the job correctly.

Our system is unique and deals solely with property letting and management, therefore concentrating all of our efforts on your most valuable asset. Our office runs in accordance with the demands of today, our service is in operation to assist in protecting the landlord and achieve the maximum level of security to provide peace of mind.

The relationship between letting agent and landlord can last for several years, which makes choosing the right agent all the more important.

This decision should not be taken lightly, and should not be based solely on price but rather on the value for money and service provided.

Increasingly landlords are realising that a professional managing agents can minimise losses and void periods, maximising their investment.
We aim to provide peace of mind that their property is being managed, routine property visits are carried out, rent is collected and accounted to the landlord on a regular basis. Emphasis is also placed on constantly updating our legal procedures, ensuring that the ever changing legislation is strictly adhered to.

Whilst recognising the important role that modern technology can play in property management, we firmly believe that our most valuable asset is our team, many of which have been with the company for several years and are experienced in their different fields with excellent local knowledge. We place great value on this and combined with our cutting edge technology we believe we provide an unequalled service.

When tenants look to rent, it is no longer acceptable to place an advert in the local newsagents or by word of mouth. Tenants require the assurance that they are able to find a property quickly and with little fuss but most importantly from an agent they can trust and ensure that their deposit is safe and in the event of any problems, they will be dealt with promptly. They invariably want the protection that an agent can provide including their deposit being guaranteed safe and any property complying with all the required safety regulations. An agent offering the widest selection of properties provides the widest selection of tenants.

Letting services
Having let a substantial amount of properties over the last seven years, we know the implications of letting a property are high. We are not merely a letting agent, but endeavour to cover all aspects of letting and managing your property.

Rent Smart are the area's No 1 letting specialist and do not offer estate agency services. Our interests are concentrated on managing your property; we are not distracted by other forms of business such as pursuing sales commissions. Any agent handling your property must be a specialist; three estate agents have already referred their lettings business to us due to clashes between their letting and estate agency departments. As a member of the National Association of Estate Agents, we must comply with their conditions and professional indemnity requirements, (many agents do not even have insurance).

Rent Smart UK Ltd competitive fees are commensurate with the support you require and assure you of our dedication to protecting your interests. Do not choose your letting agent on fees alone. The service is vitally important; mistakes can lead to large fines and imprisonment. Any agent offering lower management fees, is diminishing the service offered and will increase your future problems. Our letting system ensures the common problems of tenant deposit disputes and maintenance issues are kept to a minimum.

No agent will match our dedication and investment in letting and managing your property. Tenants are advised of new properties within hours of the property becoming available. Our interactive website is on-line and offers numerous links through the UK's largest property portals, Combined with full colour advertising and 5 dedicated trained staff using the latest specialist networked computer software, we are acting on your behalf to achieve results.

The principle of our letting procedure has always been that it is far more important to let to the right tenant than to let quickly to the wrong one. To meet the various needs of our clients we offer various levels of services. Please contact us for more information.

Company History
Rent Smart commenced trading in 2002 and quickly established a wide range of residential and commercial property management with Landlords including William Hill bookmakers, David Pluck Bookmakers, Bargain Booze, Sanderson Weatherall Surveyors, IPT Property traders and Pristine Properties Ltd As well as many other individual Landlords across the UK, the range of residential properties managed has increased over the years, with clients including major banks and corporate institutions. Due to this success In 2006, Rent Smart become Rent Smart (UK).. Our integrity and values have not altered from our original principles of business and we have moved with the constantly changing laws and regulations.

Professional Associations
Professionalism is demanded by today's landlords, to back this we are members of NALS National Approved Lettings Scheme, following the strict code of conduct to maintain high standards and client money protection insurance designed to protect client's money. Our recent acceptance into the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Regulated Agents is testament to our high regard of the latest government requirements.

Rent Smarts membership to regulatory professional bodies not only assists Landlords peace of mind but satisfies the requirements of today's professional tenants, requiring security whilst renting, assurances that they will be dealt with in a suitable manner with their deposit safeguarded at all times through by our membership of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, which provides a dispute resolution service in the case of disagreement at the end of a tenancy.

Rent Smart UK Ltd Expert Advice
Every aspect of the letting process is important - buying, refurbishing, furnishing, letting and management. We believe that each part of the process must be handled with care - giving close consideration to the overall picture at every stage.

This may be your first investment in property - it makes sense to get it right from the very beginning, we are happy to review your proposals and give advice on whether the properties would be suitable and generate sufficient rental income.
If you already own the property, the letting process starts with a visit from one of our rent-smart team, who will assist you in any questions you may have and provide a summary of the extensive service we provide to achieve the best rental level and most importantly the right tenant.
We will advise on any restrictions on children or pets, furnishing: - what to leave and what to remove, the responsibilities involved, the legal issues concerning safety, tenant's responsibilities and a service that suits you.
Recommendation forms a vital part of our business. As well as past and present clients, we are fortunate to receive recommendations from professionals throughout the area, including estate agents, solicitors, banks and building societies & surveyors.

Marketing
Rent-Smart markets your property to the widest audience, using numerous marketing methods, we receive 100,000 hits per month on our website and list your property on the most recognised lettings portal in the UK. We are dedicated to presenting every single property at its very best, regardless of price. We use various tools for marketing our clients' properties using a wide range of media: press, web and magazines at no extra cost to you.

Rent Smart are aware of the importance of your asset, the property. As agents we have strived to ensure that both the Landlord is provided with the utmost security when letting property. We are not merely Letting agents.
We manage your property and provide the best protection possible in ensuring staff are trained and extensive systems in place. We are the No 1 agent and with constant investment will ensure we will remain so.
Staff:
Mark Hughes - Company Director (valuations & landlord relations))
Melanie Hughes - Company Director (Property Management)
Lydia Hughes - Company Director (Application assessor)
Daniel Holt - Company Director (Lettings and tenant relations)
Daniel Latimore - Viewing Representative
Lucie Waddington - Lettings Negotiator
Trevor Pochin - Property Maintenance (General handyman)
Jonathan Holmes - Propert Maintenance (General Building)
Stephen Lloyd - Property Maintenance (Plumbing and electrical)
Areas of Business (Products / Services):
As a Landlord, you want to know two things when choosing a lettings agency: firstly, that you'll be rewarded with a strong and constant income stream; and secondly, that you'll be dealing with receptive people who are always on hand to supply expert advice.

Here are just some of the reasons Rent-Smart UK Ltd makes the grade:

A Professional Personalised Service
Rent Smart is structured to meet your demands. We can guarantee that the service we provide is the best you can get and we will go that extra mile to ensure our service will exceed your expectations. We're committed to delivering results.

National Approved Letting Scheme
Rent Smart is a proud member of The National Approved Letting Scheme, an accreditation scheme for lettings and management agents offering peace of mind to landlords and tenants in knowing that they are dealing with a firm which agrees to meet defined standards of customer service, together with having in place the necessary insurances to protect clients' money plus a customer complaints procedure offering independent redress. Rent Smart accreditation number is A2644.

Highly concentrated marketing
We are dedicated to presenting every single property at its very best, regardless of price. We use various tools for marketing our clients' properties using a wide range of media: press, web and magazines at no extra cost to you.

Registering Tenants
When letting your home the important task for your estate agent is to tell as many people about your property as quickly as possible. Which is achieved with our advertising and comprehensive website. We take a great deal of care and attention in finding the right tenants for our landlord we do all the relevant checks so we can ensure we have good tenants. We make regular checks to all our properties. We can ensure total peace of mind for our landlords.

As a credited agent of Homelet we can provide comprehensive insurance for our tenants and landlords and also guarantee rent for our landlords. We do every thing possible to make our tenants feel at home and also do our best to protect our landlords investments.

Protection of Tenancy Deposits
Rent Smart UK Ltd is registered with The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). Our membership number is G07719.

The Housing Act 2004 (Chapter 4, sections 212-5; & Schedule 10) made provision for both the protection of tenancy deposits and the resolution of disputes over their return. The Dispute Service has been awarded a contract by the Government to run one such scheme since the legislation came into effect on 6 April 2007 and Rent Smart are proud to be an approved TDS Member.

Insurance
We can provide tailored content, home and building insurance for tenants and landlords. Please ask for details via the Property Management Team.

Accompanied viewings
We provide a personal service. We can accompany all viewings to suit our prospective tenant, We offer Early Morning, Evening and weekend viewings.

Opening/viewing hours
We are open at times to suit our clients however we undertake accompanied viewings during and outside our opening times convenient for appointments before and after work and at weekends.

9am to 5.30pm Monday - Friday


Property Management
Our tailor made, comprehensive property management is an essential part of our core business. After finding you a tenant we look after them and you throughout the tenancy. That includes everything from collecting rent and handling all administration, to assistance with more complex issues.

Energy Performance Certificates
Since the 1st October 2008 it%u2019s mandatory for landlords to make Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) available to new tenants as part of the lettings process. Each EPC will last for 10 years. We can arrange for the report to be undertaken on your behalf at a very competitive rate.

Rent Guarantee
Rent Smart Uk Ltd help safeguards your investment by including an optional Rental Guarantee Scheme on the initial period of the Tenancy. The scheme acts as insurance and runs concurrent with the period of the agreement. The cover indemnifies you the Landlord against any loss of rental income caused by the Tenant's failure to pay. In the event of a claim, the rent will be paid until we obtain vacant procession of the property, bar one months excess.As stipulated in the Tenancy Agreement this excess can be deducted from the Tenant's deposit, assuming there are no dilapidations caused by the Tenants. During an eviction period (after two months arrears) the insurance will also cover any legal costs incurred in the initial period of Tenancy. Premiums for the Rental Guarantee Scheme are included in our let and re-let fees. Rent Smart can advise on buildings and contents insurance, with the premiums being deducted from the first months rent.

Accurate valuation
Rent Smarts expert valuer Mark Hughes who has been a member of the National Association of Estate Agents since 2003 carries out numerous valuations every month giving us intimate knowledge of the property market in your area. We consistently achieve the asking price across all our clients properties.

All Area in the North West of England are Covered By Rent Smart UK Ltd.
Fees:
Let only £299 "NO let no FEE."
Management fee 10%.
Portfolio Management specialist (rates subject to contract).
Block Management specialist (rates subject to contract).
All areas of the North West Covered.
Memberships / Accreditations:
Homelet Premier Agent.
The National Approved Letting Scheme accreditation number A2644.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). Our membership number is G07719.
Rent Smart are Sole Lettings Agent for William Hill Organisation across the North Of England.
Rent Smart are Sole lettings Agent for Bargin Booze across Lancashire.
Rent Smart are Sole Letting Agent For David Pluck Book Makers Across the North of England.
Rent Smart deals with over 700 residential properties on a management and let only basis.
Rent Smart Uk Ltd
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