The rental market is now stronger and safer than ever with excellent returns being paid to Landlords on their capital investment.

However, there can be pitfalls in letting a property for the non-professional by perhaps choosing a bad tenant or not handling a legal or maintenance issue within the current frameworks of the law.

RA Flatt Residential Letting are here to guide you through the marketing of your property, choosing of a tenant, demanding rent, handling maintenance issues, issuing legal notices, negotiating rent increases and deposit returns and disputes.

We offer services such as Tenant Find Only and Fully Managed – each can be tailored to suit your needs.

If you currently own or intend to purchase residential property for rental in or around Cheltenham, Gloucester and/or Tewkesbury, you should consider engaging our services. You’ll find them both professional and cost-effective.

Maximise the return on your investment – contact us for a free, no obligation rental valuation of your property.

Our Tenant Find Service involves:

  • Marketing & advertising on the most efficient property portals, and where possible we will erect a sign board
  • Carry out viewings
  • Collect and remit initial month’s rent received and deposit
  • Deduct any pre-tenancy invoices
  • Deposit registration (per Security Deposit)
  • Arrange safety testing necessary for the tenancy to commence
  • Arrange all tenancy paperwork including tenancy agreement
  • Advise all relevant utility providers of changes
  • Forward all tenancy paperwork to assist the landlord in the management of the tenancy from the move in date
  • Continued support with any questions or advice needed during the tenancy

Our Fully Managed Service includes all of the above plus:

  • Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears actions
  • Advise all relevant utility providers of changes at the beginning and end of the tenancy
  • Negotiate and arrange return of deposit, including handling a dispute with the Government Approved Deposit Scheme
  • Generate Landlord’s end of year tax statement
  • Out-of-hours emergency service
  • Arrange rent and legal protection
  • Tenancy renewals (free of charge)
  • Pay any required bills on the Landlord’s behalf, such as building management, insurance, etc… 
  • Undertake regular routine inspections of the property (1st at 3 months, then every 6 months)
    and notify landlord of the outcome
  • Arrange routine repairs and instruct approved contractors to quote and carryout works as needed
  • Hold keys throughout the tenancy term
  • Liaise with tenants before, during, and at the end of the Tenancy
  • Negotiate rent increases and tenancy renewals
  • Advise on non-resident tax status and HMRC (if relevant)

For a full and comprehensive list of our Landlord fees and services please click here: Landlord Fees