Our easy step-by-step guide to Letting your property successfully!

Having an empty property can be stressful. In order to maximise the return on your investment you need to act fast to find a reliable tenant who will pay the best price. Here are some key steps to reaching this goal, it really is as easy as 1, 2, 3…!.

Step 1: Accurate valuation
Our experienced agents conduct dozens of valuations every week giving us unrivalled knowledge of property values in your area. This is why we consistently achieve the asking price (in many cases over the asking price) across all our clients’ properties.
Call us on 0207 232 0333 or complete the rental valuation request form.

Step 2: Choosing an agent
When choosing a lettings Agent consider their opening hours, when they will be available to conduct viewings and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum price for your property. Choosing an agent that specialises in the same area as your property will benefit your property.

Step 3: Maximum exposure
When you instruct Metro Village to market your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing package. This includes our professional colour photography shots of your property that are live on our website within hours of receiving the go-ahead from you. Included in your property particulars are local information, location maps, aerial views and a printable colour brochures. Your property will also be advertised across all major property web portals and social networks to receive maximum exposure.

Step 4: Safety regulations
As a landlord, you’re obliged to ensure that your property complies with all the necessary regulations covering the safety of gas appliances, electrical installations and any furnishings supplied for the tenancy. We can advise you on this and arrange the necessary inspections. These will include EPC certificates, Gas Safety records and Land registry documents.

Step 5: Viewings
To maximise viewing opportunities, ensure your agent is open during evenings and weekends. 40% of our viewings are carried out during evenings and weekends. Our offices are open 9:30am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm Saturdays.

Step 6: Finding a suitable tenant
Once a suitable tenant has been found, we will apply for references on your behalf. If the tenant proves to be acceptable, we then proceed to the next stage. We have thousands of high calibre private and corporate tenants and we work with some of the world’s most admired corporations, finding homes for their key personnel.

Step 7: Property Management
Many tenants, especially corporate tenants, prefer to rent managed properties. Instructing Metro Village to manage your property guarantees round-the-clock care for both your property and your tenant. After finding you a tenant, we take care of both them and you throughout the tenancy, including everything from collecting rent and handling all administration to assistance with more complex issues.

Step 8: Rental paperwork
Tenancy agreement
To ensure a smooth running tenancy operates it is essential to have a professional agreement in place. We will draw up the relevant paperwork based on years of experience, ensuring all the necessary documents are signed by both parties.

Check in and Inventory
We will instruct a Check in clerk to move each client into their new property and a report of the condition will be provided to both landlord and tenant.
Prior to commencement of the tenancy, Landlords can instruct us to arrange an inventory to be conducted. This is a full itemised report of the contents and condition of the property and will be supplied to both landlord and tenant

Step 9: Rent and deposit
Metro Village will collect the rent on your behalf and a deposit from the tenant, this will be transferred to the landlord to register with a deposit protection scheme, in line with recent legislation.

Step 10: Landlord Pack!
We will send you your landlord pack that will include all necessary documents such as your copy of the tenancy agreement, Your check-in report, and your tenant’s details.