Landlords

Why Bellevue Lettings?

As landlords ourselves, we understand exactly how we would want our properties managed. We want our landlords to have peace of mind by selecting the tenants best suited to their property. With experience from all aspects of the property industry, including a fully qualified in-house chartered surveyor, we can promise our landlords that they are in safe hands.

What we offer

Our management packages vary in size & scope to suit differing landlord needs, our properties vary in size to suit different tenants, in the same way our management packages do for our landlords.

Fully Managed

Some of our landlords love to take a step back and let us take care of everything. Our fully managed service means our landlords need not worry about a single thing when it comes to their property.

From marketing the property and sourcing tenants to arranging check out inspections, our fully managed service covers every part of management.

This is our most popular service option.

Let Only*

We know some of our landlords love the hands-on approach when letting their property; getting to know their tenants, dealing directly with them and with contractors. Our let only service is perfect for them.

We market the property, source the tenants, making sure they are perfect on paper, before we let our landlords take over.

Rent Collection

One of the main challenges facing our landlords is collecting rent at the end of the month. We know this can involve a great deal of contact, back and forth with tenants and we appreciate that sometimes, it doesn’t go to plan. We offer this service to take away the headache of rent collection. We still market the property, source the tenants and provide the normal check in procedure. Landlords will manage the property maintenance, however we collect the rent to ensure it is in their account when it should be.

* Please note this is a one off fee and is not a monthly management fee service.

Our Properties

Being a new letting agent in Edinburgh, our portfolio has plenty of room to grow. Our small portfolio ensures we have the time and passion to dedicate ourselves to your investment. From 1 bedroom studio apartments to large 5 bedroom Georgian homes, we can cater for all needs, letting you benefit from our expert knowledge, including HMO licensing and management of HMO properties.

Exposure

We want to shout your property from the rooftops and make sure we find the perfect tenants. We will photograph and market your property on the UK’s leading property search portals, such as Citylets and Zoopla, to ensure maximum exposure. Of course we will also showcase your property on our website and through social media, making sure your property is known to the market.

Your Tenants

Most importantly, we want the right tenants for you and your property. Our referencing structure ensures we know everything we need to know about the tenants to give you perfect peace of mind, knowing your tenants are happy and looking after your property. We ask for proof of identification, along with a previous landlord and employment references.  We also ask that our tenants earn 30x the monthly rent per annum, with proof of earnings.

Our inventories will not only keep us right, but will also cover every inch of your property to avoid any discrepancies at the end of tenancy. What’s even better – our inventories are externally sourced, providing a third witness should there be any issues at deposit return.

Maintenance

At Bellevue Lettings, we understand the needs of our landlords and we know that a buy to let portfolio has many associated costs. We promise to provide a great standard of service at competitive rates, working alongside contractors we trust. We understand that many of our landlords have their own contacts for maintenance, which is why we give you the option of sourcing your own maintenance if this is your preference (we will note this on file). We also have a 24hr emergency phone line for your tenants, ensuring your property is kept safe and secure 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Legislation

Keeping up with the current legislation associated with letting your property is hard work as the laws constantly change. We can keep you updated with changes in legislation and ensure your property exceeds the letting standards by advising you what your property requires and needs; from essentials such as Gas Safety Certificates to HMO compliance, we have you covered.

How we stand out from the crowd

Bellevue Lettings is a proud member of The Royal Institute Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), [Link] which means we adhere to strict rules of professional conduct. Being a member of RICS gives our landlords the confidence that their money is protected through a client money protection scheme.

What this means for our landlords:

  • Our clients’ money is held in a separate business account to keep it safe and secure
  • We adhere to a strict code of practice when it comes to client money protection and the way we operate.
  • Our business accounts are reconciled daily and submitted to RICS annually for audit.
  • A formal complaints handling procedure is available if needed.

As agents we are covered by adequate and appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Getting your property ready

Letting out a property isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are many things to get in place before we can legally let out your property;

1. Landlord Registration

Landlords are legally required to register under the correct local authority. You are obliged to register each individual property separately. Details of how to register can be found at www.landlordregistrationscotland.gov.uk

2. Insurance

Although we will ensure your property is kept safe, secure and looked after, you need that extra protection to cover your contents should something happen. You are also required to have building insurance to protect you from any external damage. Should you require assistance in finding a suitable insurer, please get in touch.

3. Compliance

Legislation is always updating and as your letting agent, it is our responsibility to ensure your property is compliant. Before your property can be let out you must have the following appliance certificates in place:

  • EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)
  • GSC (Gas Safety Certificate)
  • PAT (Portable Appliance Test)
  • EICR (Electrical Installations Conditions Report)- Including the new updated requirements of smoke/heat detectors and Co2 detector.
  • Legionella check

*For House of Multiple Occupier properties (HMO), there are strict requirements your property must meet. For detailed information on this, please get in touch.

4. Furnishings

Whether you are letting your property fully furnished, partially furnished or unfurnished, one of the questions we are often asked is what to leave in a rental property. This is entirely up to the landlord however we usually advise that fully furnished and partially furnished lets both require white goods. For a breakdown list of what to include please get in touch.

Thinking of letting your property? Call us for your free valuation. Tel: 0131 516 3210