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Looking for an agent to help you look after your student property?

Are you looking for a specialist student agent that will get your property let swiftly and to students that will look after it and pay the rent on time?

We’ve been looking after landlord student properties and letting property for nearly 30 years’ and know what this takes to achieve.

When selecting tenants, they are thoroughly referenced to ensure that they can afford the rent, we secure guarantors to provide added peace of mind, we run credit checks, check with the university to make sure their course is valid and ask for previous landlord references where possible as well as check ID to make sure they are how they say they are.

We pride ourselves on choosing you the right students and conduct regular inspections to make sure the property is being looked after and that there aren’t any maintenance issues for us to resolve, this helps to keep your property in the best possible condition.

Get in touch on one of the contact methods below to find out more.

Health and Safety

The rules for HMOs are much stricter than for single lets. We can advise landlords of works which will need to be carried out to meet all standards to qualify for an HMO licence and provide quotes from our trusted contractors. You will need fire doors and mains-connected smoke alarms, with regular testing. We will arrange your gas and electrical safety checks and ensure they are completed on time to ensure the safety of your tenants.

There are rules as to which type of furniture can be purchased to meet fire safety standards and must carry the fire-resistant symbol. We will carry out monthly inspections of your property to ensure the tenants are not storing bikes etc which may hinder exit in the event of a fire and check the furniture and if items require replacing in the property. We also routinely check for damp or hazards, which can be reported and swiftly dealt with.

Finding your Tenants

Finding the right tenants is an essential part of HMO management. Not only do you need your tenants to be referenced and screened, but they also need to get on with each other to ensure a happy household. We get to know our tenants in HMOs so if a room becomes available, we know exactly who we are looking for to fill that room. We have a dedicated team as we know tenant screening and referencing are crucial, and we can offer rent guarantee insurance giving you further reassurance.

Our fully managed package includes marketing on all the most popular websites where tenants are searching for a property, accompanied viewings, tenant referencing and drawing up a specialised tenancy agreement for HMO. We collect the rent and manage rent arrears immediately.

HMO Management

We arrange and oversee the property by making regular inspections. We can then pick up quickly any maintenance needed, and we have trusted contractors who we have worked with for years who are dedicated to our properties for a quick and cost-effective resolution of any maintenance needed.

Communal areas should be cleaned weekly or fortnightly, and this is another opportunity to check the property.

Any disputes or difficulties between tenants are swiftly dealt with by our experienced team.

As our landlord, you have full access to our Landlord Portal so at any time day or night you can check your accounts, rent, description and photos of your property and download statements and invoices. We can provide you with an income statement at the end of each financial year at the click of a button making your accounting simple.

HMOs, take time and dedication to set up so you get it right the first time and managing an HMO can be a full-time job. If not managed correctly the penalties can include large fines. A HMO manager is required to be within a two-hour drive of the property at all times.

Market Appraisal

Thinking about selling or renting your property? Now is the time to book a market appraisal with one of our market experts. It is now a great time to either sell or let your property, with house and rental prices at an all time high we are inundated with great buyers and applicants waiting to find their perfect property.

Our Locations

Contact Us

County Durham/North Yorkshire
0333 358 3676

Tyne, Wear & Northumberland
0191 212 0400