Landlords

Rounce & Evans Property Management would like to welcome all prospective clients and thank you for the time you have taken to view our website. We have been managing clients property now for some 20 years and pride ourselves on offering a very high standard of service at a competitive rate. We have extensive knowledge of the area and the lettings market.

Peace of mind

Rounce & Evans Property Management are Bonded members of The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) and The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS). These professional bodies ensure we maintain a high level of service as well as bonded protection for our clients money. There is a great deal of useful information on each of their websites. Please feel free to visit them using the buttons below:

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The services we offer

Rounce & Evans are able to tailor the services they offer to a clients specific needs and requirements. However, the most popular choice of service is our Full Management Service. This is a comprehensive management service designed to give our Landlords complete peace of mind. Whilst we would suggest a personal visit from us if you are thinking of renting your home to discuss our services, below is a brief outline of what is included in our Full Management Service:

  • Personal inspection of your property by an experienced Manager and free written rental valuation.
  • Advising of any Health & Safety issues.
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  • Advertising of your property. We advertise in local publications every Friday as well as on our own website and www.rightmove.co.uk. We do not rotate our properties for advertising. If it is available, we advertise it every week until it is let.
  • We carry out all viewings and interviewing of suitable prospective tenants.
  • Full references taken up on tenants including, previous landlord/ managing agent, employers and full credit check.
  • Automatic inclusion within the Rent Guarantee and Legal Cost Protection Scheme for the first 6 months. (subject to references & terms)
  • Preparation of legal documentation.
  • Preparation of schedule of condition/inventory.
  • Notifying all utility companies of meter readings and new names.
  • Collection of the monthly rent.
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  • Collection and holding of the dilapidations deposit. Automatic inclusion into The Deposit Scheme.
  • Submission of a monthly statement of account to landlord with copies of any maintenance invoices/deductions.
  • Arranging any necessary maintenance to the property and deducting the cost from rent received.
  • Automatic instruction of annual gas safety inspections or servicing.
  • Regular internal inspections.
  • A thorough final inspection at the end of each tenancy.

There is an initial fee for this service (once a tenant has been secured) and then we charge a percentage of the collected monthly rent.

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Tenant Find Only Service

We also offer a Tenant Find Only service for a one off fee which would include:

  • A personal inspection of the property by an experienced Manager and a free written rental valuation.
  • Advising of any Health & Safety issues.
  • Advertising of your property. We advertise in local publications every Friday as well as on our own website and www.rightmove.co.uk. We do not rotate our properties for advertising. If it is available, we advertise it every week until it is let.
  • We carry out all viewings and interviewing of suitable prospective tenants.
  • Full references taken up on tenants including, previous landlord/ managing agent, employers and full credit check.
  • Preparation of all legal documentation.
  • Preparation of schedule of condition/inventory.
  • Notifying all utility companies of meter readings and new names.
  • Collection of the first month's rent and damage deposit, whereupon the landlord takes over the management of the property and all monies collected by ourselves will be forwarded to the landlord less our agreed fees.

If you would like to discuss either of these services in more detail or if you would like to receive one of our Management Packs, please do not hesitate to contact one of our members of staff on 01553 401580 or email our Lettings Manager directly.

What else do you need to consider before renting your property?

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There are several items you will need to address before you rent out your property. We will be more than happy to discuss all of them with you but below is a guide of things to consider.

Furnished or Unfurnished?

Whilst we can let your property if it is furnished, we tend to find the demand is more for unfurnished properties. An unfurnished property would normally include all carpets, curtains and usually a cooker. If you intend on letting a furnished property, you would need to make sure than any furniture, including electrical items, complied with the necessary safety requirements.

Insurance

As a landlord you must insure your property. We are pleased to recommend IBA Insurance Services Ltd in Kings Lynn, with over 20 years’ experience as an independent insurance intermediary, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), they can provide you with friendly, professional advice as well as very competitive premiums. The policy will be tailored to you and your tenants needs and can include many extras such as legal expenses, rent guarantee, emergency assistance and much more. Please feel free to contact IBA Insurance Services Ltd, mentioning you are a Rounce & Evans client, direct on 01553 770112 or visit their website at www.ibainsurance.co.uk.
Alternatively, please ask one of our members of staff for more information.

Gas Appliances

Since the introduction of The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994, it is now a legal requirement to have all gas appliances fully serviced and checked annually. Failure to comply can lead to a criminal prosecution and a maximum prison sentence of six months and a fine of up to £5,000. If your property has gas, we will automatically arrange for a Corgi registered engineer to issue a Gas Safety Certificate each year. Regretfully, unless a property has a valid Gas Safety Certificate, we will not be able to act on your behalf or find prospective tenants.

Decor

We suggest that a fairly neutral / uniform colour scheme is used through out the property. Magnolia emulsion and white gloss is very easy for Landlords and tenants to maintain.

Flooring

We suggest a neutral, hard wearing carpet where possible and one that is not too light in colour. In bathrooms and kitchens we would recommend vinyl flooring or tiles as these tend to be easier to maintain.

Cold Weather Drain Downs

Experience has taught us to ensure that all vacant properties' heating systems and water tanks are drained down between the months of November and March inclusive or that you are satisfied you have adequate heating left on to combat freezing pipes. This is a service we can organise for you, although the costs can vary depending on where you property is and the type of heating system.

Finally

Regardless of the type of service you are looking for, we at Rounce & Evans Property Management will be happy to assist.

Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01553 401580 or by emailing me direct.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

MARLA MIoD

Director