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Unlike the sales process, solicitors are very rarely involved in the process of renting a home, and this is why it is absolutely crucial that a reputable agent is chosen, with the correct knowledge and experience to let your property quickly, for the best rent, the lowest risk, and to a safe and compliant standard.

Our experienced lettings team is more than happy to guide you through all aspects of the letting process, and keep you up to date on legislation in an industry that is constantly evolving.

We offer 4 levels of service to consider, and these can be tailored to suit your requirements. We offer;

  • Tenant Find Only
    For RSW licenced landlords that wish to self-manage their rental properties, once we have found a tenant and set up the tenancy.
  • Rent Collect Only
    For RSW licenced landlords that wish to conduct all of their own maintenance and self-manage the tenancy, but just don’t want to deal with rent collection/processing.
  • Full Management
    For landlords looking for a hands off, passive approach to property investment.

Included in our lettings service;

Property Compliance & Safety Check
In an industry in which the rules and regulations are constantly developing, it is incredibly important that your rental property is safe and compliant, in-keeping with current legislation. We will conduct a Safety Checklist before each tenancy to check that your property is safe and ready, as well as ensuring all paperwork is compliant and served to the tenants correctly.

Professional Photography & Floor Plan
We will ensure that your property is advertised to an incredibly high standard, to attract the most applicants we possible can. This includes professional photography, floor plan and option to include a video tour.

Accompanied Viewings
Accompanied viewings with only pre-qualified applicants.

Comprehensive References
Once you have chosen the applicant, it is time to start referencing them. Our comprehensive 8 point referencing procedure ensures that the applicants circumstances are as they have advised. We check;

  • Credit Check
    Soft credit search on all applicants and guarantors, to seek out any potential undisclosed CCJs, IVA, DROs, Bankruptcies or any other hidden adverse credit.
  • Previous Address History
    Check to ensure that the applicants have been truthful with their previous address history.
  • Landlord References
    We contact all applicants previous landlord(s) to ensure that the tenancy was conducted to a satisfactory standard. We do not accept letters as reference. Direct communication with the previous landlord/agent is considered a minimum standard.
  • Employment Details & Reference
    Gather employment information to check it is in keeping with the information provided when being initially registered
  • Affordability
    Check that the applicants are able to comfortably afford to pay the rent, and that there are no changes anticipated to their ability to uphold their financial commitment
  • Right to Rent
    Check that the tenants have the right to live/work/remain in the UK.
  • Supporting Document Check
    Check all supporting documents to ensure that they are real and in keeping with the application.
  • Landlord and Senior Manager Sign Off
    Completed application is passed on to a Senior Manager to be signed off. The Senior Manager will check the application and a move in date with the applicants will not be confirmed until both the Senior Manager, and the landlord are in agreement to accept the application.

Tenancy Preparation
Once the Senior Manager and the Landlord have both signed off on the tenant’s referencing application, a move in date will be set and we will begin to prepare the tenancy agreement and safety & Compliance Documents. If you do not already have the required safety documents, we can arrange these for you.

  • Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificate (GSC)
    Certificate to check the safety of all gas appliances within the property. This is a legal requirement if your property has gas. A GSC is valid for 12 months.
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
    Certificate to check the safety of the electrical circuitry and outlets. An EICR is valid for 5 years, although visual inspections are required during the tenancy.
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
    Certificate to check the energy efficiency of the property. This is a legal requirement. An EPC is valid for 10 years, although the property must meet MEES regulations 2016. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Inventory/Schedule of Condition
Professionally configured document with colour photos showing the condition of every room within the property. This is incredibly important, in case you ever find yourself in the event of trying to claim some of the bond from tenants for damages/missing items. Applicants sign this when they move in, to agree to the standard of which the property is being passed.

Utility Management
Inform the utility providers that a new tenant has moved in, including gas, electric, water and council tax. We also take meter readings the day before the tenants move in.

Attended Move In Appointment
Attended move in appointment to ensure a smooth transition, and to ensure tenants are knowledgeable about important factors such as who to call in the event of an emergency, where is the stopcock located etc.

Monthly Rent Collection
Collection and processing of the monthly rent. Collection and chasing of rent arrears is also included.

Maintenance Management
Regardless if you prefer for us to use your own contractors or ours, our dedicated team will seamlessly liaise with all parties involved to prove you with a cost-effective solution to any maintenance that may arise.
Did you know? We don’t charge any kickback or commission to our contractors? Their quote for work is exactly what you will pay.

Mid-Term Inspections
Photographic report showing the condition of the property. Conducted every 6 months.

Tenancy Renewal
Renewal of the tenancy agreement. Did you know? Most agents charge for this service, but at DMK Residential we believe that this should be included in your monthly management fee!

End of Tenancy Checkout Report
In-depth photographic report of the property as it has been returned by the tenant, alongside a comprehensive list of any proposed deductions.

Deposit Protection and End of Tenancy Processing

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David and Olivia at DMK Residential have been outstanding! I’ve had many dealings with estate agents in the past and I cannot believe how professional, friendly and welcoming these guys are!! Miles..."

Emily Pocock

David has been brilliant to deal with in every respect, and has taken the utmost care, and communicated so clearly when getting a tenant put into my property. DMK is really a refreshing change over..."

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Working with David as a Landlord who lives far from these properties has been fantastic. DMK are very diligent, super-proactive and notice the little things in your property which you may miss. They..."

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