Information for landlords
At Temple Homes, we focus on developing strong, long term business relationships with our clients and believe that this sets us apart from others in the industry.
By taking the time to get to know our clients as people rather than just customers, we are able to make informed decisions, and offer tailored advice and services to those that work with us.
Our staff have many years of experience in the Bristol property market; however we also appreciate the wide depth of knowledge that is held by Landlords working with us, allowing us to develop at every opportunity.
This approach means that all of our clients benefit not only from the expertise of our staff, but also from the knowledge bank created by our wider client base. If you wish to discuss anything, you are welcome to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0117 205 0055.
The basis of our client relationships are achieved by the following steps (click to expand it):
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We seek to offer the best advice possible to the landlord in order for their property to be let for a value they are comfortable with and to a tenant(s) that fit their specification.
There are a number of factors that may influence the advised marketing price:
- our knowledge of properties recently let in the area
- the demand for property in the given area at the time of the valuation
- the time of year the property is being marketed
Landlords have different priorities when renting their properties, some want to focus on high rental income whilst others may have a specific type of tenant that they wish to attract. Therefore during the valuation process we will also work with you to determine the type of tenant you wish to let the property to e.g Students, Professionals, family groups, as this will also affect the price we market the property at.
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Knowing what a client requires from us is essential to offering a tailored service to suit their needs.
Rather than over complicate our offering Temple Homes provide two bespoke service types; Letting or Management, both of which can be simplified or made all inclusive to fit any Landlords needs. Full details can be found in our terms and conditions or by contacting a member of our team.
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Quality marketing is a guarantee we make to all of our clients which we hope is evident through our website.
It is our belief that as all agents market properties through similar portals i.e.Rightmove, it is important for us at Temple Homes to ensure your property stands out against the competition. This is partly achieved through the use of quality photographs and attention to detail in the adverts.
In addition to marketing through portals we keep an up to date record of tenants who have enquired about properties through us, and for the benefit of all parties we ensure they are made aware of your property during the marketing process if there is a suitable match.
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Having previously established your specification for future tenants, all tenants who enquire are pre-qualified prior to performing any viewings to ensure they meet the requirements outlined to us.
Tenants also benefit from our flexible viewing times including, where possible, evening viewings on weekdays until 7pm, to accommodate the many professionals for whom weekday viewings are normally not an option.
Finally, many landlords believe they sell their properties better than agents; so Temple Homes gather detailed information and your views on key features, which we can then use to better pitch the property to prospective tenants.
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Whichever service you have chosen it is vital that our Landlords are fully involved in deciding whether to proceed with an interested tenant. As a result prior to proceeding with referencing potential tenants, we request basic information from them which is used to assist you in the decision making process, or to help you decide between multiple offers.
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This process is key to achieving trust between Temple Homes and our Landlords.
Temple Homes require all potential tenants and guarantors to complete and return reference documents before any property is removed from the market. The following information is requested:
- Photographic ID
- Proof of address
- Comprehensive search of public records
- Search for County Court judgements
- Qualification of income
- Two years’ worth of employment references
- Three years’ worth of residential references
We carry out the referencing ourselves to maintain full control of the process at all times and aim to complete this process quickly and efficiently. The benefits of maintaining control of this process are that any potential issues are flagged early, minimising any delay in contract signing or in marketing to secure an alternative group.
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We advise all of our Landlords to use our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements as they have been drawn up to offer all parties legal protection and security. In addition Temple Homes utilise a company called Docusign which allow Landlords and Tenants to sign electronically from anywhere using their computer, tablet or smartphone. If you are a Landlord who doesn’t want to use our management services then we are happy for you to proceed with your own contracts.
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On the start date of the tenancy we will either arrange for the tenants to be greeted at your property or for them to collect the keys from our offices, dependent on your preference. We advise that all Landlords have independent inventories carried out to avoid any unnecessary stress over deposits at move out. Inventories are then provided to your tenants on the day of move in, so that they are fully aware of how the property should be when they move out.
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This is the final step in ensuring the ongoing business of our clients.
Whether opting for our Management or Lettings service our Landlords and Tenants benefit from continued advice and support throughout the duration of the tenancy.