Letting Your Property through Satchells Estate Agents in Bedfordshire & HertfordshireWe act for private and institutional landlords, offering a wide range of properties from studio flats to large detached houses. To provide effective coverage, all our prominently located offices offer a full list of available properties, together with initial valuation and marketing advice.
Our aim is a service tailored to each client from tenant finding only, through to full property management.
We believe no other agent in north Hertfordshire, mid-Bedfordshire or the Cambridgeshire borders can generate the market impact for your property that Satchells can. This is important. Reaching the maximum number of potential buyers or tenants also maximises your chances of a sale or letting.
Tenant Finding Only
This service is suited to experienced landlords who have the time and resources to deal with the issues that inevitably arise from letting a property. You have to consider issues such as rent collection, periodic inspections, repairs, emergency call-out, lost keys, insurance claims, faulty appliances etc. The service of notices is critically important to preserve your rights and regain possession of the property at the appropriate time. If you live overseas, you must by law provide a UK address at which notices can be served.
Full Property Management
The responsibilities of a landlord can be daunting. The property needs to be well maintained and problems need to be resolved quickly. If you live out of the area, do not have the time to deal with day to day issues, or simply want to 'keep your distance' from the tenant, this service is tailored to suit your needs. We can look after everything. Managing property is a specialised and time-consuming business, especially when problems arise. Finding suitable contractors for repairs and maintenance or organising gas and electrical safety certificates can all be a nightmare, cause delays and be expensive. We have built up good working relationships with a variety of experienced contractors and can usually get you a prompt service on preferential terms.
If you are resident overseas we can help set up a reference with Inland Revenue to avoid paying tax on the full rent at the basic rate.
Buy to Let
Working in conjunction with our sales and financial services departments, we can advise on the purchase of suitable properties to buy and arrange the mortgage.
Our Branch Network
As soon as you instruct Satchells, your property becomes available through all our offices. Many other agents with multiple offices do not share the properties they have on the market, which can be frustrating for clients and mean missed opportunities.
Our offices are located in prominent town centre locations along the A1 corridor and we market your property both locally and along this corridor right into north London, where many of our buyers are found.
Telling More People Quicker
Details of your property will be matched to the largest live database of applicants in the area. Details will then be hand delivered, posted, e-mailed or sent by text as soon as your property comes to the market. We believe no other agent is able to act so quickly or with such effect.
Maximising the number of people informed about your property improves the chances of a sale or letting. It is important at the best of times; in a difficult market it becomes critical to success.
Maximum exposure generates best results. We use the latest techniques to ensure your property is given the best possible exposure. We use the telephone a lot to reinforce the personal touch, conscious that 'people buy from people'. We maintain a significant presence in the local press and extend our property pages with lifts and special copy into regional and north London papers. For more prestigious advertising we regularly advertise in glossy magazines such as Hertfordshire Life and Bedfordshire County Life. This way we can commit to maximising publicity for your property.
Full details of your property will appear on our high profile website and major web portals, including the largest UK portal, www.rightmove.co.uk, supported by national TV advertising. Anyone on the Internet can easily find your property. We can even tell you how many people have viewed the particulars.
Your property will be presented with high-quality sales particulars designed to impress and encourage viewings. They will be digitally produced in a variety of formats with colour photographs. We think these are important and so we try to ensure they are the best any agent can prepare. If required we can even include floor plans.
Making Things Happen
No single factor can ensure a sale or letting. Any agent can 'go through the motions'. What usually gets the result is the way these factors combine with the skill and experience of our staff to convert an enquiry into a viewing, and a viewing into a sale or letting. Please note, valuations for pre-sales purposes are free of charge. Satchells reserves the right to charge clients for non-sales related valuations, for example, asset valuations.