Let Your North Wales Property
The Big Estate Agency provides expert advice and support throughout the lettings process, ensuring landlords and tenants find the right match. With a focus on transparency, professionalism, and exceptional customer service, The Big Estate Agency is committed to making the lettings process as smooth and successful as possible.
What The Big Estate Agency Offers
Free, No Obligation Valuation
Our team of experts will provide an honest rental market appraisal and advice on preparing your property aesthetically, and from a health and safety perspective. We’ll guide you through the letting process, ensuring you find the perfect tenant and achieve the best rental price possible.
We use state-of-the-art equipment and expert editing in Adobe Lightroom to showcase your property in the best possible light. Our professional photography service highlights your property’s unique features and ensures a quick turnaround time for online listing.
Shortlisting of tenants and selection process with landlord / landlady.
Our shortlisting and tenant selection service streamlines the process of finding reliable tenants. Our expert team works with landlords to identify the most suitable candidates, conducting thorough background checks and referencing to ensure a secure rental agreement.
Process referencing and credit checks using UK tenant Data.
Our tenant referencing and credit check process involves using UK tenant data to carefully screen potential tenants. We work closely with landlords and landladies to ensure that the selection process is thorough and reliable. With our professional service, you can trust that your property will be in good hands with the right tenants.
Our accompanied viewing service ensures a smooth and comfortable property viewing experience for potential tenants. Our estate agents are available 7 days a week, including evenings, to provide expert advice and support. With our professionals present during viewings, tenants can feel more comfortable and honest, allowing them to appreciate your property’s full potential. Let us help you showcase your property and find the perfect tenants.
Provision of initial assured shorthold tenancy agreement.
We provide an initial assured shorthold tenancy agreement to make the process of renting your property as simple and straightforward as possible. Our experts will ensure that the agreement complies with all relevant regulations and is tailored to your specific needs. You can be confident that your interests are protected, and that your tenants understand their responsibilities.
Areas We Cover
More About Renting Out Your Property
Whether this is the first time you’ve rented out your property or are an experienced landlord, our lettings services can help make your life easier and the entire letting process smoother.
Renting a property out to tenants can be a daunting prospect, with lots of different considerations and requirements. These include:
- Registering as a landlord with your local authority
- Ensuring the legally required safety checks are done on the property for gas, electricals, fire and furnishings
- Ensuring a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) can be produced
- Deciding how much rent to charge
- Finding and vetting tenants
- Start/end of tenancy inventories and schedules of condition for the property
- Occupation contract forms and processes
- Ensuring the correct insurance is in place
- Dealing with tenancy deposits
- Arranging for any maintenance tasks or repairs required for the property throughout the tenancy.
An experienced and diligent lettings agency can take several of these tasks from your to-do list straight away. We can provide an honest rental valuation, provide practical advice on getting the property ready for tenants, market your property effectively to the right audience, arrange viewings, help with shortlisting tenants, provide tenant processing and credit check services and also help with the tenancy agreement.
Get in touch if you want to know more about our lettings service, or for a free, no obligation rental property valuation.
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Property Letting FAQ'S
In order to rent your house out to tenants in Wales, there are a number of things you’ll need to do, including registering as a landlord with Rent Smart Wales (a legal requirement since November 2015), having a landlord electrical safety certificate in place, an annual gas safety check (if the property uses any gas appliances) and a valid EPC.
You’ll also need to arrange occupation contacts for your tenant (previously known as tenancy agreements) and ensure compliance with safety rules by having appropriate smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors installed.
Once you have tenants lined up, they need to be vetted to ensure they are eligible for the Right to Rent scheme before the tenancy starts. You might also wish to check references for prospective tenants.
You will also need to conduct an inventory on the property, protect your tenants’ deposit through one of the official schemes and make sure that you have the correct insurance in place before the tenant moves in.
New laws introduced in December 2022 in Wales for landlords and tenants have changed some of the processes involved in renting out a property. Through a staged rollout throughout 2023, landlords need to ensure they are compliant with the new rules or could face fines or even prosecution.
In brief, the rules are:
- Tenants are to be known as ‘contract-holders’ and tenancy agreements have changed to become known as ‘occupancy contracts’
- No-fault notice periods have been extended to six months minimum (formerly two months), but this doesn’t apply if the contract has been breached e.g. rent arrears or antisocial behaviour. This also means that no no-fault notices can be given until the contract-holder has been in the property for at least six months
- The property must be considered safe and fit to live in and be maintained as required by the landlord.
At the time of writing, landlord licence costs vary, depending on whether it’s a new registration or a renewal (every five years), and whether applied for online or on paper.
Currently, a new registration (also a revoked registration) cost is £45 online and £84 if done on paper. A renewal of registration costs £36 online and £67.20 for paper. The renewal must be completed before the registration expires to pay the lower renewal fee. If the registration expires before being renewed, the landlord must pay for a new registration.
Landlords in Wales need to have a Rent Smart Wales licence in order to rent a property out
From December 2022, landlords in Wales need to ensure that they have a valid landlord electrical safety certificate for each property they rent out. This means that an electrical engineer has done checks on the electrical system in the property to make sure that it meets safety requirements. The certificates remain valid for up to five years.
Landlords must also ensure that the property has a gas safety check at least annually, and a record of this needs to be provided to contract-holders within 28 days of the check.