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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to get my property ready for letting?

If you are considering letting out your property, there are some things you need to consider, landlords should always try to offer property in a good condition, this reflects on the type of tenants you are trying to attract.

As a landlord you also have to ensure the property is safe for tenants to live in, a valid Gas Safety certificate must be in place before the letting commences. You also have a duty to ensure the plumbing and electricity is safe and fit for use.

Why should I use a letting agents?

Even though landlords can handle the letting of their property themselves, using a letting agents can reduce the stress and hassle that can come with it. As experts in property we can minimise potential problems that can occur when letting property.

What services do agents provide?

Richmonds Estates have established a well respected and established agency that offers a complete one stop property solution to our landlords and sellers. If you need help letting your property we can fully manage the tenancy which will include rent collection, maintenance and repairs and legal responsibilities.

What areas do you cover?

Richmonds are based in Birmingham but cover most areas in the West Midlands, we specialise in Birmingham City Centre properties including apartments and flats in popular developments. Richmonds can also help with letting property in other areas including Wolverhampton, Walsall and Smethwick.

What type of property do you let?
Whether you have a bungalow or a 6 bedroom detached house our letting team can get the best rent for your house. As an established estate agent in Birmingham we have expertise in all different types of property.

What are your agent fees?

As an independent estate agents we have much lower running costs than national agents and as such we can usually offer much lower rates. We also have a best rate guarantee. If you are quoted a cheaper letting fee by another high street estate agents we will match it or beat it.

What type of tenants do you rent to?

Having a good tenant is the number one priority for any landlord, with any new letting we carry out extensive referencing and vetting to ensure your tenant is secure and trustworthy. We use specialist referencing agents that carry out employment checks, identity checks and previous address history, this ensures that tenants letting your property will be reliable.

How much rent can I expect to get for my property?

As part of our letting service, we offer a completely free no obligation letting appraisal, this includes a site visit where we can advise you on the rental value of your property and also any other reccommendations we have to make letting your property easier.

Do I need to carry out viewings myself ?

Richmonds have an accompanied viewing service as standard, we will always meet prospective tenants at the property and show them around, you are free to be present at viewings or we can manage the whole process onyour behalf.

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