Where to start
If you are thinking of investing in property for this first time and becoming a landlord, you are not alone. Poor returns on traditional investments coupled with changes to pension regulations has resulted in thousands of individuals becoming the owners of a rented property - and sometimes several. So if you need someone to help and advise, look no further - DB Roberts have been doing just that for over 50 years!
The widest choice of tenants
There are always applicants in the market for rented property; however, experienced landlords look for a tenant who can afford to pay the rent and will look after the property. Our reputation as leading estate agents in the region in which we operate, our prominently located branches, coupled with widespread internet and press advertising ensure that we attract the largest possible number of applicants and viewers - and therefore the best choice of tenant.
Choosing a tenant
DB Roberts have a proven system for processing tenancy applications. Selecting a quality tenant is a major factor in your future success as a landlord and can impact not only on how the property is looked after but also the regularity with which you receive the rent. Using an inexperienced and unregulated agent may result in mistakes and omissions which could significantly impact on your financial position.
Buy the right property
Our unequalled knowledge of the local property market can be invaluable. Is there good demand from quality tenants in the locality? What type of property lets most easily? And gives you the best return? How can you reduce the risk of expensive ongoing repair and maintenance issues which will eat into your return on investment? DB Roberts know the answers - and can probably introduce you to the most suitable properties currently for sale.
Getting the marketing right
When you instruct DB Roberts to let your property, it will be promoted across all media including Rightmove, Zoopla and our own high profile website, local press and, of course, to the constantly changing database of prospective tenants held on our IT systems. But first, one of our experienced valuers will help you arrive at an asking rent which will show a good return without putting off prospective tenants. And if required, we will conduct accompanied viewings of empty properties.
Keeping your money safe
How do you trust a stranger with hundreds, perhaps thousands of pounds of your money? Before you choose an agent to let and manage your property, you need to know something about their experience, reputation and financial reliability. DB Roberts manage properties for hundreds of landlords and are happy for you to have full details of how your cash is protected and secure as long as it is in our hands. Not all agents feel the same.