Letting You Property – Day to Day Management
Once your tenant has moved in we can take care of your property, tenancy arrangements and your landlord duties throughout the tenancy and beyond.
Williams Estates offers a rent collection service on its own or as part of its Fully Managed Letting Service for busy landlords. We collect rent monthly unless the Tenancy Agreement specifies otherwise. Occasionally, tenants may experience financial difficulties and our rent collection service includes chasing any late payments. We will notify you at the earliest opportunity of any rent arrears. You can protect against loss of rental income with an insurance policy; we can suggest one if you wish.
We pay the rent to the landlords monthly by BACS (net of our fees and any disbursements, bills and income tax if appropriate) and provide monthly income and expenditure records.
Rental Income and Taxation:
As a landlord, you are responsible for assessing your own tax for rent received. Below is some basic guidance on taxation matters relevant to landlords; however we would always recommend you seek independent financial advice from an accountant on tax matters.
Rental income is liable to tax, although a number of expenditure items can be offset against rental profit. You would also need to pay Class 2 National Insurance if the work you do counts as running a property business.
Under the Non-resident Landlord (NRL)Scheme, your lettings agent will need to deduct tax from the rental income and pay the tax directly to HM Revenue & Customs. If you choose not to use a letting agent to collect rent, then your tenant will be legally responsible for collecting and paying the tax to HMRC. Alternatively, landlords living overseas can apply for approval to receive rental income with no tax deducted. Full details of the NRL Scheme are available from HMRC.
Inspections, Maintenance and Repairs:
The practicalities of being a landlord can be very time-consuming. With our Fully Managed Letting Service we take care of all the day to day management and upkeep of your rental property so you don’t need to worry about it.
We will carry out regular routine inspections – not less than twice yearly – at a mutually convenient time agreed with the tenant. This will involve visual inspections, assessing any wear and tear, and organising maintenance and compliance checks. If we identify any problems we will advise you and, depending on our agreement with you, we can arrange for repairs and any work to be done on the property and pay for this out of the rent received. We have a network of reliable and trustworthy contractors we can call on to deal with routine repairs or emergencies at very competitive rates.
Tenancy Renewals, Reviews and Notices
We will handle all tenancy renewals, including rental reviews, for you. We will keep an eye on market conditions and advise you whether a rent increase is appropriate. If you wish to end a tenancy, we will serve notice to your tenants in line with all legal process and timing requirements and manage all end of tenancy administration.
End of Tenancy Checks and Deposit Returns:
At the end of a tenancy, where we manage your property we will organise a check-out inspection to be made to ensure the property is in good, clean condition and the keys have been returned. Assuming there are no issues and the paperwork is completed, utility companies notified and we have a forwarding address for the tenant, the deposit funds will be released. Should there be and dilapidations, our full management service includes the provision for us to handle negotiations and obtain contractor quotes in order to restore the property to its original condition before releasing deposit funds.
No landlord wants a vacant property. If a tenancy is not renewed, we offer landlords who take our Fully Managed Letting Service and automatic property appraisal, rental valuation and remarketing service until we find a new tenant.
"The team at Williams Estates are fantastic. My property was a difficult sell, and was on the market with three different estate agents over a period of two and a half years. Williams estates were the best agent by a very long way and although it took almost two years to finally complete a sale, Karen, Zoe and Hannah were always on hand to offer guidance and support right from the day we put the property up for sale with them until the day we completed the sale. I would highly recommend!!"