Guide for Landlords

Step 1 Accurate valuation

Our aim is to let your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Our expert valuers carry out lots of valuations every week giving us intimate and unparalleled knowledge of property values in your area.

This is why we consistently achieve the asking price across our clients’ properties.

Call us on 01892 533367 for a free valuation or complete the rental property valuation request form

Step 2 Selecting an estate agent

When choosing a letting agent consider their opening hours, when they will be available to conduct viewings, their office location and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum rental value for your property. Kings Royal Tunbridge Wells is the only agent in town open 7 days a week and is located adjacent to the mainline railway station with an eye catching ’LED’ light pocket window display and rear window displays onto the train station platform. To see more please visit our ‘Why choose Kings Estate Agents’ section.

You should also check if your agent will organise your government-required Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself? You are responsible for making this document available to prospective and future tenants. Kings can arrange this for you.

Step 3 Consider Property Management

Property Management can be the key to reaping maximum rental returns on your property. Many tenants insist on renting managed properties and are often prepared to pay a premium for this.

Instructing Kings to manage your property gives you peace of mind that both your property and tenant will be cared for 24/7. Kings will look after the general day-to-day management and more complex issues such as emergency repairs, collection of rent, transfer of utilities and much more.

Step 4 Presenting your property

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful let.

Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to de-clutter to make rooms appear larger.

Kings can organise professional photographers who can take photographs, produce interactive floor plans and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)  all in just one visit.

Step 5 Preparing your property for tenancy

Before you let your property you must obtain a professional and comprehensive inventory. This will set out the condition and contents of the property. Kings will organise a professional outsourced inventory on your behalf.

Step 6 Marketing your property

To find your perfect tenant you need to give your property maximum exposure across a wide range of media.

When you instruct Kings to let your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing package, including: exposure on our website, full colour property details, exposure on all leading property portals, newspaper advertising and many forms of social media.

Step 7 Accompanied viewings

Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property – in fact over 40% of our viewings are carried out after work and at weekends. Accompanied viewings also mean we can use our expertise to help let your property.

We offer a dedicated and unrivalled service 6 DAYS A WEEK. We are open 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Wednesday, 9.00am to 7.30pm Thursday, 9.00am to 6.00pm Friday and Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Step 8 Receiving an offer

As soon as an offer is received we will contact you to communicate full details of an offer along with any special conditions to help you decide whether or not to accept.

Step 9 Offer agreed

Once you accept an offer we will do the following, regardless of whether your property is managed:

Collect stringent and comprehensive references from the tenants,

Arrange signing of Tenancy Agreement,

Collect moving-in payment (rent + deposit),

Arrange check-in and inventory (charges apply),

Arrange a Gas Safety Record where applicable (charges apply).

All tenants must sign a standing order to instruct their bank to pay the monthly rent.

For your added peace of mind, where applicable we will hold the deposit as a stakeholder and register this with the tenancy deposit protection scheme, resulting in a faster and more efficient deposit release process at the end of the tenancy.

Step 10 Completion

Upon completion, keys will be released to the inventory clerk or the tenant on moving-in day.

For managed properties, we will provide the tenant with all of our contact details.

Congratulations, your property is now let!