The Oulsnam Service for Landlords
Demand amongst would-be renters for properties is rising every month. A report from Sequence released at the end of August showed that there are now seven tenants for every new rental property that comes onto the market.
The report showed that during July the demand for rental properties across the UK by eighteen per cent on an annual basis and by seven per cent against the figures for June this year. The average monthly rental price for the eastern and central regions of the UK now stands at £704 – as opposed to £786 across the south and £576 in the northern part of the country.
This makes it a propitious time for landlords looking to market their properties for rent. This is where the Lettings Department at Robert Oulsnam and Company can assist and make sure that landlords make the most of their investment. We have twenty trained staff at our offices across Birmingham and North Worcestershire and 40 years’ experience as a company in the lettings market.
This means that we understand what landlords are looking for from a tenant – not simply the first prospective renters who are willing to pay the rent, but those who give every indication of being financially secure, and personally responsible as the tenants of your property over a prolonged period of time. We carry out extensive credit checks before moving forward with the rental process.
We also take great care to monitor the local market and keep on top of the most advance methods for marketing a property. As well as the traditional method of advertising in property papers we also utilise social media and the Oulsnam App to reach as many prospective tenants as possible. We keep a database of around 30,000 interested parties that we reach by email and provide an e-brochure for every fortnight. Our turnover of properties is often within a few days of the original listing.
Moving forward we can also arrange a bespoke rent and legal insurance scheme for landlords in case of tenants defaulting on payments and to cover any expenses that may arise during disputes and court or arbitration proceedings. We can ensure that you are protected whatever the circumstances.
At Robert Oulsnam and Company we are members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), and the Surveyors Ombudsman Service.
We rely, though, on communication and feedback from our clients to continue improving our services, and welcome the thoughts and comments of landlords and tenants who we have worked for.