We specialise in Property Management and we are exceptionally proud that through sheer hard work, determination and our many years of experience, we have been awarded two coveted industry recognised awards – Sunday Times Gold Award for being the Best Small Lettings Agency (Wales) for two consecutive years.
The Management Department is 100% dedicated to managing our client’s properties, and among the tasks they carry out are:
We believe that quality property management is the key to reaping maximum rental returns on your property and it is true to say that the majority of tenants insist on only renting managed properties, as they want the security of knowing that there are always back-up support systems in place for them; indeed, corporate tenants will only rent from managing agents.
Instructing Cavendish Rentals Ltd to manage your property gives you peace of mind that both your property and tenant will be cared for 24/7. Our dedicated management team will look after the general day to day management of your property together with more complex issues such as emergency repairs, collection of rent, transfer of utilities – all the jobs that you would need to do if you were and hands-on landlord, and more, much more besides.
A key function for the Management Department is to carry out Property Inspections. We believe that regular Property Inspections are an efficient way of preventing problems from building up during a tenancy – solution of small issues at an early stage helps to prevent big problems at the end of the tenancy.
We carry out our first Property Inspection to our managed properties approximately one month after the tenant has been checked into the property. At this visit, we assess the property for any routine maintenance work requirements; check that the house is being looked after by the tenant; that only the people who are listed on the tenancy agreement are actually living in the property and that only pets accepted by the landlord are present.
A report of our findings is sent to the landlord following each inspection and we usually take the opportunity to discuss requirements for any on-going maintenance, so that void periods (intervals between lets) are always kept to a minimum.
All our contractors are vetted to ensure that they possess suitable experience and applicable professional or trade qualifications (where necessary).
We maintain a comprehensive register of approved contractors plus copies of their professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
We have a duty under Section 11 of the 1985 Landlord & Tenant Act to promptly respond to landlord’s statutory repairing obligations and we take this duty very seriously indeed.
We also have as duty to arrange on-going safety checks on all managed properties; these checks include Electrical Condition Reports, Portable Appliance Testing and Gas/Oil Landlord’s Gas Safety Checks.
Another key member of our Management Department is our Client Account Manager, Paul Jones, who liaises with our landlords, and has a number of critical tasks to perform:
Rent Increases are a sensitive area that some landlords find difficult to deal with, so we are happy to take the problem out of your hands.
We will liaise with all our landlords individually, and understand whether they are happy for us to put in place an annual rent increase in accordance with the Tenancy Agreement. Not all landlords will wish to increase the rent in this way, and we understand the importance of keeping closely in touch with their wishes.
Once the landlord has indicated his or her preferences, we will put in place the processes to implement the landlord’s wishes.