Welcome to home truths Lettings
Home Truths Lettings will work with you to let your home or to help you find the perfect rental home.
We provide full property management services and will take care of the paperwork, the legal obligations and will make the process as smooth as we can.
With our handy tenant management tenants can have peace of mind that 7 days a week, 24 hours a day they can report a problem with their rental property and the Home Truths team will be on hand to rectify the problem within 48 hours.Find Your Perfect Home
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Coming to the market
The first step is to make an appointment with a member of the Home Truths Lettings team, who will visit you at your property. Ahead of the appointment we will research the local rental market and will bring an estimate of the rental price we feel your property will achieve. We will take you through the various service packages available to you and discuss the type of tenant you are looking for and any restrictions you have, like smoking or pets. Once you are working with Home Truths and your property is ready to be rented out we undertake a comprehensive marketing plan to find the right tenant for you and your property.
We undertake a thorough reference process, develop terms and conditions and a contract to protect the landlord and tenant, can manage rent collection and we can handle insurances for fully managed rentals.
Home Truths are members of the landlord advice line, so we can advise on any difficult situations with a tenant should the need arise.
Presenting your property
To show off the full potential of your property we advise that your property is displayed as a blank canvas, and is decorated in neutral colours. This will ensure that your property appeals to as wide a group of potential tenants as possible.
If you can, touch up any decorating and ensure your property is furnished for the pictures. Or ask previous tenants if you can photograph the property with their furniture, to enable new tenants to picture the property as it may be when they move in.
Marketing and letting your property
Once your property is ready to be marketed, we will advertise your property across the major property portals, Right Move and Zoopla, via the Home Truths website and across our social media platforms.
We will accompany your viewings and we will handle any negotiations, to ensure that you will get the best rental price possible for your property.
Once a rental price has been agreed the Home Truths lettings team will undertake and gather all of the references required and will prepare a shorthold Tenancy Agreement with any specific requirements you need.
We will take and hold the deposit under the Tenancy Deposit scheme and will arrange a moving in date with your new tenants.
Find Your New Home
Before you begin your search for your new home, decide on the kind of property you want. Here are some questions you will need to answer before you begin your search:
- How many bedrooms do you need?
- Do you need a garden?
- Is it essential you have private parking?
- Do you know the town or village you are looking for?
- What budget do you have?
- When do you want to move?
You will need references and may need a guarantor. To ensure you can move quickly when you find your perfect property, ensure that you have your references ready and a guarantor, should you need one.
Look through Home Truths available properties , or speak to a member of our Lettings Team who can discuss current properties and take your details, so that we can get in touch with you as soon as new properties come to the market
We will accompany you on your viewings and we are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Once you have found a property and the rental price is agreed, we will assist you with completing the application forms. Once your references have been checked the tenancy agreement will be drawn up ready for you to check and sign.
The rent for the first month is due at this point and we will take and hold your deposit on behalf of the landlord. Your deposit is protected by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, so you are assured that your deposit will be returned if there is no damage to the property.
We would advise you to take out your own contents insurance once you move into your property and if you need any recommendations of removals companies, the Home Truths Team can introduce you to reputable, local firms.
Now it’s time to move into your new home!