The range of services we offer and include in management services go well beyond those offered by many other agents around the Oban, Fort William and Argyll and Isles area.
If you already let your property, you’ll appreciate just how onerous and time consuming managing your own property can be. Read on to learn of the benefits our property management services can provide.
The management of a residential property is a complex business requiring a full understanding of the structure and meaning of leases and a thorough knowledge of the ever changing statutory requirements of the various landlord and tenant legislation (there are several key Acts of Parliament).
We are experienced in managing repairs and Tenant/Landlord issues and can resolve these quickly and efficiently.
Tenant Sourcing and Referencing
We recognize that finding the right tenant is essential for a successful let, that’s also why we undertake accompanied viewings for all our fully managed rental properties. Our effective online booking tool works to minimise void periods between tenancies. Following successful viewings in person we then get tenants to complete an online application form to which we can provide the landlord with a comprehensive summary of the first collection of candidates.
We use a professional third-party referencing company to conduct tenant referencing. Read more at https://www.letalliance.co.uk/
We use a variety of software solutions to digitise the process in all areas; from calendar syncing tools to online booking systems and from signing contracts on your phone to creating inspection reports on our app. In addition to all of these, our in-house property software is top of its range in quality and efficiency making sure we can be the best first point-of-contact your rental and tenant deserves.
We have reliable contacts for all trades so you can be rest assured we can get repairs fixed quickly and at a good price. We work with joiners, plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, chimney sweeps, painters, cleaners, removals and couriers, roofers and plenty others! Although we are not a registered factor we can always point you in the right direction for support in communal repairs.
Our staff have a professional approach. We provide professional customer service to all applicants and have efficient systems in place to manage your property thoroughly.
Property management is a time-consuming business. By employing an agent you can free up time you would otherwise have to devote to managing the property. We chase contractors on your behalf, we arrange payments for invoices, we book in certificate renewals. Imagine a burst pipe while you are on holiday! Let your letting agent deal with it!
We provide full accounting facilities for budgeting, rent processing and monthly statements, to help you keep track of your rental income and expenditure. Not only this but should you need it, we can provide you with an annual statement at the end of the tax year.
Knowledgeable of Arrears Procedures
West Property act as an objective third party who can deal with arrears collection and other disputes involving tenants in an independent and fair manner. Through effective communication, we have found many issues can be avoided and we pride ourselves on providing effective communication to both Tenants and Landlords before, during and after all our managed tenancies.
We are an accredited Letting Agent through the following:
- West Property are registered on the National Letting Agent Register – LARN1809024
- Members of Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) and the Council of Letting Agents (CLA)
- West Property are a member of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) redress scheme.
We promote providing high-quality rental properties and deliver a great management service.