Putting your property up for rent
From valuing your property to helping you find a tenant, Aston and Co are here to help you each step of the way…
1. Request a valuation
The first thing you will need to do is request a valuation. You can do this by filling out the contact form on the left. One of our team in either Wigston or Syston will get in touch with you to arrange a date to value your property.
2. Prepare your property
Once valued, we will be able to advise you of the rent your property is likely to achieve, as well as any works we believe are required prior to letting and the costs involved.
If you decide to instruct us to put your property on our rental list, we will need from you: • A photo ID • Proof of address • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) (We can help you obtain this) • Gas Safety Certificate (We can help you obtain this)
4. Marketing your property
Your property will be added to our database and be available for people to find on numerous websites, including our own website, as well as sites such as RightMove.co.uk. From this, the relevant team in Wigston or Syston will track any leads, arrange viewings and provide you with regular updates.
5. Applications from tenants
Once we receive an application from a potential tenant, we will contact you for approval and will carry out credit referencing through a third party company. There is usually a 24-72 hour wait for the results of the credit referencing request. Provided that everything is in place, a moving date will be agreed and the tenant will pay a deposit and the first months rent to Aston & Co.
6. Moving your tenant in
On the agreed moving date, the tenant will meet with us to sign the Tenancy Agreement and collect the keys. The tenant’s deposit will be paid into the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) unless you have your own scheme. Should you choose to deal with the deposit yourself, the rent (minus fees) will be paid to you on an agreed date. Depending on how you chose to manage your property will depend on the services you receive thereafter. We will advise you on your best options when we value your property. Call our teams in Wigston or Syston today, or complete the form to receive a FREE valuation.