Buy-to-let remains an attractive long-term investment, with a growing population, a mobile workforce and a greater adoption of ‘lifestyle’ renting fuelling demand. Lettings, however, is an ever changing sector that needs close monitoring and daily management. It remains that the best yields and the most successful lets are handled on an ‘end-to-end’ basis by a professional lettings agent, such as Queensgate.
Our experience, knowledge and market insights position us a leading lettings agent, capable of managing a volume of lets in Reading, across Berkshire and in the wider South East area, including London. We have brought together a highly-skilled, sector-specific team who are well versed on matters of adding value, compliance, lettings law, yield maximisation and asset disposal, enabling your property to become a finely honed, tangible asset.
Whether you are a portfolio investor, a buy-to-let novice, an ‘accidental landlord’ or a corporate investment fund, let Queensgate manage your property interests.
The areas we cover include:-
Acquisitions & disposals
Our sales and investment teams are privy to some of the most attractive single unit and portfolio investments in the South East, obtaining first refusal on a number of opportunities that we are only too pleased to pass on to our landlord clients. Our sales team will lead on the purchase of any property, bringing it to a timely completion. Likewise, if your changing portfolio requires asset disposal, our sales team will accurately value and market your property to a wide audience, gaining a swift buyer at a price that suits your onwards plans.
Tenant find & screening
A buy-to-let is only as good as its tenant and we place emphasis on finding the right fit for your property - a tenant who will take care of your asset and protect its long-term prospects. Our meticulous referencing process ensures that only credible, reliable tenants take occupancy and it offers great comfort that our strength lies in securing professional, corporate tenants with immaculate backgrounds. Queensgate also handles deposit safeguarding in accordance with Government requirements and will manage deposit recovery at the end of every tenancy.
Property investment executed well is almost always a full time job, especially if there is a portfolio of units. Queensgate provides landlords with peace-of-mind that a lettings expert is dealing with tenant enquires and maintenance, following the legally-required etiquette to access properties, and is managing milestones such as check in, inventory witnessing and check out. Our exemplary record-keeping ensures we are wholly accountable and makes tax returns a straightforward process for you or your accountant.
For a sector that is yet to be officially regulated, lettings is heavily policed by hundreds of rules, regulations, laws and legislations. Keeping up-to-date with new compliance matters is a critical part of our job and we take pride in ensuring every let we manage is legally compliant on behalf of our landlords.
Asset management advice
Although we are a traditional buying, selling and lettings agency, we have a flourishing investment team that gives us an added edge. Together, our departments can offer in-depth advice on all property investment matters, aimed at maximising returns, future-proofing investments and opening new doors. We also offer landlords first refusal on new and exciting residential investment opportunities via our cross-department relationships.