Property management Bristol

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Why choose Hopewell?

We are a proudly independent and local business, based on Hope Chapel Hill in Hotwells. We have an in-house team that can deliver truly local service with our extensive knowledge of the city’s sites, suburbs and property market.

Benefits of using Hopewell’s property management services:
Tailored, flexible packages
Independent, local & friendly
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Landlord services in Bristol

We manage an extensive portfolio of properties in Bristol with hundreds of satisfied landlords and offer a range of services, from a hands-off approach to an end-to-end offering, taking care of everything from marketing your property to tenant enquiries and lettings management. All this allows you to maximise your rental income with minimum hassle.

Property management packages

We know that every property is different, and landlords have a raft of requirements, so we have created a range of property management packages to suit each level of assistance you may require from our team. Whether you want letting only packages or a fully managed service, we can advise on every aspect of your letting, from advertising your property and finding tenants to handling deposits and drawing up contracts.

Our professional property management experts have years of experience dealing with all levels of property owners, from large-scale investors to single property landlords. Whatever your portfolio looks like, we will take the time and care to ensure that your property is managed effectively and is compliant with current legislation

If you are searching for a way to unload your tenants’ phone calls and enquiries, then our comprehensive Management service could be for you. This package includes everything in the Let Only package. But in addition to the Let Only package, we will also be the first line of communication with your tenants.

Our Managed Lets package is carefully curated to give you maximum peace of mind and relieves you of the commitment of being a full-time landlord. With this option, you can sit back and relax, knowing we have you completely covered.

12% + VAT

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If you are a landlord happy to manage your property and any day-to-day tasks it may bring but not you are not so familiar with the lettings and referencing process, our Let Only package may be the one for you. The Let Only package includes our Tenant Find service, full referencing of tenants, drawing up of contracts, handling of deposits and arranging the tenants’ check-in pack.

We will conduct an initial viewing to give our opinion on the rental value and take professional photos ready to advertise the property on our website and Rightmove. Where permitted, we will erect a To-Let board in a prominent location.

Once we have agreed on a rental price, we will advertise your property and begin viewings. After any viewings occur, we will report back to you with the tenants’ feedback and send over any offers made on the property. Once you have accepted, we will take a holding deposit (capped at one week’s rent from the tenants) and begin the referencing process. We will update you throughout this process.

When referencing is complete, we will draw up a contract for you to check over and then send this out to the tenants to sign before sending it to you for your signature. Finally, when we have a fully signed contract, we will send all referencing information electronically, and your new tenants can move in on the agreed move date. A handover email will be sent to the tenants, making the move-in process as smooth as possible for all parties.

£600.00 + VAT *

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* up to six tenants then £50 extra per tenant per property

Our Tenant Find service is perfect for landlords who like to be hands-on with their property but need help finding suitable tenants. We will market your property, conduct viewings, and forward offers to you for your approval, and once you are happy, we will hand over all the relevant information for you to take over.

Before we begin marketing your property, we will conduct an initial viewing to give our opinion on the rental value, agree on a rental price and take a set of keys to the property stored in our secure system. We will also arrange for our professional photographer to take photos at this time. We will then advertise your property on our website and our Rightmove Profile and erect a To-Let board where allowed in a prominent location.

We will then pre-qualify prospective tenants via email and phone calls and arrange viewings. After many viewings, we will report to you with tenants’ feedback and send over any offers made on your property. Once you accept an offer and take a holding deposit, we can take the property offline and cancel any remaining viewings.

£400.00 + VAT

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The Advertise Only package is our lightest touch package. We will conduct an initial viewing to give our opinion on the rental value and agree on a rental price. We will also take professional photos to advertise the property on our website and our Rightmove profile until rented.

As part of the Advertise Only service, we will also pre-qualify prospective tenants via email and phone and send over their details for you to arrange viewings. Once you have accepted an offer and taken a holding deposit, we can take the property offline for you.

£100.00 + VAT

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What’s included in the packages?

ServicesManaged LetAdvertise OnlyTenant FindLet Only
Advertise property on national property portalsIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Accompanied viewingsIncludedIncludedIncluded
Preparations of tenancy agreementIncludedIncluded
Collect cash deposit bondIncludedIncluded
Collect advance rentIncludedIncluded
Inform utility suppliers of new occupantsIncluded
Produce detailed inventory reportIncluded
Collect ongoing monthly rental incomeIncluded
Forward rent to landlord nominated accountIncluded
Produce monthly income statement of accountsIncluded
Ensure HMRC compliance for non resident landlordsIncluded
Arrange payments of outgoings where necessaryIncluded
Arrange annual Gas Safety CertificatesIncluded
Arrange installation and PAT test certificatesIncluded
Routine property visitsIncluded
Use of fully insured and qualified maintenance contractorsIncluded
Arrange routine repairs and maintenanceIncluded
Ensuring your property complies with latest safety regulationsIncludedIncluded
Reconciling deposit returns and damage repairsIncluded

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Landlord FAQs

Do I need to tell my mortgage lender I’m renting out my property?

Yes, your mortgage lender will need to consent to the change in your mortgage terms before you can let out your property.

How do I know what rent to charge?

Upon your enquiry we can do a rent comparison with your property and previous listings in that area, along with our letting agents knowledge to give you a recommendation on what you could charge for your property.

How much will it cost me to let my property?

We have a variety of options when it comes to letting your property, that charge different rates. Ultimately, it all depends on your personal circumstances. Give one of our agents a call and we can see which service is best suited to you.

Why should I use a managing agent?

Having a managing agent allows you to sit back and let us do the work for you. This is best for landlords looking for an income without having to deal with everything that comes along with being a landlord. We will make sure that all your certificates are up to date, your tenants are happy, your properties condition is regularly checked on and maintenance issues are dealt with promptly through our dedicated tradesman.

What happens to my tenant's deposit?

Either we can protect the deposit for you or we can send it to you to do yourself through one of the governments deposit protection schemes.

Why should I have an inventory?

An inventory is great for managing the condition of your property between each tenant and evidencing any deductions from a tenants deposit, should it be required.

Why do I need an EPC?

It is a legal requirement for all rented properties to have an EPC rating of E or better to be allowed to host tenants as of April 1st 2020.

What are my obligations surrounding gas?

Your property will need to pass an annual gas safety inspection in order to host tenants.

Do I need to get my electrical appliances tested?

As a private landlord, it is your responsibility to ensure all electrical appliances are safe at the start of every tenancy. You must also ensure they continue to be safe to use throughout the tenancy. Although testing is not a legal requirement it is recommended you implement a testing routine of sort.

How do I check my furniture is compliant?

Required furniture should carry a “permanent label” stating that it is fire resistant. We can provide a list of items that must be compliant with these fire regulations upon request.

How do I receive my rental income?

If your property is fully managed by us you will receive your rent from us directly. If we only handled the letting of the property then you will need to set this up with your tenants directly.

Do I need to pay tax on rental income?

In short the answer is yes but this depends on a lot of factors. The best place to visit for this is the government website for their guidelines.

Can I enter my property during the tenancy?

Yes, you have the right to access your property at any time, however, you must provide the current tenants with 24 hours notice prior to your arrival.

Who will pay the council tax - the landlord or the tenant?

For the majority of residential let property the Council Tax liability falls to the tenant, however in regard to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) landlords are liable. Remember this is only during tenancy, outside of tenancies the landlord is liable to pay.

Who will pay for the TV licence - the landlord or the tenant?

If you provide a TV with the property then the responsibility is on you to arrange a TV license, however if the tenant provides the TV then it is the tenants responsibility to set this up.

What is a routine visit?

This is a means of checking on the condition of your property during a tenancy to ensure that the property is being kept in a reasonable condition as to the terms of your contract.

What if the tenant damages the property?

Any damages to the property can be deducted from the tenants deposit at the end of the tenancy. If the tenant is thought to be causing extensive damage to the property then the contract would be breached and the tenants removed.

What if the tenant doesn't pay?

Tenants are tied into contracts stating they must pay their rent other than in a select few circumstances. We ensure that we put the best tenants in your property that meet the requirements for your property to help minimise any unforeseen issues with tenants not paying.

What if I want to remove my tenant?

If you wish to remove a tenant during a tenancy you will need to either come to an agreement with the tenant in the property, or have just reason to evict the tenant from the property. For example if they were breaching their contract.

What is TPO?

Also known as The Property Ombudsman, it is an independent and impartial body which helps resolve disputes between consumers and property agents.

What is Right to Rent?

Right to Rent is a government scheme that ensures that all tenants are legally allowed to rent in the UK.

How can I improve my EPC rating?

There are many ways to improve the EPC rating of a property. Some of the easiest steps you can take are; Upgrade your light bulbs to LEDs, Insulate the walls and roof of the property, Install a more efficient boiler or smart meter, invest in double or triple glazed windows.

Can my tenant refuse an increase in rent?

A tenant can refuse an increase in rent, the best way to deal with this is to have a conversation with the tenant and come to an agreeable amount. If the tenant does not agree to the increase you have the right to not renew their contract past their initial contract term.

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