At City Rental Services, we’re used to being busy – given the nature of the lettings sector in Bristol, meeting deadlines and co-ordinating last-minute organisation are essential skills for any lettings management team.
There are certain times of the year, however, where our busy office in central Bristol becomes frenetic – such as a recent weekend, where we complete the rentals for 100 properties over two days.
The student changeover is our busiest time of the calendar year, forming the culmination of looking after our student tenants in Bristol for the year.
In June, it’s the end of the student year, and so our student tenants are returning the rented property keys ready for check out and deposit refund. As well our office is seeing new student tenants who are visiting to collect keys for their new rented properties in Bristol.
What this means, basically, is two days of mayhem! The hundreds of sets of property keys all have to be carefully labelled up, with student tenant forwarding addresses being taken.
Then alongside this mammoth activity, our new student tenants are finishing off their paperwork, making final payments and then collecting their keys, often with parents in tow, and then they head off to their new rented homes across Bristol and to meet their Landlords.
By the end the weekend we had the majority of student property keys back, and the final inspections were being conducted – at City Rental Services, we encourage Landlords to check their student houses weekly during June, to try and ensure all rented properties are in a good condition as possible for handover.
The queue started forming from our central Bristol lettings office on Sunday, with eager student tenants ready to move into their new accommodation.
The City Rental Services office closed on Sunday at 6pm, and although it was a shattering weekend, our negotiators did an amazing job. More importantly, our student tenants were mostly happy and able to start enjoying their rented properties in Bristol.
Plenty still to do with lots of maintenance tasks, new furniture to be supplied, carpets, curtains and of course many trips to the shops to get the new accommodations up to scratch.
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