At City Rental Services, we’re in a festive mood, and looking forward to our Christmas and New Year break with family and friends.
It’s also the time of year to take stock of the past 12 months, reviewing the Bristol rented property market. In particular, to see how our rented properties have performed for our landlords over the previous year.
So, before our Christmas break, we’re busy talking to our landlords and in particular reviewing the student portfolios, a range of accommodation for both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England students with properties ranging in size from 2 to 12 bedrooms – 5 and 6 bedrooms being the most popular.
By this time of year, with Christmas upon us, we usually find all of our student rented properties in Bristol are let, any issues our students may have encountered with their landlords should be resolved, although we are only letting agents, we like to make sure our students are well looked after by their landlords and any problems ironed out between both parties.
Rents are discussed and reset for the new student letting year – July 2013.
Forms are completed, gas and PATs checked again. As we get the information together, we also take new rented property photos and load up to the various web sites and property portals our central Bristol letting agency uses, such as Study Lets and RightMove student section.
This means that we can prepare for the first viewings to take place in January 2013 after the Christmas break.
It’s important for landlords and tenants to remember that if any of the properties might be empty over the holiday period that they must take care to prevent a freeze up, no one wants to come back at the start of the New Year with burst pipes.
Take valuables out of the houses such as laptops, ipads, ipods, Kindles, cameras, maybe to also consider leaving a light on a timer.
Landlords need to also remember that if major works are to be carried out, tenants should be informed properly of these plans.
Finally, of course, we wish you all a fantastic Christmas and a good New Year! Thank you for your business.
If you’d like to find out more about our central Bristol lettings agency, please feel free to get in touch here.