It’s now our 20th year of providing simple specialist services to a selected group of letting only landlords operating in the Bristol area – and we wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
As we all look forward to our long-awaited time off for Christmas and the New Year we also take a bit of time to reflect on our successes.
Our success is based upon the objective of letting your properties satisfactorily at a fair and reasonable rent that is sustainable for your tenants.
Whether you are a student landlord with a 12-month let, six months already completed, or a professional landlord with steady tenants in a one or two bedroom flat or family home, we aim to ensure that you are so satisfied with our service that when you are ready to re-let in Bristol, your choice will once again be City Rental Services.
During the last 12 months, we have become aware that there are other services that our letting-only landlords would like some help with, so we will be offering a new range of services tailored to individual needs.
Some of you experimented with these during the Summer changeover weeks and we felt confident that we were able to help you enjoy the Summer, secure in the knowledge that CRS would be caring for your clients – namely, your tenants.
This year has seen the completion of the installation of our new database and electronic systems.
We are now proud to announce that we are running a fully electronic and online application and payments system, bringing new expertise and speed to our busy student and professional lets.
With the letting of our 2017 student properties already well underway, we prepare to take on new challenges in the coming year.
As the industry is constantly changing and it seems like new legislation every ten minutes, we have kept our ear to the ground and passed on as much information to our landlords to keep them within the ever changing new guidelines.
Throughout the year there has been a great deal of demand for both the smaller properties and larger houses with an increased demand for professional sharers.
This is due to the increased cost of living and as budgets are squeezed the prospect of renting alone with all the associated costs is less appealing so groups of young professionals get together.
With regard to student properties, the larger properties are very popular with the student groups with property sizes ranging from 2 beds to 12 beds.
It is our duty to ensure that as we provide a wider variety of services that the rules and regulations set up to protect tenants and keep them safe in their rental properties are adhered to. This protects them, which in turn protects our property landlords too.
There are more onerous laws and regulations for the larger properties associated with letting these bigger units. The regulations can be reviewed here
So as we reach the end of 2016, a big thank you to you all for letting us let your rented properties in Bristol for you.
If you’re looking for advice on managing rented accommodation in Bristol, please call into 58 Gloucester Road to see us – as an independent letting agency in Bristol, we’re here to help.