Firstly, the management team at City Rental Services would like to wish our landlords and tenants a very Happy New Year.
And, with the student lets for 2017 have already taken off in a whirlwind of enquiries, viewings and applications.
With many properties already let and more in the process of being let to those looking for student accommodation in Bristol, the City Rental Services team are as busy as ever running around BS7 carrying out numerous viewings.
In the office this week, for example, the phones are ringing red hot, with over 70 more student houses to let being uploaded to RightMove.
During this early stage of student lets for 2017, there are many properties for prospective tenants to choose from, and it’s already noticeable that the more up together and well-presented properties are letting first.
And for property landlords in Bristol, it’s a good time to consider a few minor improvements to make your property more attractive, such as painting front doors, tidy the gardens, and cleaning the windows.
This year, CRS has made some improvements to its systems and sees the launch of a new bespoke property letting database that’s able to deal quickly and efficiently with all applications from start to finish online.
City Rental Services groups have been instructed to make ONE whole DEPOSIT payment per group this year, in an attempt to eliminate multiple single payments being received over a long period of time from student tenants in Bristol.
This is a new concept that we hope will make our landlords’ accounting easier and clearer.
All deposits should be registered within 30 days of receipt and a copy of the certificate sent on to firstname.lastname@example.org for our records.
City Rental Services will issue a copy of the certificate to all groups as a standard part of the application process.
Coming soon will also be a New Tariff of Services for letting only landlords, which we’ll discuss in further on a blog post.
City Rental Services are proud to be offering a new comprehensive “Tariff of Services” this year in an attempt to assist our letting only landlords in the run-up to, and changeover period, of student houses.
Services will vary from simple key holding to complete handling of the changeover period – watch this space for further details in coming weeks.
Please feel free to drop in, email or call us with any enquires.
If you’re looking for advice on managing student accommodation in Bristol, please call into 58 Gloucester Road (hyperlink with http://www.city-rental-services.co.uk/find-us) to see us – as an independent letting agency in Bristol, we’re here to help.