Time-consuming. Stressful. Being a private landlord may have its advantages. But managing a property also has its downsides. Our property management service lets you enjoy the benefits of your rental investment without having to shoulder the demands that come with it.
Trustees or company directors with responsibility for London properties need reassurance that property assets under their control are being properly cared for. Offshore landlords need peace of mind, in the secure knowledge that their investments are being looked after.
Our highly-experienced Property Management Service is tailored to meet the needs of trustees and offshore landlords. From finding high-quality tenants through to managing repairs and upkeep, we can help ensure your property investment keeps performing.
Our in-depth knowledge of the London rental market, our access to a wide range of tradesmen capable of meeting every possible maintenance need – and our wide range of reporting options – is able to suit any property requirement. Our expert management team can provide a strong foundation for a successful rental investment.
Valuing and letting the property, using the most appropriate letting agents to value and market the property, referenced against our own independent research.
Providing refurbishment advice, where needed, on how to furnish or refurbish the property to achieve the maximum rental value, and managing any work required.
Negotiating with prospective tenants, and checking references once an acceptable offer has been received.
Tenant liaison, acting as a single point of contact for all tenants’ queries throughout the tenancy.
Ensuring legal compliance, ensuring that landlords understand and meet constantly evolving legal and regulatory requirements
Managing payments of regular outgoings such as service charges.
Coordinating repairs and maintenance using our extensive network of competitively priced and trusted contractors.
Reporting on at least a quarterly basis with details of any expenditure and other relevant information.
Carrying out bi-annual inspections of your property.
Managing tenant handovers, including ensuring utilities are transferred, to ensure a smooth process for incoming and outgoing tenants.
The list could go on. Efficient management increases the appeal of a rental property to high quality tenants, while maintaining the fabric of the property protects its value. Our service is designed to ensure your property is effectively managed, and the tenancy runs smoothly, from beginning to end.
“My wife and I used Black Brick’s buying service to acquire our property in Drayton Gardens in 2014 as a secondary residence. We were very happy with the buying service so when it came to considering engaging someone to look after the property in our absence it made sense for us to consider Black Brick’s vacant care service. We have now used the service for 9 months and are as pleased with this service as we were with the buying service. Since we are based overseas it is important to us to have someone on the ground in London who we are confident will maintain our property in an efficient and professional manner. Black Brick’s service, led by Sophie Amasha, has fully met our requirements. The weekly inspections and prompt addressing of any maintenance issues and pre arrival and post departure services have meant that on our visits to London we have been able fully to enjoy the property rather than spend time trying to deal with property related issues ourselves”.
A property management company manages the rental property and tenants so the landlord does not have to.
Black Brick provides its clients with a dedicated property manager, who negotiates with prospective tenants and arranges the tenant handover, inspects the property, coordinates maintenance, and liaises with the renter on any issues that arise throughout their tenancy.
Landlords use a property manager to be sure that their property and tenants are looked after, when they are unable or uninterested in doing so themselves.
A property management company handles the logistics of a rental property on behalf of the landlord.
Black Brick’s dedicated team have an in-depth knowledge of the London rental market, access to a network of trusted and cost-efficient contractors, and offer a range of bespoke services that can be tailored to the needs of the landlord and the property.
These services can be invaluable for overseas owners, trustees who are responsible for London properties, inexperienced landlords who want to manage their property efficiently, and any investor who would like to enjoy the benefits of their rental property without the time and stress.
Black Brick’s property managers will organise the valuation and letting of the property, providing advice on refurbishments to maximise its value and managing any work required before the property can be let. They will then negotiate with prospective tenants, check references and arrange tenant handovers.
They will act as the first point of call for renters throughout their tenancy, coordinate repairs and maintenance through a network of reliable contractors, and ensure the property is compliant with the tenancy agreement and insurance providers. They will also conduct inspections and report regularly to the landlord, helping to ensure things are running efficiently and their tenants are looked after.