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Market Leaders – And Not By Accident From the start of the new financial year, many people over the age of 55 will be able to take the whole of their pension pot to seek to achieve higher rates of return than are being obtained through keeping the money where it currently is. According to Direct Line for Business about a third of those aged 45-64 who have a pension would consider investing some or all of it in buy-to-let (BTL) property.  If you are like-minded, then finding a good lettings agent is vital - especially if this is the first time you are proposing to become a landlord. With our solid experience, reputation and knowledge of the area, plus our membership of ARLA (the Association of Residential Lettings Agents) and NALS (the National Approved Lettings Scheme) , we are advantageously placed to advise you. We can ‘hold your hand’ throughout the whole project to help you maximise and protect your investment in one or more BTL properties. This includes sourcing the optimum property to buy - especially in terms of rental value and potential yield; negotiating the purchase on your behalf; advising on statutory requirements for rental property; project managing these and any other improvements (in order, perhaps, of making it more attractive to let and/or increasing the rent you are able to gain).  Then marketing and advertising the property to find the most suitable tenant; accompanying viewings; vetting the tenant to confirm their financial standing and ability to pay the rent.  Our full management service also includes collecting rents; checking regularly on the condition of the property and that the tenant is not breaking their tenancy agreement; responding to the tenant’s requests for repairs etc. which are the responsibility of the landlord.  The management of a property is complex. Savvy landlords use a managing agent like Stones Residential as it is virtually impossible to keep up with changes in the law. What happens if you are away on holiday and your tenant calls you in the middle of the night complaining of a leaking tap? Almost half the retirees surveyed want a property that will deliver a regular guaranteed income, so you can minimise your risk and maximise your return by talking to us before you decide to become a landlord and successfully build up a BTL portfolio for your future benefit. www.stonesresidential.co.uk


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