Landlords

Why let with us?

For over ten years, Worcester City Lettings (previously City Life Lettings) has helped landlords to let their rental property. We believe that it is possible to use your property for social good, whilst still maintaining the bottom line, and minimising risk.

We take the hassle out of letting your property and have a range of options to suit you from finding tenants to leasing.  We will help you to find suitable tenants who will make your house a home, and help you to reduce empty periods in your property.

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Let Only

Our Let-only service is for landlords who wish to administer their rent and deal with the repairs and maintenance themselves. We charge a one-off payment at the start of each tenancy and there are no hidden extras for inventories or check outs.

Worcester City Lettings assists landlords by finding suitable referenced tenants that have been referred by the council’s Housing and Welfare Options team and can provide a written bond agreement equal to five weeks rent (cashless deposit) to tenants. We will market your property following our initial visit, arrange viewings, find a suitable tenant for your property and run a tenant and referencing check. We would carry out the tenancy sign ups, prepare an inventory and complete a check out inspection. All of this is for £250 per tenancy.

Managed Let

Our managed service includes everything we offer as part of ‘Let only’, rent collection and repair reporting service. We also have access to council approved contractors who can carry out any repairs, with your prior approval, should you so wish. With our managed option we’ll carry out thorough property inspections, taking photographs at every visit to create an in-depth inspection report and an accurate record of your property’s condition.

This managed let service is available for a one-off payment of £250 at the start of the tenancy and 8% of rent per calendar month.

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Leasing

Leased

Private Sector Leasing is a good option for landlords who would like to lease their property directly to Worcester City Lettings. We will look after your property and hand it back to you at the end of the lease in the same condition.

With our leased service you are guaranteed rent which is less than market rates but you will have no void periods.

Bolt-on

We can provide additional bolt-on services charged at the request of landlords for example arranging and carrying out the annual gas safety check. Contact the team to discuss what bolt-on services we currently offer.

Bolts

Choose your preferred service option

Let Only
  • Property safety checks and gathering of necessary documentation
  • Tenant checks and referencing
  • Property advertising
  • Accompanied property viewings
  • Tenancy agreement prepared
  • Detailed inventory and check out
  • Written bond agreement
  • Tenant support
  • Bi-annual property inspections with photographic reports
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Managed Let
  • Property safety checks and gathering of necessary documentation
  • Tenant checks and referencing
  • Property advertising
  • Accompanied property viewings
  • Tenancy agreementprepared
  • Detailed inventory and check out
  • Written bond agreement
  • Tenant support
  • Quarterly property inspections with photographic reports
  • Repair reporting/arranging service
  • Ongoing rent collection and rent statements
  • Day to day tenancy management
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Leased
  • Property safety checks and gathering of necessary documentation
  • Tenant checks and referencing
  • Property advertising
  • Accompanied property viewings
  • Tenancy agreement prepared
  • Detailed inventory and check out
  • Written bond agreement
  • Quarterly property inspections with photographic reports
  • Quarterly property inspections with photographic reports
  • Repair reporting/arranging service
  • Ongoing rent collection and rent statements
  • Day to day tenancy management
  • Guaranteed rent
  • Cleaning prior to tenancy starting
  • Assistance to end tenancy
  • Gas safety check and Electrical Installation Condition Report
  • Ongoing repair works carried out
  • Cleaning after check out

Competitive Pricing

Let Only

One off payment of £250 at the start of each new tenancy

Managed

A one-off payment of £250 at the start of the tenancy and  8% of rent per calendar month.

Private Sector Leasing

12% of rent per calendar month. Landlords signed up to our Private Sector Leasing scheme receive a guaranteed rent each calendar with the 12% automatically deducted.

Benefits

A service to suit you

We understand some landlords prefer to pass over the keys and leave everything to us. You choose the service that suits you.

Competitive prices and flexibility

Whichever option you choose, our prices are competitive.

Comprehensive tenant checks

Tenant checks, affordability assessment and referencing.

Minimal rental voids

With high demand for properties we can ensure a quick turnaround on new and re-let properties

Protection for you and your property

We will work with you to ensure your property complies with housing and lettings legislation and give you peace of mind. Plus, free advice from our dedicated and knowledgeable team, completion of legal tenancies, preparation of inventory, regular property inspections and feedback reports to reduce unexpected repair bills.

Tenancy support and sustainment

Experienced officers who actively engage with tenants and landlords to provide ongoing assistance, resolve issues and sustain tenancies.

Written Bond Guarantee

Equal to five weeks rent, instead of a cash deposit, which lasts until the tenancy ends. It works in exactly the same way as a cash deposit by covering an amount for rent arrears, damage and abandonment. The written bond saves you time and money by removing the requirement to register a deposit (in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme) and we have a straightforward claims process at the end of the tenancy should things go wrong.

What our landlords say

Having attempted a self-managed let I was totally disillusioned; problems with the maintenance of the flat, demands from the tenants, and a mountain of paperwork were taking up a lot of my time and my patience was at breaking point. Now my rental income remains stable as any issues with tenants’ Housing Benefit are quickly resolved and vacant periods are minimal.

Landlord Testimonial

Right through from advice on the location of properties that I am interested in to the final interview and completion of leases, I have always found City Life lettings to be extremely helpful. I would thoroughly recommend anyone interested in renting out a property to talk to the department.

Landlord Testimonial

Your agency provided a choice of tenants and I was able to select the ones that I felt happy to work with. It has given me the security that I will receive my rent regularly and on time.

Landlord Testimonial

Want to know more?

To find the right service for you, contact Worcester City Lettings and we’ll be happy to go through options with you in more detail.

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