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TIPS FOR LANDLORDS

For all you landlords out there, here are a few handy tips from us   Preparing your propertyDecide whether you want to let your property furnished or unfurnished. It's great if you can offer both options, as this means the agent can market it to a wider audience. In terms of decorating and so ....
TIPS FOR BUYERS

Some handy tips for those about to buy a property   Getting to know the local agentsGet to know your local estate agents and make sure they understand exactly what you are looking for. Be proactive, too - chase them every now and again. This will make sure you are at the forefront of their mi ....
TIPS FOR TENANTS

Thinking about renting a property? Here are a few handy tips from us   Choosing the area you'd like to live inDo your research and figure out the specific areas you'd like to rent in. Make a list of the things that are really important to you, like transport links, schools, access to shops an ....
TIPS FOR SELLERS

If you're thinking about selling your home, here are a few handy tips from us   Working with your agentWork with your agent and make them work for you. At PCL, we believe every seller and their home is unique. We'd like you to tell us what made you fall in love with your home and what you enj ....

TIPS FOR LANDLORDS

For all you landlords out there, here are a few handy tips from us
 
Preparing your property

Decide whether you want to let your property furnished or unfurnished. It's great if you can offer both options, as this means the agent can market it to a wider audience. In terms of decorating and soft furnishings, keep it fresh and neutral. A well-maintained, clean property will attract good tenants.

The safety of your tenants is very important, so make sure you have a Gas Safety check every year and get all electrical equipment tested once a year too. It goes without saying that your rental property should be fitted with smoke alarms throughout.

By law, you will need an EPC (energy performance certificate) for your rental property. Your estate agent can help you to organise this. You won't be able to market the property without one, so get it sorted as soon as possible - they're valid for 10 years.

It's a really good idea to get a professional inventory taken at the start and end of each tenancy. Your estate agent will be able to manage this for you. It can help with any disputes that may arise when a tenant moves out.

Your tenants

Try to keep a relatively open mind about your potential tenants and don't set unrealistic expectations, as this only reduces your target market. Try not to become too emotionally attached to the property either, as it is always hard to let go of a property you love - try to distance yourself from the process.

Potential tenants may try and negotiate on the price. Depending on the tenant's offer, it's worth weighing up if the price you want is worth holding out for, or if it's better to accept it and reduce the time the property is empty and not making money. It's well worth listening to your estate agent's advice.

What level of service do you want from your agent?

You need to figure out how much involvement you want from your estate agent. Do you just want them to find you a tenant and conduct all the security checks, or would you like them to look after the ongoing rent-collection and property management? Of course, there is an additional cost for the agent's ongoing involvement, but it could save you a whole lot of hassle in the long run.

In choosing your agent, don't automatically opt for the agent that offers the lowest fee. This may prove to be a false economy.

Ongoing considerations

Consider employing staff to help look after your property, like a cleaner and gardener. This means you can retain some level of control over your property's care and maintenance


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Tips for buyers

Some handy tips for those about to buy a property   Getting to know the local agentsGet to kn ....
Tips for sellers

If you're thinking about selling your home, here are a few handy tips from us   Working with ....
Tips for tenants

Thinking about renting a property? Here are a few handy tips from us   Choosing the area you' ....
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Celebrating 33 years in the Business, Property Consultants Ltd was Founded in 1983, for real estate services  and has grown a diverse portfolio of properties throughout Kampala and its surrounding areas.
 
We provide management, brokerage and advisory services for individual investors, trusts, families/estates and institutional clients.
While our company may have changed over the years, our core values have always remained the same. Provide expert, hon .... More>>
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