Your property will be looked after by a team of professional agents led by Richard Long, Head of Lettings. Richard is ARLA trained and has more than 35 years experience in the Kent and London property markets. We are committed to delivering the best return on your property investment and a service which exceeds expectations, to make the process as easy and hassle free as possible.
Why let with Foundation Estate Agents?
We believe in excellence as standard, a sentiment that has resulted in several accolades. Voted Best Estate Agent in the South East in 2019, 2021 and 2022, you can trust us to deliver exceptional service.
Compliant & transparent
Compliant & transparent
We understand the complex legalities around letting property in the UK and comply with current legislation to keep our landlords and properties protected. Honest and transparent, we’re always upfront about our fees and any costs required.
Guaranteed rent & legal
Guaranteed rent & legal
We help provide total peace of mind to our landlords by offering the option of 100% rent protection – paid on time every month. With nil excess and up to £100,000 legal cover, as well as the addition of a helpline to assist with advice on rent protection, recovery and property possession.
You can expect the same award-winning marketing for our letting properties that our sales clients have come to depend on. We carry out professional photography, colour brochures and floorplans all included as standard, with no upfront costs, ensuring that your property is presented to the very highest standards
Being a member of The Guild of Property Professionals means we are able to advertise all our properties through The Guild’s state of the art office on Park Lane, in the prestigious Mayfair area of London. Your property will be seen by highly motivated London buyers looking to relocate into Kent.
The letting process at a glance
Ascertaining the best current rental value for your property is imperative to ensure your investment is achieving its maximum potential. Our experienced agents will use their exceptional local property knowledge as well as up to the minute data insights to give you an accurate rental valuation and market appraisal.
Choose a service
When choosing your lettings service, it is important that you pick the service that best suits your requirements and capabilities. We would recommend that we discuss this process with you at length to ensure that you are fully informed and best placed to make your decision. We offer Let Only, Rent Collection or Fully Managed lettings services, depending on your needs.
Our marketing team will get to work on producing your marketing assets, including professional photos, floor plans and a full property brochure that will highlight the best features, in preparation for your property launch.
Launch your property
Your property will be advertised as ‘To Let’ on all the major UK property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket, as well as our own award-winning website and social media channels, such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. We will also match your property to our extensive database of tenants looking for similar properties. This ensures excellent coverage in the search for your new tenant.
Our lettings team will organise and show potential tenants around your property at a time that is convenient. Once we have found a suitable tenant and have negotiated their offer, we will undertake a comprehensive vetting process. This will include thorough ID and reference checks using an industry and market leading system, culminating in an easy to read report.
Agree to a let
Once you are satisfied with the references and you agree to proceed with the tenancy, we’ll prepare for check-in day along with any other legal checks of the property. This will include tenancy agreement, security deposit, preparation of the inventory and other services where required, such as legally required safety reports, certification and pre-tenancy cleaning.
Tenant moves in
On the move in day, the tenant will collect keys from us, we will run through any queries they may have, provide any additional paperwork and supply them with the relevant management information which directly relates to the service you have chosen. Great news, your property is now let! Going forward we will ensure that as the tenancy approaches its expiration, we are in contact with all parties regarding the end of tenancy or renewal of tenancy.
Let Only lettings service
A comprehensive service tailored for the experienced or professional landlord. From initially advertising the property via our extensive and professional marketing to organising and undertaking viewings and offering end of tenancy and renewal services.
We offer full referencing with rent guarantee available, tenancy set up and prescribed information in line with current legislation. We will ensure a smooth transition in handing over the management of the property.
Superior referencing and management system for landlords
Ensuring that the right tenants are found for your property is possibly the most important part of the lettings process. To give you peace of mind, we use a market leading referencing system to carry out thorough and automated reference checks. This makes the process quick, efficient and convenient for both landlords and tenants.
We can also provide a utility switching service for tenants as well as online reporting of any issues, making it quick and easy for any issues to be logged and resolved. A winning formula for everyone.