We have a fully dedicated property management Southend and Westcliff department at 1st Call. You will be provided with all contact details of the property manager allocated to your property, including an emergency number so you can call and receive answers promptly.
We do ask for a spare set of keys to be provided, which we will retain at our office in Southend or Westcliff. We will inform the Gas board, Electricity board, Water Board & Council Tax Department of the local Authority of the new occupier. You will need to supply us with the
relevant names of the utility companies in order for us to provide this service. You will be given all contact details including an emergency contact number so you can call anytime and receive answers promptly.
We understand it is important for our clients to receive all rental payments as quickly as possible. In order to avoid delay we make payments directly into the landlord's bank account. We maintain accurate accounts to safeguard our client's investments and
will take action immediately in the event of any difficulty.
We undertake inspections of your property every 3 months for the 1st year to ensure that it is being cared for in the correct way, noting if any action is required. A report is compiled and forwarded to you detailing any recommendations and the condition
of the property. We pride ourselves on updating the landlord at every opportunity, giving you the reassurance of having your property cared for.
75 days prior to the expiration of the tenancy we will contact both parties to confirm the renewal. Once we have received confirmation from both the Landlord and the Tenant a new tenancy agreement will be issued. However, should you require possession
of your property, we would serve a Section 21 Notice to the Tenant on your behalf, at least two months prior to the expiry date of the tenancy. If the Tenant does not wish to renew the tenancy at the end of the fixed term, we would require written notice
at least one month prior to the expiry date of the tenancy from them.
Once notice has been served by either the landlord or the tenant, we will immediately put the property back on the market. This will allow us adequate time to find a new prospective tenant for the property, and subsequently reduce any void rent periods.
Property Management Software
Our property management software (CFP) is regarded as the best in the industry. It not only helps with the letting of your property but allows us to keep track of every payment, gas and electrical testing, property inspections. Every record and action is
recorded, nothing is missed and you are safe in the knowledge your property is let to a regulation standard.
It is important that Inventories are correct and accurate. We provide these to safeguard your property and ensure that a detailed Inventory listing the quantity of furniture (if any) and the overall condition of the property is checked and signed by the
Tenant along with a 1st Call representative prior to the tenant taking occupation.
As property managers, one of our main tasks is to ensure your property remains in a good state of repair. This is second nature to us and we have a wide range of specialists and tradesmen on hand to assist us in and around the Southend, Westcliff and Shoeburyness area. We understand that every tenancy and landlord
is different, that's why we discuss your direct needs when dealing with property maintenance issues.
We ensure that we are on top of the market and offer advice and guidance at all times. We do this by using our extensive knowledge of the local market in Southend and the surrounding areas, and a large network of agents' current and past values to adjust your rental income accordingly. This is
to ensure your investment is always reaching its full potential.
When a tenancy is completed and the property vacated we check it has been left in a satisfactory condition. We cross check the inventory and consider the general condition of the property. All keys will be collected, meter readings will be taken and a
forwarding address will be required from the Tenant. A final report will be compiled and forwarded to you. Any repairs or cleaning we consider necessary will be deducted from the Tenant's deposit. Once these works have been completed, we will require your
consent to return the agreed amount of deposit to the Tenant.
Client Money Protection