Why use OC Homes to let?
We're not your ordinary Letting Agent. At OC Homes we go beyond to ensure our landlords receive a premium service of unparalleled quality.
From valuation to move in, and the management service thereafter, the OC Homes team will advise and guide you every step of the way.
What’s your property worth?
When it comes to appraising your property it’s all about finding the balance of achieving as much as possible for you but ensuring it is priced attractively to generate maximum interest. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to a rental valuation.
We aim to give you a range of values based on what is expected from the market conditions but also what we will aim for as a marketing price, then provide an explanation so that you can decide on the best asking price and the right strategy for you.
Our aim is to get the best possible rent for you and there are different ways of achieving this depending on the property and the amount of activity in the property market.
OC Love at First Sight
Tenants usually make their minds up about a property within seconds of their initial viewing – and if they like it, it's love and first sight!
It always pays off to dress to impress and present your property in its best light. The more effort you put in, the more interest you will get, and the better the rent you will achieve.
We will give you tips about what is worth spending time and money on, from virtual staging of vacant properties to advice on renovations if required. We have a professional marketing team of photographers and floor planners to make sure that we are presenting your property beautifully.
You need tenants, we have them. Our job is to actively promote property via all possible mediums.
We look to create urgency in the marketplace with exceptional marketing materials drawing in a huge level of interest from tenants on our database and all web portals. Those viewings will generate a number of offers and in turn the best possible rent.
Open days are a useful way of getting people looking at a property in a condensed time, this also creates excitement since tenants know that others are interested. The point is that we aim to attract the right tenant, not necessarily the first tenant and that takes planning, regular communication and hard work.
During this time, you can expect us to be in communication with you regularly - we’ll update you after each viewing and provide constructive feedback.
Corporate and HNW tenants
Due to our extensive experience within the industry and connections with many of the corporate agencies we have found a niche in providing accommodation to a selection of corporate clients and high net worth tenants.
Our relationship with our sister company OC Sports Management gives us the platform to reach out to a number of sporting professionals, clubs and associates. This ensures that the quality of tenants we are showing around your property is second to none.
We help guarantee your rent is paid; that you achieve long tenancies and, best of all, avoid any void periods because the chances are that we already have the next tenant ready to go in.
Choosing the right tenant
Selecting the right tenant from those that show interest is a key part of our job. We pride ourselves in never letting to anyone that we wouldn't let our own homes to and so there are high standards to reach.
We have a referencing and vetting process which is second to none and hence we have negligible rent arrears which is far below the industry average.
Our partnership with HomeLet the no.1 referencing company in the UK ensures all tenants pass a stringent referencing process in order to be deemed suitable for your property.
Tenants like to deal through agents and they rate our property management service highly.
All rental payments are channeled through the PayProp payment system giving both landlords and tenants a transparent and secure avenue to pay and collect rent.
Tenancy Move In
Once you have accepted the offer and agreed the terms we will arrange the contracts for both parties. We will also arrange when your new tenants collect the keys.
If you are managing the property yourself then we will make sure that the tenants have all your contact details should any issues arise. If we are managing the property for you then we will give the tenants a dedicated Property Manager and their phone number along with our 24hr helpline number – taking the stress away from you.
Fees & tenants charges
We aim to make our fees as competitive and fair as possible. All fees and charges are outlined in our terms of business and are in line with industry standards.
There are no longer admin fees applicable to tenants so some of this cost is now absorbed in the latest Landlord fees to cover the costs of referencing etc.
Tenancy After Care and Feedback
We work hard with landlords to get their property ready for tenants and we have a thorough check in process for the tenant where we provide them with help and advice. If we are managing the property for you then we will give the tenants a dedicated Property Manager and their phone number along with our 24hr helpline number – we aim to encourage the tenant to stay as long as possible and to maintain the property as they would their own home.
If they do decide to leave, we will advise you of the value at the time and then we will replace them with a new tenant and current market rate.
We manage hundreds of properties and pride ourselves in making sure that they have tenants in constantly. We know only too well how void periods destroy rental yields.
With over 80% of our business stemming from recommendations and repeat business, it's really important to us that we consistently do a great job. Hence we will be chasing both you and the tenants for feedback as we are keen to hear if we could do any better and hopefully you too will be recommending us to colleagues, family and friends.