Letting a Property with William Charles
The rental market is still fast moving with demand often outstripping supply. When you decide to rent out a property it is important that you chose the right agent. We believe at William Charles we are the best. The reason we are so confident in that statement is that most of our lettings team are landlords themselves. We know what it is like to be a landlord and the exorbitant charges some agents pass on for maintenance or for items to stay compliant in the current market. The Government are making it harder and harder for private landlords with the latest tax changes. At William Charles we are purely focussed towards delivering you the best possible customer service, keeping abreast of the current legislation (currently over 150 pieces) so you don’t have to. We do everything from sourcing property, to finding the best tenant, to managing the tenancy for you and collecting the rent, to guidance on filling out your tax return, to exit strategies when it’s time to look at the bigger picture. We are not a high street letting agent but a one stop shop for landlords who want peace of mind and to keep their asset on track. We look after hundreds of properties day in day out and Letting properties is what we do, and we do it well!
As landlords ourselves, we work on the basis we would never put anyone in your property we would not put in one of our own. This ethos has worked well for us over the last 10 years and meant our landlords have only had good quality working professional tenants that are not just credit checked but fully checked by an outside credit company. This extra care and attention in finding the right tenant is just one of the reasons we are different, and our knowledge of legislation, compliance, tax, and property sourcing make us different from local agents offering a letting service in addition to sales.
Our high street offices are in Broadstairs and Gravesend and we cover the following areas:
Gravesend Office: Dartford, Belvedere, Erith, Barnehurst, Greenhithe, Ebbsfleet, Swanscombe, Northfleet, Gravesend, Meopham, Higham, Rochester, Cuxton, Gillingham, Rainham and Sittingbourne.
Broadstairs office: St Nicholas, Minster, Sarre, Birchington, Westgate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and surrounding areas.
We all live and work in the areas we cover so know and understand the local area. This means we can match tenants to the right properties and have a database of registered working tenants looking for properties in your area.
We have over 200 active tenancies with around 75% of those are being fully managed by William Charles. Our portfolio has been built on recommendations and repeat business since we started our lettings department in 2009. Our year-on-year growth continues, and we would love to help you with your investment regardless of what type of service you require.
We utilise the best available sources to market your property to maximum effect. This includes superior digital advertising, regular mail-shots and call-outs to suitable tenants on our dedicated mailing list and a colour display in our High Street office. Our properties are advertised on several property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla, On The Market, Prime Location Facebook Marketplace, Twitter, and a dedicated London reach across a variety of portals.
Our prominent 'To Let' boards are also an excellent marketing tool; a 24/7 advert! With superb property descriptions, free photography, accompanied viewings and a dedicated Property Manager to look after you once your tenant has moved in (fully managed properties only)
Throughout marketing our lettings team keep our clients updated on progress with feedback following viewings and regular suggestions on how to improve your chances of securing a quick let, so if you have a property to let locally then give us a call or pop in for a friendly chat and a coffee. We offer free valuations with no obligation to proceed and to make it even easier you can simply fill in the free valuation request form at the bottom of this page!
Don’t just take our word for it. We are proud to announce that our Gravesend branch has won the 2018 Gold award for lettings by The British Property Awards. We hope with the launch of the same service in Broadstairs it will not be long before we win awards for the new office.