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We make Lettings & Property Management Straightforward by offering you your very own dedicated professional, experienced agent.

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We know what’s important to landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers so we’ve developed some pretty great services to meet those needs, bringing it all together in ways other agents can’t.
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• Your very own dedicated agent responsible for you and your property.
• Delivering the best marketing material to the widest audience.
• Keeping our clients regularly updated with all things property and tenancy related.

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Mar 24, 2023

Say goodbye to utility stress with Unihomes: The hassle-free solution for student accommodation

As a student, there are many things to consider when looking for accommodation. One of the most important aspects is making sure that you have all the necessary utilities set up before you move in. This can be a time-consuming and stressful task, especially if you are sharing accommodation with other students. That's where Unihomes comes in. Unihomes is a company that offers an all-inclusive utility package for students, meaning that you only pay a share each per person of the utilities. This takes the hassle out of setting up utilities in one person's name and ensures that everyone is responsible for their fair share of the bill. With Unihomes, you can relax knowing that the utilities will be in place for your start date. All you need to do is complete the order form and Unihomes will take care of the rest. The utilities that are included in the package are Water, Gas, Electricity and Fibre internet, so you can be sure that you will have everything you need to get started. Not only does Unihomes offer a hassle-free way to set up your utilities, but it also offers a great value for money. The cost of the utilities is shared among all the students, which means that you can save money compared to setting up utilities individually. Another great thing about Unihomes is that they offer excellent customer service. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact their customer service team and they will be happy to help. This means that you can have peace of mind knowing that you have support if you need it. In conclusion, Unihomes is a fantastic option for students who are looking for an easy and hassle-free way to set up their utilities. With the all-inclusive utility package, you only pay a share each per person of the utilities, which saves you time and money. So, if you're a student looking for accommodation, consider Unihomes as your go-to provider for all your utility needs....

May 2, 2022

How to Pass a Tenant Referencing Check

Finding your dream rental is usually the easiest and most enjoyable part of moving. But writing your rental application and undergoing tenant referencing isn’t quite as much fun. Unfortunately, it’s all part of the process. If you’re wondering what a letting agent checks during tenant referencing, here’s an overview of how tenant referencing checks work, plus our tips on how to pass. What is Tenant Referencing? Tenant referencing is the name given to the checks a landlord or letting agent carries out before accepting your rental application, and often carried out by a third party, in our case, Canopy or Legal for Landlords. Some aspects of tenant referencing are required by law (like checking you have the right to rent in the UK), but most simply provide reassurance to landlords that you can afford the rent and treat their property well. What is Checked During Tenant Referencing? During tenant referencing, your landlord or letting agent will check three main things, including your: Right to rent Affordability Credit history Some letting agents like ourselves check several other things during tenant referencing, too, which can include: Renting history References from previous landlords Credit history of any guarantors you’ve provided During tenant referencing, you’ll usually need to provide personal information (like your full name and current address), recent payslips, an employment contract and proof of any benefit income you get. How to Pass a Tenant Referencing Check 1.   ONLY APPLY TO PROPERTIES YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR Most people fail tenant referencing because of financially related issues. The easiest way to avoid this is to talk candidly with your estate agent about your savings and income. They can help you apply to properties you can afford and suggest solutions. 2.   BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR RENTING HISTORY Having issues on your rent records (like missed payments) can feel embarrassing, but it’s best not to hide them. Being upfront about issues with your finances or renting history saves time and allows an objective view to be taken. Plus, getting caught in a lie can mean you’ll lose your holding deposit – so it’s better to be honest. 3.   CHECK YOUR CREDIT SCORE IS CORRECT Credit score websites usually keep up to date with changes in your history, but things get missed all the time. Issues can still appear on your record when they shouldn’t and some of your financial history can display incorrectly. Before you apply for a new rental, run a quick check of your credit score and fix any issues asap. Better yet, use a service form Canopy to check this for you, completely free. Canopy lets renters prove they’re reliable without having to fill in any paperwork meaning you can move in faster and easier. You can do these checks yourself, through Pre-Vetting, and landlords would more likely favour an offer from a prospective tenant who has been Pre-Vetted over someone who has not. 4.   GET A GUARANTOR If your financial situation isn’t ideal, consider arranging a guarantor. This is someone that can pay the rent for you if you miss a payment. It’s best to ask someone you trust to be a guarantor – like a family member, partner or close friend. Looking For a New Rental? If you’re looking for a new rental in Chorlton or Greater Manchester, we’d love to help. Property Genius are your local property experts and our friendly team can help you find your next rental. Call us today on 0161 881 3028 or email us at contactus@property-genius.co.uk to register your details and receive alerts about the latest properties....

Apr 25, 2022

How Much Notice Do I Need To Give Tenants Before Visiting?

As a landlord, you have a right to visit your rental property. But your tenants also have a right to quiet enjoyment while living there. That’s why landlords should always have a reason for visiting and must give notice in writing before turning up at the door. If you don’t give notice, your tenants can refuse your entry. If you’re not sure about your rights to visit a property as a landlord, we’ll provide an overview in this article on the circumstances you can visit, and how much notice you need to give. How Much Notice Do Landlords Need to Give Tenants Before Visiting? To visit your rental property, you need to provide your tenants with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. Written notice is generally required, as a tenant can refuse your entry if it’s not provided in writing. For this reason, it’s best to send a text or write a quick email to request the visit rather than asking over the phone. You also have to arrange your visit for a ‘reasonable time of day’. This is subjective, but ultimately means you shouldn’t book a visit too late, early, or at unsociable or undesirable times for the tenant. What Reasons Would a Landlord Need to Visit a Rental Property? Generally, you shouldn’t visit your tenants unless there’s a specific purpose for the visit. Since all tenants have a right to quiet enjoyment, regardless of whether it’s written in the lease or not, you or your letting agent shouldn’t be visiting the property very often or interfering too much with their lives. As a landlord, you should only visit the property for things like: Carrying out repairs – including routine and emergency Undertaking maintenance on the property Undertaking a safety inspection – like a gas, electrical or energy performance assessment or inspection Carrying out a mid-term inspection – to check your tenants are keeping the property in good condition Undertaking viewings – which, of course, would only be suitable if the tenancy is ending or you are selling the property with sitting tenants If you’re selling the property and want to host viewings, you need to be conscious of the impact this will have on the tenant. This is particularly important if they haven’t served you notice and you’re either selling the property with them as sitting tenants or you’ve served them notice. Keeping a property clean and tidy for strangers to view when they’re not home can be a disruption and an inconvenience, especially if they are only made aware of the viewing 24 hours’ before. To make it easier for them, try to arrange with your letting agent for viewings to be made in batches on certain days of the week. Need Help Letting Your Property? If you need help booking and managing visits to your rental property, Property Genius are your local property experts in Chorlton, Manchester. With our expert property management services, we can help your tenancies run smoothly – keeping you and your tenants happy. To learn more about our letting and property management services, get in touch with our friendly team today....

Apr 18, 2022

How to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out: Get the Property You Want!

When you’ve found your dream rental, there’s nothing worse than finding out the property is in high demand – and you’ve got competition. If multiple people are applying for the house or apartment you want, you may be wondering, “How can I make my rental application stand out?”. In this article, we’ll share our advice on making your rental application stand out from the crowd when you’re applying for a rental property in Manchester. 1. Speak to a Letting Agent First, it’s best to speak to the letting agent before applying for the property. Ask specifically what information you’ll need to include in your application and take notes. Your letting agent will likely know the landlord well, so it can’t hurt to ask if they have any tailored advice about how to make your application stand out. 2. Apply Early Sending your application in early is always a good idea. Once you’ve viewed the rental property and told the letting agent you’re interested, they’ll be expecting your application. The sooner you send it to them, the more serious they’ll think you are – which could help your application get accepted. You can even in some cases apply for a property based on the virtual tour, but confirm with your agent when the tour was created to make sure you’re comfortable with proceeding on this basis. 3. Don’t Miss a Thing The worst thing you can do when sending a rental application to a letting agent is to have key information missing. For example, missing references, email addresses that bounce back, absent documents and so on, missing contact details etc. This can delay the application process and make you appear disorganised to the landlord, so double-check that you’ve included everything before hitting send. We’ve made our application straight forward but please don’t miss anything out! 4. Make it Personal Writing a personalised message in your application form to your landlord is an excellent way to make your rental application stand out. Don’t be afraid to sell yourself and highlight all the important things. We suggest that you: Introduce yourself with a high-level summary of your living and employment status Share some details about why you’re interested in the property Add a polite closing summary 5. Put yourself in a strong position The landlord will looking for the following: Equal to, or higher rental amount than the asking price Moving in date close when the property will be available from (this reduces void period with unpaid rent) Long term tenancy (most landlords are comfortable starting at a 6 month agreement but would prefer long term tenants) ...

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