The number of households renting has more than doubled over the last two decades. The UK property market needs rental homes more than ever, and landlords require financial peace of mind. Here are our tips on maximising property investments.
Get the rental rate right
Price and location are key factors.
Rents must be competitive for the area, although every property really is different, so gauging this can be tricky. At Gateway, our team of nationwide Property Managers are experts in market conditions and rent levels across the UK for a range of residences, from apartment blocks to individual homes. If you need any advice, just ask.
Look after your tenants
Good tenants are worth keeping, which means resolving any issues swiftly and professionally. A proactive approach to maintenance is essential.
That’s the reason we have our own Gateway Facilities Management team. Tenants can simply pick up the phone to us, knowing that we’ll take the appropriate action. Besides happy tenants, fixing a small problem quickly stops it becoming a more costly issue later. Best maintenance practices also help enormously in catching potential issues which can’t be seen.
Keep your investment in prime condition
To realise the best premiums, rental properties need to be in good condition. Kitchens and bathrooms are especially important. The décor and furnishings should be carried out to the right level, based on the property’s rental value; meet current health and safety legislation; and be hard-wearing. We’d also advise installing practical light fittings and appliances.
Besides timely maintenance, Gateway also offers a dedicated residential Property Upgrade Service. If your rental property is underperforming and needs refurbishment, we can assist with everything. That includes managing the project to arranging competitive renovation quotes through our network of tradespeople. We can even help furnish your property.
New Quality Street savings: Sell your home from just £500 plus VAT
It’s time for some money-saving news. Quality Street now offers three estate agent packages to suit you, your budget and your home.
For an all-inclusive fixed price – starting with our Classic package at just £500 plus VAT – you can benefit from an efficient estate agent service from Quality Street, part of the Gateway Group Family of Companies. What’s more, if there’s no sale, there’s no fee – with no upfront costs, no tie-ins and no compromises. Quality Street means a quality service from day one, with your property advertised on all the leading property portals, our website and social media.
If you’re looking to sell your home, you’ll save time and worry too. Our service streamlines the selling process, with a dedicated Customer Manager throughout to keep you updated on the sale’s progress, so you’ll always know what’s going on. Our customers find that refreshing.
All-in fee. All-out service.
Quality Street also offers financial and conveyancing services for even more savings, bringing the sale of your home seamlessly together. Your Estate Agent, Solicitor and Mortgage Advisor, all in one place.
Join others making big savings
You’ll find descriptions of the three available packages and more details using the link below. Or just call our friendly team on 01702 443 547.
From mid-July, Southend, Shoeburyness and Leigh will be brought to life by a herd of beautifully decorated elephant sculptures. We’re thrilled to be part of this outdoor art trail, raising vital funds for Havens Hospices’ specialist palliative care.
All ears? Great! Following the success of the Hares About Town trail in 2021, Havens Hospices is teaming up with Wild in Art, bringing unforgettable public art to the city of Southend this summer. As a business with our headquarters in the area, we’re delighted to support the charity’s cultural event once again.
The sculptures we’re sponsoring
Gateway Group couldn’t resist sponsoring ‘Sharman the Starman’ by designer Catherine Ullo. Associated Insurance Services picked ‘Jumbo Oak’ by local artist, Michelle Sutton.
Look out for these, and lots more, elephant sculptures if you’re local, or fancy a trip to the seaside! The free, family-friendly trail runs for seven weeks from Friday 14 July to Monday 4 September. You’ll be able to support Havens Hospices – a truly great cause – by purchasing a map, downloading the charity’s special app or getting involved in fundraising activities. It’s going to be mammoth!
Welcoming new communities: Our expanding property portfolio
Gateway’s nationwide teams were appointed as managing agents of nearly 2,000 homes over the last two months. We can’t wait to get started.
Highlights include a range of contemporary developments, from family homes to apartment buildings, in the following locations:
Wimbledon and Wood Green, London
Benfleet, Essex, near historic Hadleigh Castle
highly sought-after West Malling, Kent
well-connected Gravesend and Ashford, also in Kent
close to Cambridge city centre
verdant Hanstead Park, Hertfordshire
Drovers Court and Morley, Leeds
Send, Woking, close to RHS Wisley
bustling Basingstoke, Hampshire
Somerton, Somerset, neighbouring the Mendip Hills
the charming village of Merton, Devon
Looking for a reliable local agent?
We carefully manage every property under our wing, offering a proactive service from strategic offices in Essex, Leeds and London. Simply call Gateway Property Management to see how we’ll support you on 01702 443 555. Or click here.
Our aim is to lead the sector – not by being the biggest, but by being the best property specialists out there.
At the Gateway Group, you’ll have a real opportunity to grow within your role, and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You’ll find Gateway a positive, welcoming, social place.