When letting your property, it is vital to choose a professional and established letting agent. At Chantries, we take great pride in offering straightforward, honest advice. We are here for the long term and our success relies on our reputation. We are dedicated to delivering an exceptional, efficient and responsive service in which you can trust. You can have confidence when using Chantries, your local experts. Andy Williams, our lettings manager, has many years of experience and a wealth of local knowledge. Based in our town centre office and working alongside the sales team, our rental properties are marketed with the same care and attention as our sales properties. We offer a choice of services for landlords to suit your management needs.

Property Valuation

The Guildford rental market fluctuates like any other, with seasonal bursts of activity. Excellent local schools mean many parents will look to rent in a certain catchment area to get children enrolled for the new academic year. Along with the influx of students to the area over the summer who will attend the University of Surrey, this is a very active time for the lettings market.

We understand the peaks and troughs in activity and can advise when is the best time to market your property with a view to starting a tenancy that will give you the best chance of a regular re-let without void periods over the quieter times of the year. We will give you a realistic, up-to-date rental valuation that allows you to accurately calculate your annual rental income and return on your investment.Request a Valuation.

Property presentation

People choose Chantries because they trust that our lettings service will meet their expectations. We will maximise your property’s potential with advice on cleaning, styling and decoration, followed by professional photography and floorplans. We can also oversee any refurbishment works on your behalf if the property is not local to you. For a more in-depth package to get your property to the market, please enquire about our ready to rent service.

Finding the right tenant

Finding you the right tenant is our main objective. We work hard to match our registered tenants with a property that will be suitable to all parties. We accompany every viewing, allowing us to present your property in a more relaxed atmosphere and to meet the prospective tenants and give you our professional opinion on their suitability, following the viewing. We carry out extensive referencing checks on your prospective tenant to ensure they are both financially and personally suitable to you, this includes both an employment reference and previous landlord checks.

Management services

Our management service is broken down into three levels: fully managed, rent collect and tenant find. Here is an overview of what is included:

 FULLY MANAGEDRENT COLLECTTENANT FIND
RENTAL VALUATION

ADVERTISING/MARKETING

TENANT INTRODUCTION

PREPARATION OF TENANCY AGREEMENT

LIASING WITH LANDLORDS MORTGAGES

REFERENCE CHECKS

ORGANISE INVENTORY AND CHECK IN

RENT COLLECTION

ORGANISATION OF GAS SAFE CERTIFICATE

DEPOSIT REGISTRATION WITH THE DPS

UTILITY COMPANIES TRANSFER OF CONTRACTS

REGULAR INSPECTIONS

CO-ORDINATING REPAIRS

FULL ITINERY AND INSPECTION AT END OF TENANCY

For more information, please see our Landlord Fees.

Ready to rent

Many first time landlords may not be aware of the legal requirements when it comes to letting a property. Our ready to rent service will ensure you have all the required compliance documents in order to safely and legally rent your property. This includes organising and EPC and gas safety certificate as well as having the property cleaned to a tenancy standard and inspected by a professional to check the wiring is safe and there are no potential hazards. For more information on this service, please contact us.