Since July 2001, Colin Lenehan has been independently involved with the sale, rental and management of property from individual vendors & landlords to multi unit portfolios. With thousands of residential properties let & sold since that time Nest receive most of their daily business from referrals.
“I believe there is no substitute for strong marketing, comprehension of market conditions and honed negotiating skills, even though we are in the property business you need to be a people person. Success is not measured solely by deals done, but by relationships built, continually communicating with clients and by responding to their individual needs. If you are thinking about selling or renting your home and would like a private consultation, please feel free to give me a call any time”.
Colin Lenehan is a member of The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers. (www.ipav.ie) & The Irish Property & Facility Management Association. (www.ipf- ma.ie)
In order for you get things right from the outset, best practice is for one of our agents specialising in property lettings to visit you at the property you intend to let out. Alter- natively you can call to our office on Haymarket Bridge, Drogheda whereby we can go through details such as;
Preparing your property for rental.
Current rental rates.
Obligations under The Tenancy Act of 2014. Our managed or unmanaged service (let only). Any other queries you may have.
Under the Property Services Regulatory Authority’s code of practice you will need to sign a letter of engagement, a copy of your ID and a recent utility bill.
A BER (Building Energy Rating) Certificate must also be provided for advertising purposes.
If you wish to have an inventory included in the lease agreement you will need to supply it before the tenancy commences.
If your property is part of a multi unit development we will need “The House Rules” for your tenant.
Advertising and marketing your property.
We pride ourselves on our presentation of our rental properties and do everything possible to promote your property at it’s best. Depending on each individual property we can offer professional photos, videos if needed, our landmark office can promote your property in our state of the art LED displays as well as on websites such as daft.ie, rent.ie & nest.ie.
Once we have instructions from you as to the type of tenant you are looking for and you give us keys, alarm code/access codes and fobs which are kept securely in our office, we will check our database of tenants already vetted and arrange viewings.
Once we are satisfied the potential tenants are the correct profile for your property we will set up a viewing and give you feedback as things progress.
Securing the correct tenant.
When we are confident a tenant is the correct choice for your property we will then liaise with you, thereafter with your consent we will request the relevant paperwork from the poten- tial tenant. All tenants must provide the following documents to us:
- Employment reference
- Previous landlord reference
- Copy of photo ID
- PPS number
- Previous utility bills.
Lease Agreement, Rent and Deposit.
Depending on whether your property is managed or not we will then produce the most up to date Lease Agreement in line with the current legislation.
There are 2 types of lease, “A Fixed Term Lease Agreement” and a “Part Four Lease Agreement”. We will arrange for 2 copies of the lease agreement to be signed on your behalf and forwarded to you.
The deposit and first months rent will be collected from the tenant, we will then issue them with a receipt, deduct our fee and forward the balance of the funds to your account. This usually takes 3 to 5 working days.
Tenants must sign a standing order form which we send to the relevant bank on your behalf.
If you wish we can resister your tenant with the PRTB, registration fee is €90.00 and our administration fee for this service is €30.00 +Vat.
Tenants Moving In.
Upon signing the relevant paperwork and confirming all funds are paid by the tenant, we will release the keys of the property to the tenant. Thereafter we will take the electric and gas meter reading and transfer the accounts into the tenant’s name. Your documentation. We will send you 2 copies of the lease agreements and a letter confirming the details of the lease, utility readings and your tenant’s details if you wish to look after the PRTB registration yourself. If the property is an unmanaged property we will include a cheque minus our fees.