Services

Marketing

All properties, either for sale or to let, are placed on our website and a number of select property portals to provide the best possible coverage.

We currently use the following property web sites all of which are updated on a regular basis -

www.zoopla.com
www.primelocation.com

We advertise in Westside Magazine, a monthly glossy publication distributed in Chiswick, Acton, Brook Green, Ealing, Hammersmith, Brentford and Shepherd’s Bush which contains articles of local news and events plus a wide range of interesting features including property.

Short Lets

Bellengers specialise in finding short lets for corporate and private and clients. We have an extensive range of short let properties throughout Chiswick and West London available for lets between two and 24 weeks. An increasing number of large companies use short lets as a more cost effective and convenient solution to hotels. Insurance companies often choose a short let to house their clients in order to minimise disruption.

Short lets can offer larger living space in a more relaxing environment than a hotel. They can offer alternative accommodation for company employees assigned to temporary projects or for householders whilst major works are being undertaken on their own property.

Our short let properties are furnished to a high standard with appliances and household items such as towels, linen, crockery and electrical goods provided. Most have broadband internet connections.

Quality properties in the right location are always in high demand. Short letting your property allows you flexibility if you are unsure of your plans and only want to rent for a short time.

Please contact Bellengers for a no obligation valuation if you are interested in short letting your property.

Lettings

Bellengers fully understand the local market and cover all aspects of lettings in a highly professional manner. Many of our clients come to us through personal recommendation.

Bellengers believe a well managed property improves the chances of the tenant remaining in the property longer thereby reducing potential void periods. Many tenants, particularly corporate ones, now expect a property to be professionally managed. Bellengers aim to manage your property as economically, efficiently and effectively as possible. We work hard on your behalf to negotiate tenancy renewals and increase rents in line with the market rate.

Sales

Bellengers marketing strategy ensures we always obtain the best price for our clients in the quickest possible time. Your property benefits from our comprehensive and consistent marketing campaign.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Regulations

Home Information Packs (HIPs) were suspended from 21 May 2010 and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must now be commissioned before commencing to market a property. This is a legal requirement in England and Wales. Enforcement is the responsibility of Trading Standards Officers and there are penalties for not complying with the duty to commission an EPC before putting the property on the market.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

It is a mandatory requirement for all tenant’s deposits to be registered with an approved scheme. Bellengers use an insurance based scheme (Mydeposits) to protect tenant’s deposits.

Inventories

With the advent of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme it essential to have an inventory prepared by an independent Inventory Clerk to ensure that in the event of a dispute with your tenant you have a schedule of conditions and contents backed up by a photographic record agreed and signed by both parties. We can arrange for a detailed inventory to be prepared if required.

Gas Safety Certificates

The Gas Safe Register replaced the CORGI gas register in Great Britain and the Isle of Man on 1 April 2009. All rented properties are required by law to have a gas safety inspection and certificate issued annually. This confirms that all the gas installations in property are safe and meet the relevant standards and regulations. We can arrange for a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out the required inspection and issue a Gas Safety Certificate if required.

Management

Bellengers have a wealth of experience having managed lettings effectively in the West London area for many years and offer an highly personalised and professional service to tenants and landlords alike. We understand the concerns of many landlords including the cost of repairs, rent collection, keeping accurate financial records and finding good tenants. We have access to a core group of experienced local tradesmen who are reliable, trustworthy and charge reasonable rates for any maintenance, repairs or redecoration work required.

Refurbishment

If you are considering undertaking some refurbishment work at your property we can assist you in achieving the best results to maximise the return on your investment. We have recently managed projects of varying degrees of size and complexity and can offer advice from outline concept to completion.

Investment

Bellengers offer objective and expert advice for investors looking to benefit from the West London property market and the current strong growth of residential property rentals. We can advise on opportunities and portfolio strategy, monitor market trends and can oversee portfolio management if required.