Why Chelton Brown
Have you bought a property? Answer: No. I am looking to invest in property in the near future.
Chelton Brown has experience in renting many properties across Northamptonshire. We have collated information regarding the popular areas for those who are looking to invest in the area. We frequently have one, two and three bedroom houses and apartments’ available as well as four, five bedroom properties and the occasional six bedroom property. One, two and three bed properties tend to be let quicker (when in a good condition) than the bigger properties which only appeal to a niche market.
The most popular areas in Northampton are: Town centre (Derngate, Southbridge), Duston, St.Crispins, Upton, East Hunsbury, West Hunsbury, Wootton Fields, Grange Park and Abington. Popular Northampton villages include: Harpole, Little Brington, Great Brington, Upper Harlestone, Lower Harlestone, Hardingstone, Earls Barton, Little Billing and Great Billing. Popular areas in Daventry and surrounding villages are; Lang farm, Middlemore, Timken, Weedon, Long Buckby, Norton, Badby, Rugby, Whilton, Braunston and Towcester.
When you are looking to buy a property for investment purposes; whether it is a new investment or an addition to your portfolio we can provide you with Investment advice.
Have you bought a property? Answer: Yes.
Initially you need a market property rental assessment. We can arrange this free of charge and there is no obligation to proceed past this stage. Our experienced designated Lettings Valuation Negotiator will arrange an appointment with you to view your property. A look around internally of the property will allow a clearer idea of achievable market rental income.
Factors that affect the appraisal:
We continuously lead the way in the lettings industry with our marketing strategy by becoming the first in Northamptonshire to use To Let Boards, Window cards, property lists, advertise in magazines and more recently advertise on Twitter, Facebook and have our own free downloadable iPhone app. This means we are always looking for new and innovative ways to showcase your properties to a wider audience.
We strongly believe in offering a premier management service to our landlords. Please read our testimonial page which comprises of reviews from our landlords and tenants.
Chelton Brown is ARLA Regulated - what does this mean?
ARLA - The Association of Residential Letting Agents. ARLA are the professional self-regulating body to be solely concerned with lettings and letting agents. The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) is a professional membership and regulatory body for letting agents and letting agencies in the UK. ARLA recognised the requirements of the residential lettings market were so detailed and specific that a separate organisation was required to promote standards in this important sector of the property industry. Every year, unlicensed agents cause Britain's homebuyers, sellers and renters unnecessary stress and hassle - and sometimes loss of money - by giving incorrect or misleading advice or offering poor standards of customer service.
By using a Licensed ARLA agent you are guaranteed:
You can be sure you are dealing with an experienced and professional agent, by choosing an ARLA member. Membership of the Association is through formal qualification ensuring that ARLA member agents have the knowledge and experience to guide you through your property transaction as smoothly and painlessly as possible. Operating under strict rules of conduct, members must meet certain standards relating to professional and ethical practice. Under the rules, agents are required to protect and promote their client's interests, while at all times acting in a fair and proper manner. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer at the hands of malpractice by an ARLA letting agent, the Association can take disciplinary action on your behalf.
You are better protected and will get higher standards from ARLA members!
Chelton Brown is a SAFEagent
Chelton Brown is a SAFEagent. SAFE – Safe Agent Fully Endorsed – is a mark denoting firms that protect landlords and tenants money through a client money protection scheme. Full details of the scope of the scheme can be obtained from the scheme operator. For more information on SAFEagent visit www.safeagents.co.uk
What service does Chelton Brown offer?
Once you have instructed us on your property we endeavour to take good care of it. We want to find you a quality tenant for your quality property.
Chelton Brown Marketing
Marketing your property is key. We make sure your property is accessible to prospective tenants by:
Separately we do advertise to promote our name by driving Chelton Brown branded cars, within R magazine, Business Times and through Heart radio, Business Networking and Social media - Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn.
Both of our Northampton and Daventry offices are open six days a week with a late viewing option; Monday to Thursday till 7.30pm. Northampton and Daventry offices are staffed with experienced property professionals all highly motivated and eager to let your property as fast as possible to the most suitable tenant.
Full credit referencing
Upon completion of the tenancy application a full credit reference takes place which checks:
Only once satisfactory references have been received, will the tenancy be allowed to commence.
The tenancy agreements we use are based on the approved ARLA agreement, which has been fully legally checked and is proven to be rliable in a court of law. The tenancy is usually for six a month renewable periods, to suit the needs of the landlord and tenant.
On the third month of the tenancy you will be contacted regarding the tenancy renewal. At this point you have three choices:
Offer the existing tenants a further term.
Issue the tenants notice to terminate the tenancy at the end of the term.
Offer a tenancy renewal, with a break clause to incorporate some flexibility.
If we do not get a response from the landlord, to ensure continuity we would offer a renewal of tenancy.
Our professional accounts team monitor the rents received from your tenant and ensure payments are collected within five working days. They also credit control if the need arises due to non-payment.
We have always managed to keep rent arrears between 6% and 8%, considering the national average is over 12%, we are proud of our achievement.
Due to the recovering economy we would always recommend Landlords take out rent protection insurance. In the case of non-payment the Landlord will receive the rent plus payment for court costs to remove the tenant.
Now that your property is successfully let to the right applicant you will be assigned a personal fully ARLA trained and qualified Property Manager. Your Property Manager will manage your property, the tenants and repair issues.