Your lettings experts…
Enlisting efﬁciency and expert attention to detail makes perfect business sense if you own a property that you rent out, and it frees up time for you to focus on your own career .
PHP Lettings, based on Union Street, Inverness offers the city’s most affordable rates to landlords. It can fully manage your property for only 10 per cent plus VAT. It’s also looking to further develop its commercial lettings and help restore life into the city.
The Inverness franchise run by Alex MacLeod and Kerry Nicholas follows in the footsteps of the successful Elgin office established and run by master franchise owners Gary and Kim Harrison just over a decade ago.
Kim is the founder member and a highly respected figure in the lettings industry; Gary is a well known and respected business figure.
PHP Lettings offers a free, no-obligation assessment of your property’s rental potential. Lettings negotiator Kellie Nichol says outsourcing tenant find and management is very reassuring: “There is a wealth of information and legislation in relation to rental properties and often people don’t realise how much of an undertaking finding and keeping a tenant is, and it is getting more regulated.
“This year alone there are new laws with regard to deposits (Tenant Deposit Scheme) and energy performance certificates (EPC). Landlords are also obliged to be registered, and to ensure that they have a gas safety certificate (where applicable). It can be a real challenge to meet these criteria, stay abreast of the knowledge, and keep your own life balance. Not many people have time to get their electrical sockets tested and ensure safety tags on their furniture so that it is compliant with letting legislation.
“We major in quality lettings and it is our full time objective to ensure that the needs of tenants and landlords are met. We ensure that the properties are safe and maintained to a high standard. We have several absent landlords who are as far a field as South Africa and Sri Lanka. It’s very reassuring for them to know that we are taking responsibility. We have a bespoke online system that they can log and observe our communication with the tenants.
“Private landlords can find striking out on their own overwhelming. There is a need for employer references, credit checks, photographic ID, deposits, rental agreement, and so on. We excel in this administration as well as in our customer service.”
PHP Lettings currently manages over 400 properties ranging from luxury mansions to one bed apartments. Their role is to ensure that the rights and needs of both landlord and tenant are met and protected.
With a growing number of empty commercial properties in the Inverness area the firm is keen to make the most of what the city has to offer .Alex explains: “Empty office and retail buildings are detrimental to an area. They send out a message that it’s not worth doing business here, and they hint at neglect. We want to turn this around and renting the properties ensures that they’re maintained, creates new jobs, and puts life and vibrancy back into the city.”
PHP Lettings also has its own maintenance team (decorators, electricians, plumbers, builders) guaranteeing job satisfaction.
Kellie concludes: “If you are looking to rent a property then it is always worthwhile talking directly to us. Sometimes we know about a property that isn’t yet web-ready and if it’s what you’re looking for then you’re top of the list. We had one client last month who had just 72 hours to find anew home. She was very fortunate to have come to us as that day we were able to confirm anew property that met her needs. And if you’re a landlord then we offer fast, efficient service at an unbeatable price.” For information and advice about how PHP Lettings can put their expertise to work for you call the team on 01463 226667.
- Free, no obligation rental estimate
- Landlord Advice
- Variable term leases
- Maintenance arrangements
- Credit/reference checked
- Lease Preparation
- Let-to-buy properties
- Quarterly inspections and follow ups
- Your property is our business!
- Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm
- Saturday: 10am–3pm
Out of hours appointments accommodated wherever possible.