Welcome to ITS Lettings
Thank you for enquiring about our services
ITS Lettings is an entirely independent letting agent. We are not a franchise or a multi-branch business. We are however, a friendly, reliable and professional family run business and landlords ourselves too. We have been renting and developing property in Derby for over 30 years, in which time we have gained a wealth of experience in letting, buying and modernising property up to local and national government legislation standards.
If you are looking to expand your portfolio of properties we can also help you to buy at the right price and guide you as to roughly how much it will cost to develop the property. We have qualified tradesmen on our database whom we have used for many years including NicEic Part P registered electricians, Gas Safe and Watermark registered plumbers and gas fitters, bricklayers, plasterers, joiners, floor layers, carpet fitters and decorators.
At ITS Lettings our commitment to you is to look after your properties and your tenants as if they are our own, so it is very important to us that we find you the right tenant who will live there happily and as comfortably as possible and who will look after the property during the term of their rental period.
In our experience one of the most common complaints from landlords is that when something minor goes wrong in the property, for example, a kitchen unit door or a door handle has become loose, the agent sends a tradesman to fix it without notifying the landlord which can result in a bill of between £60 to £100 The reason being is they have the landlord’s permission to spend up to £250 without notifying him/her. To counter this complaint you can inform ITS Lettings at the start of your contract if and when you would like to be informed about such mishaps, giving you the opportunity to rectify it and save money. However if you prefer ITS Lettings to send someone, we will be more than happy to arrange this and invoice you at the end of the month. Please note that in any emergency we will send a qualified tradesman to fix the problem and then notify the landlord. At ITS Lettings you can tell us how much you want us to spend on maintenance works to your property before we notify you, or whether you want to be notified every time. The choice is yours, giving you full control over your property and finances.
As an existing landlord, you will already be aware of the legal requirements and restraints on you and you already know the constraints it can have on your time. For new landlords this can be a very daunting time with a lot of things to consider. This is where ITS Lettings can help again. So, whether you are a first time landlord or looking to expand your portfolio we have the knowledge of what legalities are required, for example, your legal responsibilities with regard to electrical appliances, your annual Gas Safety Check certificate and the Energy Performance certificate that is required and we have the experience to use that acquired knowledge to keep you safe in the lettings market and make the whole experience run as smoothly as possible for you.
Over the years we have come to realise that when we place a property on the market, the priority should not be to let it as soon as possible, but to find a good tenant as soon as possible who will keep the property in good condition, pay the rent on time and stay for the duration of term agreed.
Who benefits from an empty property?
Nobody. That is why we at ITS Lettings use the best tools for maximum exposure to let or re-let your property fast. Our keyword is ‘Avoiding the Void’. Most tenancies come to an end eventually and you will need to fill that vacant property as soon as possible. We can take the hassle out of your hands…. Our database informs us well in advance when your tenant’s Tenancy Agreement is due for renewal. We have clients waiting for properties like yours to become available and in the weeks running up to their possible departure we can screen all new potential tenants. We can take the hassle away from you by arranging assisted viewings and finding you a good quality tenant to ‘Avoid the Void’ and complete all the necessary paperwork on your behalf too.
We extensively use the Internet to advertise your properties, utilizing the large amount of websites available to us. Giving your property extensive exposure means that your property will be viewed by hundreds of potential tenants giving us and you more chance of finding the perfect tenant for you, and if you have a busy schedule then we can arrange accompanied viewings for you too.
Of course, ITS Lettings can also provide you with additional associated services including independent mortgage advice and we can recommend solicitors who specialise in property law and buy-to-let schemes, and guide you in finding the best property insurance for your needs. Just tell us your requirements and we will be happy to provide you with further details. We will handle all aspects of the Tenancy Deposit Protection following the current government guidelines to ensure that you are legally protected at all times.
ITSLettings will provide you with the professional approach that you are looking for and cater for all of your needs by guiding you towards the best way in marketing, developing and maintaining your properties to the satisfaction of the law, yourself and your tenants.
When you join us you can rest assured that we will provide you with all the best advice and you can relax in the knowledge that you can trust us to take care of everything on your behalf.
When you call ITS Lettings your call is answered by the Director/ Manager who personally understands your needs, your property and your tenants.