Hillside Property Management is operated by me - a Private
Landlord with over 10 years property management and letting
experience across a wide range of tenants (professional tenants,
students and families on housing benefit). I am a member of the
National Landlords Association and an Accredited Landlord by
EMLAS for our own properties.
To ensure a professional approach to managing properties I have
attended courses and workshops to become an Accredited Landlord
by the local council.
I also regularly attend meetings for Landlords arranged by the NLA, EMLAS and the local council to keep abreast of issues
relating to renting properties in and around Nottingham.
I have public liability and professional indemnity insurance
to cover myself and the Landlords I work for and I am a member
of a recognised property redress scheme.
I manage other Landlords
properties to the same high standard as I manage my own
Most new tenants are found online so to get maximum exposure
online letting agents to advertise accommodation to let on all
the main property websites including Rightmove, Gumtree, Zoopla etc
To accommodate working tenants I can do viewings any time any day
or evening or weekend.
the risks of finding a bad tenant I always carry out full
credit checks and references on all potential tenants
I prepare the tenancy agreements
that meet all legal requirements using the NLA website - and
can tailor the agreement to any specific or special requirements.
I do a full photographic and written inventory prior to move
in to record the condition of the property at move in and do
a full familiarisation of the house on move in - including
location of all gas, water and electricity isolation valves
I take the deposit and place it in the DPS - a government
approved deposit holding scheme and supply al the deposit
information to the tenant
If the tenant is claiming housing benefit I will liaise with
the benefit offices to confirm the amount of payments and to
To minimise misuse of the property I carry out regular
property checks every 2 / 3 months to ensure any defects / leaks etc are
I send visit reports to the Landlord and statements on
I carry out any necessary minor repairs during the property checks
(using tools I carry in my car) like broken light switches
repair/replacing door hinges etc - at no additional
If a tenant reports a problem I will visit the property to
check out the problem and if I cannot repair it myself I will report to the Landlord prior to calling out any trades
(unless an emergency like a broken boiler in mid-winter)
There are no additional charges when I am
called out by the tenant for any problems and no charge if I
can fix the problem at the same time.
In a nutshell - Landlords pay me to minimise the risk of taking
on a bad tenant, regularly check their properties to ensure the
property is being cared for, to organise repairs and maintenance (that I
cannot do myself) and to collect and to promptly pass on the
rent to the Landlord.
If you are looking to invest in a property then I will be happy
to look at any properties you have shortlisted with you.
I have no employees, no high street shop or offices so my
overheads are low. Your one and only contact is me - if for any
reason I cannot answer your call (say if i am driving) I will
always call you back.
My fee is a flat 9% of rent taken (no vat) for all the
services described above
plus an initial £125 to cover advertising and credit checks to
find new tenants (not applicable if taking over an existing
A fee which is good value compared to the high street Letting Agent who
will add an additional 20% vat to any fees/expenses. I do not take
commission (usually 10%) from tradesmen for work done -
which is a hidden cost in your bills. You will always speak
to me (and I always return calls if I cannot answer whilst
driving etc) and I am open 24/7 (preferably 9am to 9pm).
Also I am keen to find a good tenant from
the start and keep them as a tenant for as long as possible
by providing a good and fair service. Many letting agents
are keen for a change in tenant as an opportunity to charge
all sorts of fees to the new tenant and Landlord.
I am a Chartered Engineer and have worked for over 25 years in
industry managing many medium sized factories across the east
midlands - I am now
"semi-retired". I am well used to organising and planning and
sorting all kinds of problems whether relating to people or
operational issues. I now manage our own properties (7 across
Nottingham and Derbyshire) and 20+ properties for other
private Landlords - see my
portfolio. These Landlords either do not live in Nottingham or simply do not wish to get involved
with the day to day activities of managing their properties.
This provides me with a flexible part time self employment to
supplement my other income sources.
if you would like to discuss how i can help you in managing
your property and tenancy then please contact