Guaranteed Rent

“Guaranteed rent” is a property management arrangement in which a property owner receives a fixed rental income from a property management company, regardless of whether the property is vacant or the tenant fails to pay rent. This type of arrangement provides a level of financial certainty for property owners, as they can rely on a steady income stream without the typical concerns associated with rental vacancies or tenant payment issues.

Here are key features of a guaranteed rent arrangement:
  1. Fixed Monthly Income:
    The property management company guarantees the property owner a fixed monthly rent amount, usually for a specified period, regardless of the property’s occupancy status.

  2. Vacancy and Rent Arrears Protection:
    Even if the property is vacant or the tenant fails to pay rent, the property owner continues to receive the agreed-upon rental income from the management company.

  3. Property Management Services:
    In addition to the guaranteed rent, the property management company typically provides a range of management services. These services may include tenant placement, property maintenance, and dealing with tenant issues.

  4. Reduced Risk for Property Owners:
    Guaranteed rent arrangements are designed to reduce the financial risks associated with property investment. Property owners don’t have to worry about fluctuations in rental income due to vacancies or non-payment by tenants.

  5. Long-Term Agreements:
    Guaranteed rent agreements often involve long-term commitments, providing stability for both the property owner and the management company.

  6. Responsibility for Property Management:
    Depending on the specific agreement, the property management company may handle various aspects of property management, including tenant vetting, rent collection, and maintenance.

It’s important for property owners considering a guaranteed rent arrangement to carefully review the terms of the agreement, including the duration of the guarantee, the level of property management services provided, and any associated fees. While guaranteed rent can provide financial peace of mind, property owners should ensure they understand the terms and conditions before entering into such agreements. As with any property management arrangement, it’s advisable to conduct thorough

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Identification: You will need to provide an original copy of one or more of the following: passport, national ID card, driving license, bank details and proof of address. You will also need to pass a Right to Rent check for any tenancy in England beginning on or after 1st February 2016. This will require a face-to-face meeting with each tenant aged 18+ to verify likeness and consistency of the supporting ID documents within 28 days prior to the tenancy commencing.

Referencing: Provide contact details for your current employer, a character reference and details of any current or previous landlords. Additional materials may be required.

Deposit: Paid in advance as security, the sum is usually equal to four to six weeks rent, depending on circumstances.

When the rental term expires, subject to no arrears or difference between the Check In and Check out Inventory, the deposit will be returned to the tenant. Where a difference occurs, it is the tenant’s responsibility to pay the amount owed. This may include the cost to repair or replace any damage caused, loss of furnishing and/or the cost of professional cleaning.