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Property Management Services
Property management in Cardiff and surrounding areas.
Apollo offers quality and affordable property management services to landlords in Cardiff, Swansea, and surrounding areas in South Wales. We manage all aspects of property management for landlords and investors including commercial, residential property, single lets, blocks of flats, and HMOs.
At Apollo we strive to be the best at what we do and we are passionate about breaking the negative stigma around landlords and letting agents. We do this by offering a high-quality level of customer service to our landlords and tenants. Property is a people's business which is why our customers are our highest priority.
We offer a full lettings management service for landlords and investors, from tenant finding services, to deposit protection, enhanced tenant referencing, and more. Apollo effortlessly does all of the heavy lifting to get your buy to let occupied with the right tenant. We work meticulously to ensure the process of letting your rental is as hassle-free as possible for the landlord and the tenant.
What People Say...
"Apollo lettings have done an amazing job with us.
We have exclusively dealt with Joely Curran and strongly believe she is an asset to the company. Joely is professional, responsive and has promptly handled any concerns we have raised. We would highly recommend Apollo estate agents based on the experience that we have had."
"Excellent service and quick and friendly help to any questions I have had!"
"Our estate agent Joely is fantastic, really reliable and quick to solve any problems we have and is always really kind and approachable. Would definitely recommend Apollo Lettings!"
Full management service for landlords in Cardiff and surrounding areas.
Our full premium property management service for landlords makes the entire process of renting your property hands-off. This package includes:
Full Tenant References
We ensure all tenants that go into our landlord's properties are properly referenced. This includes credit checks, due diligence, previous landlord and agent references as well as character references. We do our best to ensure that the tenant is a good fit for your property.
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We advertise our managed properties on Zoopla and Prime Location and ensure we take clear pictures of each property to show them off at their best. We can take high quality virtual tours of the property so that perspective tenants can get a great feel for the property before they see it in person. We can also advertise the listing on social media if requested.
Gas and Fire safety
Before renting any property we must ensure that it is up to regulation, is fire safe, and has an up-to-date gas safety and electrical certificate. We have reliable engineers we can instruct to ensure that your property is up to standard and meets regulation. For more information on regulations for rental properties have a look at our legal responsibilities for landlords page. From December 1 2022 it’s also a legal requirement in Wales to have wired in CO2 and fire alarms rather than battery operated.
We will inspect the rental properties quarterly to ensure everything is in order, there is no damage and the tenant is happy. We will also take photos to send to the landlord as proof the property is being looked after. If we notice any damage or repair we inform the landlord to keep them updated at all times to ensure that small issues do not turn into big problems.
Rent Smart Wales Compliance.
When renting a property in Wales all landlords must be registered with Rent Smart Wales (RSW). You will not need a landlord license for this but you will need to be registered as a landlord. Our staff are fully trained in Rent Smart Wales and can offer help to ensure that you are RSW compliant. For more information on compliance check out our blog post about renting a property in Wales.
A EPC certificate sumarries the energy efficiency of the building, it is graded from A-G.
Having an EPC on a property is a legal requirement. The law states that the minimum grade EPC for a rental property is an E.
If your property does not have one already we can arrange for an EPC to be carried out on the property. EPCs are valid for ten years and it is a legal requirement that you have an up-to-date one when renting or selling a property.
On commencement of the tenancy, we will provide an inventory listing the property's contents and the condition that it is in. This helps massively when it comes to returning the deposit at the end of a tenancy.
Property Maintenance and Repairs
We will arrange for trades to carry out repairs at the property if needed. Urgent repairs are dealt with within 24hrs and non-urgent repairs are dealt with within seven working days. Being pro-active with the repairs is great way to keep your tenant happy. It is also a good way to ensure that your property is being looked after appropriately and that there are no issues which are not brought to your attention.
Tenant Change over
We can manage all repairs and organise post tenancy cleans before a tenant changeover. This is often done at short notice and can be stressful if self-managed. We also handle the check out process and all communication in relation to deposit disputes. We can make sure that meter readings are taken pre and post tenancy to ensure that the utilities are covered appropriately.
Quality Customer Service
We pride ourselves on our quality customer service to our tenants and our landlords. We aim to respond to all enquiries as quickly as we can to ensure the highest level of customer service.
We are always looking to connect with new landlords and investors. Do you have a property in Cardiff or surrounding areas which you need managing? Get in touch with us today.
Expert Market Knowledge
We have expert knowledge of the rental markets in Cardiff and across South Wales- get in touch with us today for a free rental market appraisal and see how much you could rent your property out.
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