Decent Property Managers in Cardiff?

Decent Property Managers in Cardiff?

11:42 AM, 27th October 2014, About 7 years ago 34

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I’m new to this website and forum so pleased to make your acquaintance. Decent Property Managers in Cardiff?@

Does anyone know of a property management company in Cardiff or the surrounding area that they would recommend for the management of a small portfolio of residential properties? Two are student let and three are professional lets.
I need a company whose fees are reasonable but first and foremost they need to do what they say and charge for and keep my tenants happy.

As you probably know, the new LL licensing system is coming to Wales shortly and I would have to get qualified and coupled with the fact I travel a lot it’s better, in balance to have someone representing me in this.

I have tried a couple of companies in the past which turned out to be absolutely dire. I do not want a repeat of this.

Cheers, Tim



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by Mark Alexander

22:08 PM, 27th October 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Tim Vale" at "27/10/2014 - 21:49":

Hi Tim, if you are happy to do your own viewings, inventory and check in/out but want to outsource advertising, tenant referencing, deposit protection and rent collection then Letting Supermarket could do all of that for you, without the need for a local agent, for just £15 pcm + VAT.
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by Tim Vale

10:24 AM, 28th October 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "27/10/2014 - 22:08":

Thanks Mark

The next tenant find I need will be in January. I'm happy and experienced in doing viewings and inventories.

Cheers, Tim

by Kulasmiley

19:46 PM, 28th October 2014, About 7 years ago

Hi. I have these past few weeks attended 2 local landlord forums and Welsh Assembly Govt new RENTING HOMES Consultation. ONLY 2 LANDLORDS ATTENDED THIS MEETING.

"Change is gonna come!"
Anyway, I think Tim is very much right to enquire and Mark, as always helps members with his advice. I manage my own properties(18) throughout 4 different council authorities, and work non-stop (attended 3 different properties today, felted a roof, fixed 2 bathroom leaks). I have helped other landlords who don't have the time, it's really difficult for them, and me, I DON'T like other landlords calling others "rogue" or "bad". Landlords just want to rent their properties out with less fuss and rent to come in, BUT what comes with that is "responsibility". The recession hurt many landlords who geared up, had rent voids, bad tenants etc. - these landlords are hurting, they need help. All is not hunky dory. I have said all of this to the Welsh Govt in that meeting, they looked at me blank. BUT they have now come back to me for my thoughts. The local authorities are getting it wrong, they are not in business, they are playing "good cop, bad cop". I am aligning myself with the genuine council members and saying "welcome to my world". Watch this space guys. Tim, why not try a local agent on a month to month trial, any repairs you can get quotes as they occur?

by Mark Alexander

20:09 PM, 28th October 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "AA Properties Wales " at "28/10/2014 - 19:46":

Only two landlords attending is an absolute joke.

Too much talk and not enough action or what? (!!!)

Well done to you Kevin for sharing some reality with the Councils suited and booted. You can't be expected to change the world on your own though. You need more support from other Welsh landlords. Let's hope they read this and step up to the mark as opposed to hoping somebody else will do everything for them.
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by Kulasmiley

20:21 PM, 28th October 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "28/10/2014 - 20:09":

Thanks Mark. BUT - why only 2 landlords? I asked WAG (Welsh Assembly Govt) what outreach did they do to get landlords there, what forums?, what local community programmes? God, we have 150,000 landlords in Wales. I asked Simon White - Operational Manager kind of title when he went through this new "white paper" on Renting Homes in Wales "Are you a landlord?" NO> So how can you write up a new tenancy white paper WITHOUT landlords being at the meeting? It's no good moaning once this new law comes in. Accreditation for all landlords, fit and proper person, quality housing etc - it's all coming. SO - I am helping them now on outreach ideas, getting involved in the landords community etc. As landlords we have to move this in our way of thinking. I want a "tenants charter" - I want a tenants responsibility signature, I want a joined up approach with local police when a tenant wrecks a property, steals a housing benefit rent cheque, a tenants love and affection lol!

by Mark Alexander

20:38 PM, 28th October 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "AA Properties Wales " at "28/10/2014 - 20:21":

How did you find out about the meeting Kevin?

By all means use Property118 to drum up support next time.
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by Kulasmiley

21:00 PM, 28th October 2014, About 7 years ago

I found out about this meeting purely by "accident" while surfing the Govt website (boring eh??)..then a link mentioned the Welsh Assembly Gov't new "White Paper on Renting Homes" - Gosh - what a shock to the system that was! I took a deep breath, read some of the new tenancy proposals (to be called "contracts", not AST's). IF you go to WAG website, under Housing, you can find the link...and the new proposals including a MODEL CONTRACT......

by Silver Surfer

8:49 AM, 1st November 2014, About 7 years ago

I have used Corporate and Independents in Cardiff , the former have been a rank waste of time , like Double Glazing Salesmen , very smiley to get the business then its down hill.The one who did stand the test of time was Northwood Estates , small but very proactive and always willing to help.

This is not a guarantee for future performance.

by jguy

12:05 PM, 1st November 2014, About 7 years ago

I have been very happy with the services provided by Just-4-let in Cardiff. They look after my property in Barry

Speak to Gareth or Sarah

Here are their details

Gareth or Sarah
Email:info@just4let.co.uk
Web:http://www.just4let.co.uk
Tel: 01446 701 606 / 0845 257 43 44
Moblie: 07896 013 563

by Industry Observer

12:09 PM, 1st November 2014, About 7 years ago

Rita Hopkin of Cedar Properties details below is as professional an agent as any you will ever meet. ARLA member, trained by me(!!) and herself and tewo other team members accredited LAW she has been trading now at a guess probably knocking on for 20 years. She has a terrific team and used to be a senior buyer with a very big store in Cardiff and beieves in customer service, and delivers it.

If I had property in Cardiff I wouldn't hesitate to trust Rita and her team with it. Just have a look at the website to get an idea of what a quality outfit this is

http://www.cedarlet.co.uk
info@cedarlet.co.uk

T: (029) 2089 1878
F: (029) 2089 1819

Cedar Properties (Cardiff) Ltd is a Company Registered in England and
Wales with Company Number 5211341 and Registered Office at
6 Redgate Terrace, Groes Faen, CF72 8NN.


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