Westbeach Properties is an estate agent in Hove specialising in long and short term lets as well as holiday rentals.
Westbeach Properties in Hove use their expert local knowledge, network of reliable local tradespeople and friendly, approachable manner to help landlords, tenants, holidaymakers and sellers get the best out of their properties no matter how long they are staying or what type of residential property they are offering.
Kim White established the firm two years ago but has been working in the property letting industry since 2001. She knows how to optimise a property for rental or sale and how to attract the right tenants for the right properties. By talking to tenants about what they really want out of their next let, she can make sure she finds the right property to keep them happy She also supports landlords by marketing their properties in the right way to reach the best tenants.
Long Term Lets
Landlord and tenant satisfaction is paramount at Westbeach Properties so they undertake a thorough vetting process for properties and thorough checks on tenants. They offer three levels of service to suit individual landlords' needs and can offer a fully managed option with excellent customer service if required. Kim and her team are so dedicated to long term landlord satisfaction that they offer a special loyalty scheme which means their fees can actually decrease with time.
Short Term Lets
Because they offer such a smooth running service for moving tenants in and out of their properties while offering affordable fees for tenants and plenty of advice and support to help them, short term lets are a good and profitable option for many of their landlords. They offer a cleaning service before and/or after each tenant leaves and provide great communication throughout the whole process.
Easy contactability is another big bonus for people taking out holiday lets with Westbeach Properties and they take the time to show holidaymakers the properties properly, greet them when they arrive and offer them advice on the local area and the best places to go. They also don't charge an admin fee to the renter unlike other holiday lets such as AirBnB.
For landlords, we've found that holiday lets can be more profitable than normal long term lets and landlords save on time, money and paperwork by not needing tenancy agreements and dealing with tenants moving in and out. Payment is made upfront for holiday lets too so there's no worry about missing rent. They do all the advertising of the holiday lets and, if landlords decide it isn't for them and would like to change to a normal let, they can do that too as it is all under one roof.
They can also use their excellent customer service and expect local knowledge to help people sell their properties too. Kim is very honest when it comes to valuing a property and will gladly give sellers advice on how to make the most of their property to get the best possible price.
Landlord Loyalty Scheme
Kim noticed that some letting agents had a tendency to lure landlords in with a great introductory rate and then let it creep up over time. She thinks this is no way to reward loyalty so, instead, does the opposite and offers landlords a loyalty scheme which will see their fees actually decrease over time. West-beach Properties loyalty scheme offers landlords a great rate in their first year which then gradually lowers to reach 5%.
If you have a property and aren't sure which would be the best type of let for you, feel free to talk to Kim and her team so they can advise you.