Frequently asked questions

Landlord's, here are some of the answers to the commonly asked questions we get.
  While we have made an effort to answer a range of questions you might have we realised we may have missed some!  If we haven't answered your question here, please feel free to contact us .
  1. 1
    How do I know I can trust My Patch Lettings?
    We are members of The Property Redress Scheme as well as the National Association of Landlords. All our agents have 10 years experience of letting properties.
  2. 2
    How can you guarantee good tenants?
    Tenants are credit checked, references are taken from previous landlords and employers, ‘right to rent’ checked and finally social media and electronic footprint checked.
  3. 3
    Who can make an emergency cover claim ?
    Us, you and your registered tenants. Your tenants will be encouraged to take the initiative to make a claim directly without the need for you to be informed.
  4. 4
    How much do you charge for marketing a property?
    If you are taking out one of our three packages the marketing of your property is included in the monthly price. If you use our 'introduction only' service it is £300.
  5. 5
    Can I change some of the services in the packages ?
    If there are services you would like taken out or added to the package we can discuss creating a bespoke package that is right for you, just talk to us.
  6. 6
    How do I book a landlord package?
    We recommend that you meet one of our representatives to discuss all of the options. You can arrange a meeting by first completing our .
  7. 7
    What is the length of the landlord package agreements?
    They are a minimum of 12 months. The agreement will last throughout the duration of a tenancy agreement found by us.
  8. 8
    Can you take on properties that are currently tenanted?
    Yes we can, however the tenant would have to sign a new agreement with ourselves. Other details regarding inventories, checks and deposit protection would also have to be discussed.
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