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The lettings process

The lettings process

At Davis Tate we are proud of the wealth of knowledge and experience we can offer you as a landlord. Our experienced lettings team will take care of the day to day management of your property so you don’t have to worry about it. We offer different levels of services which you can select to meet your individual requirements.

If you are a first time landlord, this guide will provide a useful step-by-step walkthrough of the letting process from start to finish. If you already have experience as a landlord, it may still provide a useful outline of what to expect when working with Davis Tate.

Consider your needs

Seeking the help and advice of a property professional like Davis Tate can be essential at an early stage. Your priorities and needs will depend on your particular circumstances. 

If the property you want to let is an investment, we can help introduce you to competitive Buy-to-Let mortgages through Embrace Financial Services.

If you are looking to rent your own home out for a short period and you currently have a residential mortgage, you should talk to your mortgage lender as early as possible to make sure you can get consent to let your property, or discuss let-to-buy mortgage options.

Consider your time scales

Davis Tate recommend that you market your property 6 to 8 weeks before you want it let. The standard length of a tenancy is 6 or 12 months. It can be helpful to talk to friends, colleagues and other landlords when considering what would fit best with your own needs. 

Talk to a Letting agent

We always welcome the opportunity to assist and advise our customers. Drop into or call your local branch for a chat about your aims and we’ll discuss how we can help you achieve them. It’s a great opportunity to meet our friendly team of local experts and talk through your needs.

We can talk through our property management options for landlords and demonstrate the peace of mind available knowing that Davis Tate are looking after both your property and your tenant. We pride ourselves on our ability to help you with every aspect of your tenancy including compliance issues and a range of financial services including landlord insurance and rent guarantee cover. 


Getting your property valued is an important step to make sure your property is achieving the best potential rental income for you. Our free expert valuation pack will outline what we believe you can achieve in monthly income for your property, supported by details of other recently let, comparable properties. Our friendly team will then call to discuss the next step you want to take.


If you choose to let your property with Davis Tate, we will book an appointment to visit the property and take photographs and create floorplans. Remember that first impressions count, so now is a good time to tick off any outstanding repairs or give any tired areas a fresh coat of paint so your property is as attractive as it can be to potential tenants.