Residential Long Term Lets
Chesterton have a selection of prime properties, both furnished and unfurnished, in the Cape Town area and beyond and we are able to assist you in finding the best property in the best location for your needs.
Chesterton offers landlords a professional and comprehensive lettings and management service.Through our extensive local knowledge and expertise we strive to ensure that our service meets your needs and provides total peace of mind. We offer assistance throughout the entire lettings process and all our clients are ensured of regular feedback and advice.
As your agent, we strategically market your property using a variety of mediums to ensure suitable tenants are found with maximum efficiency. We arrange viewings at suitable times and accompany prospective tenants on viewings (unless otherwise agreed).
You will be informed of all offers received on the property and once you have agreed an offer we will obtain all relevant references on your behalf and prepare the relevant Lease Agreement for both you and the tenant to sign.
Landlords also benefit from our excellent contacts with the corporate market, film production companies and relocation agencies. This enables Chesterton to secure blue chip tenants with the aim of maximising returns for our clients.
We provide a range of services which are designed to suit the different and varied needs of its landlords:
Landlords: Full management
Our experienced property managers offer a comprehensive first class service that includes:
• Organising ongoing maintenance and emergency repairs to an agreed financial limit
• Access to a portfolio of approved contractors with competitive pricing due to economies of scale
• Advice on relevant legislation and action taken on landlord's behalf when necessary
• Recommendations on property marketing including refurbishment service
• Management of rent accounting and other financial issues
• Paying routine outgoings
• Chasing tenants for rental payments and preparing rent statements for you/your accountant
• Corresponding with utilities and other service providers
• Arranging check-in and checkout inventories
• Agreeing and negotiating dilapidations at the end of the tenancy
• Preparing the property for re-letting
Our Property Management Department also provides you with a bespoke refurbishment service/ interior design and decorating, the focus of which is to employ the most cost effective approach to ensure a property can achieve its optimum income potential and minimize void periods.
Landlords: Property Investment: Buy-to-Let
For those looking for an investment property, Chesterton Humberts offers invaluable advice on assessing and selecting the properties likely to give the best return.
Our team of experts also have extensive knowledge of how to present a property to maximum advantage and will advise on all aspects from paint colour to snagging.
With our affiliation with Home from Home Hospitality Services, we also offer developers and investors the opportunity to have a fully managed short term hospitality service in their property, which includes full guest management services and property management (with possible on-site hotel trained team of managers and housekeepers), tourism star grading, décor, furnishing and marketing into both the business and leisure tourism industry, as well as serviced domestic rentals, whichever may suit the property best.
For developers, Home from Home’s 8 years of experience and developing relationships and marketing exposure into the tourism industry means that you can offer investors a solution to take them beyond the day of transfer. So coupled with Chesterton’s proven track record of extended stay and long term rentals, all the headache of managing an investment property is looked after.
Speak to us about our Trust-based investment plan to secure the best investment properties in Cape Town.