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Property Management Services for Landlords in the UK
X1 Sales & Lettings manages over 4,000 properties on behalf of landlords across the UK. As a professional and award-winning property management company, we have the skills, qualifications, and experience to manage your property and provide the highest levels of care to both you as a Landlord and your tenant.
Whether you’re looking to let a single property or a large investment portfolio, we can tailor our professional property management service to suit your needs.
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To find out the best price for your property, you can use our instant free property valuation calculator. It couldn’t be simpler to use, tell us your postcode, house number, and the number of bedrooms your property has and that is it, we will do the rest!
Once you have the valuation, it is your decision whether you want to sell your property or rent it out. We can help with both options and of course, our team is available to answer any questions you may have and weigh up both options to make sure it is the right option for you.
We can move quickly to market your property to rent, or to sell depending on your decision and you will have a dedicated point of contact to help you through every step of the process.
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Property Management Services
X1's main priority is safeguarding your property and ensuring all you have to do is sit back and collect rent. Our integrated management, landlord, and lettings team work together to provide a seamless delivery of property management services ranging from:
Understanding the rental value of your property is the first step in the advertising of your property. Our valuation experts will arrange an appraisal to ensure your apartment fulfils its rental potential ahead of launching to market.
We ensure your property receives maximum exposure across a range of platforms & negotiate with enquiries and applicants and convert these in to bookings to minimise void periods on your property.
We will provide you with peace of mind that you have fully referenced and high-quality tenants who can meet the financial requirements. Our team will arrange the compilation of the tenancy agreement ensuring it sets out the legal terms and conditions of your tenancy.
From late rental notices, rental increases to re-possession notices, our team will ensure correct serving of any notices. Also X1’s finance team focuses on maximizing your return on investment and processing rent, chasing arrears, protecting deposits, and providing monthly statements of your account.
Our property management team will ensure you meet your duty of care obligations along with complying with over 100 pieces of legislation required. X1’s Property Management team carries out all routine inspections along with thorough check-in & outs in order to document any issues.
First impressions count! Our viewings team always ensure to present your apartment in the best light ahead of the viewing along with building tenant relationships from the get-go.
With X1, you will have access to your own landlord portal where you can find all information regarding your property from legislative documents, marketing performance, videos, virtual tours, statements of account and more.
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How to maximise a property investment?
Our team has their ears to the ground when it comes to knowing the property market in their local areas and they can share with you their up-to-date knowledge. This will give you everything you need in order to make an informed decision on how much you can rent your property for. Our competitive fees ensure that you are always receiving a great return on your investment.
Not only do we have our Sales & Lettings team to manage your property, but we also have our in-house Property & Maintenance teams meaning that we can save you money by using our own team as opposed to external contractors for any maintenance issues that crop up whilst we are managing your property.
The Property & Maintenance teams are also experts at updating property fixtures and fittings to make sure that your property is always desirable within the market and has the ability to achieve the top rent within the market.
Who will you deal with on a day-to-day basis?
You will have a Senior Account Manager who will be your one dedicated point of contact at X1 that will manage all aspects of your property. This makes it easy for you as there is only one person to speak with who knows all about your property instead of being passed from pillar to post.
Our Senior Account Managers manage a team that looks after marketing your property, tenant relations, and rent collections whilst also liaising with all aspects of the business from Finance to Property Maintenance to ensure that your property is in safe hands whilst it is in our care.
Property Management FAQs
What services do X1 provide?
The team here at X1 Sale & Lettings provide a full management service. Our main priority is safeguarding your property and maximizing your rental income. We have an integrated management approach to all teams working together to provide a seamless delivery of property management services.
We have offices in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, and North Kent. Our teams manage properties within these cities and surrounding areas.
Who is my main point of contact at X1?
Every landlord with X1 will enjoy a relationship with a Senior Account Manager who is your one dedicated point of contact. Your Senior Account Manager will oversee all aspects of your property management including the initial marketing, tenant relations, rent collections, and maintenance teams.
How do you market my property to overseas residents?
We are delighted to be working with Giraffe 360 - the essential property listing technology for sales and lettings agents.
The Giraffe 360 technology created 3 elements for a property listing; still imagery, accurately measured floor plans, and a 3D interactive walkthrough. A virtual property tour is essential for a property listing as not only does it allow apartments to be booked without an in-person viewing but it significantly minimizes the risk of an application being withdrawn.
I am a non resident landlord - do I have to pay tax on my income?
As a landlord of property in the UK, there are some things you need to know about your tax obligations. Firstly, you are legally obliged to register with HMRC and declare all of the income which you receive from your property investment. You will then need to pay the relevant amount of UK tax in your income received. The matter of tax can vary on an individual basis (for example country of residence, property, etc) and so X1 have partnered with an accounting company who are equipped to discuss your personal situation and assist where possible. If you need assistance in getting your UK taxation affairs up to date or if you simply want further clarification on your taxation position, please do feel free to contact the X1 team.
What is an EICR and why do I need one?
As of 1st April 2021, it has been a legal requirement for all private rented properties to have an electrical inspection and EICR which must be carried out every 5 years. You do not need an EICR to sell your property.
Why do I need an EPC?
In order to legally advertise a lettings property, a valid Energy Performance Certificate must be included on all property advertising and shared with any prospective resident. An EPC confirms the energy performance of a property with ratings from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. The government has proposed increasing minimum standards to an EPC of band C by 2025 for all new properties and landlords do have financial support packages available to them to assist with remediation where required.
How much do letting agents charge to manage a property in the UK?
Average prices can be between 10-15%. We charge a very competitive 9% (plus VAT) for the management of your property.
What is TPO?
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) is an independent body for landlords & tenants. It is a redress body for all landlords/tenants to refer any complaint to should the managing agency fail to resolve a complaint to the satisfaction of the client. X1 are voluntary members of The Property Ombudsman.
What is a Propertymark agent?
ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) is a membership division of Propertymark - a professional body within the property sector which focuses on ensuring the highest industry standards for clients and agents.
Along with being a Propertymark member, we proudly sponsor our team through Propertmark qualifications which means you can rest assured that whoever is handling your property follows a strict code of conduct and is up to date with the ever changing landscape of the property industry.
How often will you inspect my property?
All properties managed by us have a full inventory report taken at the start of a tenancy and a full checkout report taken at the time of moving out. Residential properties are inspected every 6 months during tenancies and student properties are inspected once each semester (3 in total),
How do I terminate a property management contract?
If you wish to leave our management service, you will need to give us one month’s written notice.
What other services does X1 provide?
If you decide that you would like to sell your property, that is also something that our team can assist with. We have a specialist sales team at X1 that can help you along the journey whilst keeping it a stress-free experience for you.
If you are looking to achieve a quick sale, we are also able to assist you with selling your property at auction. Unless you have been down this road before, it is a different experience to sell your property conventionally, but our team is on hand to talk you through the process and assist you along the way.
2023 Property Management Landlord Brochure
X1 successfully manages over 4,000 properties on behalf of landlords across Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, and Kent. We have the skills, qualifications, and experience to manage your property and provide the best possible service to both the tenant and you, their landlord.
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What landlords say about X1's agents
After a terrible experience with a previous agent, X1 took on the management of our HMO and they've been absolutely amazing. Very communicative, always fast in responding to me and my tenants when issues arise and very proactive with finding new tenants. I can't recommend them highly enough! Special thanks to: Dennika Edwards is an absolute rock star, please make sure she knows!
Generally, I found them responsive and trying to get the best rental. Updates are being sent regularly and the rental income is sent to my account without delay. Special thanks to: Dennika Edwards
Apart from the fact that one of my properties managed by X1 lost money last tax year, I think they are a good management company and put it down to bad luck of needing a new roof or something. Special thanks to: Sarah Webster is a delight to work with - friendly, responsive and hepful.
We had a completely worry free time with X1 letting. Our agent has been outstanding and managed to find us a tenant even during COVID. Special thanks to: Kelsey is our agent