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We need your help with our New Year resolution

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Happy New Year. We hope you had a restful festive period and are ready for what promises to be a very busy and successful 2016. 

Assetgrove’s New Year resolution is to gain one new testimonial each and every month of 2016. But we can only do this with your help

Assetgrove’s New Year resolution is to gain one new testimonial each and every month of 2016. But we can only do this with your help

While we’re confident the next 12 months are going to be as good – if not better – than 2015, we are aware of the challenges facing landlords in 2016.

The government appears determined to make the lives of hard-working landlords more difficult.

Not only will Chancellor George Osborne slap an extra 3% stamp duty on buy-to-let properties from April – a move that’s been calculated will cost up to 11 months’ rental receipts – Right to Rent legislation is coming into force next month that will see landlords act as David Cameron’s immigration police.

This comes on top of the ending of full tax relief on mortgage interest payments that will be phased in from April 2017.

Maximising your income

Which brings us neatly to Assetgrove’s New Year resolution. Since 1975, we’ve worked with landlords to help them maximise their income from rental property.

Our rent guarantee scheme is the ultimate way to take the hassle out of running a property portfolio. Whether you own one or 100-plus properties, we take the stress out of managing your rental homes and ensure you receive fixed monthly payments even if it is not occupied.

Assetgrove offers up to five years guaranteed rent and will manage every aspect of the tenancy during this period – with no monthly fees, commissions or hidden surprises to pay for.

But our commitment to continue offering landlords a superior service cannot really be considered a New Year resolution. After all, we’ve been in business for more than 40 years and know our efforts are appreciated because many of our customers pass on their thanks to us

Our New Year resolution, therefore, is to ask you to put this praise in writing, providing us with testimonials that we can use to demonstrate our professionalism and expertise to landlords who want to maximise their rental income.

The key appeal of testimonials, both for us and you, is that they are a genuine reflection of real-world experiences. If you’re looking for a property specialist to run your portfolio, the chances are that you’d like to be able to speak to someone who’s already been through the process and ask exactly how it went.

Testimonials take away the task of hunting for previously satisfied customers.

Testimonials are like word-of-mouth marketing in today’s digital marketplace. They are a great way to establish yourself as a business that new and existing customers can trust, even before they ever meet you.

We want to receive at least one new testimonial each month. We’re not looking for War and Peace-style epics, just a quick email thanking us or praising our efforts.

The next time one of the hard-working members of our team leaves you appreciating their efforts, please, please, please drop them a quick email praising their efforts.

And if your resolution is to make your property empire a hassle-free enterprise, then please talk to Assetgrove about our rent guarantee scheme – it requires a lot less effort than keeping fit, losing weight or any other New Year resolution.

Neil Jennings

Neil is the Operations Director at Assetgrove Lettings, London's Leading Rent Guarantee Company, providing Landlords with no voids, property maintenance, fee-free property management and stress-free service.

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