We Are On The Shortlist!9th September 2015
Julie and the team at Lettings Direct were thrilled to be announced as finalists in the Herald Property Awards for Scotland as Residential Letting Team of the Year.
The Herald Property Awards for Scotland honour the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful house builders, developers and landlords and to be listed in the company of the best that our country has to offer in the property market is an incredible achievement for our young company. It was champagne all round when that phone call came in!
The category for Residential Letting Team of the Year was supported by Safe Deposit Scotland and recognises that an active private sector letting market is now a key feature of the Scottish property market. A good lettings team will assist a landlord in achieving lettings and manage the tenancy to bring a successful outcome for all parties.
Here’s what the judges said!
“The category will reward an outstanding letting team in the residential market. Judges will be looking for evidence of how the team has distinguished itself from the competition and how their efforts have contributed to the delivery of a high quality, cost effective service to landlords and tenants alike. Innovation and commitment to the industry are also important.”
We think that sounds like us! And we’re feeling very proud that we impressed the judges with our approach to the lettings market.
For us, a Letting Agent should offer great service to all of its clients and we view our stringent list of checks and balances as a duty to both landlords and tenants. By ensuring tenants only ever go into properties that they can afford we provide stability and security for all concerned. Our reference checks are always thorough and include bank statements, employer references and a current or previous landlord where relevant.
In order to ensure our hard-work placing the right tenant into the right home, never goes to waste, Lettings Direct has a permanent maintenance team who carry out various jobs throughout our clients’ properties. The decision to bring this in-house was a result of increasingly high costs from tradesmen and a growing lack of urgency in attending to small jobs. We have successfully saved landlords money, ensured a quicker turnaround in maintenance issues for tenants and provided high standards and reliability at all times – something that pleases everyone! This consistently high level of care has resulted in increased demand across our clients’ portfolios, all the while bringing down their costs.
We are delighted to let you know that Lettings Direct has been shortlisted as the Residential Letting Team of the Year in the prestigious Herald Property Awards for Scotland. This is a major achievement for our young Lettings company and one we are extremely proud to be announcing.
Lettings Direct Perth is an independent lettings and property management company which has been operating in the city since 2011. We have experienced considerable growth over the past few years and now require a Lettings Assistant to support the Lettings Team in our busy office.
The position requires a friendly, efficient individual with a keen eye for detail and a great way with people. The right candidate for this responsible part-time role will be highly organised, able to prioritise quickly, remain calm under pressure, and possess excellent customer service skills.
Based at our city centre office, this person will be a first point of contact for many of our tenants and landlords, delivering on our promise of exceptional client care. The position also requires visits to our properties – a driving license is a must – including taking inventories and inspection visits.
From answering phones to replying to emails, dealing with property enquiries to arranging viewings and tradesmen visits, the role is varied and busy.
Lettings Direct are committed to the development of its staff. The team will fully support the successful candidate and training will be provided in-house, particularly in relation to customer systems and online portals. This role gives the candidate the chance to join a booming and dynamic organisation with the opportunity to learn and forge a rewarding career.
This is a part-time position offering 10 to 20 hours per week. As an essential service, the position is available for an immediate start. Click over to our website for full details.
Reporting to: Julie Cumming, Director of Lettings Direct
Office Location: 8 Atholl Crescent, Perth PH1 5NG
Hours: 10-20 hours per week. From time to time, some additional work may be required.
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