Frequently asked Questions
What is the tenant find process?
1. Start by valuing your rental property. Determining the value of your home is dead simple. You can determine the value of your property by using our online valuation tool & researching similar properties in the area using portals such as Rightmove or Zoopla. We will assist you with agreeing a suitable value.
How many photos should I upload for my advert?
Aim to have at least 5-12 superb photos of the property depending on the size of your property. You can do this by taking 3-5 shots of each angle, of each room and simply pick the best ones.
How long will it take for my advert to go live?
Once you sign up, provide your photographs and ID, your advert will be live within 24-48 hours.
How do I get notified of any tenant interested in my property?
First, they enquire with us via an online query or phone call. Then, we conduct our pre-screen checks. We then provide you with their details over the phone/via email and arrange a suitable viewing between you and the tenant.
Who hosts viewings?
You (the landlord.)
Our Lets So Simple tenant find service is specifically designed to give landlords as much power as possible. This means you are hosting your own viewings, which puts you in charge of choosing and meeting your own tenant.
How do I get started?
Simply sign up here. No payment is required upfront. All you will need is your property information and photographs. You will also be required to upload ID which are:
Photo ID (such as a Passport or Driving License)
Proof of Address (Bank/credit card statement, utility bill etc)
Proof of ownership (title deed or mortgage statement)
You can upload a PDF, Microsoft Word document, or image in JPEG/JPG, PNG or GIF formats. We're aware that not everyone has a scanner, so we will accept clear digital photos of your ID taken with a phone or camera if that suits you better.
Who checks the tenants right to rent?
You (the landlord).
A right-to-rent check is simply when a prospective adult occupant of a property shows their ID in person to landlord OR letting agent. It's quite similar to when you present your passport (or visa) to a border control officer at an immigration checkpoint.
This will be the responsibility of the landlord to conduct these checks. Guidance on right-to-rent checks can be found here.
What is the difference between referencing and pre-screening tenants?
The pre-screening process makes more logical sense. We're simply verifying the details a prospective tenant provides to us, which includes an identity and soft credit check. This allows us to select suitable and serious tenants before a viewing is granted.
Tenant referencing typically happens once a viewing has been conducted and the tenant would like to proceed with an application. In our case it's just to tie up the loose ends of the application process which are confirmation of employer and landlord details.
What is Lets So Simple?
We're an online letting agent headquartered in Leicester.
What services do you offer?
We offer a let only (also known as Tenant Find) service.
Where does Lets So Simple operate?
We let properties for private landlords across England. Our service currently does not cover Scotland or Wales.
What are the charges for me as a landlord?