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Communication is key - especially in lettings

Communication is key - especially in lettings

Great landlord and tenant relationships don't tend to just spring up overnight. They require some nurturing ‐ and fundamental to that is the need for positive (and plentiful) communication. Most of us have experienced a situation in which communication broke down at some point, whether that's business or personal. Poor communication is often ...

How many photos should you use to generate the best leads?

How many photos should you use to generate the best leads?

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” as the saying goes. But, when it comes to generating leads from property listings is one enough? Or even six or seven? Given the wealth of technology now available to facilitate better photography ‐ and the myriad of options for locations to post your images ‐ how many photos should you ...

Letting Agents in Hackney

Storeys ‐ The agency of the future?

According to one of our clients that's exactly what we are! New (to us) landlord Petra described her experience of Storeys as “personable, always reachable, and team players who love what they do.” She said “Storeys stood out as estate agents of the future,” which left us pretty pleased ‐ as a hybrid agent with an eye on ...

What not to do in-between tenancies

What not to do in-between tenancies

Untenanted properties can be frustrating for landlords. Not only do they create a sense of unease about future income but they also tend to feel like a lost opportunity to generate a return on investment. As a result, it's often tempting to focus on other things in-between tenancies and avoid thinking about it. However, the reality is that this is a time of ...

What is a hybrid letting agent?

What is a hybrid letting agent?

The auto world has gone mad for the hybrid car - and financial investors love their hybrid products - but what about the property sector? The hybrid letting agent follows the same principles as those behind a Tesla Model S or a Volkswagen Golf GTE: harvesting the still-relevant elements of something outdated and combining it with the innovative to create a better result. Whether ...

Airbnb and Short term demand in Hackney

Airbnb is often held up as a poster child for the gig economy but it has become a disruptor in the London property market too. The demand for short term lets in areas such as Hackney has increased significantly, resulting in a boom in listings on sites like Airbnb. Overall, Airbnb listings in London rose from 18,436 in 2015 to 74,153 in 2018. The Borough of Hackney alone saw an increase of 154%. So, what does this mean for the London ...

How to secure a tenant quickly in a tenants market. Supply Vs Demand

Finding London tenants, quickly

Being proactive is crucial. In a tenant's market, there is more leverage for those looking for properties than those who are letting. So, the emphasis is on landlords to be proactive. That means responding swiftly to contact requests, providing information and arranging viewings quickly, and being able to process all the key stages involved (e.g. referencing and producing ...

Reposit - Storeys now offer a deposit replacement for tenants

Security deposits are an essential part of the renting process. But they can be tough to find and may represent an obstacle for tenants who don't have lots of financial resources. That's why Storeys is offering a deposit replacement scheme that is designed to make it easier to get a foot in the door of your ideal rental home - Reposit.

Tenants and security deposits

The security deposit has been a pain ...

Furnished Vs Unfurnished

London's rentals market is booming right now. It's a great time to be a landlord for those who understand how to optimise the investment of London rentals. The furnished vs. unfurnished debate has a central part to play in this - where do tenant preferences lie in terms of furniture and, if you're going to furnish a property, how do you spend to get the best results?

What do tenants really want?

This ...



Services

Residential lettings
We pride ourselves on being genuine industry experts, providing a positive experience, from enquiry to after care. Storeys focuses exclusively on lettings, and we value properties, we don’t just list them. Knowledge and innovation mean we can be competitive on costs while also delivering an individually tailored service.
Property management
Storeys is a bespoke offering based on the fundamental principle of value for money – we want happy customers. Paperless tech and eSigning deliver efficiency and convenience, no high street office minimises costs. The result is a streamlined service nimble enough to tailor what we do to suit your needs.
Valuation
Aesthetics, natural light, building quality, and overall finish – these aren’t ‘extras’ in a Storeys valuation, they’re as much a part of the process as size, condition and location. We look at individual property potential, not generic criteria. Factors like space for modern living arrangements, such as flexible working, are incorporated too. Our valuations are all the more accurate and successful for it. There is a perfect tenant for every property if you know how to find them.
Short-term lettings
Providing value for tenants and continuity for landlords, Storeys short-term lets run from 4 weeks to 6 months. We work with major London relocation teams and a global contacts network to match international tenants to perfect London properties.
Vacant property Management
We can manage your vacant property in-between tenancies or refurbishment, giving you peace of mind that the property is being looked after and inspected on a regular basis.
Superior Marketing
There is just no comparison between static photos and VR when it comes to property marketing. VR allows tenants to do a virtual walk around and get a realistic feel for the property - their expectations are grounded in reality, and properly managed. This makes VR a very effective tool, not just for generating interest and viewings but also converting those to offers. That’s why we partner with VRPM to create a virtual reality perspective for every property we handle.
Airbnb Management
We can manage your Airbnb account and make sure each booking runs smoothly, keys are always available for handover and the property is ready for the next occupation. This can run very well alongside our short-term corporate letting service.
Rent Protection
If your tenant defaults on the rent, Storeys have you covered. We also cover your legal expsenses and pay you rental income if your property is vacant whilst we remarket for new tenants. Don’t worry Storeys have your back.*ask a member of the team for more info. This service is included for every Storeys managed property.