You have now got your account set up and want to get your properties on the market as soon as possible.
Once you have access to your dashboard the first thing you will need to do is add the property.
How do I add a new property?
There are two routes to add a property to the system.
If you click on the 'Add Property' icon, which is located at the top right of your screen
You will go to a page which offers you two options to select - whether you are listing a whole property or a room in a property. The room option would be if you plan to set up a HMO where you rent individual rooms.
If you click on the "entire property", you will be asked to insert the postcode of the property and the search will then help you select the full address.
You select the 'Add a Property' ICON at the top of the dashboard.
You can choose to advertise or create as it may be that you are just adding a property with a tenancy currently ongoing so you can manage your tenancy.
It will then give you two options depending on the type of tenancy - whole property or room.
The portal will ask for the property postcode (insert postcode which then offers the full address and then click on the correct address)
At this stage you will need to add some key information. You will now need to decide on the rent amount and deposit information.
Each time you complete a page, click next which will take you to the next page so that you can add more information about the type of property you intend to list.
Consider what type of tenant you are happy to house in your property.
Adding your property description
How many photos should I be adding?
How do I add safety certificates and documentation?
You should have already added your Energy Performance Certificate. This is your opportunity to store all the relevant documentation in order to create your next tenancy and also set reminders for when these items will need renewing.
You don't have to add the inventory or deposit certificate at this time as you may not have one. You can go back and add this later.
Once you have added your certificates and documents you will need to add some current photos of the property.
Once added you can reorder them by clicking the left or right arrow.
Once done click on the NEXT button. We now need your ownership documentation and any other information required for you to advertise your property.
Why have you asked for Proof of Property ownership?
The property sector rules state that we need to do this in order to ensure that you are the legal owner of the property.
What if the Property is in Company Ownership?
If your property is owned by a company, owned by you, then you will need to ensure that you provide proof of ownership and proof of a controlling interest in the company. A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation should do it. You will just need to upload this to the portal with the other documentation we need to see. Our Support Agents will make the necessary checks and if all correct you can get listed.
Why do you need to see an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
To advertise your property we require an image of the EPC rating for the property. Your EPC must be valid and of E rating or above for us to legally advertise the property unless you hold an exemption.
You can upload a crop of the EPC rating if you do not wish to add the full EPC report or first page to the advert.
How do I choose who to advertise with?
You will have the opportunity to Preview and Save your property and also to decide where you want to advertise. You can choose multiple portals to advertise through. You can decide to only advertise on the Homes2Rent site or add/include other sites.
Once you have made the selection you will be asked to make a payment. Once all your information is verified by our Support Agents your listing will be live for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days if your property is not let you will be asked if you want to relist for a further 30 days.
You can also decide to add your property to one of our 3rd party portals after your initial listing goes live.
What if my property is already added to Portfolio?
If its time to advertise and you have already added most of the information. All you need to do is click on the "Add property" Icon.
Click on advertise and then click on "Advertise existing property"
You would then "select property" and choose the property you want to advertise. You will be given the option to review the details before listing. Don't forget you may need to amend the photos and change dates.
How do I list/add rooms to rent or an HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy)?
The principles are the same up to adding the property address.
Following this, you will be asked to add each room. There will be an option to 'Add a Bedroom' and to add information about the tenants you are looking for in relation to that particular room. Make sure you have clear names for each room to avoid confusion.
Once you have added all the information for the first room you can click to save and continue. Complete this process again for each room in this property that you want to add/advertise. Once you have added all the rooms you will need to add the general information in relation to the rest of the property.
Once completed you will have the ability to choose where you intend to advertise. You can also review the details before our Agents validate the listing and get it on the market for you.
What if I just want to add my property without advertising?
Follow the steps as if you were to add a property but choose to create rather than advertise. Follow the steps which will take you through all the information you need to add/include.What happens next? Once you have completed all the steps you will be given the option to list for advertisement. If your property is advertised you will not be able to delete it immediately. Once we have authorised your property you will begin to receive enquiries from applicants.
What if I need to change my listing? Or there is something wrong with it?
If you need to amend the details of your property you can do this before you send the advert for listing. To do this just make the necessary amendments and save again.
If you have already listed the property and it has been authorised.
You will be able to make an adjustment but it may be taken off the portals. Our Agents will need to check it again before allowing you to relist the property. Follow the process as you would have done when you originally listed, and we will ensure we check the amendments and get them back on the portals as soon as possible.
What if there is something wrong with my listing and it gets rejected by your Agents?
To try and avoid this happening make sure you are aware of what you need to do for a successful listing
Our Support Agents will contact you if we need any more information or anything to be changed to add or list the property. If you make the necessary adjustments and resubmit as soon as you are able we will be able to get the property on the market.