5 house in Teddington £3,800 pm
When two separate families were keen to rent this five-bedroom house in Teddington, Swift structured the negotiation to encourage simultaneous offers. This fostered competitive bidding, resulting in the house being let at £300 over the asking rent within five days.
For Joe, the owner, renting out their family home of 10 years had been a big decision after he was given the chance to work and live in Sydney, Australia. ‘You’ve got all those memories of the kids when they were young, bringing them home from the hospital for the first time. There’s a lot of emotional attachment. It’s more than just a property; it’s a home,’ he says in the video below.
‘Choosing Swift was a decision based on trust,’ Joe says. ‘Swift got a rent above even what we were asking, so absolutely delighted.’
During the tenants’ first winter in the house, the boiler irretrievably broke down. Swift took electrical heaters to the property after hours and arranged with our trusted plumber to fix the boiler within a very quick time-frame at reasonable cost. Both the landlord and tenants were pleased.