We’ll match your budget to the best possible property
We understand that it’s your home, even when it is rented. It’s your place to relax, to have fun, to escape to or entertain your friends. Finding people their dream homes is our passion at Jordan and Halstead, and our experienced team do everything they can to help you feel at home in your rental property. With the rental market becoming increasingly competitive, it’s important to have a letting agent who understands the unique challenges renters face, and knows the market in your area, to make sure you get the home that’s perfect for you. That’s exactly what our team does for all of the tenants that choose to rent with us.
Why Rent a Home With Jordan and Halstead?
Our business started out in 2009 as a lettings agency, and we have over ten years of experience helping renters find their dream home. We know that renting isn’t just about finding the right home, but living happily and without stress once you’re moved in there too. We understand that many tenants find the processes and the paperwork daunting when it comes to renting a property, however, with our wealth of experience in the property industry, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. This dedication to helping our customers, including our tenants, is why we’re one of the leading independent estate agents in the Chester area.
As highly experienced and established letting agents, we have unrivalled knowledge in the Chester, Wrexham, Liverpool and Manchester areas. As a family-run firm, we are here to help and advise you every step of the way, and our local staff know everything there is to know about the rental market in the area. We can advise you on how to find the home you’re looking for and will work to match you with a property that fits all of your needs and goals. We are dedicated to giving all of our customers simple, straightforward, honest and clear advice to help them make the best decisions. Transparency and simplicity are key here at Jordan and Halstead – we’ll never overcomplicate our processes and we’ll always give you honest, reliable advice. Our team are all locally based and have a genuine passion for the area that they live and work in. Many also have first-hand experience of the rental market in the area, so understand the process from both a personal and professional perspective. It’s this combination of personal and professional understanding that makes us one of the best agencies in the area – you know that you’re in expert hands when you search for a property with Jordan and Halstead’s letting agents.
Whilst renting directly from a landlord is an option, many people now choose to rent through with us – we’re an agent of choice in the Chester area, and also cover the rental property market in Wrexham, Liverpool and Manchester areas such as Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Bramhall, Hazel Grove and Poynton. There are several benefits to choosing us as your go-to estate agent for rentals.
By choosing Jordan and Halstead as a letting agency to rent a property, you’ll have peace of mind that a professional is your first point of contact and will always be on hand to help. Whilst renting from a landlord directly involves a degree of uncertainty as you don’t know what they’re going to be like, Jordan and Halstead are guaranteed to deliver the same great service to tenants time after time. As a trusted and reliable agency, we are regulated, have a comprehensive knowledge of the legal procedures that come with renting and we are easily contactable at all times to ensure you’re happy in your home. When it comes to dealing with issues such as getting a repair arranged and approved, you can let us do the hard work for you.
We help thousands of tenants every year find the right home for them, and assist with referencing and credit checks, so that you don’t have to. We liaise between landlords and tenants to make sure that you are both happy and comfortable in your new home, creating the foundations for a long-lasting, positive relationship.
Our Services For Renters
We are passionate about helping our renters live well in their homes, and offer a variety of convenient services to make your life as easy as possible. When you’re searching for homes, we’ll match your needs to the perfect property and keep you in touch directly to help you find the right home. When you’ve found the one for you, you can apply for a property online to help keep ahead of the competitive market,
We know that, stereotypically, when people think about the relationship between landlords and tenants, they think about it in a negative light, either from personal negative experiences or based on what they’ve heard from others. Here at Jordan and Halstead, we believe that the relationship doesn’t have to be negative or stressful at all. Relationships between landlords and tenants can be extremely positive if approached in the right way.
We work closely with our landlords and tenants to make sure that your relationship is smooth and professional. We want life to be easy and harmonious for both parties, and to help create lasting, beneficial relationships between our tenants and landlords.
Renting and all the Confusing Processes
Renting and all the confusing processes and documents that go along with it can seem a little overwhelming, especially for those that are renting for the first time. However, you don’t have to navigate these processes alone, nor should you have to. Our staff are always approachable and keen to offer you advice and assistance if you require it. From your first enquiry and viewing, applying for your property and arranging your tenancy agreement, all the way until the day you move out, our team are on hand to support you and answer all the questions you have about any part of the rental process. We’ll also be there to help you sort through the paperwork and the legal requirements that come with renting a property.
Renting a Property Through Jordan & Halstead
When you rent a property through Jordan and Halstead, you have access to a range of services that are designed to make your life as a tenant as straightforward and as stress-free as possible.
- You have the option to pay your rent online, making sure you can pay your landlord on time conveniently and easily. This is key to maintaining a healthy and positive relationship between landlords and tenants, which is something we’re extremely passionate about here at Jordan and Halstead.
- You can report any maintenance issues through our website as well, helping to make your time in your home simple and stress-free. When reporting an issue, we also guarantee a 48-hour call out to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible. It’s still your home, even when it’s rented, and these additional services for tenants are designed with that in mind.
- You’ll have access to a 24-hour tenant helpline to discuss any issues you may have. No matter what time of day, there will always be help available to you.
- You can think of us as a mediator between you and your landlord, ensuring you have a positive and mutually beneficial relationship. Our priority is that both landlords and tenants are happy and that you feel comfortable in your home. This helps both parties to get the very best out of the property.
Jordan and Halstead have a close relationship with Let Alliance, a leading property insurance brokers, to help provide tenants with insurance policies that work for them. Tenants contents insurance helps to make sure that all of your belongings and furniture – the things that really make a rental property your home – are covered in case of an accident or damage.
Tenants contents insurance from Let Alliance includes:
Contents Insurance for Your Rented Home
With contents insurance for your rented home, you can have peace of mind that the things that really matter to you will be protected. Contents insurance can provide cover for games consoles, laptops, PCs, accidental damage to TVs, mobile phones, money, fires, storms, escape of water and theft amongst other things. At Jordan and Halstead, we are passionate about making sure everyone can find their dream home, including renters. You can also find independent contents insurance if you wish. We offer honest, educated and straightforward advice to all of our customers. This helps to make the process of finding and living in your rental property easy and enjoyable. That’s why we’ll always offer support even when you’ve moved into the property, to ensure you are making the right choices for you and your home, such as getting the right insurance.
If you want to cover your personal possessions, you’ll need home insurance even when renting a property from a landlord. Buildings insurance will be a responsibility for your landlord as you don’t own the property, but you should take the necessary steps to protect your own possessions. This is why tenants’ insurance focuses on protecting the contents of your rented home.
The level of cover from these policies will vary depending on the options you choose. However, it’s important to note that, generally, contents insurance does not cover wear and tear, unoccupied properties, unforced entry, items of high value, business belongings, and belongings that have been taken out with you. Having these covered may be possible as an add-on to your contents insurance, or as part of a separate policy altogether.
The amount of cover needed is a personal choice and varies for each person – ultimately, it depends on how much you value your contents. If contents insurance is something you’d like whilst renting your property, you’ll be expected to provide an estimated cost of your possessions, so the insurer can work out how much it would cost to replace them. Try to be as accurate as possible in this estimate and perhaps go room to room, ensuring you don’t miss anything out of your calculation.
It’s possible that your landlord will have a contents insurance policy already, but this probably only applies to items that they own in the property (for example, for any TVs or furniture they have provided). If you do have a discussion with your landlord about insurance, it’s also worth finding out if they have accidental damage cover and alternative accommodation cover, which means the insurer will pay for your place to stay if the property you are living in becomes uninhabitable. As part of our commitment to aiding positive relationships between our landlords and tenants, we are happy to help you find out more about the insurance your landlord has, and the insurance you should consider as a tenant.
Is renting better than buying?
We’re often asked by potential customers making enquiries whether renting is better than buying. In short, the answer is that it depends on the preferences and the circumstances of each individual or family. However, there are many benefits to renting a property that can often be overlooked because buying a property is often considered the best option out there. That isn’t the case for everyone though and we understand that circumstances and property goals vary from person to person. The advantages of renting should certainly be considered when choosing the right option for you. If you do choose to rent with us here at Jordan and Halstead, we aim to make the process as enjoyable as possible. We want all of our customers to feel happy in their homes, and that goes for both buyers and tenants.
Firstly, it goes without saying that some mortgage deposits can seem impossible to save, especially if saving your money isn’t one of your strongest abilities or the property you’d like is at the more expensive end of the scale. This is particularly true if you’re planning on becoming a sole buyer or a sole tenant as you’ll need to save more money than if it was split between two parties. For many, renting is a way of living in a better home than they could afford to buy. In other words, for many people, renting can often be considerably easier than getting on the property ladder by buying a property and getting a mortgage.
From a savings perspective again, another benefit to renting is consistent spending and the ability to budget. You know when your rent is due each month, and if your bills are included in the cost of your rent then you don’t have to worry about those additional costs too. If you’ve opted for a long-term tenancy, such as a 3-year tenancy, then you’re guaranteed long-term consistency with rent-related outgoings each month. This consistency means you’ll know exactly what you’re spending each month, so you can then budget the rest of your money to suit you, your lifestyle and your plans. As a tenant, the majority of the time you are not responsible for the costs of most maintenance or repair work. You might have some responsibility for minor repairs, but it is usually your landlord’s duty to pay for any other bigger maintenance jobs. However, for homeowners, there are often unanticipated additional costs, such as maintenance and repairs, that should be expected.
Another one of the main advantages that renting a property offers is flexibility. If you’re somebody that enjoys having the freedom to move around and try new locations and different property types, then renting offers a great level of flexibility for you. As well as this, if you’re in the area for work but are on a temporary contract and don’t want to commit to buying a property, then renting is certainly an option to consider. Similarly, if your future plans involve the likes of travelling which demands a certain degree of freedom, then renting might be for you.
Get in touch with us
If you’re in the process of looking for a new home to rent in Chester, Wrexham, Liverpool and Manchester areas such as Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Bramhall, Hazel Grove and Poynton and need a trusted estate agent to assist you, contact Jordan and Halstead on 01244 321080, where our expert staff are always happy to share their expertise and help you to find the home of your dreams.
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