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Do you rent out a property but wish it didn't take up so much of your time? Perhaps you are considering investing in property? Make the most of over 30 years' experience in the York student and residential letting market, and let us manage your property.

Or if you are happy looking after some aspects of your property, we could help you find good tenants.

Have a look through the information below and we would be happy to discuss with you how we can help manage your property – simply give us a call on 01904 629 929.

If you prefer, you can send us a message through our contact us page and we will get back to you.

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I G Property
Fully Managed Service

When I G Property fully manage your property, we give you peace of mind that your property is being very well looked after. Our aim is to help you maximise and protect your rental income, and to take the pressure from you.

Our fully managed service includes:

  • Market appraisal and consultation from our industry experts on how to get the most out of your rental property, both in terms of your rent and property improvements/developments
  • Production of advertising media; photographs, floorplans and video tours
  • Free marketing for your property, not just on our website but on market leader RightMove, social media and university accommodation lists
  • Accompanied property viewings with the prospective tenants
  • Drafting and signing of the tenancy agreement, the Terms of which are regularly reviewed and updated to comply with the latest legislation
  • Tenant deposit protection via MyDeposits and ensuring the tenants have all the relevant paperwork and certificates as required by law
  • Ensure each tenant has a rental guarantor in place to cover non-payment of rent
  • Collecting rent and chasing up non-payment
  • Experienced check-in service, including preparation of comprehensive inventory reports on the condition of the property and contents as the tenants move in
  • Routine maintenance issues are dealt with by our maintenance team, and we can contact you (if requested) about larger or more complex issues
  • On-line maintenance reporting system for tenants
  • Legal certificates appertaining to the property ie. LGSC, EPC and EICR are up to date and compliant
  • Routine inspections – we visit managed properties in regular intervals to check the condition of the property along with completing detailed fire risk assessments and providing advice on necessary improvements to align with HMO and Fire Safety regulations
  • Preparing comprehensive check out reports upon tenancy vacation to properly process deposit refunds along with handling any potential deposit disputes
  • Regular landlord updates on the letting sector and relevant legislation, providing you with informed analysis of York's rental market

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Tenant Find Service

If you are happy to manage some aspects of your property, such as checking in your tenants, maintenance of the property and rent collection, but you would like help in finding a tenant, then we can provide a tenant find only service for you.

Our tenant find service includes:

  • market appraisal
  • advertising the property
  • accompanied property viewings with the prospective tenants
  • drafting and signing of the tenancy agreement
  • collecting deposits
  • ensure rental guarantor is in place for each tenant
  • handover of all relevant paperwork and tenant details to you

Landlord Testimonials

“I have been involved with Ian Furby and I G Property, since it was established approximately 30 years ago. Since then with Ian's influence and advice I have managed to build up my own property portfolio. My properties have always been managed by Ian and the team at I G Property who have consistently provided an excellent and friendly service. Which means my dealings with students and maintenance is kept to a minimum.

Ian's understanding of the property market, property standards and legislation means that we have never had any unlet rooms or fallen foul of any regulations.

I am very happy with the service Ian and the I G Property team provide and would recommend them to anybody who is considering student letting.”

Rob Schofield, April 2021

“We have used Ian's services since 2007 including advice on property suitability, refurbishment, the rental market and tenant find. I enjoy our discussions and find his advice valuable. IG have always fully let our properties for us at fair market rates. I'm happy to recommend.”

Christopher Newton, March 2021

“We were looking to invest into something that offered a better return than the banks and had been considering buying property in York to let to students but felt we were entering into an area that we knew nothing about and were nervous of making a mistake. We arranged a meeting with IG Property, who went through the whole process in detail. Their advice and explanation put our minds at rest. We started with one property, found out that the return was very positive, so quickly bought another two. There were many aspects of property letting that we had not considered but IG was always there to assist. Their team is very helpful and easy to communicate with. They have been great in keeping me updated with any required repairs, tenant finds, general advice or changes in legislation. Having their expertise at hand has been a huge help, even for recommendations of the best mortgage advisors, solicitor's, accountant's and estate agents. We have had the properties for six years now and am sure would not have had the success we have had if it were not for IG Property.”

Simon and Justine Bedford, March 2021

“Ian Furby is the key to the excellence of I G Property. Ian, in his own right, is a Landlord. He has made it his business to understand every facet of the market and being a Landlord he completely understands you and all the matters that you face.

Ian explained how we could add income producing letting rooms to our houses. Using his contacts he demonstrated what should be done , the costs and the letting return. Living some distance away in Devon meant that to get the benefit of developing our houses we had to rely heavily on Ian and I G Property. We needn't have worried. With Ian's help we have developed our houses and this year they were all Let very quickly which is a great tribute to Ian's eye for the market and assisting us to produce properties that are sought after by the Students.

Having developed our houses with I G Property we couldn't be happier. I G Property have exceeded our expectations , taken away any worries and delivered exceptional service. Ian and his Team are passionate and provide an excellent service that is results driven. They take on all the detail just leaving you to enjoy the benefits.

Using I G Property is a pure joy. We rate I G Property 5 stars. Ian and his dedicated Team provide a high quality 5 star service. They maximise your return and provide understanding with passion, empathy and thoughtfulness. We commend them to you. Don't delay, use them. It will be one of your great decisions.”

Barry Cleaver, March 2021

“I first approached IG Properties, as a soon-to-retire Army Officer, seeking general advice regarding the Student Letting business. That was 11 years ago. I now have 6 properties, with accommodation for 23 Students, and am delighted with the way things have gone. Full credit for getting me launched and for subsequently expanding this modest portfolio must go solely to IG Properties. I have in fact been letting properties since 1988 and IG must rate as being second to none as a Property Management Agency.

I have found IG to be outstanding in every way, providing for me, as they do, a full management service. The company is staffed with very high calibre personnel and they are, without exception, intelligent, capable and most personable. They are proactive, will seize the initiative whenever necessary and will always take full ownership of any problems or requirements. They organize well and even tedious routine administration is handled efficiently. At no time in 11 years have I ever felt let down, disappointed or inclined to intervene. They are unswervingly reliable.

The owner, Mr Furby, sets high standards in all aspects of the business; he has a keen eye for detail and is wholly professional. I can only assert that it is his own engaging personality and his leadership which has resulted in IG Properties being the success that it is. This man can only be described as a ‘safe pair of hands', in this not always straightforward industry.

In sum, 'IG Properties' is a pleasure to do business with, and I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Furby's company to any would-be or existing landlord. I cannot sing their praises highly enough.”

John Brownbridge, March 2021

“We were initially introduced to IG property back in 2017 by a friend who had used them to manage their student let properties for several years and were super impressed with every aspect of the service they had received.

Once we allowed IG property to start fully managing all our properties, it didn't take long for us to realise that Ian and his team work tirelessly on a constant basis to take all the day to day hassles of property management away from us. Ian has a pretty young, but very experienced team there at IG who we have always found to be very proactive and constantly ahead of the game in terms of forever changing rules and regulations and the general ups and downs of property management.

We personally feel the value for money we get from IG for fully managing our properties is money well-spent. Seriously, IG constantly exceed our expectations, so we would have no problem whatsoever singing their praises and highly recommending them.”

Tony and Nakwan Seccombe, Ryedale Properties Ltd, April 2021

“Having always self-managed my properties, an agent was not something I ever saw a value in (sorry) but after buying a property with IG in situ I have been really pleasantly surprised with the team, especially Amy who has provided quick, clear and transparent communication at all times. I can leave my property in their hands without any concern, and they are now a permanent part of my business.”

Leonie Hammond, May 2021

“Whenever dealing with the IG team, the response has been prompt, efficient and without fail borne satisfactory solutions.

My wife and I would reserve particular praise for Trish McCurrie. We set up our second rental property over the recent Christmas and New Year period and leant heavily on Trish's administrative and organisational skills. It is difficult to imagine how anyone could have done a better job. She was simply outstanding. It is primarily due to her that the property was ready for rental ahead of schedule, and we were able to secure a first rate tenant.”

Gerard and Linda, May 2021

“We have been involved with Ian and IG Property for approximately 11 years, Since we started we have found Ian and his team very efficient and a pleasure to work with. Ian has guided us and we now have a quality portfolio. IG Property has always fully managed our properties and they have always provided a excellent service, Ian's knowledge of the York Student Market and on going legislation is second to none, We are very happy with IG Property and look forward to working with them in the future.”

A Sullivan (Director, Sullivan Student Properties Ltd), May 2021.

Our Fees

 Student LetsResidential Lets
Fully managed service
New let fee22% + VAT25% + VAT
Monthly fee12% + VAT11% + VAT
Same tenants re-sign fee15% + VAT15% + VAT
Tenant find only service
New let fee35% + VAT (min £595 + VAT)60% + VAT
Room only new let fee£240 + VATn/a
Same tenants re-sign fee18% + VATn/a

Thinking of investing in letting property in York?

With the Financial Times and leading investment firms stating that student property is offering good returns, you may be considering investing in student property in York. Recently voted one of the top 10 places to live in the UK, the residential letting market in York is particularly strong.

Make the most of IG's expert local knowledge of this market, and our strong links with our trusted partners, to help you decide if investing in York is right for you.

You could contact our partners individually to discuss particular aspects of your investment, or contact I G today on 01904 629 929 to see how we can offer a one-stop combined service of the following:

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Finding a student or residential property to let – making the most of your investment

Finding good student or residential accommodation, especially in a competitive market such as York, can be complex and time consuming. I G Property are experts in the York student and residential market, and can help you avoid the possible pitfalls in buying a good property. Whether you are considering buying 1 property, or you would like to build up a portfolio, contact us now on 01904 629 929 to arrange a no obligations meeting or to discuss your requirements.

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Buy to let mortgages with Derwent Mortgages – honest and clear advice

Most of the major banks and building societies offer buy-to-let mortgages, and a number of specialist lenders provide them too. Many of the lenders will only accept applications through an adviser as this is a specialist area of advice. Never just opt for the first buy-to-let mortgage you find, as rates and fees vary widely. As the popularity of BTL as an investment grows so do the mortgage products available. You want your investment to bring you a return, so it is important that you have the right mortgage.

We can show you how to build a property portfolio and use the deposit money you have available in the best way. At Derwent Mortgages we will make sure that the numbers stack up for you and advise you on the right mortgage for you. We work with all sizes of portfolios, from a single property to multiple properties.

Whether you need a mortgage to buy your first property or to add to an existing property portfolio we will give honest and clear advice.

Free portfolio review

If you already have a portfolio of properties it is a good idea to have it regularly reviewed. We would be happy to meet with you to assess your finances and make sure you have the best deal available.

Please contact Derwent Mortgages on 01423 325614 or email info@derwentmortgages.co.uk to arrange an initial discussion of your requirements. Alternatively click here.

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