Lettings

As Residential Letting and Managing Agents we provide a comprehensive property letting service and for first time landlords we offer a free no obligation advice session. This will provide an opportunity to discuss the basic requirements of letting your property and also any pitfalls, which may be encountered. If you are thinking of buying a property to let we will be happy to advise you about its suitability

As members of the National Association of Estate Agents and The Property Ombudsman it is vital that all landlords and tenants are aware that we hold CLIENT MONEY PROTECTION COVER.  A full copy of our cover is available by request yet the scheme number is C0012937.  This is supplied and managed by the National Federation of Property Professionals.

Tenant Find Service

Extensively advertise your property via the internet, local advertising and four local window displays.

Arrange and conduct viewings with prospective tenants.  All of which are accompanied.

Carry out a full advanced references on all adults intending to live in the property, this reference includes a unique guarantee that we will help remove your tenant from your property should they stop paying their rent.  It also includes an insurance that will cover all legal fees involved.

Prepare our standard tenancy agreement and any other associated documents.

Collect the deposit (equivalent of 5 week’s rent) together with the first month’s rental due under the terms of the tenancy.  The deposit is then lodged with an approved scheme.

Conduct a check in with the tenant which includes the reading of all meters and approval of the inventory. Please remember your obligations as a landlord – an up to date Gas Safety Certificate, proof of buildings insurance and an Energy Performance Certificate.

Fully Managed Service

If this option is chosen we shall do all of that included in the tenant find option plus –

Carry out an inspection one month following the check in and then every quarter thereafter.  Should we have any concerns then we’ll notify you immediately.

Provide appliance breakdown and maintenance coverage via a separate party to ourselves.  This will obviously be charged to you but fully itemised.

In an emergency reserve the right to carry out required repairs.  These repairs will be deducted from the rental income.

Collect the monthly rent and pay this directly to you minus our fee.  Should the rent not be paid or be late again we shall notify you accordingly.

Conduct a check out to ensure correct meter readings are noted and the property left in a satisfactory condition.

Return the deposit to the tenant at the end of the term subject to the property being vacated.  If you or an appointed representative wishes to inspect the property then we ask for this to be conducted within ten days of the tenant departing.

Send you monthly statements itemising any income and expenditure.

We ask that in disputes over damages between landlord and tenant that the agent’s decision is final.

LANDLORD SCALE OF CHARGES

FULLY MANAGED SERVICE

This fee is charged at the beginning of each new tenancy and includes:

  • Property Valuation
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Arrange and accompany all viewings
  • Find and fully reference suitable tenants
  • Register deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme
  • Prepare a legally up to date Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
  • Prepare and provide a Full colour inventory
  • Attend the Check In, take meter readings and notify utility companies
  • Telephone and face to face contact for both landlord and tenant
  • Emergency out of hours telephone number for maintenance issues
  • Periodic inspection reports sent in writing or by email
  • All maintenance jobs arranged and monitored
  • Monthly rental collection
  • Prepare and issue all relevant up to date and legal notices.

Initial set up fee of each new tenant of £200 + VAT plus the Management fee of 12% of the monthly rent + VAT

LET ONLY SERVICE

This fee is charged at the beginning of each new tenancy and includes:

  • Property Valuation
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Arrange and accompany all viewings
  • Find and fully reference suitable tenants
  • Register deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme
  • Prepare a legally up to date Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
  • Prepare and provide a Full colour inventory
  • Attend the Check In, take meter readings and notify utility companies

50% of the 1st month’s rent + VAT plus a £200 plus vat fee to cover the referencing costs

TENANT FIND

This fee is charged at the beginning of each new tenancy and includes:

  • Property Valuation
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Arrange and accompany all viewings
  • Find and fully reference suitable tenants

 £250.00 +VAT 

For each lease extension we charge an administration fee of £60.00 INCLUSIVE OF VAT which will include a new up to date agreement and if you have a fully managed service this will include the re-registration of the deposit.

For landlords who do not have the fully managed service with us but would like a notice drawn up this would cost £120 INCLUSIVE OF VAT

For each lease extension we charge an administration fee of £50.00 + VAT which will include a new up to date agreement and if you have a fully managed service this will include the re-registration of the deposit.

 

For landlords who do not have the fully managed service with us but would like a notice drawn up this would cost £100+VAT

TENANT REFERENCING AND PROGRESS PROCEDURE

Should you find one of our properties suitable after an internal viewing then we will provide you with the appropriate referencing forms for you to complete.  Please note you will NOT be charged for this yet the landlord of this particular property is insistent on a full reference of their choice being provided before any tenancy will be granted.  Nor will you be charged a fee if a guarantor is needed.

Once the forms have been completed and returned we shall require a holding deposit equivalent to one weeks rent to be lodged immediately.  This is will then be deducted from your first months rent subject to a satisfactory reference being obtained.  Upon receipt of this holding deposit the property will be removed from the market and marked as let subject to contract.  We will also provide you with a draft copy of our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement.

In the event that either us or our landlord withdraw the property from yourselves then your holding deposit will be returned in full within 7 days. If you however provide false or misleading information, fail the referencing process , withdraw from the property through your own choice then our landlord can indeed retain this holding deposit.  Should this be the case then we will confirm by email or in writing why this is the case.

Once the application has been approved we will arrange a date that you wish the tenancy to commence.

Pets are not accepted as standard however if you have a pet and the landlord agrees then no fee will be charged or increased deposit will be taken.  Your landlord however may wish to charge a higher rent each month for pets to be considered.

A short hold tenancy agreement will be drawn up between you and your landlord.

A detailed inventory will be carried out and listed with colour photographs and a condition report of which you will be given a copy.

Your deposit will be registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if the property is managed by ourselves or if in the case of the landlord managing we will inform you of the custodial scheme chosen.

On the day that you move in we will carry out a ‘check in’ service at the property to hand over keys, take meter readings and go through the inventory and provide copies of all necessary legal paperwork.