Here are some of the reasons that wise landlords choose us:
- Property let within 10 days^ -we find quality tenants fast
- RLA Members - an agent you can trust
- Competitive fee structure - professional and cost-effective service
- 6 months rent in advance* - no rental payment worries
- Large register of quality tenants - we can choose the right ones for you
- Comprehensive tenancy agreement - to protect your interests
- Company let specialists - relocation for professional tenants
- Efficient ongoing management - you have complete peace of mind
- Let Only option - no monthly commission
- Personal service - you’re important to us, and we show it
- ^Ave in the last financial year *Subject to status
The RLA is a professional association for the lettings industry, promoting high standards and therefore helping protect the interests of landlord and tenant. The majority of letting agents in the UK are not members of an organisation / association and the RLA fulfils the need for such a body.
Our fees are competitive and may be open to negotiation dependent on the level of Service required. We are equally committed to both first time, and investment Landlords, and savings can be made on the smallest of portfolios.
A Personal Service
We pride ourselves in offering a personal and friendly Service, whilst at the same time maintaining a high standard of competence and professionalism.
Carefully Selected Quality Tenants
Drawn from a continually updated register, all prospective Tenants are thoroughly referenced and checked. In some cases we will also require a guarantor.
Out of Hours Service
For our initial meetings with you we will if necessary be pleased to visit your property outside normal office hours, at a time that is convenient to you, and thus fit in with your busy schedule.
In addition to our local Services, we are part of a UK-Wide Network of independent but associated Letting and Managing Agents, thus enabling us to offer an efficient national relocation service, and are often able to assist both individual and corporate clients, from within the UK and abroad.
Along with other mediums, your property will get maximum exposure by being advertised on all of the major property websites that are exclusively for the use of agents including rightmove.co.uk, zoopla.co.uk, primlocation.com, propertyfinder.com, and findaproperty.com, timesonline.com, and fish4homes.co.uk to name just a few.
A Tailored Service
Briefly outlined below are the three basic elements of our Service. However, we maintain a flexible attitude, and are generally able to adapt our Service to meet our client's individual circumstances and needs, for example by providing a part only Service, or occasionally by taking on additional tasks and duties.
Our Letting Only Service does not incur any monthly fees and is usually charged as a one off fee calculated as a percentage of the monthly rental. The fee will differ depending on the property, and in brief it includes the valuation and marketing of a property to let, and carrying out viewings, leading to the collection of a holding deposit/tenant admin fee, and vetting of a prospective Tenant. This proving satisfactory, to gain further commitment we will then collect a security deposit usually equal to one months’ rent prior to the move in day, and prepare a tenancy agreement,.
Following this, we will liaise with and meet the tenant/s on the move in day, at which time the first month's rent will be collected in cleared funds. We will also complete a standing order for the rent to be paid to you, and a comprehensive written and photographic inventory which will list all the contents of the property including fixtures and fittings, all furniture, electrical goods, flooring, décor, meter readings, keys given, and the general condition of the property.
The first month’s rent and security deposit will be forwarded to the Landlord less our agreed fee, along with a financial statement, and all relevant documents relating to the tenancy. Managing the tenancy, including the maintenance and rent collection, will then be the responsibility of the Landlord.
This is our inclusive Service, which is normally charged at 10% of the monthly rental income plus VAT which in brief, includes all the above along with the following:
During the tenancy we can deal with any maintenance issues, and the renewal of Gas Safety Certificates on the landlords’ behalf.
During the tenancy we carry out periodic inspection visits. Should these bring to light any maintenance issues, we will (within the confines of our Management Agreement) recommend, oversee and account for any necessary repairs.
Collecting and processing of rental payments is also part of the Service. These will be credited automatically to the Landlord's nominated bank account, or forwarded by cheque if preferred.
Towards the end of the tenancy, we will liaise with the Tenant, and renew the tenancy agreement or arrange to check them out as applicable.
This Service is suitable for those Landlords who would rather not or cannot deal with the Tenants directly, preferring all aspects to be handled by the Agent.
The above lists just a small part of our full management service and a copy of our agency agreement, which shows our complete service, is available to view on request.
Please note that all prices quoted are subject to VAT and may be negotiable depending on the level of service required.
Information For Tenants
All our properties can be viewed by clicking on the link at the top of the page.
Our personnel are specially trained and equipped to assist Tenants to find properties to rent that will meet their needs. We maintain a database of properties available to rent and of prospective Tenants and their requirements. As properties become available, our first action is to contact waiting Tenants on the database, whose requirements match the property so it is wise to register your details with us as soon as you can.
Typically, properties to rent become available to view about two months before occupancy date, so where possible it is advisable to start looking early. If after viewing a property you wish to secure it, a reservation/admin fee will become payable, and typically the first month's rent and a security deposit before you move in. Some properties are acceptable to DSS and local authority and/or charity bond schemes, that in special cases, may help you with the security deposit. For more information please contact our office.