Unlike local agents we offer full UK coverage and our enormous online advertising on over 150 websites means we can attract tenants from much further afield. Also, our specialised Lettings team all have individual roles to play, meaning everyone is an expert in their chosen field and therefore more efficient in providing a great service to you. Unlike most online letting agents, we don't charge any fees upfront, meaning you only pay us if we are successful in finding you a tenant.
Local market knowledge is no longer a pre-requisite of valuing any property. There are many online valuation tools that we use to make sure we can maximise the monthly rent achieved for you. Rather than "thinking we know it all", we actively research the local area to see what prices properties are actually renting at, so we can advise you of the right price to ensure you find the right tenant as soon as possible.
If you choose the let only package, we will arrange a standing order for the tenant to pay the rent directly to you. If you choose to have the property fully managed, we aim to pay the rent to you as soon as we receive it from the tenant with as few delays as possible.
All of our prospective tenants are vetted before viewing the property, and then we carry out full credit and reference checks as part of the application process, meaning you can make a much more informed decision as to whether you should agree the tenancy with them.
If you have chosen the Let Only option, the tenant would make direct contact with you as the landlord and it would be your responsibility to arrange for any repairs to be carried out at your own expense.
If you have chosen the fully managed option, we would liaise with tenants and local contractors to arrange the repairs and then the cost would be deducted from your monthly account. We do not arrange for any large scale repairs to be carried out without seeking prior approval from our landlords
We advise all of our landlords to have a full professional inventory carried out before the tenancy begins so you have a record of the properties prior condition. Once the tenant has moved out, final checks will be made to ascertain whether any damages are classified as "fair wear and tear", or whether compensation will be required from the tenant.
The tenants deposit will be held in a secure deposit scheme and the cost of any agreed repair work to be carried out will be deducted from the tenants deposit before it is returned to them. For more information click here: https://www.depositprotection.com/
We charge £200 inc vat (£230 within M25) for a single application. This includes the referencing, credit checking and all the paperwork for the tenant(s) and it is £200 inc vat (£230 within M25) for each additional tenant above the age of 18 for referencing, credit checking and all the paperwork. This fee is non-refundable if you decide not to take the property. Any other potential fees will be made clear at the point of application.
Rent is usually paid monthly by standing order either directly to the landlord, or to us if we are managing the property on behalf of the landlord. We will arrange the standing order at the start of the tenancy agreement.
If you pay the landlord directly, then you should contact the landlord directly with any issues that arise. If we are the managing agent, the please liaise with us and we will aim to get any problem resolved as swiftly and with as little hassle as possible. You will be provided with an emergency number to contact outside of working hours for any urgent repairs.
The Tenant is liable for rent until the end of the contract. In certain cases the landlord may agree to re-market the property and once a new tenant is found, then your liability will be removed. You however will have to pay for costs from when the property is re-let for the inconvenience caused to the landlord and us as an agent.
Once the check-out Inventory has been completed, and everything is satisfactory, the landlord will give permission to return it to your account, less any agreed deductions. This is normally within 10 working days.
Your deposit will be held in a secure deposit scheme, for more information click here: https://www.depositprotection.com/
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