General Information for Landlords and Tenants
If you are a home owner or thinking of buying a property as an investment to rent out, contact us.
As specialists in rented accommodation we concentrate on:
New Investors on a “Buy to Let” basis.
Homeowners who require an income from their property whilst unoccupied.
Established Landlords with several properties requiring quality tenants.
Once suitable tenants are found for your property, we then obtain references and arrange for them to be credit checked. We co-ordinate the new tenants’ occupation of the property and advise the utility services (gas, electricity, water etc) of ingoing meter readings. Legal documentation including the Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement and Section 21 notice is served. A full inventory is also included in the fee. At the end of the lease, we supervise the vacating and checking-out of the property.
We monitor the property throughout the tenancy to ensure it is maintained in the required standard and deal with any necessary repairs subject to landlord’s approval. Monthly rent is collected and paid into your bank account minus our fee, and we then send you a monthly detailed statement.
We also operate a “Let Only” service for those landlords who wish to manage their property themselves. Here we will find a suitable tenant, obtain references and credit checks, raise all legal documentation, take the first month’s rent and deposit on your behalf then, once checked into the property, hand over to you.
Company Relocation is an area of our business where we have been active in finding accommodation for professional people moving to the area. Many companies welcome the opportunity of having a kind of “Relocation Guide” to transport senior personnel and their families around several properties within a given area, advising of local facilities, schools, golf courses etc. covering virtually every possible need and requirement.
Don’t forget, if you are a landlord with three or more properties to let we offer reasonable discounted rates.
Making an Appointment
Once you have found a suitable property that you wish to view, please contact our office to arrange an appointment. All viewings are conducted by a professional member of staff who can arrange to either meet you at the property or at our office.
Minimum Rental Period
The minimum rental period is six months.
Once you have decided on a property, we need to take up the relevant references prior to completing your Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement.
They consist of: Bank reference, Employers reference (or accountant details if Self Employed), current or previous Landlord and a credit check.
Before the commencement of the tenancy, you will be required to make the following payments which must be made by: BANK TRANSER, BUILDING SOCIETY CHEQUE OR CASH
- £300 referencing/administration charge and reservation deposit per adult tenant prior to obtaining references. This sum is not refundable.
- Company Let – Company or Business reference/administration fee £300. This sum is not refundable
- Guarantor referencing if required – £120 (the need for a Guarantor may not become apparent until your referencing – including for any joint tenants – has been completed, therefore guarantor referencing fee(s) will only become payable should a guarantor be required).
- The first month’s rent in advance in cleared funds – if cheque, see above
- A month and a half’s rent as a deposit.
- Ingoing Inventory will be prepared and tenants are responsible for the Outgoing Inventory/Check Out fee £120
Please note that deposits or apportions thereof will be repaid within 4 weeks of the end of the tenancy to the original payee.
The deposit cannot be set against any rent payments due.
All properties are exclusive of Council Tax, Utilities – water, electricity, gas and telephone bills (unless otherwise stated).
Please note – all tenancies are subject to a Credit Reference and the Landlord’s final approval.
Should you decide not to proceed with the proposed tenancy or the responses we receive are unsuitable, the deposit and Administration fees cannot be refunded.
If, however, the Landlord decides not to proceed, Fees will be refunded in full.