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Our Fees

  • We offer a competitive fee structure and can offer reductions on our standard charges for multiple property portfolios. Please telephone or email us to discuss your requirements.
  • Preparing the Property

    It is important that a property must be well presented and maintained in order to attract prospective tenants and to achieve a higher rentail figure.
    To achieve this:

    Utilities

  • Electrical, gas plumbing, waste, central heating and hot water systems must be safe, sound and in good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the Landlords expense unless misuse can be established.
  • Furnishing

  • Your property can be let fully furnished, part furnished or unfurnished. Which of these is appropriate will depend on the type of property and local market conditions. We will be pleased to give you advice on whether to furnish or not and to what level. As a minimum you will need to provide decent quality carpets, curtains and light fittings. Remember that there will be wear and tear on the property and any items provided.
  • Possessions

  • Personal possessions, ornaments, pictures, books etc. should be removed from the premises, especially those of real or sentimental value. Some items may be boxed, sealed and stored in the loft at the owner’s risk. All cupboards and shelf space should be left clear for the Tenant’s own use.
  • Gardens

  • Gardens should be left neat, tidy and rubbish free, with any lawns cut. Tenants are required to maintain the gardens to a reasonable standard, provided they are left the necessary tools. However, few Tenants are experienced gardeners, we can arrange visits from our experienced garderner's at the landlord's expense.
  • Tenant Information

  • It is helpful if you leave information for the Tenant, e.g. on operating the central heating and hot water system, washing machine and alarm system, and the day refuse is collected etc
  • Keys

  • You should provide one set of keys for each Tenant. Where we will be managing we will arrange to have duplicates cut as required.
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    Tenant Info

    Finding a Property

    The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view.

    If not urgent, we log your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly.

    Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement.

    • To view our selection of available properties please contact us using one of the methods here: Contact Us.


    • For your safety and peace of mind, please note that:-

    • All of our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated, and inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety.
    • All Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations.

    Viewings

    Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

    Reservations

    Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a 'holding deposit' (aka 'reservation deposit'), usually equivalent to two weeks' rent. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded less our admin fee. However the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.

    References

    As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), a previous or current landlord, and a credit reference report. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.

    Rent and Deposits

    Rents are quoted calender monthly unless other circumstances apply, they are payable monthly in advance. The tenant is also responsible for: Council Tax; Water Rates; Gas; Electricity and Telephone Costs.

    A deposit of one month's rent is also required. This will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. Our Client Money is also protected with UKALA's Client Money Protection Scheme. This is held to cover damages, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. It can in no circumstances be used to cover rent.

    Fees

    We charge a modest fee per applicant to cover administration and referencing costs.

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