Provide full range of Marketing
Accompanied property viewings
Negotiate offers with prospective tenants
Carry out independent referencing of tenants to ensure suitability of potential applicants
Produce tenancy paperwork
Provide tenant with method of payment
Deduct pre-tenancy invoices
Collect additional rent if required to cover balance of fees
Collect and remit initials month’s rent received and security deposit
All points listed in Letting only service plus
Collect and remit the monthly rent received
Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears actions
Deduct commission and other expenses and required by landlord
Advise all relevant utility providers of tenant charges
Undertake one midterm inspection visit per tenancy and notify the landlord of the outcome
Arrange routine repairs and instruct contactors with landlord consent/approval
Hold keys throughout the tenancy term
Provide point of contact for both tenant and landlord
Provide landlord and tenant with security deposit registration certificate
This will cover the administration costs involved in preparing the Tenancy agreement.
Where we are instructed on a Full Management basis, a full inventory of the property and its contents will be carried out by an Independent Inventory Company at the above cost.
For Full Management services only, a Check-in inspection will be carried out on commencement of all Tenancies. This will be conducted by an Independent Inventory Company.
For Full Management services only, at the commencement of all Tenancies, The Agent we will take funds from the Tenant to cover the cost of the Check-out inspection to be carried out on termination of the Tenancy.
We can arrange for a Gas Safe qualified contractor to carry out a Landlord’s Gas Safety inspection to test the gas appliance(s) and issue a certificate as required by Law at the above cost. The initial charge will cover one appliance and any additional appliances will be charged per appliance. Should the Landlord decide to arrange the Gas Safety Inspection him/herself The Agent must be in receipt of the certificate prior to the commencement of the tenancy. The inspection will not usually be instructed until the balance of funds has been collected from the Tenant, unless the landlord provides funds in advance to cover the costs
Where The Agent is requested to arrange cleaning of the property, there will be an administration charge in addition to the cleaning charge. The cleaning charge will be as invoiced by the cleaning company and will be determined on an individual basis. The Agent will select a cleaning firm from those on our books unless otherwise instructed.
Regular statements will be provided to all clients on a Rent Collection basis, timing dependent on rental period, by post or e-mail for overseas clients. An initial statement will be provided to all clients.
Should we be required to carry out additional duties on your behalf, such as waiting at properties, key cutting or going to court, the above fees will be charged, plus any out of pocket expenses incurred. This charge will also be levied in respect of any work involved in negotiating or arbitration in respect of deposit disputes or insurance claim work.
Where a Landlord resides overseas and does not hold a valid exemption from HM Inland Revenue, The Agent will as per our legal obligations, deduct tax from the rental income to be remitted to HM Inland Revenue on a quarterly basis and the above charge will be payable.
Where the term of a Tenancy is renewed, a further commission will be payable based on the terms of the initial contract. After the first year the commission rate will be reduced by 1.2% inclusive of vat and further reductions of 1.2% inclusive of vat will be applied after each subsequent 12 month period to a minimum fee of 9.6% inclusive of vat. By agreeing to allow the Tenant to stay in the property, the Landlord agrees to pay our renewal commission on the renewal date. Late payments will incur an administration charge of £60.00 inclusive of VAT and interest will be applied at a rate of 3% above Bank of England Base Rate after 14 days of date of invoice, or date of renewal, whichever is the later.
Where we are required to serve the appropriate notice at the end of a fixed term tenancy or to terminate a periodic tenancy, we will do so subject to receipt of sufficient notice (10 weeks) and payment of the appropriate fee.
This agency is a member of a redress scheme and that scheme is The Property Redress Scheme (www.theprs.co.uk)
This agency is not a member of a client money protection scheme.