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Guide for Landlords

Local demand for rental properties is strong. The area offers great transport links, access to central London and good leisure and fabulous cultural facilities

 

Well presented properties attract better quality tenants, achieve higher rents and are let quicker. A little effort before you let your property will pay huge dividends. A sparklingly clean, decluttered, fresh property with a neat outside space will be easy to let – our house doctor service can help, call us on 0208 488 0011.

 

Fully furnished, partly furnished or unfurnished? There is very little difference in the rental prices achieved between furnished and unfurnished properties. Our advice is to be as flexible as possible and be prepared to buy the odd bit of furniture, or remove it, if required. That way you can appeal to the broadest potential market.

 

Our property management services:

 

1. Full Management Service. We’ll take care of everything and give you complete peace of mind. From finding the right tenants and completing all checks and documentation to regular inspections and dealing with all maintenance queries, our experienced management team will take care of everything and you’ll deal with the same people all the time.

 

2. Letting and rent collection service. A good option if you live near the property and do not require our fully managed service. We’ll select a suitable tenant and collect rent monthly on your behalf. Tenants will contact you directly for all maintenance and general queries.

 

3. Letting plus. Designed for landlords who are keen to keep costs down and do not need full management but who appreciate the convenience of having a local agent on hand to inspect the property, hold keys and provide landlord’s legal cover.

 

4. Let only service. A budget option if you want to benefit from our letting experience whilst retaining responsibility for ongoing management of your property.

 

Our Fees
    Full Management Service
  • 13.5% of monthly rent plus VAT
  • Initial letting fee of half a month’s rent plus VAT

    Letting and rent collection service
  • 10% of monthly rent plus VAT
  • Initial letting fee of half a month’s rent plus VAT

    Letting Plus
  • One off fee of one and a half month’s rent plus VAT

    Let Only
  • One off fee of one month’s rent plus VAT

    Additional Fees
  • Inventory Cost: Range from £60 to £180 inc VAT depending on size of property
  • Tenancy Renewal Fee: £96 inc VAT

Our marketing is, we believe, the most dynamic and extensive marketing package of any local agent. Each property placed with us is immediately advertised through our two high street offices in Sydenham and Penge, which enjoy the highest footfall of any local agent, and extensively online.

 

We ensure your property stands out from the crowd. We take up to ten high quality photographs, room dimensions, detailed property and location descriptions, in clear, cliché-free English.

 

Reference checks on a suitable tenant are conducted in-house, with the assistance of Homelet. We’ll send you the tenant's referencing report. We insist all applicants earn at least two and a half times the monthly rent to be acceptable without requiring a guarantor. We can talk you through all the reference and financial checks we conduct– call 0208 488 0011.

 

Finally, we will arrange for all parties to sign the tenancy agreement and collect the balance of funds from the tenant.