At Eastons Lettings and Management we do things a little differently, we understand that your investment or previous home holds not only monetary value but also emotional value as well. We are committed to finding the right tenant for you no matter how long it takes, we would rather advise against proceeding with a particular tenant and continue searching than placing the wrong person in to your investment.
Other Letting agents will place anyone who makes the first offer into the property with the bare minimum of checks performed. We pride ourselves in matching the right tenant for you, then performing an outsourced full reference on the new tenant which entails a full credit check, right to rent in the UK check, a previous landlord check and an employment check via our referencing partners Blinc Tenant Referencing. Most letting agents will only carry out the first two and are really unable to build a proper picture of whom you will be letting in to your property.
Before we meet with you, we will have carried out extensive research on what the current market is achieving for property like yours. We know that for every week that passes money will be lost. Price accuracy is one of the most important factors when choosing an agent, this can have an effect on so many different aspects of the rental including quality of tenant, longevity and speed of letting period.
We will tailor our range of competitive packages to suit your needs, we will not sell you unnecessary services that you will not benefit from; although over 150 landlords love our Fully Managed Package and entrust us with managing their investment on a daily basis. They are able to gain services like rental protection with nil excess, a dedicated property manager, a dedicated property inspector, periodic inspection reports including photographs, emergency 24/7 call out, etc. This level of service really does mean that the hassle is taken out of being a landlord.
We will market your property in all the right places, meaning it will be on all the major property portals including Rightmove.co.uk, Zoopla.co.uk and Primelocation.co.uk. We will also place a To Let board up which is although one of the oldest is still one of the best key marketing tools. You will also have access to our large tenant database which includes corporate and relocation contacts for blue chip companies. Our lettings particulars are not just FYI only, they include key information for tenants including a full 3D floor plan, council tax banding and EPC rating enabling most to make a decision on the spot.
All of our Assured Shorthold Agreements are updated annually by the Lettings Centre keeping in line with the ever changing legislation. We also protect the tenants deposit within the Deposit Protection Service meaning neither the landlord, the agent or the tenant can access this until a mutual agreement has been made from both the landlord and the tenant on the release.
The most basic package usually used by landlords that are local to the property and who want to be very hands on with the let. For our fee we will:
Fee: 6% of the total annual rent + VAT
Payable at a monthly percentage. Usually used to spread the commission over the course of the tenancy, you will still be managing the property. For this we will:
Fee: 8% of each month’s rent + VAT for the duration of the tenancy.
The complete package. You hand us the keys and we then deal with the day to day running of the property including project managing major works, this includes:
Fee: 10% of each month’s rent + VAT for the duration of the tenancy.