The relationship between a landlord and a letting agent can go on for many years so it is important that you choose the right agent. At Keegan White we take pride in the level of service that we are able to offer whether you want us to just find a tenant for you, collect the rent or completely leave it to us to fully manage the property and take the stress out of being a landlord.
Please contact us for a free lettings appraisal and we will discuss our services in more depth.
When we visit to provide a rental valuation there is no fee involved and no obligation. When we meet you at the property for the appointment we will provide you with any advice that you may need on how to prepare the property for a tenancy and give you an honest appraisal of exactly how much we believe you can get for it in the current market. We can discuss market activity and perhaps most importantly, what we can do for you with our innovative and unique methods.
Details and photographs
When instructed to let your property we will begin the preparation of property’s particulars in readiness for marketing. This is an important part of the process because of the extensive exposure that the property will receive. The philosophy is to present the property in its ‘best possible way’, to entice prospective tenants to view.
EPC and floorplans
We will order an energy performance survey for the EPC and the floorplan survey on your behalf using a local independent company with competitive prices.
We believe that with Keegan White your property will be exposed to the greatest audience. Our marketing concepts enable this through traditional advertising methods such as the office window and the national property websites, as well as our state of the art microsite that can harness the powers of social media marketing; everyone knows someone who’s looking to move. Our up-to-date applicant lists are targeted with emails and phone calls to arrange viewings as soon as the details have been approved and the property is launched.
Booking viewings couldn’t be easier, applicants can book appointments online, or by telephone and these will be confirmed by email.
When an offer is received on your property we qualify the applicant’s position. We provide you with all the information that you will need to help you make an informed decision on whether to accept or reject an offer.
Once a let has been agreed, the applicant must go through referencing to ensure they are
entitled to reside in the UK, as well as employment, previous landlord and finance referencing.
During this time the property will need (if not already) a fully detailed inventory and schedule of
condition; the tenant is obligated to return the property in the same condition as it was taken. The
Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) is drawn up and agreed by both sides, once this is done the
check-in procedure and date are agreed. Once the deposit funds and first month’s rent are
received, the tenants are then provided with the keys.
We liaise with all parties during the course of this process to help the transaction proceed to speedy and smooth conclusion.
During and End of Tenancy
Much here depends on whether you elect to employ our services on a Let Only, Rent Collect, or Fully Managed. We will provide you with further information in this regard at our appointment and an overview of our fees and charges are clearly set out below:
|Let Only - Full marketing, viewings, negotiation, with pre-tenancy set up, legal and administration services||9.6% of the annual rent with payment due at the start of the tenancy|
|Let & Rent Collection - The above plus rent collection and distribution||12% of the annual rent with payment deducted from the receipt of each monthly rental payment|
|Let & Rent Collection Management - The above plus full management service, avoiding any direct issues between Landlord and Tenant||14.4% of the annual rent with payment deducted from the receipt of each monthly rental payment|
Please note all fees are inclusive VAT. In addition, they do not include disbursement costs, such as Landlord Gas Safety Certificates, inventory services, cleaning, deposit registration, floorplan, energy performance certificate (EPC) and so forth.
Landlords choosing Let Only, or Let & Rent Collection services may request additional services; with typical costs as follows:
|Tenancy Fee – Administration and to prepare tenancy documentation as outlined above for individual services||£270 per new tenancy|
|To register the Tenancy Deposit||£48|
|Transaction charges to transfer deposit to Landlord||£18|
|Additional property visits – (2 included per annum for rents of £1,000pcm, for rents under £1,000 1 visit per year is included)||£72|
|To negotiate and prepare tenancy renewal documents||£180|
|To renew Tenancy Deposit registration||£48|
|To administer documentation for disputed deposit claims||£144|
|To prepare hardcopy statements||£14.40 per copy|
|Serve notice to quit||£120|
All fees are inclusive VAT.