letting & property management
As more people invest in second properties in the UK and abroad, there is a growing need to be able to leave your property with an agent who can be pro-active in all aspects of managing your property.
We will make regular inspections of your property, and can arrange for any necessary work to be carried out, such as gardening or redecoration.
We aim to make our Landlords free of the chores and worries sometimes associated with letting property, from ensuring a suitable tenant is found and drawing up an agreement, to making sure that a Landlord gas safety check is carried out and a certificate issued by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Our fully managed hassle-free service will protect what is probably your biggest investment.
Andrew Milsom Lettings & Property Management can provide:
- Advice on the value of the proposed letting.
- Advertising and marketing of the property.
- Reference checks and interviewing of prospective tenants.
- Preparation of a tenancy agreement.
- An independent inventory.
- Collection of rent.
- Informing utilities companies and the local authority of a change of occupant.
- Inspection of the property at appropriate intervals.
- Handling of all problems and enquiries raised by the tenant.
- Ensuring that the property meets current safety regulations in respect of: Gas installation and appliances, Electrical installation and appliances and Furnishings.
- Negotiation of unfair wear and tear of dilapidations before releasing the tenant's deposit.
Andrew Milsom Lettings & Property Management
11 The Parade
+ 44 (0) 1628 523310
Joanna Wells Lettings Director
Chloe Wells Property Manager
Ali O'Callaghan Lettings Negotiator
Jamie Wells Lettings Administrator
Julie Tonelli Senior Lettings Negotiator
Sue House Lettings Finance Manager
Call us on 01628 523310 to arrange accompanied property viewings with one of our experienced lettings agents.
- Renting the property
Once you have chosen your property, we will quickly process your application and draw up a tenancy agreement. It's important that you understand the standard terms outlined in the agreement; for example, the notice required to vacate the property, the manner in which rent is to be paid and the penalties for any damage sustained.
- Rent & Deposit
Deposits are to be paid before you can occupy the property. Any deposits will be reimbursed to you at the end of the tenancy, subject to the details of your agreement and the findings of the inventory checkout report.
Before you move in, an inventory of all the items in the property is taken. It is important that you check this so that it is clear if any items go missing or require repair at the end of your tenancy. An independent clerk will carry out the vacating inventory.
Once we have received the rent, deposits or bonds and the tenancy agreement is signed, you can come and pick up the keys and the property is yours.
- Overview of fees and deposits
Andrew Milsom Lettings requires payment of £100 plus vat for each tenancy, up to three applicants, payable on completion. We will also require a holding deposit of £200 if you wish to secure the property. This will be part of the main deposit, when the tenancy has been agreed. Should you decide not to go ahead with the tenancy, the holding deposit is not refundable.
We will also require one month's rent in advance and the equivalent of 1.5 months' rent to be held as a deposit in the tenant deposit scheme (custodial). For more information visit www.depositprotection.com.
We wish to make prospective tenants aware that the offer of a tenancy agreement is subject to references proving satisfactory and that the completion of an application form does not guarantee a tenancy agreement.
We advise all tenants to undertake their own contents insurance cover, as the tenant holds responsibility for any damage, accidental or otherwise, to the landlord's property or contents. Tenants will also need to ensure that they have adequate insurance for their own belongings.