Landlord Services

Looking for an agent to help let your properties?

Our commitment is to make tenancies stress-free for landlords and tenants alike and we have won several awards for our lettings and property management services.

We offer fully-managed ‘Gold’ services which means we look after everything from finding the tenant to moving them out and all that goes in between. We also offer a ‘Silver’ let-only option for landlords who would like to manage tenancies themselves.

For larger portfolios and corporate clients we can cater specific packages. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

How we will help let your property..

 SILVER (Let only)GOLD (Full Management)
1. Initial visit to your property by an experienced member of the homes4u team
2. Discussion on current market conditions and achievable rent level
3. Assessment of your requirements and advice on legal aspects of letting
4. Advice on how to maximise rental returns
5. Professional standard photography
6. Floor plan with room sizes
7. Organisation of Energy Performance Certificate as required *
8. Comprehensive marketing at your local homes4u branch
9. Extended marketing through homes4u's network of branches
10. Online advertising at homes4u.co.uk with multiple photos, floor plan and EPC
11.Additional online advertising on the UK's most popular portals rightmove.co.uk and zoopla.co.uk
12. Promotion of your property through homes4u's award winning Social Media
13. Potential tenants advised of new instructions through e-mail and phone
14. Accompanied viewings by a member of the letting team
15. Negotiation of tenancy terms
16. Securing let with set up fee and holding deposits
17. Identification obtained from applicants
18. Comprehensive tenant referencing including credit check, employers and previous landlords references
19. Bespoke homes4u Tenancy Agreement
20. Registering tenants for utilities and council tax
21. Setting up of on-going rent payments
22. Invitations to homes4u's free landlord seminars
23. Regular email updates on market conditions and changes to legislation
24. Notification of investment opportunities from our sales team
25. Move in guidance and key sign out
26. Comprehensive photographic ingoing inventory, undertaken by one of our property managers
27. 24 hour emergency phone line for tenants manned by our property managers
28. Key holding and management
29. Protection of the tenancy deposit with MyDeposits
30. Regular inspections reports during the tenancy
31. Access to our panel of approved contractors
32. Organisation of quotes, repairs and maintenance*
33. Furniture upgrades and replacements arranged with our approved contractors
34. Dedicated compliance team focused on ensuring properties are up to date with legislation
35. Ordering of annual Gas Safety Checks with Gas Safe registered engineers*
36. Organisation of Periodic electric certificates where applicable
37. Arrangement of Legionella risk assessments*
38. Organisation of PAT, fire alarm, fire extinguisher and emergency lighting testing *
39. Application for property licenses where required
40. On-going administration of property licences, including renewals
41. Compliance with The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015
42. Full management of Landlord immigration right to rent legislation
43. Issuing of legal notices relating to tenants non compliance with tenancy terms
44. Serving of required notices as tenancy end date approaches
45. Negotiation of applicable new rent level if tenancy is being renewed
46. Rent reviews and increases on periodic tenancies
47. Automatic re advertising of the property prior to existing tenant leaving
48. Comprehensive photographic outgoing inventory
49. Negotiation of the deposit allocation with tenants and Mydeposits
50. Rent payments transferred into your account
51. Regular statements emailed (posted on request)
52. Period statements for tax returns when required

 

*where works are ordered additional costs will apply

Landlord fees and charges

We offer fully-managed ‘Gold’ services which means we look after everything from finding the tenant to moving them out and all that goes in between. We also offer a ‘Silver’ let-only option for landlords who would like to manage tenancies themselves.

We would like to make you aware of the fees and charges associated with homes4u letting/and or managing your tenancy. For larger portfolios and corporate clients we can cater specific packages.

Please get in touch with our friendly home advisors at your local homes4u branch to discuss your requirements.

All of our fees are detailed below inclusive of VAT unless specified.

 Set up feeManagement fee
Silver Let OnlyMaximum of 60% of one month’s rent to a minimum of £594.00. (50% of one month’s rent plus VAT to a minimum of £495 plus VAT)
Gold Full ManagementMaximum of 60% of one month’s rent. (50% of one month’s rent plus VAT)Maximum of 12% of the rent, deducted monthly. (10% plus VAT)

 

Management fees are expressed as a percentage of the agreed rent for the period of the tenancy.

Letting and Property Management Services

Additional fees

  • MyDeposit protection fee £22.28 (Gold Full Management Service)
  • Energy Performance Certificate £60 (if required)
  • Credit card payments 2.5% of the total amount paid.

Independent Redress Scheme

As a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme we commit to complying with their Code of Practice for Lettings and Estate Agents. Visit www.tpos.co.uk for more information.