Our residential Lettings and Management Department, headed up by Richard Heath, has earned a well-deserved reputation for providing a thorough, reliable and professional service. Our promotion of properties ‘To Let’ is unrivalled and covers the whole of our network of offices.
As a company licenced by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA Propertymark), our highly dedicated and qualified staff are passionate about letting property and will provide only the very best in support and advice throughout the process so you can be assured that your valuable asset is in safe hands.
Barbers integrated network of offices gives us a marketing edge over our competitors, team this with over 200 years of collated experience of the market and with the majority of our staff being professionally qualified this means you can have peace of mind when instructing us to deal with the letting of your property
If you are looking for a lettings process completely free of, it is worthwhile considering a letting agent who offers Property Management. Letting Agents such as Barbers offer a service tailored to each Landlords needs, including managing the complete rental process and all aspects of managing a property on your behalf with the legal knowledge to offer the best advice. For more information head over to our Property Management section on the website.
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As a landlord it is advisable to take a step back and look at your property as an investment for the future.
Different tenants have different needs and therefore different requirements from a rental property.
It is important to decide what your target market is first so you ensure your property is appealing to appropriate tenants. Letting agents such as Barbers will provide you with a free valuation of your property offering a realistic rental valuation and suggestions to maximise on your investment. We are always here to help and will always offer you constructive feedback.
When prospective tenants view a property they will be trying to visualise themselves living there. It is better to offer the property as a blank canvass.
As a landlord you will want peace of mind when letting your property. As an approved letting agent, we take the tenant selection process very seriously and tenants must meet certain criteria in order to be accepted, with us completing full credit searches and references along with legally required checks on all applicants over the age of 18. If there are any concerns or issues raised, then we simply move onto someone else. The right tenant is more important than the first tenant.
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Set up fees:
Our set up fee is taken from the first month’s rent once the property is let. The fee is dependent on the level of service required and type of property. For example a 2 bedroom house at an agreed rent at £550 per calendar month would incur a fee of £400 plus VAT ( £480 Total )
Tenancy Agreement Fee - £120 plus VAT (£144 Total)
Plus a monthly management fee of 11% plus VAT eg £60.50 per month plus VAT ( £72.60 Total )
Prior to the tenancy commencing a tenant will pay a deposit that Barbers will register on behalf of the landlord with an Approved Deposit Protection Scheme at a cost of £50 plus VAT (£60 Total)
If after a tenant has been sourced and terms agreed and the landlord cancels our agreement prior to the tenancy commencing then we would charge an administration fee of £400 plus VAT (£480 Total)