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) and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 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 170 years of 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 rent our your property.
If you are looking for a lettings process completely free of stress, 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. 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.
You can expect the interested tenant to visit the property at least twice at different times in the day. Also it is likely they will be viewing a number of properties and may wish to refresh their memory on their shortlist. Some tenants may wish to come back with a member of the family for a second opinion.
If you are unable to manage viewings, Barbers can provide accompanied viewers who will be experts in the lettings process, the property and the area.
Be prepared for questions! Your prospective tenants may be new to the area therefore likely to ask questions about:
As a landlord you will want peace of mind when letting your property. It is a very good idea to manage the rental process through an approved letting agent, who will credit check and apply for references for all tenants over the age of 18. A rent guarantee scheme will also be available. We will also provide an approved tenancy agreement.
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 an agreed rent at £550 per calendar month would incur a fee of £400 plus VAT ( £480 Total )
Plus a monthly management fee of 11% plus VAT eg £60.50 per month plus VAT ( £72.60 Total )
Rent Guarantee and Legal Expenses Cover:
We can provide a full rental guarantee and legal expenses indemnity in addition to our management service, at an extra 2% plus VAT from the monthly rent. ( Terms and conditions apply )
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 £100 plus VAT (£120 Total)