We are specialists in the letting of property across Liverpool and the surrounding areas. We have been active in the property market since 1965 and have gained a wealth of experience which enables us to provide expert advice to our landlords and tenants. We are known for our unbeatable pricing and award winning customer service and the majority of our business originates from friends and family of previous clients. We believe we possess the knowledge and expertise required to quickly and efficiently find a tenant for your property and maximise its return. No matter what type of tenants you may be looking for, we're confident we already operate in your sector. We currently find tenants for family/professional lets, student lets, HMO room lets, commercial lets and almost everything in between!
For simplicity, we offer two main services to landlords; a letting only service and a full management service. Depending on the size and diversity of your portfolio, we may be able to work with you to create a bespoke service.
|Service||Letting Only Service||Full Management Service|
|Expert advice on preparing your property for the market including overview of the current market conditions|
|Assistance with current and ever changing legislation and regulations including landlord licensing schemes|
|An accurate and honest rental valuation backed up with local comparables|
|ARLA registered agent with Client Money Protection and redress scheme through The Property Ombudsman|
|Comprehensive online & offline marketing (your property will be marketed on Rightmove, Zoopla, niche portals, on this website, in our shop front, on social media and with a 'to let' board outside the property)|
|Exposure to our large database of active tenants|
|Competitive pricing on EPCs, gas safety certificates, smoke alarm/CO detectors and other services|
|Accompanied viewings including early evenings and weekends|
|Constructive feedback following viewings|
|Comprehensive tenant referencing (credit check, previous landlord references, verification of income and employment, affordability, etc) with opportunity for landlord to meet shortlisted potential tenants|
|Optional rent & legal expenses insurance - click here for more information|
|Right to Rent checks|
|Drawing up and negotiation of a suitable tenancy agreement and associated documents|
|Collection of first months rent and deposit (if applicable)|
|Setting up of standing order to collect ongoing rent|
|Arranging direct payment from the council if your tenant is claiming housing benefit (local housing allowance)|
|Property inventory including photographs (optional - click here for more information. Included free of charge on room only lettings.)|
|Transfer of gas, electricity, water and council tax accounts|
|Service of energy performance certificate, gas safety certificate, landlord licence and 'How to rent: the checklist for renting in England' on tenants where applicable|
|Key cutting service (at additional cost)|
|Access to an 'Online Account' to view property performance, tenancy information, invoices, statements, etc|
|Fortnightly property performance review until let|
|Protection of deposit and service of 'prescribed information' on tenants|
|Ongoing rent collection and arrears management including property visits, service of notices, etc|
|Same-day rent payment from tenant to agent to landlord|
|Professional property maintenance through our team of approved contractors or your choice of preferred contractors|
|Registration of the property with the Liverpool Landlord Licensing scheme (where applicable - additional fees apply)|
|Organising the renewal of certificates as required (e.g. gas safety certificate, etc)|
|Key holding service|
|24/7 emergency tenant helpline|
|Regular property inspections at agreed intervals|
|End of tenancy checkout with the tenant(s)|
|Processing and allocation of the deposit at the end of the tenancy|
|Non-Resident Landlord tax assistance|
We believe our fees are priced extremely competitively but discounts may be available to portfolio landlords. All letting fees are payable upon success, no let, no fee!
We charge a fixed fee of 75% inc. VAT (62.5% exc. VAT) of the first months rent with a minimum fee of £499 inc. VAT (£415.83 exc. VAT).
For student properties let to a group, we charge a fixed fee of £200 inc. VAT (£166.66 exc. VAT) per bedroom with the same minimum fee as above. There is also a fee of £60 inc. VAT (£50 exc. VAT) to advertise student property on Liverpool Student Homes (LSH). The LSH fee only becomes payable if we do not find tenants otherwise it is included in our letting only fee.
We charge 11.4% inc. VAT (9.5% exc. VAT) of the rent collected and £439 inc. VAT (£365.83 exc. VAT) every time we have to find a new tenant. The tenant find fee is reduced to £339 inc. VAT (£282.50 exc. VAT) for room only lets in HMOs. There is an increased fee of 12.6% inc. VAT (10.5% exc. VAT) of the rent collected for tenancies were one or more of the tenants are in receipt of housing benefit.
|Service||Explanation||Price (inc. VAT)|
|Gas Safety Certificate (GSC)||Legal requirement when letting a property, valid for 12 months||£60|
|Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)||Legal requirement when letting a property, valid for 10 years||£60|
|Smoke Alarms & CO Detectors||There is a legal requirement for at least one smoke alarm on each habitable floor of a rented property and a CO detector in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance. We use Fire Angel devices that conform to British Standards and contain a 10 year sealed battery. Price is per device (smoke alarm or CO detector) and includes fitting. The price of the first device includes a call out charge.||£50 for first device then £25 for each additional device|
|Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)||Valid for 5 years. Not yet a legal requirement but may become mandatory in the future.||Varies by property|
|Liverpool Landlord Licensing||Legal requirement when letting a property, valid for 5 years as from 1/4/15. Liverpool City Council charge £206 no VAT for the licence. We charge £114 inc. VAT for the application. Costs are per property||£320|
|Service||Explanation||Price (inc. VAT)|
|Guarantor Fee||If a guarantor is required to cover the tenant(s). Cost is per guarantor||£60|
|Ad-Hoc Property Visit||Visits outside of allowance when using our fully managed service||£35|
|Submission of Possession Order to the Courts||Necessary if the tenant(s) have not vacated following the expiry of a section 21 or 8 notice. Any court fees are payable in addition||£120|
|Key Cutting||Plus cost of keys||£12|
|PAYG Utility Meter Credit||Plus cost of credit||£36|
|Forwarding of Mail||Plus cost of postage (assuming mail is dropped into our office). Cost increases by £35 inc. VAT if we have to collect mail from the property||£12|
|Disbursements||For example, parking costs to carry out viewings||At cost|
|Rent & Legal Expenses Insurance||-||View|
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