Landlord Services & Fees

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.

Services Comparison

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 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 (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' served on tenants where applicable
Key cutting service (at additional cost)
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
Tenancy renewals
Non-Resident Landlord tax assistance
Access to an 'Online Account' to view property performance, tenancy information, invoices, statements, etc
End of tenancy checkout with the tenant(s)
Processing and allocation of the deposit at the end of the tenancy

Fees

We believe our fees are priced extremely competitively but discounts may be available to portfolio landlords. All fees include VAT and our letting fees are only payable upon success, no let, no fee!

Letting Only Service

We charge a fixed fee of 50% of the first months rent with a minimum fee of £299.

Full Management Service

We charge 10% of the rent collected and £239 every time we have to find a new tenant. There is an increased fee of 12% of the rent collected for tenancies were one or more of the tenants are in receipt of housing benefit.

Property Certificates/Licences Fees

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 a small surcharge may apply if our engineer is not completing a gas safety certificate at the same time. £25
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) Valid for 5 years. Not yet a legal requirement but may become mandatory in the future. £119
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

Miscellaneous Fees

Service Explanation Price (inc. VAT)
Ad-Hoc Property Visit Visits outside of allowance when using our fully managed service £35
Renewal of Tenancy Agreement Included free of charge with our fully managed service £60
End of Tenancy Checkout with Tenant Included free of charge with our fully managed service except in circumstances where the fee cannot be recovered from the tenant(s) as we didn’t originally move them in to the property £60
Serving of Section 21 & 8 Notices including Proof of Service Included free of charge with our fully managed service £60
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
Rent Review & Other Professional Letters (per letter) Included free of charge with our fully managed service £30
End of Tenancy Cleaning - View
Property Inventories - View
Rent & Legal Expenses Insurance - View
Advertising on Liverpool Student Homes (LSH) Only applies to properties let to a group of students and includes an initial property inspection by LSH. Advertising on LSH is highly recommended but not mandatory £60
Key Cutting Plus cost of keys £12
PAYG Utility Meter Credit Plus 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
Major Repairs/Refurbishment Work Management Fee Payable only if the cost of a single repair/refurbishment work exceeds £500 exc. VAT. The fee is a percentage of the cost of the repair/works 15%

Areas We Cover

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