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, regulations and selective 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 energy performance certificates, gas safety certificates, electrical installation condition reports, 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 (additional fee applies - 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 (additional fee applies - click here for more information)
Transfer of gas, electricity, water and council tax accounts
Service of energy performance certificate, gas safety certificate, electrical installation condition report, selective licence and 'How to rent: the checklist for renting in England' on tenants where applicable
Key cutting service (additional fee applies - see below)
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
Tenancy renewals Optional
Extra
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 (no mark up) or your choice of preferred contractors. Our management service does not cover major works but this is a service we can offer through our building partners
Registration of the property with the relevant selective licensing scheme (where applicable - additional fees apply)
Organising the renewal of certificates as required (e.g. gas safety certificate, etc). Cost of certificates is outlined below.
Key holding service
24/7 emergency tenant helpline
Regular property inspections at agreed intervals
Monthly testing of safety systems (applies to HMOs only)
End of tenancy checkout with the tenant(s) (additional fee applies - click here for more information)
Processing and allocation of the deposit at the end of the tenancy
Tax return report providing a breakdown of all income and expenditure
Non-Resident Landlord tax assistance

Fees

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!

Letting Only Service

We charge a fixed fee of 75% inc. VAT (62.5% exc. VAT) of the first months rent with a minimum fee of £450 inc. VAT (£375 exc. VAT).

For student properties let to a group, we charge a fixed fee of £150 inc. VAT (£125 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.

Full Management Service

We charge 11.4% inc. VAT (9.5% exc. VAT) of the rent collected and £399 inc. VAT (£332.50 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.

Property Certificate/Licence Fees

Service Explanation Price (inc. VAT)
Gas Safety Certificate (GSC) Legal requirement when letting a property, valid for 12 months £75
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Legal requirement when letting a property, valid for 10 years £75
Smoke Alarms & CO Detectors 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. Whilst not a legal requirement, we recommend installing a CO detector in the same room as any gas powered boiler, especially if it's a bedroom Varies
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) Legal requirement when letting a property, normally valid for 5 years. Price may increase for properties with more than 3 bedrooms £150
Property Inventories Compulsory to ensure there is sufficient evidence should there be a need to make a claim on the deposit View

Miscellaneous Fees

Service Explanation Price (inc. VAT)
Guarantor Fee If a guarantor is required to cover the tenant(s). Cost is per guarantor £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
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
Tenancy Renewal Fee Included free of charge with our full management service. £60
Ad-Hoc Property Visit Visits outside of allowance when using our fully managed service £35

Areas We Cover

Please click here to view the areas we currently cover.

Client Money Protection

Atlas Estate Agents is a member of 'ARLA Propertymark', which is a client money protection scheme. The accouting rules of our client money protection provider can be found by clicking here and a copy of our client money protection certificate can be found by clicking here. We are also a member of 'Property Ombudsman', which is a redress scheme.

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