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Our No.1 Lettings team

We are very proud to announce that First Step are the Number 1 Lettings Agent in our local area.
We are only too happy to talk to you to discuss the range of service options.

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Our Lettings Fully Managed Fee Includes:

Rent Protection & Legal Expenses Insurance...unlike any other agents!
*First 12 months

Dependent on Tenant circumstance & Landlord Insurance

Our Rent Protection and Legal Expenses Insurance service means that should the unexpected happen, you’ll always get the income you expect from your tenants, and it will also support you if you need legal representation to recover your property.

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Fees:

PACKAGE 1 - FULLY MANAGED SERVICE 15% inc VAT (12.5% Ex VAT). one off set up fee payment of £295 INC VAT – including RENT GUARANTEE COVER & LEGAL PACK *First 12 Months

Our set up fee covers the following:

  • Full market appraisal
  • Taking full property details and professional photographs
  • Advertising on all major online portals Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and On The Market, Social Media
  • Erect a board in accordance with Town & Country Planning Act 1990
  • Advice and guidance on refurbishment
  • Advice and guidance on legal compliance
  • Find a tenant within the landlords guidelines
  • Accompanied viewings
  • Referencing (ID checks, right to rent check, financial credit checks, employment and previous landlord references)
  • Guarantor referencing if required
  • Goodlord Tenancy Agreement
  • Advise on non-resident tax status and HMRC (where relevant)
  • Registration on deposit with the Deposit Protection Scheme
  • Deduct and remit any pre tenancy invoices
  • Arranging EPC, EICR, Gas Safety where applicable (cost to be covered by landlord)
  • Rent protection and legal expenses insurance included for first 12 months (£30+VAT per month thereafter)

Our monthly fee covers the following:
  • Collect and remit the rent within 3 working days of receipt and provide a monthly statement
  • Pursuant of any non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears action
  • Arrange payment to contractors
  • Carry out quarterly professional property inspections followed by a report
  • Respond to all maintenance issues and emergencies.
  • Annual rent reviews
  • Gas safety/EICR/EPC reminders ensuring you are kept compliant
  • Rent protection and legal expense cover with no excess to pay, where applicable
  • Legal pack with up to £100,000 of cover, where applicable
  • Organise check out, return deposit the landlord has agreed and de register deposit with DPS
  • Vacant property management – continuous management between lets

Additional fees

    Detailed Inventories: Check in fees from £85.00 (including VAT) / Check out and Inventory fees from £105.00 (including VAT)
    (please call 01462 539260 to confirm size of property)
    Tenancy Renewal Fees: From £90.00 (including VAT)

PACKAGE 2 - TENANT FIND SERVICE - £995 (inc VAT)

Fee covers the following:

  • Full market appraisal
  • Taking full property details and professional photographs
  • Advertising on all major online portals Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location, On The Market, Social Media
  • Erect a board in accordance with Town & Country Planning Act 1990
  • Advice and guidance on refurbishment
  • Advice and guidance on legal compliance
  • Find a tenant within the landlords guidelines
  • Accompanied viewings
  • Referencing (ID checks, right to rent check, financial credit checks, employment and previous landlord references)
  • Guarantor referencing if required
  • Goodlord Tenancy Agreement
  • Advise on non-resident tax status and HMRC (where relevant)
  • Registration on deposit with the Deposit Protection Scheme
  • Collection of first month’s rent and deposit less any fees and transfer to landlord with statement
  • Able to organise compliance certificates and check in if required prior to move in (additional cost for works carried out)
In addition, we would recommend the following:

Property Inventory
A full inventory of the property can be carried out by yourself, however, from our experience we would recommend an inventory specialist carries out this on your behalf. Our inventory specialist takes very detailed notes of which are signed by the tenant upon check-in and check-out. In our opinion we feel that having this service carried out would be beneficial, in the event of any damage to the property, this detailed document could be used in an arbitration case.
Gas Certification It will also be necessary for you as the Landlord to provide an up-to-date Gas Certificate, of which will include a full check of all of your gas items, such as, boiler, gas hob, gas fires, etc. Gas Certification is a legal requirement and should be carried out on a yearly basis, upon your instruction we can arrange for this certification on your behalf from a reputable Gas Safe Engineer.
Electrical Certification It is also necessary for you as the Landlord to provide an up-to-date EICR certificate, this is a legal requirement as of 1st April 2021 and is valid for 5 years. We can arrange for this to be carried out on your behalf and upon your instruction by a reputable Electrician.
Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Alarms The regulations require that you install at least one smoke alarm on every floor of the property where Alarms a room is used wholly, or partly as living accommodation and a carbon monoxide alarm must be installed in any room containing a solid fuel-burning appliance such as a wood burner, coal fire or biomass or a combustible appliance e.g boiler. Pricing on request for supply and installation.
EPC Registration An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for properties when constructed, sold or let. The Energy Performance Certificate provides details on the energy performance of the property and what you can do to improve it. We have a local EPC company who can make a timed appointment and undertake this for you. Pricing on request.

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