Landlords

Landlords 2017-08-30T14:14:08+00:00

A letting service that you can trust

First – class property marketing

Alternative Property Services believes that marketing your property in the correct manner is essential. That’s why when you browse properties marketed by ourselves you will always find high quality photography to include internal photos to show your properties full potential.

We believe your property should reach the largest possible audience available and that’s why we advertise on all of the major property internet portals to include rightmove.co.uk, Zoopla.co.uk and primelocation.com.

This added to our own professionally designed website which is constantly listed at the top of Google searches will give us the edge in a very competitive market place.

Hassle-free property management

Alternative Property Services manages well over 500 properties and believes that to provide an excellent service Letting Agents need to invest in the latest technology. Therefore our office runs on CFP Software the market leader for the Lettings and Property Management industry.

We also believe that in a busy industry such as Lettings and Property Management that staffing levels need to be correct. We currently have 10 fully trained dedicated staff that between them have over 100 years experience in the Lettings Industry with five of them having been employed by Alternative Property Services for over 10 years.

Free Rent & Legal Protection Scheme*

One of the most worrying aspects in renting property, whether you have a single property or a large property portfolio, is that of rent collection and ensuring that the rent is paid and paid promptly. Of course, obtaining the right tenant in the first place can ensure that this does not become a problem. However, even the tenants with the best references can fail to pay the rent through circumstances beyond their control such as redundancy, illness or relationship breakdown. As a result, and to provide added security, we have introduced a unique Rent & Legal Protection Scheme*, which is built into our Rent Collection and Full Management services.

“Rent & Legal Protection* Should Be The Starting Point For Any Let.”

Rent & Legal Protection* is designed to protect your investment, providing peace of mind, meaning once your property is ‘let’ you can rest assured knowing that you will receive your rent.

There are also additional added benefits which this Rent & Legal Protection* provides, such as all of the Landlord’s own legal costs incurred in evicting tenants, as a result of non-payment of rent. Of course this rarely happens but if it does it’s nice to know you are covered!

*Rent & Legal Protection is subject to terms & conditions. Please ask for full details.

Added peace of mind

Because we are members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) which requires a high level of competence.

Because Client Money Protection is provided by the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP).

Chief Executive of ARLA said,

“We are pleased to welcome companies like Alternative Property Services into the membership of ARLA. Professional Letting agents such as these who are committed to promoting the highest standards in residential lettings help our Association to strengthen the Private Rented Sector and to drive out the dishonest and cowboy agents who too frequently prey on an unsuspecting public”. Adrian Turner

Because we are a registered member of The Property Ombudsman for Lettings we must follow their strict Code of Practice. This sets out the framework within which we must operate and the standards of service we must provide for both tenants and landlords. The Code is compulsory and is rigorously applied by The Property Ombudsman in their complaints handling and Redress Scheme. We are required and have agreed to have Professional Indemnity insurance to ensure that any compensation awarded to you can be paid. We are also required and have agreed to have an in-house complaints system with written procedures which inform you how to refer any unresolved dispute to the Ombudsman. We will then co-operate with any investigation and agree to pay compensation, in full and final settlement of a complaint, if this is awarded by the Ombudsman and is accepted by you as the complainant. This award must be paid promptly to a maximum of £25,000. If we repeatedly fail to follow the rules of the scheme, we can be reprimanded, fined or expelled from The Property Ombudsman.

Alternative Property Services are able to offer various levels of service to their landlords thus ensuring that the individual requirements of each landlord are met.

General Guide of Charges

Example: Rent £1000.00 PCM = £1200.00 including VAT

  • Visiting the property to assess its rental value
  • Arrange (if required) for an Energy Performance Certificate to be carried out
  • Marketing the property to find suitable tenants
  • Obtaining references for tenants
  • Arrange (if required) for an inventory to be carried out
  • Preparing tenancy agreements
  • Collection of first months rent plus deposit
  • Registering the deposit with the Tenants Deposit Scheme
  • Visiting the property to assess its rental value
  • Arrange (if required) for an Energy Performance Certificate to be carried out
  • Marketing the property to find suitable tenants
  • Obtaining references for tenants
  • Arrange (if required) for an inventory to be carried out
  • Preparing tenancy agreements
  • Collection of first months rent plus deposit
  • Registering the deposit with the Tenants Deposit Scheme
  • Collection of rent on monthly basis by standing order
  • Statement of account to Landlord on a monthly basis
  • Arranging extension agreement or re-letting property
  • Reviewing rental value
  • All this plus a Rent & Legal Protection which is built into this service for the first fixed term
  • Visiting the property to assess its rental value
  • Arrange (if required) for an Energy Performance Certificate to be carried out
  • Marketing the property to find suitable tenants
  • Obtaining references for tenants
  • Arrange (if required) for an inventory to be carried out
  • Preparing tenancy agreements
  • Collection of first months rent plus deposit
  • Registering the deposit with the Tenants Deposit Scheme
  • Collection of rent on monthly basis by standing order
  • Statement of account to landlord on monthly basis
  • Arranging payment of regular accounts as instructed by landlord
  • Inspecting the property at regular intervals and providing inspection reports to landlord
  • Arranging maintenance if required ensuring habitable standard
  • Liaison between landlord and tenants
  • Close supervision to ensure tenants complies with terms of tenancy
  • Take appropriate action to rectify any case of non-compliance of terms of tenancy
  • Arranging extension of tenancy agreement or re-letting the property
  • All this plus a Rent & Legal Protection Scheme built into the service for the first fixed term

Charges

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT CHARGE FINDERS FEES OR CONTRACT FEE FOR OUR RENT COLLECTION OR FULLY MANAGED SERVICES.

  • Rent Protection & Legal is subject to terms & conditions
  • Discounts available dependent on specific requirements

Deposit Registration Fee

Fully Managed & Rent Collection £18.00 including VAT
Let Only £36.00 including VAT

Optional Fees

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) £60.00 VAT not applicable.
Landlords Gas Safety Certificates £72.00 including VAT
Renewal Let Only Tenancy Agreement £300.00 Including VAT
Inventory (AIIC)

Preparation & Check Out

Unfurnished Furnished
One Bedroom £90 £110
Check out £65 £75
Two Bedroom £110-£130 £140-£150
Check out £75 £85
Three Bedroom £130-£150 £150-£170
Check out £80 £90
Four Bedroom £160-£190 £190-£230
Check out £90 £105