Property Management for Landlords

Sherlock Homes Letting Agency is an established letting agency that offer an approachable professional, friendly service. We are well aware of the importance of your property being successfully let in an efficient and professional manor, thus protecting your investment for long term future. We can also advise on such issues as potential 'rental hotspots' and the ever changing legal obligations for landlords to adhere to.

Landlord Fees

FeeVATTotal Fee (inc. VAT)
Tenancy Arrangement Fee (Normal Let)£169£33.80£202.80
Commission (Private Let)9% of each month of rent20%9% of each month of rent + VAT
Let only FeeUp to 1 Month of rent20%Up to 1 month of rent + VAT
Tenancy Arrangement Fee (Student Let)£80 per room£16£96
Administration fee (Student Let)£125 per room£25£150 per room
Commission (Student Let)9% of each month of rent20%9% of each month of rent + VAT
Cancellation FeeEquivalent of One Month of Rent20%Equivalent of One Month of Rent + VAT

Below is a list of services we provide, most of which are covered in our basic fees:

  • Marketing
  • We advertise properties on 'Zoopla' and 'Right Move' portals, this can also include 'Premium Listings'. One of our bright easily distinguished boards could be erected outside your property, along with advertising in the local newspaper 'The Sentinel'. Your property will be given every opportunity to be successfully let quickly and efficiently whilst gaining you the maximum returns.
  • Viewings
  • We co-ordinate and attend all viewings at your property.
  • Credit Search & Referencing
  • All applicants will be credit referenced by an external company, in addition references will be obtained from employers and existing landlords where applicable.
  • Photographs & Inventories
  • We formulate a basic inventory of furnishings and photographic evidence, this can be used to support any claim that may be made against the deposit. We can also co-ordinate an external independent body to carry out a detailed inventory. Please ask for further details.
  • Fully Managed
  • This option is chosen by the majority of our landlords. In addition to the above services we also offer the following services:

    • Rent paid directly to Sherlock Homes Letting Agency.
    • Deposit placed in the Deposit Protection Service (DPS).
    • Regular Property Inspections carried out with a written report provided to the Landlord.
    • All issues reported by tenants are made initially to Sherlock Homes Letting Agency.
    • Sherlock Homes Letting Agency to initially address any problems and co-ordinate any subsequent action with such things as rent arrears & maintenance issues.
    • End of tenancy inspections are carried out and any subsequent intervention that is required.

    Rent

    All rent will be paid directly to Sherlock Homes Letting Agency and forwarded onto yourself after the necessary deductions are made. We also operate a strategic approach if rental arrears occur, providing you as the landlord with every opportunity to obtain the money that is owed.

    Deposit

    All deposit obtained are secured with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS). Any subsequent claims that are made are coordinated by Sherlock Homes Letting Agency on the landlord's behalf.

    Property Checks

    We carry out regular property inspections to ensure the property is being well maintained and the tenants are comfortable in their properties, this can also provide an opportunity for the tenants to discuss any issues they may have. A written report is sent to landlords after each inspection.

    Management

    If any issues arise throughout the tenancy Sherlock Homes Letting Agency will co-ordinate any intervention that is required. For example we can co-ordinate quotes and work carried out with either your own tradesman or tradesman that we regularly use.

    Tenancy Termination

    At the end of a tenancy Sherlock Homes Letting Agency will carry out an end of tenancy check. In the event of any claim being made against the deposit we will co-ordinate any subsequent claims.

Sherlock Homes Letting Agents are not currently a registered member of The CMP.