Temme English Lettings & Property Management offer a full letting service to property owners whether it be on a let only basis or a fully managed service. We have a defined and structured approach to letting your property from advising on rental levels to ensuring the necessary safety checks have been carried out.
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We receive regular rental enquiries from prospective tenants and local employers, these are monitored and matched to the properties that our landlords have available to let. We advertise regularly in the local press, use all the major property portals online and list available properties on our own website. We have an excellent tenant vetting process which helps to ensure that it is rare for us to have a dispute with tenants.
Our management team arrange regular inspections and reports of your property together with arranging repairs, servicing of equipment and organising the annual safety inspections. Our administration team sends out regular statements and monies are paid directly into your bank if required.
We are members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme (POS) and Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) who both define strict procedures on how we hold monies in a specific clients account. This gives you the greatest security for your rental income whilst enabling us to manage your property effectively.
A summary of our services, a guide to the residential lettings process and our fees
Instruction: On instruction from a landlord Temme English Lettings will attend the property and assess it for rent.
Contract: Once terms and fees have been agreed the landlord will sign an Agency Agreement with Temme English Lettings.
Marketing: After preparing property particulars (descriptions, photographs) and securing the necessary legal requirements (Gas Safety Certificate, Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) etc.), Temme English Lettings will market the property and search for a suitable tenant.
The Tenant(s): When a tenant declares an interest they will be vetted including ID verification and subsequently referenced. The results are discussed with the landlord.
AST: The Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) agreement is prepared and a draft sent to both the landlord and the vetted tenant.
Checking In: Once a date is agreed for the property handover, depending on the level of Let Only service you require we can either provide the tenant with the landlords contact details or go on to provide a schedule of condition and inventory of contents which is facilitated before the appointment is made with the tenant to sign the AST. We will take the deposit monies and handover the keys for the property. Their deposit is then registered.
LET & MANAGE
Checking In: All of the above including preparing the schedule of condition, holding the deposit and checking the tenant in (and out) of the property.
Rent: Temme English Lettings will collect the rent as appropriate and forward monies to the landlord.
Statements: Financial statements will be sent at agreed intervals to the landlord.
Queries: All queries raised by the tenant will be managed by our administration team.
Repairs: Any maintenance repairs required will be carried out by our recommended contractors or those specified by the landlord. Temme English Lettings will liaise with contractors and advise the landlord and tenant of the progress.
Inspections: Midterm inspections will made and reports forwarded to the landlord.
Legal requirements: The landlord will be advised of required safety and checks and kept up-to-date with compliance information.
Tenancy agreement: Temme English Lettings will retain a copy of the tenancy agreement, keep a set of keys and will advise the landlord when notice should be served.
Our aim is to use our experience, expertise and customer centric processes to give our landlords a trouble free letting. Call us today on 01206 584484 for Colchester (North Essex) or 01268 207227 for the Basildon/Wickford area (South Essex) to discuss your requirements and/or to arrange a no obligation rental appraisal of your property.
FEES TO LANDLORDS
A general guide to our lettings fees is below but should you be looking to let a property we strongly recommend you get in contact with us so we can discuss your needs in more detail.
Tenant Find Service: Our initial letting fee is up to 80% of the first month’s rent, payable for each letting where the tenant is introduced through the Agent. Minimum £550.00
Tenant Find & Rent Collection Service: Fixed initial fee £550.00. Monthly fee of £30.00
Full Management Service: Fixed initial fee £399.00. Monthly fee charge of between 8% to 10% of rent per calendar month. Includes Rent Protection Policy with legal cover.
Full Management PLUS: Fixed initial fee £399.00. Monthly fee charge of 12% of rent per calendar month. Includes a guaranteed rent policy. Rent will be paid on time each and every month regardless of the tenant paying the rent or not.
The fees under the above services are payable when any individual or organisation enters into an agreement to rent the property as a result of our promotion, introduction or viewing by the Agent.
ALL fees include VAT
Additional Charges (where applicable)
Inventory Service From £75.00
Tenancy Deposit Scheme £25.00 for registering new deposits
Energy Performance Certificate Arrange and provide an EPC £80.00
Gas Safety Inspection Arrange and provide a Gas Safety Certificate £80.00
Electrical Test Engineer fee from £180.00
Professional hourly rate £60.00. Charged when required to carry out any additional services outside of agreed terms of the Tenant Find or Full Management Service
Property inspections £85.00 per visit. Charged when required to carry out visits outside of our agreed terms of the Full Management Service.
Tenancy Renewal fee of £90.00
Major works fee 8% commission of total cost of works to maximum commission of £600.00