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.
The team in charge of all this for you is Nathan Proctor (Lettings Director), Louise Sampson (Partner) and Alisha Mercer (Lettings Management Specialist). Carl Temme (Director), Steven English (Director).
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 578112 for Colchester (North Essex) or 01268 207222 for Basildon 01268 573035 for Wickford area (South Essex) and for Maldon call 01621 735005 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.
To obtain our 'Let only & Full Management' package please contact your local office, Basildon 01268 207222, Wickford, 01268 573035, Colchester 01206 578112, Maldon 01621 735005 for a free comprehensive quote for either or these services.
Additional Charges (where applicable)
Inventory Service (Total £162.00 inc vat) for let only, £90.00 inc vat for Managed properties.
Tenancy Deposit Scheme £60.00 inc vat for registering new deposits
Energy Performance Certificate Arrange and provide an EPC £90.00 inc vat
Gas Safety Certificate £60.00 inc vat, boiler service £70.00 inc vat
Electrical Test Engineer fee from £180.00 inc vat.
Professional hourly rate £60.00 inc vat. 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.
Free half yearly inspection.
Tenancy Renewal fee of £150.00 inc vat (This covers a brand-new lease every year required by you and your tenant)
Check out of your tenant £108.00 inc vat (This covers the tenant moving out of the property, which includes the inventory being used to show the home in its original state if there are any condition issues.)