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Our Services and Fees

RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS SERVICE

Searchers aim is to secure the very best market rental for your property, in the shortest timescale to a quality vetted tenant.

Our lettings service includes

  • Free market appraisal
  • Extensive internet marketing on the UKs top property portals
  • Display of property in our high street premises
  • Eye catching To Let board
  • Accompanied viewings
  • Regular feedback on marketing and viewings
  • Credit checks, Right to rent checks and full referencing
  • Inventory and schedule of condition
  • Tenancy Agreement preparation
  • Deposit registration and advice
  • Professional advice on all aspects of the lettings market and legislation
  • Advice on gas safety and other safety regulations
  • Energy Performance Surveys
  • Variety of different letting services to suit Landlords requirements
  • No let, no charge Agreement
  • Investment advice.

For a free no obligation rental assessment of your property please contact, one of the Searchers team on 0121 702 2222.

 

OUR FEES

Landlord Fees:

Property Letting fee: 75% of first months rent, min £474(inc VAT), for example rent of £600 letting fee will be £540 inc vat

Managed Property fee: 12% of the monthly rent plus vat, for example rent of £500, monthly fee of £72 including vat.

Deposit Registration Fee: £72 (inc VAT)

•           Register landlord and tenant details and protect the security deposit with a Government-authorised Scheme

•           Provide the tenant(s) with the Deposit Certificate and Prescribed Information within 30 days of start of tenancy

Inventory, to be used in support of the Deposit:£120 (inc VAT)

.                   written summary of the items in the property and their condition signed by the tenant  when tenancy starts

Non-resident landlords receipts to HMRC: £72 (inc VAT) 

•           To remit and balance the financial return to HMRC quarterly – and respond to any specific query relating to the return from the landlord or HMRC   

 Tenancy Renewal Fee: £90  (inc VAT)

•           Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further tenancy and agreement

 Checkout Fee:  £180 (inc VAT)

•           Agree with tenant check out date and time appointment

•           Negotiate with landlord and tenant any disbursement of the security deposit

•           Return deposit as agreed with landlord and tenant to relevant parties

•           Remit any disputed amount to Scheme for final adjudication

•           Unprotect security deposit 

Court attendance: £120 (inc VAT) per hour 


Tenant Fees:

Apply for a rental property: £90 inc vat per applicant. This is to include credit check and Right to Rent checks and check you application is complete and gain acceptance from the landlord.

Referencing for a rental property: £195 inc vat per property, this is for obtaining references for employers, current/previous landlords, checking financial suitability and confirming you current residence.

Guarantor fee: £90 inc vat, if required, to accept your application on a property to cover credit check and preparing a Deed of Guarantee.

Right to Rent fee: £25 inc vat, for permitted occupants to check their documents for suitability to be in the U.K. (e.g. passport) 

Contract Renewal Fee: £90 inc vat, for drawing up a new Assured Short term Tenancy agreement.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING OUR FEES, PLEASE CONTACT US.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 

Special Landlord Offer, limited time only....

ENJOY OUR MANAGED SERVICE WITH NO LETTING FEE WHEN YOU TAKE OUR MANAGED SERVICE !

Our Managed Service includes:

- Photographic Inventory

- Deposit holding & registration

- Property Inspections with reports.

- Property maintenance provided by our professional contractors     at competitive rates.

- Free market appraisal and advice to maximize your return.

- Free To Let Board

- Free advertising on major property sites in addition to Searchers website.

- Accompanied viewings

- Regular customer feedback

- No let no fee

We will not charge you an initial Letting Fee, making a saving of £395 plus vat, £474 in total. For terms and conditions or to discuss this offer please call our office and speak to one of our staff on 0121 702 2222.

 

The Searchers Managed Service

For those Landlords who require a more comprehensive lettings service, we are able to provide a full property management service including.

  • Monthly rent collection
  • Monthly Landlord statements
  • Payments via electronic banking
  • Regular property visits with report
  • Refurbishment and repairs
  • Renewal of Tenancy Agreements
  • Final inspection at tenant check out
  • Client Accounting and reports
  • Rent Guarantee and Legal expenses cover

For a free no obligation rental assessment of your property please contact, one of the Searchers team on 0121 702 2222.

“Run by Landlords for Landlords”

 






ENERGY PERFORMANCE SURVEYS

An Energy Performance Certificate (epc) rates the energy efficiency of a property and its carbon emissions and suggests ways to provide energy efficiency.

Since October 2008, all homes rented out require an epc to be carried out by an Accredited Assessor.

For speed and convenience, Searchers are able to carry out epcs in house. Andy Long, Director is fully qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor.

EPC Fee, £78 including vat, please contcat us for further information. 

 

For a free no obligation rental assessment of your property please contact, one of the Searchers team on 0121 702 2222.

“Run by Landlords for Landlords”

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE/REFURBISHMENT

Due to a wealth of many years experience in the specialist lettings industry, our professionally trained staff are fully aware of how to present your property for let in order to achieve its best lettings potential.

We are able to offer advice, support and even undertake complete property refurbishment in order to get your property ready for the rental market.

Services include:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Domestic and professional cleaning
  • Gardening services including fencing and slabbing
  • Re-decoration and repair
  • Full property refurbishment project managed.

For a free no obligation rental assessment of your property please contact, one of the Searchers team on 0121 702 2222.

“Run by Landlords for Landlords”