Landlords

A tenant introduction service with unbeatable value. If you ask for our Sole Agency Agreement we provide this service for only 10% inclusive of VAT of the first six months rent.
If you are confident that you can manage the tenancy without professional help this could be the service for you.

  • We will visit your property and advise on the rental value and on any other relevant points including the latest regulations. At this time you will be able to ask us any questions you may have.
  • We then advertise your property and search our tenant database for a suitable tenant. Duke Letting can show the property on your behalf or arrange suitable viewing times for you.
  • When we have found a suitable tenant we will take up references and check their credit profile.
  • A tenancy agreement is prepared and issued to yourselves and the tenant with any relevant notices. 
  • We collect the first months rent on your behalf and arrangements are made for payments of further monthly rent in accordance with the tenancy agreement. We also collect the deposit and hold it in our client deposits account as stakeholders.
  • All the relevant utility companies are informed of the tenancy and given meter readings for the transfer of service accounts (eg. gas and electricity).
  • Duke Letting can on request check in your new tenant at no extra charge.
  • We can arrange for an inventory of the contents of your property and its condition. It is very important that an inventory is prepared prior to the commencement of the tenancy to avoid any disputes on vacation of the premises.
 

Using our Management Service will give you complete peace of mind that your property is being looked after by professionals. We offer this comprehensive service for the competitive fee of 12% plus VAT.

In addition to the services offered in our letting service we also include the following:

  • Arranging the preparation of the property for the incoming tenant and inspect the property, in the presence of the tenant where possible, at least three times each year.
  • In the event of any repairs or maintenance being necessary we will contact the tenant for access to the property, arrange for any emergency repairs to be carried out immediately and liase with the Landlord where possible in the case of non-emergency repairs.
  • We will accept rent payments, pay all the expenses for the property, and remit the remaining funds to your bank or send it to you by cheque. In all cases we will provide a comprehensive monthly statement.
  • We will be in regular contact with your tenant and at least one member of staff will  be contactable by telephone at any time. We will hold a key at the office for entry to the property in the case of an emergency.
 
 

The importance of an Inventory and Statement of Condition cannot be over stressed. It is an agreement that will ultimately decide what dilapidation has occurred during the tenancy and should be capable of being used in the event of a dispute. Under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme it is in practice essential to have an inventory otherwise it is likely, in the event of a dispute, that the tenant will be awarded the deposit.

Duke Letting use a trained Inventory Clerk and have negotiated an exceptional deal to keep the cost of an inventory to a minimum when arranged by us.