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Whether you’re a seasoned investor with an extensive portfolio of rental properties, or looking to embark on your first buy-to-let venture, our specialist team of professionals here at Durrants are here to help you.

With over 160 years of experience, we know the local property market inside out and our friendly team of skilled, licensed professionals are on hand to guide you on how to get the most from your rental property.

We recognise that different landlords have different needs and as such offer three levels of service as follows:

Let Only

Only available to landlords who are members of a recognised deposit scheme

Letting Fee: One month’s rent plus VAT (subject to a minimum fee of £480 inclusive of VAT)

Our Service: Inclusive within our terms we will:

  • Inspect the property and advise regarding the rental to be charged
  • Prepare particulars of letting
  • Market the property and erect a ‘to let’ board if required
  • Take up references as appropriate from prospective tenants
  • Prepare a tenancy agreement
  • Provide the tenant with your contact details

Let and Manage

Letting Fee: One month’s rent inclusive of VAT (subject to a minimum fee of £480 inclusive of VAT).

Management Fee: 12% inclusive of VAT = (10% plus VAT) charged monthly from the gross rent.

Our Service: In addition to our let only service, we will:

  • Hold a deposit on behalf of the tenant
  • Prepare a Schedule of Condition
  • Check the tenant(s) in and out of the property against the Schedule of Condition
  • Collect rent at the appropriate agreed rental intervals
  • Send statements at the appropriate agreed rental intervals
  • Handle any queries raised by the tenant(s)
  • Liaise with contractors and client
  • Make mid-term inspections and report accordingly
  • Advise client regarding safety compliance e.g. gas safety
  • Advise client when notice should be served
  • Retain copy of tenancy agreement
  • Retain a set of keys

Durrants have an extensive list of approved, trusted and certified contractors who will be used for any maintenance or repair issues on your property.

If you have a particular tradesperson not on our list that you wish to use, they will have to apply for approved contractor status. There is no charge for this.

Please note if you currently have a property let and would like Durrants to manage it for you, we will be pleased to discuss this and quote for our service.


Let Plus

Letting Fee: One month’s rent plus VAT (subject to a minimum fee of £480 inclusive of VAT)

Additional Fee: £180.00 inclusive of VAT = (£150.00 plus VAT) unfurnished only

Our Service: In addition to our let only service we will:

  • Hold a deposit on behalf of the tenant
  • Prepare a Schedule of Condition
  • Check the tenant(s) in and out of the property against the Schedule of Condition

 


 

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