landlords

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top letting

 
Brighton & Hove areas bn1, bn2 & bn3 – 25th April 2015 to 25th April 2016
Brand Vaughan 284
Agency 2 200
Agency 3 127
Agency 4 120
Agency 5 109

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for let properties out of 91 agents for let properties out of 91 agents 

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for new listings out of 155 agents.

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for fast letting on average we let our properties in just 6 days.

We understand that two of the most important requirements for Landlords are achieving strong rental income and finding the right tenants as quickly as possible. We know from measuring our performance that we excel in these areas.

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professional photography

Professional photography is a crucial part of marketing a property.

Everything from lighting and positioning to staging and post production has to be perfect and capture your home in the best possible way.

Our head of photography Andy Sturmey is a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional photography (BIPP) and leads our brilliant photography team.

best marketing

From newspapers to magazines, websites to property portals and prominently located offices, we market your property in Brighton & Hove’s most popular property pages and lifestyle magazines, as well as the UK’s most popular property websites.

We’ll make sure your property is seen by the right buyers through targeted, eye-catching advertising, showcasing your property in the best light.

tenant introduction

how much does it cost?2 weeks rent+ £90 for tenancy agreement

  • Advice on property rental value
  • Rightmove & onthemarket.com advertising
  • Advertise on brandvaughan.co.uk
  • Accompany viewings with prospective tenants
  • Provide viewing feedback
  • Reference checking, proof of funds/employment & credit checks
  • Prepare tenancy agreements (optional)
  • Prepare inventory & schedule of condition
  • Arrange EPC with free floorplan

part managed

how much does it cost?9.6% of rent+ £90 for tenancy agreement+ £48 inc VAT deposit registration

everything in tenant introduction service plus…

  • Accompany tenants on moving in day
  • Arrange annual inspections
  • Register tenants deposit (optional)
  • Collect rent & pass on to you same day
  • Online account access
  • Send renewal/termination notices at tenancy end
  • Release deposits (optional)
  • update you on legislation changes

fully managed

how much does it cost?9.6% of rent+ £90 for tenancy agreement+ £48 inc VAT deposit registration+ repairs & maintenance

everything in tenant introduction & part manged services plus…

  • Register tenants deposits (included)
  • 24/7 emergency call out for tenant issues
  • Arrange any repairs / maintenance
  • Handle any insurance claims
  • Carry our periodic inspections
  • Carry out end of tenancy checkout
  • Release deposits (included)

your responsibilities

As a Landlord you have certain responsibilities for your Tenants and there are various legislative areas that will likely apply to you and your property at some point during the letting process.

It is important to ensure that you and your property comply with all relevant legislation for your Tenants safety and of course to protect your interests.

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agency regulating

As a Landlord you have certain responsibilities for your Tenants and there are various legislative areas that will likely apply to you and your property at some point during the letting process. It is important to ensure that you and your property comply with all relevant legislation for your Tenants safety and of course to protect your interests.

introduction

2.4 weeks of rent (inc VAT)

• Market proeprty
• Professional photography
• Accompany viewings
• Provide feedback
• Negotiate tenancy terms, arrange tenancy
• Compile and check references
• Obtain proof of employment or funds
• Carry out credit checks
• Prepare the tenancy agreements and progress to the onset of the new tenancy
• Collect and forward initial months’ rent and deposit received
• Provide tenant with method of payment

rent collected

9.6% of rent (Inc VAT)

INCLUDES the same as our Introduction services PLUS the following:

• Collect and forward monthly rent
• Supply monthly statements and a log-in to check account on our website
• Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears actions
• Send renewal or termination notices at the end of the tenancy
• Renew annual safety certifications for gas installation
• Update on legislation changes
• Review rent in accordance with current prevailing market condition
• Send renewal or termination notices to tenants

fully managed

12% of rent (Inc VAT)

INCLUDES the same as our other two services PLUS the following:

• Handle problems or questions from tenants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
• Arrange any maintenance or repairs necessary, using professional and trusted local contractors
• Carry out regular property inspections, complete with written report (where appropriate)
• Handle any insurance claims
• Hold keys throughout the tenancy term
• Complete a thorough check-out inspection as an independent view on any damages or dilapidations
• Arrange any cleaning or maintenance at the end of the tenancy

additional non-optional fees and charges (irrespective of level of service)

Setup Fee (Landlords Share): £90.00 (inc VAT)

• Agree the market rent and find a tenant in accordance with the landlord guidelines;
• Advise on refurbishment
• Provide guidance on compliance with statutory provisions and letting consents
• Carry out accompanied viewings
• Market the property and advertise on relevant portals
• Advise on non-resident tax status and HMRC (if relevant)

Inventory Fee (landlords share)
Dependent on the number of bedrooms and/or size of the property and outbuildings

additional non-optional fees and charges (for rent collection and fully managed service)

Deposit Registration Fee: £48.00 (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

Renewal Fee (landlords share) £42.00 (inc VAT)

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

faqs for landlords

what reassurance do I have that Brand Vaughan complies with standard codes of conduct?

We’re members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and therefore abide by their membership rules and strict Code of Practice.

Learn more about ARLA…

We’re also members of The Property Ombudsman (formerly known as the Ombudsman for Estate Agents / OEA), and have done so voluntarily, long before it was compulsory to do so. Again, TPO ensure that members maintain strict Codes of Practice, and provide a comprehensive redress scheme for Landlords and Tenants against agents, should things go wrong.

Learn more about The Property Ombudsman…

how long will it take to let my property?

Although things vary at different times of year, broadly speaking it usually takes between two and four weeks to find and place a tenant, which would normally include our carrying out the necessary referencing, credit checks and inventory.

what insurance do i need?

You will of course need to make sure that your property is properly insured with buildings insurance, and where appropriate we advise you to let your insurer know that your property is to be let – otherwise if the worst happens you may find you will not be covered.

You may also want to make sure that any furnishings and fittings are insured with adequate contents insurance, depending on their value. Again talk to your current insurance provider

how do you protect the tenancy deposit?

As registered agents with the NAEA and ARLA, Brand Vaughan fulfil the membership criteria for The Dispute Service (TDS) – one of the insurance-based deposit schemes.

Each time a Tenancy Deposit is taken and held by Brand Vaughan, we will register it with the TDS and provide a protection certificate. By doing so you will have fulfilled your legal obligation to your tenants.

If you decide that you want to use out Tenant Introduction Service, the deposit will be forwarded to you. It is vital that you ensure that you protect the Tenants deposit with one of the deposit schemes – please contact us if you require any further information

Learn more about The Dispute Service…

what if agreement cannot be reached about the deposit allocation?

In the unlikely event that agreement cannot be reached between parties as to how the Tenancy Deposit should be treated at the end of a tenancy, TDS operate an independent adjudication service.

After our providing the scheme with evidence of any claim, the case will be reviewed and a final decision will be made. By law all disputed deposits have to be dealt with in this way.

Learn more about how TDS resolve disputes…

what happens at the end of the tenancy?

When the end of the tenancy approaches, we start our renewals procedure to allow plenty of time for you and the tenants to decide whether you will be renewing the tenancy, whether we will begin remarketing the property for new tenants, or perhaps make plans for you to move back in.

Whatever the situation, the procedures that we have in place always facilitate a smooth and uncostly solution.

does the landlord pay a fee to renew the tenancy?

There is a small administration charge of £36 inclusive of VAT for the landlord if they decide to renew the tenancy.

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