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Lettings Direct - Letting Agents, Property Management Specialists and Buy to Let Experts.

  • Free Valuation

    Free Valuation

    Landlords - we offer a free property valuation and market aprialsal to help you achieve the best rental prices from your property

  • Guaranteed Rent

    Guaranteed Rent

    Looking for a guaranteed rent, 365 days a year? Our Premium Service offers just that. No additional cost - no void periods - just Guaranteed Rent

  • Renting Your Property

    Renting Your Property

    Lettings Direct are well placed to rent your property quickly and efficiently. We have a huge database of waiting tenants for all types of properties

  • Our Services

    Our Services

    We offer a range of services that are essential to complete any property management service including a maintenance, cleaning and much more

  • Property Management

    Property Management

    This is a 24/7 service whereby we manage your property and will deal with all the day to day management of your property and collection of the rent.

  • Tenant Find Only

    Tenant Find Only

    This is a tenant find only service - ideal for Landlord's who want to manage their own properties

  • Property Maintenance

    Property Maintenance

    We have a great team of approved contractors to help with all property maintenance from painting to complete refurbs, or water leaks to new bathrooms.

  • Lettings Compliance

    Lettings Compliance

    What do you need to do as a Landlord for your property to be legal and complaint - read more in our Lettings Compliance section

Tenancy Agreements

Tenancy Agreements

Find out more about Tenancy Agreements


Tenancy Deposits

Tenancy Deposits

Find out more about Tenancy Deposits


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What Makes a Good Investment

What Makes a Good Investment

Great tips on what property to buy


Lettings Compliance

Lettings Compliance

Are you fully protected with your Letting Agent


Free Valuation

Free Valuation

Landlords - free, no obligation valuation of your property


Landlord Insurance

Landlord Insurance

More information on all types of Landlord Insurance


Renting Your Property... 

We are geared to marketing all kinds of property from the lowest to highest price range: From period houses to country homes, town houses to waterside properties, studios and flats to penthouses.  We offer a choice of services according to your needs: Let Only, Rent Collection and Property Management. Ask us for details and fees.  

Property Viewings & Finding a Tenant...

Our experienced property negotiators will always attend and conduct all viewings of your property. We will keep you up to date with feedback on viewings and any offers at least once a week. We often achieve lets within a few days, however if after two weeks we have not found a suitable Tenant, we will reappraise our marketing plan with you. We are very consious that time is of the essence when looking to find tenants and we will do everything we possibly can to secure a let on a property as quickly and effiency as possible.

The Process Once We Find a Tenant...

Once a suitable Tenant has been found for your property, the Tenant will pay a contribution towards the deposit and then we will commence referencing.  The referencing is very thorough and would usually include identity checks, previous landlord references, employment references and proof of address history.  Should the perspective Tenant be under the age of 25 then we would always seek a guarantor who will also be referenced.  The added piece of mind, the landlord may also want to consider a legal expense cover insurance policy, please click here for more information.

Documentation...

Once the Tenants referencing has been completed, the next step is to set up the Tenancy Agreements and arrange for any Inventories, Gas Safety Certificates or Energy Performance Certificates to be conducted on your behalf.  The Tenant will sign an assured short hold Tenancy Agreement which will contain al the usual conditions of the let, however shoud you have any additional requirements or variance to that agreement then please let us know as soon as possible.  Normally, the Tenant will sign the Tenancy Agreements on the day of move in, copies of which will be forwarded to the landlord shortly after, unless otherwise requested, we will register the tenant deposit in a suitable deposit scheme for the landlord. 

Safety Regulations...

We will help you understand compliance with fire and furnishings regulations.  And we can arrange safety checks on your property for gas and electrical appliances.

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme...

All landlords are legally obliged to protect the deposit levied by the Tenant within 30 days of the commencement of the Tenancy Agreement. We can deal with this on behalf of the Landlord and issue the neccessary certification to the Tenant.

Tax on Rental Income...

If you are based overseas HMRC will require us to withold tax payable on your rental income. You will need to keep detailed records of income and expense to submit with your tax return. However, it is possible to enrol with the Inland Revenue's "Non Resident Landlord Scheme" which entitles you to receive the rent without any tax deductions. For more information, please visit the HMRC website or ask one of our staff members.

Our Price Promise and Fees...Price Promise

Our aim is to offer a competitively priced service to Landlords, backed by our experience, expertise and professional standing.

Our rates are highly competitive and start from just £295.00 + VAT for a Tenant Find Fee. Our standard fees are as follows:




Fully Managed..
 Marketing / Referencing / Setting up Contracts - £354.00 (£295.00 + VAT)
 Tenancy & Deposit Renewals - £66.00 (£55.00 + VAT)
 End of Tenancy Check-out - Included in management

  
Tenant Find Service..
 Marketing / Referencing / Setting up Contracts - 60% (50% + VAT) of 1st months rent 
 Tenancy & Deposit Renewals - £114.00 (£95.00 + VAT)
 End of Tenancy Check-out - £114.00 (£95.00 + VAT)


Additional Services..
  Deposit Registration - £42.00 (£35 + VAT)
  Energy Performance Certificates - £90.00 (£75.00 + VAT)
  Landlords Gas Safety Certificates - £90.00 (£75.00 + VAT)