Letting

At Coopers we are proud of our relationship with our landlords, most of whom have been with us for years.

 

At Coopers we are proud of our relationship with our landlords, most of whom have been with us for years.

We offer a tailor made service with a competitive fee structure which works for first time landlords or those with a portfolio of properties.

The first thing to do is prepare your property for rent – we can help you with this preparation including arranging for an Energy Performance Certificate [This must, by law be in place before a property is marketed and is valid for 10 years] and a Gas Safety Certificate [this must, by law be in place before a tenant takes occupation and must be done by a Gas Safe engineer and must be renewed annually].

Smoke alarms must be installed on every level of the property.

Here at Coopers we will;

  • Commission high quality internal and external photographs
  • Place full property details on both our website and various other popular property portals including Rightmove and OnTheMarket.
  • We will give feedback after each viewing
  • At competitive rates we offer the following services - Let only, Let and Rent collection and Full Management service; the choice is yours
  • We have very high professional standards and we are members of the Property Ombudsman and we follow the Code of Practice which gives protection well beyond the scope of legal requirements. We have professional indemnity insurance and also Client Money Protection Insurance.
  • All tenant's deposits are lodged with the Deposit Protection Scheme.

Please read the following useful facts and if there’s something we haven’t covered, give us a call.

  • You must obtain permission from your mortgage lender before letting out a mortgaged property
  • You must get an EPC and Gas Safety check [See above]
  • The deposit is collected from the tenant and lodged with a government approved tenants deposit scheme
  • It is really important to commission an independent inventory and check in – we can arrange this for you if you wish using our regular independent inventory companies or you can commission one yourself – it can be a costly mistake not to do this.
  • It is an option to have insurance in place for furniture and/or white goods. Tenants are responsible for insuring their own property.

The govenment introduced new legislation in June 2019, whereby Landlords and Estate Agents are no longer allowed to charge tenants fees. Costs to Landlords are detailed below:

ServiceCost
REFERENCING PER TENANT AND/OR GUARANTOR£25 plus VAT
CONTRACT FEE£150 plus VAT
CHANGE OF TENANT MIDWAY THROUGH CONTRACT£100 plus VAT
Up to two bedroomsThree or more bedrooms
INVENTORY CHECK-IN REPORT£150 plus VAT£200 plus VAT
INVENTORY CHECK-OUT REPORT£150 plus VAT£200 plus VAT