Lettings at Keith Taylor

Why Choose Keith Taylor Estate Agents to Let your Property?

  • Local Established Agent since 1978
  • Family business
  • Free rental valuation and advice
  • Currently over 100 landlords
  • Portfolio of over 150 properties
  • Management of block of 23 individual flats
  • Management of guesthouse with 20 rooms
  • Marketing on the High Street and online
  • ‘TO LET’ boards optional
  • Accompanied viewings if required
  • In house referencing and credit checks
  • Knowledgeable staff – we can offer guidance on all regulations affecting your rental property such as Energy Performance Certificates, Gas Safety Checks etc.
  • Digital photographs of property
  • Affiliated with a third party inventory company
  • No hidden charges
  • Periodic Property Inspections
  • Local artisans to maintain your property

LANDLORD PACKAGES AVAILABLE

Tenant Find Service
  • 50% + VAT of the first month’s rent with a minimum charge of £250.00 + VAT to include Rightmove and Zoopla listing, referencing of tenants, tenancy agreement.
  • Register bond with ‘My Deposits’ £40.00 + VAT
  • ‘To Let’ board £25.00 + VAT
  • Inventory by a third party to include smoke alarm testing and carbon monoxide checks from £90.00. Additional smoke alarms £10.00, carbon monoxide monitors £25.00.
Full Management Service
  • We offer competitive rates for a full management service with a one off set up fee of £80.00 + VAT. Includes advertising, Rightmove and Zoopla listing, referencing of tenants, registering the bond with ‘My Deposits’, tenancy agreement, periodic property inspections.
  • ‘To Let’ board £25.00 + VAT
  • Inventory by a third party to include smoke alarm testing and carbon monoxide checks from £90.00. Additional smoke alarms £10.00, carbon monoxide monitors £25.00.
Project Management

Any individual works instructed by the Landlord overseen by Keith Taylor Estate Agent at a cost of £500.00 or more will be subject to a charge of 10% + VAT of the total net costs of the repair.

The stages of renting a property through Keith Taylor Estate Agents

  1. Enquiry

    Once you have identified a property that you would like to view we will ask you for some basic information. This is to determine if you are suitable for the property, and also, if the property is suitable for you.

  2. Viewing

    We will arrange viewings that are convenient for all parties. Any questions about the property can be addressed at the viewing.

  3. Application

    Following the viewing, should you wish to rent the property, you will be given an application form to complete. We may ask for additional information at any time throughout the process. At this stage you will be asked for a fee of £200.00. This is an ‘Administration Fee’ and is used as a ‘holding deposit’ to secure the property subject to background / referencing checks. This fee is non-refundable should you decide you no longer wish to rent the property. Please be aware that if you are under 25 years of age we may require a guarantor.

  4. Contracts

    The tenancy agreement will form the contract between the landlord and tenant. Tenants may be charged any reasonable and proper costs incurred by Landlord and Agent, should the tenancy agreement not be adhered to and / or risk being given notice to vacate the property.

FEES

Up Front Fees
  • Administration Fee – Used as a holding deposit as described above includes the costs of referencing, guarantor if necessary, credit checks etc.
  • Deposit / Bond - All of our bonds are protected with ‘My Deposits’ which is a government sponsored scheme. The cost of the deposit / bond will be equivalent to one month’s rent + £100.00. Higher bonds may be requested on some properties.
  • First Months rent – The date that you sign your tenancy is the date you are required to pay your rent. The first month's money will be due a few days prior to signing your tenancy and then due monthly (for the month ahead) by standing order. Rents are usually quoted per calendar month (PCM).

As a tenant you will be responsible for all utility bills unless you have a written agreement to state otherwise.

Other Fees
  • Tenancy renewal - £65.00 + VAT
  • Late rent – We reserve the right to charge a late payment fee of £20.00 to cover additional administration if rental payments are late.

Giving Notice

If you are a current tenant and wish to give notice - you must give us notice in writing. This should include your name, your address, the date your notice period starts and ends and a forwarding address. You must give one month’s notice on or before the date that is stated in your tenancy – for example if your tenancy started on 15th April you would need to give notice on or before that date and the last day of your tenancy would be 14th May.