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
  • 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 taken
  • 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 £295.00 + VAT to include On The Market, Rightmove and Zoopla listing, referencing of tenants, tenancy agreement.
  • Register deposit 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.
  • Energy performance certificate by a third party from £80.00 + VAT.
Full Management Service
  • 10% + VAT from each month’s rent for the full management service with a one off set up fee of £250.00 + VAT. Includes On The Market, 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.
  • Energy performance certificate by a third party from £80.00 + VAT.
Project Management

Any individual works instructed by the Landlord overseen by Keith Taylor Estate Agents 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 in order 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, if you would like 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 holding deposit to secure the property subject to background / referencing checks. This will be deducted from your first months’ rent unless you change your mind. It is non-refundable if you decide you no longer wish to rent the property. If our office decides you are not suitable for the property, we will return the holding deposit in full, unless you have provided any dishonest information during your application.

    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.

FEES

Up Front Fees
  • Holding deposit: Secures the property subject to background / referencing / credit checks etc. The cost of the holding deposit will be equivalent to approximately 1 weeks rent and will be deducted from your first months’ rent. However, it is non-refundable should you decide you no longer wish to rent the property. If our office decides you are not suitable for the property, we will return the holding deposit, unless you have provided any dishonest information during your application.
  • Deposit (previously called the bond): All of our deposits are protected with ‘My Deposits’ which is a government sponsored scheme. The cost of the deposit will be equivalent to no more than 6 weeks rent.
  • First Month’s 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).
  • Any pet friendly property reserves the right to charge a pet premium (PCM).

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

Other Fees
  • 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.