Residential Letting Services

Services to Landlords…..

The key to successfully letting a property, especially if being a landlord is new to you, is to seek advice from experienced professionals. At FSL all staff members are landlords themselves and have learnt from experience, both good and bad, about all aspects of renting a property.

FSL already look after many properties for all types of landlords; from professional investors with sizeable portfolios, to individuals who require peace of mind knowing their home is in safe hands.

Our extensive knowledge and experience of the lettings market helps guide landlords through the minefield of regulations and legislation involved in letting a property. Our team is able to offer good practical advice on how to achieve the best return from your property, both in terms of rental income and capital appreciation.

FREE MARKET APPRAISAL

FSL offer Free Rental Advice. Following a visit to your property to undertake an assessment we will advise on rental figures that can be achieved and advise on other matters such as whether the property should be furnished or unfurnished, what sort of tenants would be suitable and current legislation and safety regulations which would have to be adhered to.

ONLINE MARKETING

We are big fans of the Internet and recognise it’s value as part of the overall marketing strategy when letting your property. We now get far more enquiries from our website and the main property portals than we do from traditional newspaper advertising. Our website features both internal and external photographs together with a detailed description of the property features.

LET ONLY

Normally on a sole agency basis with a one off tenant-find fee. This fee is only payable if the property is let and includes:

Marketing the property to include all advertising etc., and accompanied viewings if required.
Advising on the requirement for an EPC
Preparation of Tenancy Agreements
Forwarding balance of rent and deposit to Landlord (or submitting Deposit to DPS if required)
Advising landlord on legislative requirements

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FULL MANAGEMENT

Always on a sole agency basis with a one off tenant find fee, plus a monthly management fee. By managing the property for you, we deal with everything, including the hassle. We are however merely caring for your investment and all decisions remain with you as the owner. You can have as much or as little involvement with the tenancy as you wish.

This service includes all of the services of the Let Only Service plus:

  • Collection of rents and forwarding balance on a monthly basis.
  • Preparation of statements with payments.
  • Payment of outgoings, subject to landlords approval such as ground rent, service charges, repairs/purchases etc.
  • Undertaking routine inspections of the property.
  • Writing to the tenant, following the correct legal procedure, if ever the rent is in arrears.
  • Checking inventory/schedule of condition on tenant’s departure, prior to deposit being released in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
  • Any queries from the tenant are directed through ourselves so the landlord does not have to deal directly with the tenant.
  • Rent reviews and tenancy renewals.

Naturally major decisions are referred to the landlord with advice unless this is not required. You remain in control while we take all the hassle.

RENT GUARANTEE

We offer a number of warranty products at competitive rates from Homelet which guarantee that you will receive rental payments even if the tenant doesn’t pay. They also ensure any non paying tenants are dealt with swiftly and legally. The rent guarantee warranty is provided by Homelet. Prices start at as little as £15 per month.

BUY TO LET

We are happy to advise on letting potential of properties you may be thinking of purchasing to let and are happy to look at properties with you. There is no charge for initial letting advice but there may be a small charge if your lender requires a written report of the letting potential of a specific property.

CARETAKING SERVICE

If you are leaving the area or country and do not wish to let your property we are able to provide a care taking service which can be individually tailored to your specific needs but can include such things as arranging gardeners, re-directing post, holding a monetary fund for routine utility bills, general maintenance, checking time switches and simply keeping an eye on your property.

TAKING OVER EXISTING TENANCIES

We are happy to take over the management of existing tenancies whether previously managed by yourself or other agents. The fee payable is as per our usual management terms without the payment of the initial up front letting fee.

RENTAL PAYMENTS

Rents are paid over to the Landlord quickly and efficiently using electronic banking. Our monthly statements clearly show all income and expenditure.

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REFERENCES AND TENANCY AGREEMENTS

Once suitable tenants have been found, we endeavor to seek satisfactory references such as employers, character and previous landlords. We use Homelet to undertake the majority of these checks. In some cases we may seek a guarantor, i.e. if the prospective tenant(s) does not have a regular income or are in full-time education. Once we have received satisfactory replies to our enquiries and subject to landlord’s approval, we draw up a Tenancy Agreement, a standard Shorthold Assured Tenancy, usually for a minimum 6 month term, but could be up to 3 years subject to approval. Once the initial term has expired, unless the landlord/agent has particular concerns over the conduct of the tenancy or either party have served notice (the landlord in statutory form) the tenancy automatically rolls over to a periodic tenancy, continuing on a monthly basis until either party gives notice or a new fixed term agreement is signed.

Call 01924 365250……….we are waiting to help.

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  • Thanks for the Tenancy agreement today and all the hard work you have put into finding the tenant's for me, they seem like a lovely couple starting out and very excited, hopefully they will turn out to be trustworthy and reliable.

    Mr Peter Bradley
  • Thank you all so much for all your help.

    Natasha Hopwood
  • Thanks for all your help in renting my property.

    Gemma Wright
  • Wish you could manage all my properties

    Tony Mothershaw
  • Thanks for the super service my other house is at Bridgfords but will definitely be coming to you cheers

    Jeremy Crowther
  • Thanks for your work on sorting this out so quickly, and dealing with the tenants! Much appreciated

    Kath Armitage
  • Thanks as always for the first rate job you do for us!

    Michael Warren
  • Thanks very much Diane, fingers crossed! Thank you for your help with everything, much appreciated

    Christine Thompson
  • Have just seen this, You have made it look amazing thank you so much. Have shared on Facebook.

    Sky Bendelow
  • Excellent to work with as a contractor. Great communication, updates and responses. From my ongoing relationship and experience FSL come highly recommended.

    Carl Thornley
  • Thankful for the speedy sale on my mum's property. The staff remained in constant contact with us with updates regarding the sale. Went above and beyond couldn't praise them enough.

    Susan Johnson
  • The most professional letting agency I've used. Always get back to you quickly as a tenant if you have an issue and are as focused on the tenant as the landlord, again a rarity with letting agencies in my experience.

    Ian Wilson
  • An extremely professional organisation who very swiftly and efficiently found us our new tenants within 24 hours of our ad going live. Communications between tenants and landlord through fsl are excellent. I can fully recommend fsl estate agents.

    Jill Brookling
  • I have used FSL for a Tenant Find Service for a number of years and have always been pleased with the service.

    Betty Christie
  • cannot fault them, they got us into our home quickly and efficiently and have managed the property well. they handled the bond via escrow much better than my last experience with whitegates. i even got a free mug and pen on move in date. thank you.

    Richard Taylor
  • My partner and I rented our first property together throughout FSL, quick, easy and so friendly. Answered every question with ease and made us both feel very comfortable. Thank you!

    Jordan Walton
  • FSL provide a curteous, efficient, friendly service and gets results.

    john richardson
  • The staff at FSL, especially Amy, have gone above and beyond in helping to secure a new 6 year lease on our retail unit in Wakefield city center.

    Andrew Smith
  • Fantasic estate agent and great staff! Highly recommend.

    Tom Avery
  • Fantastic landlords. East to approach and deal with and were quick to repair a couple of problems when reported. Lovely people and goid company. Would whole heartedly recommend.

    Stephen Parsonage
  • I am renting my very first property with FSL; after struggling with so many others, I am finally glad to have found the most helpful, caring and informative estate agents who put the client first no matter what. Diane was extremely attentive to our needs and even managed to push the moving in date forward so that it would work better for us all. Moving in was straight forward, simple, and not a daunting experience at all.. I highly recommend FSL to anybody looking for a new property: excellent service and a great team.

    Jess Miree
  • After dealing with several (stressful) agencies in the Wakefield and Leeds area, we decided to go through FSL to rent our new home. Diane was absolutely lovely, it's refreshing to have someone so helpful and organised dealing with our move. FSL have raised the bar in the Wakefield area and I would recommend them to anyone!

    Jackson Beckett
  • As a first time commercial property leaser i was very anxious about the whole process but Amy was very helpful & we completed really quickly & easily. Id definitely recommend. But i would of liked to have known about when id have to start paying rent as i was caught out by not realising that it should of been written into the lease. My mistake as a novice.

    Beverley Hirst

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