Our Lettings Service
Coles Group has an extensive knowledge of the rental sector and covers a wide area of Kent including Maidstone, The Weald, and the Medway towns. We let and manage a substantial portfolio of properties in Kent for landlords both UK resident and abroad. Whether you are considering fully managed or a tenant find service, we are keen to offer you our advice and assistance. We can assist with the letting of all types of property from one bedroom apartments to country homes or portfolios.
Depending on what stage you are at we can offer telephone advice or arrange an appointment to appraise the property that is to be let. Helpful and professional advice will be given on the achievable rental value and all other aspects of the proposed tenancy. The location of the property, condition, and size, as well as the standard of the contents and fittings provided, are all factors that will be considered. If given the go-ahead, details can be prepared and marketing commenced.
Properties can either be let furnished or unfurnished (unfurnished with white goods is most popular) and the rent is exclusive of all outgoings. It is important to note with furnished accommodation all furnishings must conform with current fire regulations and all rented accommodation must comply with the current Safety Regulations.
We offer two levels of service for landlords:
This service is suitable for those who are willing to manage the property themselves and collect the rent. We will find the tenants, undertake references and produce the tenancy agreement. A tenant find service is charged at half of the first month's rent subject to a minimum of £300 plus VAT. Additional services such as the preparation of schedules of condition, gas safety certificates, and holding deposits can be bolted on at an additional cost.
This service is suitable for those who want to be hassle-free. For a monthly management fee of 12% plus VAT of the gross rent collected we take complete management of the property and tenancy. For landlords with multiple properties, a reduced management fee can be agreed upon by separate negotiation.
NO HIDDEN EXTRAS! Coles Group does not charge a host of extra costs. The services included under the management fee are:
- Professional marketing
- Thorough tenant referencing
- Preparation of Assured Shorthold tenancy agreements
- Preparation of schedule of condition/inventory
- Notifying utilities of change of occupancy
- Collection of rent and subsequent transfer
- Detailed monthly statements
- Managing tenancy related issues
- Preparation and service of all tenancy related notices
- Regular property inspections with written reports
- Check out inspections and deposit administration
- Pursuing of rent arrears/making Court applications for possession
- Arrangement of maintenance and repairs
If you would like to receive a copy of our terms of business and charges, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01622 763322.