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Landlords & Letting

Here at Hudson Property we look after the needs of both new and experienced landlords, with a flexible range of letting and management packages

Property Letting Property Advice Cross

Please take a few moments to read customer reviews on Google about Hudson Property. Many of our clients come to us through personal recommendation or because they have used our services before. We have an excellent reputation amongst our landlords and tenants for our professionalism, helpfulness, and friendliness, whilst taking a no-nonsense approach to tenant vetting and selection. Let your property work for you and discover how simple it can be with a trusted partner by your side.

We take great care of landlords and can provide as little or as much help as you need. Professional landlords sometimes need us to merely provide a stream of potential tenants for them to meet and vet. Less experienced landlords usually need far more help. We simply adapt in order to provide what you need. We find that local landlords often need a minimal service whereas landlords who live on the other side of the world understandably need a more comprehensive service.

Property Management Property Advice Cross

Some landlords want us to let and manage their properties; others want a letting service and then to manage themselves. Whatever the need, we can meet it. Some landlords are inexperienced but need to minimise costs, so we provide them with a letting service and then teach them how to manage their own property effectively and confidently, to avoid paying further agent fees.

Market Rents Property Advice Cross

Our property valuations are always carried out by Oliver Hudson, an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a highly-experienced estate agent. Oliver holds a wealth of knowledge about the market, and will be able to show you recent rental prices for comparable properties in your area.

Presentation, Marketing & Advertising Property Advice Cross

In order to find you a tenant, we first need to generate a viewing enquiry, which means catching a tenant’s attention when they are browsing the Internet. So how the property is presented is critical to achieving a let. In our experience, uncared for properties attract tenants who don’t take care of properties; and vice versa.

Properties tend to let faster than they sell, so some agents provide very little in the way of photographs and property detail. However, in our experience, prospective tenants respond far more positively to properties whose agents have taken the time to provide considerably more information and a good selection of photographs, so that is the approach we take. We advertise all our properties on the Internet and erect one of our prominent, well-recognised To Let boards outside the property, which provides constant road-side advertising.

What if we get it wrong? Property Advice Cross

Hudson Property is a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme, which regulates the provision of services provided by estate agents. If you would like further information about this scheme, please visit www.tpos.co.uk.

Letting Fees for Landlords Property Advice Cross

Tenant Finder £195.00

 Property brochure including photographs and measurements, online advertising, To Let board, all enquiries emailed to landlord.

Tenant Installation Gold £325.00

Property brochure including photographs and measurements, online advertising, To Let board, arranging viewings, dealing with offers and negotiation, prospective tenant selection, inviting and processing tenant applications, tenant vetting, tenant sign-up in tenancy agreement, collection of deposit and first month’s rent, setting up rent payment standing order.

Tenant Installation Platinum £450.00

Property brochure including photographs and measurements, online advertising, To Let board, arranging viewings, dealing with offers and negotiation, prospective tenant selection, inviting and processing tenant applications, tenant vetting, tenant sign-up in tenancy agreement, collection of deposit and first month’s rent, setting up rent payment standing order, conducting all accompanied viewings, highly detailed photographic inventory on 3 CDs (signed by tenant and agent), secure coded key handling.

Management Fees for Landlords Property Advice Cross

Rent Collection £25.00 per calendar month

Monthly rent collection, rent distribution to landlord, rent default handling.

Tenancy Management £45.00 per calendar month

Monthly rent collection, rent distribution to landlord, rent default handling, tenancy review/extension, secure key holding, acting as ‘first port of call’.

Complete Management £75.00 per calendar month

Monthly rent collection, rent distribution to landlord, rent default handling, tenancy review/extension, secure key holding, deposit registration, arranging minor and major repairs, arranging payment for repairs, utility and meter management, periodical property inspections followed by report to landlord, tenant and tenancy management, deposit distribution, deposit dispute handling.

(We can only provide the Complete Management service where we have undertaken a detailed photographic inventory within our letting service, Tenant Installation Platinum)

Tenancy Extension Fee £65.00

This fee applies to a standard tenancy extension where Hudson Property is not providing a 'Complete Management' service.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) £95.00

Landlords cannot market a residential property to rent without a valid EPC.

Tenant Fees Property Advice Cross

Rent Payments: the rent is due to be paid in full no later than the agreed rent due date and as stated on the tenancy agreement.  We request this is done by standing order.  A copy of a standing order mandate, the relevant bank details and the appropriate reference will be provided to the tenant before the commencement of the tenancy.

Security Deposit: The security deposit will be capped at no more than five weeks' rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks' rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or more.

Holding Fee: Once a landlord has accepted your offer (subject to referencing and contracts) we will ask you to pay a refundable holding fee to reserve a property, the sum of which will be equivalent to one week's rent.

Changes to the Tenancy Agreement: If you request changes to be made to the tenancy agreement that are agreed by the landlord there may be a charge of £50.00, or reasonable costs incurred if higher.

Late Payment of Rent: Interest will be charged at a maximum of the Bank of England's base rate +3% if a rent payment is more than 14 days overdue for each day the payment is outstanding.

Lost Keys/Security Device: Lost keys or equivalent security devices will be charged to the tenant who is responsible for covering the reasonable cost of their replacement.

Client Money Protection Property Advice Cross

With effect from the 1st April 2019, all property agents must be a member of a government-approved Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme.  We are a member of Money Shield.  The purpose of these schemes is to reassure landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers that their money is safe when held by their property agent, by regulating and supervising the way agents handle this money.

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