Letting with Hudson Property
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
Application Fees for Tenants
When prospective tenants apply to rent a residential property through Hudson Property, they will have to pay a Tenant Application Fee (‘fee’).
The fee is £170.00 for one applicant, or £225.00 for two applicants. These fees include guarantor checks if applicable. Once an application has been submitted, this fee is non-refundable, so please ensure that all information provided is accurate and honest.
The fee is used to cover the costs of the following activities:
Hudson Property’s administration of the application process
Credit checks (County Court Judgements, bankruptcy, etc.)
Checking names, addresses and aliases
Financial sanctions check
Verifying bank accounts
Cross referencing names against databases
Landlord/managing agent references
Right to rent checks
Letting Fees for Landlords
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
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)
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) £95.00
Landlords cannot market a residential property to rent without a valid EPC.
Client Money Protection
We are not a member of a specific Client Money Protection Scheme. However, we hold client funds within a designated client deposit account. This means that the client money is ‘ringfenced’, which means that in the event of business failure it cannot be touched by Hudson Property, its bank, or any third party.
"Here at Hudson Property we prefer to limit the number of rental properties that we deal with, to ensure that the service we provide is second to none and that landlords can rest assured that we are doing everything possible to protect their investments. One of the ways in which we do this is to provide a highly detailed photographic inventory, in such a way that provides a watertight evidence base for the condition of each property. This also serves to warn tenants from the outset how serious we are about protecting our properties, which leads to us having very few property damage issues. Let with confidence. Let with Hudsons."
-Julia Baughan ~ Property Consultant