We also act on behalf of landlords or tenants with rent re-registration under the Fair Rent system by application to the Valuation Office Agency Rent Officers service and, if appropriate, appeal to the Rent Assessment Committee.
SERVICES TO LANDLORDS
We provide a tenant-finding and tenancy set-up service, which includes advertising the property, negotiating and agreeing the rent, obtaining references to confirm a tenant's suitability, preparing the tenancy agreement, collecting a security deposit and the first month's rent, taking a record of condition, and handling the deposit under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).
This service offers all of the above as well as rent collection, day-to-day management, including dealing with contractors if required, periodic inspections of the property, and completing the final inspection at the end of the tenancy. We can also provide a tailormade service combining various aspects of the above to suit the individual landlord's needs.
The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is the only professional body that is solely concerned with the self-regulation of letting agents and since 1981 has been actively promoting the highest standards across every aspect of residential lettings and management in the Private Rented Sector.
ARLA is viewed by government, consumer groups, academics, think tanks and the media as the leading voice in the industry. ARLA members are seen as being at the forefront of the Private Rented Sector, ready, willing and able to comply with existing and anticipated government legislation. ARLA members successfully create, on average, over a quarter of a million new tenancies a year as well as arranging the renewal or extension of thousands more of existing tenancies every month.
Why Choose an ARLA Agent?
ARLA leads the industry in setting and regulating the highest standards in the industry and demands certain levels of professionalism and commitment to customer service from its membership. ARLA members are required to work within a robust Code of Practice, which covers the key stages in letting and managing a property. There are comprehensive membership By-laws which include compliance with such issues as handling and accounting for Clients' money; the mandatory ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme; Professional Indemnity Insurance; Dealing with Complaints and Disciplinary Procedures.
ARLA members are required to employ a minimum of at least one member of staff, in any office, who holds a suitable industry qualification, recognised by the Association.
Lacy Scott & Knight has members of ARLA working from both offices, who attend regular meetings to keep up to date with new legislation.
Lacy Scott and Knight Letting Fees - All include VAT
1st Adult - £200.00
Each additional adult - £150.00
Re-present cheque (or similar) - £20.00
Financial Reference - £20.00
Duplicate Document - £20.00
Tenant Finding Only
Rent under £500pcm - £360.00
Rent £501pcm - £750pcm - £480.00
Rent £751pcm - £1250pcm - £600.00
Rent Over £1250pcm - By Negotiation
Management & Tenant Finding
Document Preparation - £90.00
Charge per Month - 8% (plus VAT)*; 9.6% including VAT*
*Subject to conditions
Fees may apply to any additional matters or handling of breaches of Tenancy Conditions.
CONTACT: Patrick Lawrence 01284 748631