We believe that all tenants should receive an exceptional service and a well-maintained property. We also know that the management of properties can be unpredictable at times. Some problems that occur could push even the most organised property investor to their limits. It takes a special kind of person to deal with the day to day up’s and down’s of property management and to liaise with tenants, guarantors and their enquiries and requests effectively and efficiently.

At Brunton Residential, we take care of all of this. 

The following list is an insight to some of the services we will carry out for you and your investment:

  • Pricing, presentation and marketing advice
  • Professional photography and boards (where required)
  • Comprehensive marketing
  • Advertising on all major portals like Rightmove, Zoopla, onthemarket etc
  • Key holding service
  • Accompanied viewings and feedback
  • Negotiating a tenancy
  • Comprehensive tenant / guarantor referencing
  • Preparing and signing tenancy agreements, guarantor forms & deposit prescribed information
  • Taking payment of the initial rent and deposit
  • Organising the Gas Safety Certificate & Electrical Safety Certificate, where required
  • Serving the how to rent guide
  • Experienced property manager dedicated to you
  • Compile a photographic inventory
  • Tenant check in
  • Deposit protection
  • Transfer of utilities at the start and end of each tenancy
  • Management of rental payments and arrears
  • Producing rent statements
  • Handling of tenant & guarantor enquiries/requests throughout the tenancy on the landlords behalf
  • Oversight of routine maintenance and repairs
  • Access to preferential rates and approved contractors
  • Rent review and tenancy term re-negotiation
  • 24 Hour emergency line
  • 4 Property inspections per year
  • Tenancy check out & deposit return process

This Property Management service can be charged over 2 types of fee structures,

  • 80%+VAT for tenant find and 10%+VAT for management.
  • No let fee and a continuous management fee of 15%+VAT

The second option is preferred from landlords that want to have a fixed monthly charge, spreading the cost of finding tenants over the duration of the tenancy.

If your thinking of managing yourself, here is an insight to what you will need to consider:

  • Permission to let – Checking your mortgage company for approval
  • Insurance – Checking you have the best cover for your investment
  • Tax – what to declare and what you can offset against your investment
  • Gas safety – instructing a gas safe engineer on an annual basis for full cover
  • Electric safety – instructing an electric engineer on a 5-yearly basis for full cover
  • Fire safety – Section 11 of the landlord & tenant act 1985 compliance
  • Energy performance certificates – instruction an engineer on a 10-yearly basis for full cover
  • Legionella – instructing testing of the water system to comply 
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms – Compliance with the Building regulations act 1991
  • Section 21 – Gaining position of your property at the end of a tenancy
  • Inventories – Compiling a schedule of condition report to safeguard your investment
  • Tenancy deposit schemes – Compliance with the Government and your protection
  • Houses of multiple occupancy compliance – Council applications
  • Additional/Selective licences – Council applications
  • Furniture and furnishings compliance – Fire retardancy on all upholstery 
  • Discrimination – Compliance on unlawful discrimination
  • Standards of property – Compliance with the Deregulation Act 2015 under Housing Health & Safety Rating System
  • Immigration – Compliance with the Immigration Act 2016
  • Vacant property – Checking for insurance purposes
  • Data protection – you may need to be ICO registered

We offer the let only service at 80%+ vat of the first months rent and we will cover the following:

  • Pricing, presentation and marketing advice
  • Professional photography and boards (where required)
  • Comprehensive marketing
  • Advertising on all major portals like Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket etc
  • Key holding service
  • Accompanied viewings and feedback
  • Negotiating a tenancy
  • Comprehensive tenant / guarantor referencing
  • Preparing and signing tenancy agreements, guarantor forms & deposit prescribed information
  • Taking payment of the initial rent and deposit
  • Organising the Gas Safety Certificate & Electrical Safety Certificate, where required
  • Serving the how to rent guide

Our client money protections insurance is provided by CMP, view our certificate here: CMP Certificate