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Landlords Information

Whether you are looking to let your home, invest in a buy-to-let property, are a landlord with a large portfolio or just looking for advice, Brown & Brand lettings experts are here to help you understand the whole lettings process from start to finish.

We share our expertise and resources, so you have all the knowledge you need to make the best decision. Our aim is to build a trusted relationship with you so that, for every property transaction you make, we will be the first people you call.

Letting a property successfully is all about market knowledge. You need a letting agent who knows their territory better than anyone and who will invest the time and energy into getting to know you and your property.

A good letting agent understands how to find the kind of tenants who will treat your property as if it were their own, and who will help you navigate the multitude of responsibilities that go with being a landlord. This includes how to best present your property for a successful let; marketing your property nationally to our wide database of applicants; negotiating between you and your applicant to get the right tenancy terms; creating a bespoke agreement to suit all parties; and keeping you informed with legislative requirements including health and safety and relevant consents and conditions for letting your property.

As an ARLA Propertymark protected firm, our team can be trusted to be honest and helpful, always up to date with the latest lettings knowledge. Brown & Brand will provide advice and support to landlords through each stage of their lettings journey.

Landlord Scale Of Charges

Letting Fee £594.00 inclusive of VAT (£495.00 + VAT)
This service includes marketing your property, arranging viewings, negotiating offers, referencing applicants, drawing up bespoke, ring fenced Tenancy agreement, collecting both the tenants Holding and Tenancy Deposit, registering the latter with the TDS, collecting the tenants first month’s rent in advance of releasing the signed tenancy agreement.

Premium Management Service fee
Properties within the Essex area 12% inclusive of VAT (10% + VAT)
Properties outside of Essex 14.4% inclusive of VAT (12% + VAT)

This service includes drawing up an extensive inventory and schedule of condition report and photos prior to the tenancy commencing. Carrying out right to rent checks on all ingoing tenants and occupants prior to releasing the keys to the property. Presenting a tenant moving in pack with advice on keeping the Landlords property to the high standard that Brand & Brand expect from their tenants. Rent collection for the term of the tenancy. Chasing any arrears that may occur. Pay the Landlord by faster BACS payment on receipt of the tenants rent (less deductions of agent fees, or works invoices, already agreed in advance with the Landlord). Carry out regular inspections of the Landlords property to ensure that both, the tenant is looking after the Landlords investment, plus to look for any maintenance issues that may need addressing to keep the property to a high standard. Brown & Brand will arrange any maintenance and safety certificates to be carried out, by our preferred contractors, with prior agreement from the Landlord. We use local tradesmen who have provided their Public Liability insurance and suitable references. Once notice to vacate is given or received, Brown & Brand will ensure a seamless hand over of keys and action any repairs or dilapidations that need to be addressed before reletting. In the instance that there are dilapidations, if a suitable agreement cannot be reached between Landlord and tenant, Brown & Brand will submit a claim on the Landlords behalf for costs, to the TDS deposit scheme.

Your own Personal Property Manager will always be at the end of the phone for you, ensuring you receive a service second to none. Brown & Brand’s Landlords will never become ‘just a number’. Whatever we need to do to protect our Landlords and their properties, Brown & Brand will do without taking advantage of charging Additional fees for these services, unlike so many in the same industry.

Rent Guarantee Protection at cost
(Managed properties only)
£198 zero vat
We highly recommend that every Landlord agrees to take out this protection, which Brown & Brand are very proud to be able to offer alongside our Property Management service. Please peruse this leaflet showing you the extensive cover you will receive.

Annual Renewal Fee £72.00 inclusive of VAT (£60.00 + VAT)
After 12 months Brown & Brand will contact both Landlord and Tenant to ensure they are happy to renew their Tenancy Agreement for a further 12 months, following which we will action a new Tenancy agreement which will have been duly amended to include any change of Legislation, or implement clauses to take into consideration recent case law, therefore ensuring our Landlords continued protection going forward.

Minimum Fee
Where the landlord cancels the agent’s instruction to provide a management service the Agent will charge, and the Landlord will pay, a fee based upon 6% (inclusive of VAT) of the agreed rent for the period, not exceeding six months from the commencement date of the tenancy.

The fees under the above services are payable when any individual or organisation enters into an agreement to rent the Property as a result of our promotion, introduction, or viewing by the agent.

VAT is payable at the prevailing rate on all our fees. In accordance with consumer legislation it is quoted as included in the prices stated above.

Agent Other Income
Referral Fees from: Contractors, Insurance Companies, Utility Providers

Property Redress
We are members of a property redress scheme. The name of our provider is:
TPOS, Milford House, 43 - 55 Milford Street, Wiltshire, SP1 2BP Tel: 01722 335458

Client Money Protection
We have client money protection. The name of our scheme is:
Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme, Arbon House, 6 Tournament Court, Edgehill Drive, CV34 6LG
Tel: 01926 417763

ARLA Propertymark Members
Arbon House, 6 Tournament Court, Edgehill Drive, Warwick, CV34 6LG
propertymark.co.uk

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