With demand for affordable, premium housing at its highest level in several years, London landlords rarely struggle to find tenants for their properties. Their real dilemma is sourcing a quality tenant and retaining them as long as possible to evade any possible ‘void’ periods.

The Brinkley’s team have been sourcing and retaining excellent tenants for our landlords across South West London for almost a decade. Our specialist lettings experts take great care to thoroughly reference check our tenants with the help of Letsure who carry out all referencing on our behalf.

Our trusted team of experts are accredited by ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) and NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) and are trained to take tenant referencing very seriously. This means our landlords can enjoy peace of mind safe in the knowledge that their property is in the best possible hands.

Please see below for a fully comprehensive list of our landlord services:

Service
Lettings + Managed Service (10.8% inc VAT)
Lettings Service (6% inc VAT Let Only)
Opening Hours from 8.30am- 7pm weekdays and Weekends 9-4pm
Professional Photography including floorplans
Comprehensive marketing, Rightmove (Showcasing) Zoopla, Primelocation
Finding a tenant
Obtaining references comprehensive referencing via Letsure
Drawing up the tenancy agreement
Organisation of electrical and gas safety inspections
Arranging the check-in
Rent protection and Landlord’s insurance
Collection of rent
 
Dedicated Property Manager
 
Credit Control
 
Keyholding service
 
Arranging payment of outgoings
 
Arranging repairs and maintenance
 
24-hour emergency line
 
Management inspection with full colour report every 6 months
 
Managing the check-out process
 
Deposit protection and assistance with return of deposit
 

Landlord Fees

0%
inc VAT
Letting only service (sole)
0%
(8.4% total inc VAT)
Rent collection service (sole)
0%
inc VAT
Management service (sole)
0%
inc VAT
Letting only service (Multi)
0%
inc VAT
Plus Letting fee of 9.6% inc VAT
Rent collection (Multi)
0%
(15.6%inc VAT total)
Management (Multi)
0%
inc VAT
Short let (6 months or less)

Other fees that may apply

  • Gas Safety £102 inc VAT
  • Electrical inspection £144 inc VAT (may vary due to appliances)
  • EPC £78 inc VAT
  • Deposit protection £60 inc VAT
  • Section 21 £60 inc VAT
  • HMRC report £66 inc VAT
  • Smoke Alarms installed £108 inc VAT
  • C02 Alarms installed £126 inc VAT
  • Aborted tenancy £500 inc VAT
  • Credit card fees 5% of total amount
  • Debit card fees 0%

Inventory and Check in

  • Studio/1 Bedroom £168 inc VAT
  • 2 Bedrooms £204 inc VAT
  • 3 Bedrooms £228 inc VAT
  • 4 Bedrooms £300 inc VAT
  • 5 Bedrooms £360 inc VAT

Inspection reports £35 inc VAT

Renewal Fees

Apply at the same rate as originally charged on the initial let.

Brinkleys may receive an administration fee from any approved contractor. This does not affect the amount you pay.

We understand that being a landlord comes with responsibilities and there is a lot to consider before renting out your property. Here we summarise some of our advice to landlords to help make the process easier and hassle-free:

2) Give a good first impression

It is important to make sure your property looks (and smells!) its best before conducting any viewings. Simple steps like de-cluttering and tidying can go a long way to improve the look and feel of a place. Invest in some fresh flowers or a scented candle to make your property seem more inviting to potential tenants and confine pets to outdoor areas while viewings are taking place.

1) Preparation is key

We recommend marketing your property around 6-8 weeks in advance of when you would like your tenant to move in. This gives us plenty of time to ensure your property is promoted to as wide an audience as possible through our portals and strategic marketing techniques.

You should also work with your dedicated lettings manager to plan a budget and decide how much to ask for the monthly rent. Take care to factor in the cost of your gas safety and Energy Performance certificates as well as inventories, CO2 and smoke alarms as well as check ins and agency commission.

If you have current tenants, don’t forget to let them know they will be receiving calls from us requesting permission for viewings.

3) Play by the rules

Renting out your property involves certain rules and regulations that have to be observed. If you are a new landlord, our expert team of lettings administrators will be very happy to advise you on fire and furnishing regulations, gas safety regulations and electrical safety certificates. They can also provide you with all the information and organise all the necessary checks with our fully-vetted contractors to ensure you are fully compliant with the Law.