Landlords

A better way to let your property.

Letting your property doesn't have to be difficult or full of complicated jargon. We deal with the hard work so that you don't have to.

  • Marketing Counts

    Your property shown in it's best light and marketed online primarily on our website, social media and at OnTheMarket.com

  • No hidden fees

    For over 20 years we have had no hidden fees and nor have we increased costs to our landlords following the tenant application fees ban.

  • Thinking of Switching?

    Not happy with your current letting agent? Switching is easy we will handle everything for you including the transfer of any existing deposit held.

  • Personal Touch

    We pride ourselves on how we communicate with our landlords and how we provide a more personal service compared to the corporates and larger chain agents.

We include more as standard.

Tenant Referencing

Our referencing partner carries out all the necessary checks on prospective tenants including a Credit check, Right to Rent check and Electoral Role check. Landlord and Employer references are also obtained.

Utilities

We take meter readings and provide updated contact details to utility companies at the start of every tenancy, whether it's fully managed or a tenant find only.

Documentation

We draw up the Tenancy Agreement and provide the new tenant with all the required legal documentation before the tenancy starts.

Photographic Inventory

We create a detailed photographic inventory showing the condition of the property and included appliances.

Security Deposit

We hold the security deposit in our separate clients' account and it's protected through mydeposits.co.uk. A deposit cannot be more than 5 weeks worth of rent received.

Serving Notices

When instructed we can serve the required notices on tenants such as a Section 8 Notice should you need the property back.

Periodic Inspections

For fully managed tenancies we carry out periodic inspections throughout the tenancy and provide photographic reports as to the property condition.

Legal Checks

We schedule and arrange the required legal checks needed when letting a property such as the annual Gas Safe inspection for properties with gas appliances.

Simple no-tricks pricing

With our pricing structure, what letting agents may charge extra for, we include as standard.

Letting Fee* of £250 inc. VAT for managed tenancies or £450 inc. VAT for tenant find only.

Rent Collection
7% /mo inc. VAT

We find you a tenant and collect the rent. You manage the tenancy and the tenant contacts you directly.

Full Management
12% /mo inc. VAT

We find you a tenant, collect the rent and manage the entire tenancy for you. The tenant contacts us.

* Letting Fee charged at the start of a new tenancy and is deducted from the first month's rent received.

* Full Management and Rent Collection % charges are calculated based on the rental amount received per month.

Discounts
Ask us to fully manage more than one tenancy and we can offer discounts throughout the life of those tenancies, whether they are occupied or not.

I have been a landlord for many years and I would like to thank Steve Morris & all his staff for the excellent, friendly and professional service he has given me over nearly fifteen years. Nothing is too much trouble, they all go that extra mile.

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Trudy Barr
Landlord

I have used Steve Morris for over 10 years to find tenants for my properties in Sutton Coldfield. He is totally professional, reliable and competent. He is highly experienced at all aspects of his job and the whole process is smoothly carried out, saving me a lot of time. He personally deals with any queries and always knows exactly what is going on. I would not use anyone else.

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Lise Bate
Landlord

Frequently asked questions

Do I need permission to let my property?

If you have a mortgage on the property, the mortgage lender must be advised and their consent obtained. If the property is Leasehold the Freeholder’s consent must also be obtained. If it is a flat, the Managing Agents should be advised.

What about insurance?

You should advise your insurance company regarding the Buildings and Contents Insurance.

What is the situation regarding Tax?

Income from letting is treated by the Inland Revenue as income and you must declare it. If you reside overseas we are obliged by law to deduct and hold tax at source until final assessment is agreed. It is advisable to contact your tax office and obtain exemption under the ‘Non-Resident Landlord Scheme’.

Are deposits taken from tenants?

Yes. From June 2019 the maximum deposit we can take is the equivalent to 5 weeks rent. It is returned to the Tenants at the end of the tenancy provided they have fulfilled their obligations under the terms of the tenancy agreement.

Who holds the deposit?

If we manage the property, we place the deposit in a segregated client’s deposit account. The deposit is held under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme regulations. We are obliged by law to advise you that the landlord is ultimately responsible for the return of the deposit if the agent acts fraudulently or becomes insolvent.

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Your local family run Letting Agent and Estate Agent in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands since 1992.

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