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01527 861157
Devon Office:
01392 241517
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Landlords. Our personal approach

We manage your property like it’s our own.

Maximising the return on your investment property is more than just a matter of collecting the rent when it’s due.

It’s about ensuring that

  • Your property is rented to good tenants that have been thoroughly referenced and meet all necessary criteria.
  • Rents are paid in full and on time.
  • Periodic inspections are scheduled.
  • Repairs and any changes to the property are managed.

It’s about caring for your property and keeping you informed.

As a Parsons Choice client, you will enjoy refreshing levels of personal and professional service.

Tenant Selection:
An important part of our role is to find and keep quality tenants in the properties we manage. Our thorough selection process fully investigates the following

  • Applicant’s current situation and reason for moving.
  • Current and previous employment details together with proof of income.
  • Financial stability to meet our minimum criteria.
  • Identification details of all applicants.

Marketing:
We’ll advertise your property in all the places that matter (property portals, social media etc) and erect a To Let board if authorised.

Inspections:
Prior to a new tenancy, we thoroughly assess your property and complete a detailed report outlining its condition. Photographic records will also be kept on file. Should you choose our managed service periodic inspections are conducted as necessary. An inspection report advises you of the state of your property, how well the tenant is maintaining it and what repairs are required. Our Property Management team has excellent contacts in every field required to keep your property in its absolute best condition. All our tradespeople are fully licensed, insured, they guarantee their work and are extremely cost competitive.

Changing from your existing Managing Agent to Parsons Choice is simple. We will take care of all the paperwork to ensure a smooth transition.

View our fees to landlords (all prices exclusive of VAT)

Let Only Service

Currently 69% of the 1st months rent.

THIS INCLUDES:

  • Agree the market rent and find a tenant in accordance with the landlord guidelines.
  • Advice on refurbishment.
  • Provide guidance on compliance with statutory provisions and letting consents.
  • Market the property and advertise on relevant portals.
  • Carry out accompanied viewings (as appropriate).
  • Erect board outside property in accordance with Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
  • Collect and remit initial months’ rent received.

Fully managed Service

Currently 9% of Monthly Rent + Letting Fee (See below)

THIS INCLUDES:
Let only service benefits plus:

  • Sole point of contact.
  • Dealing with daily enquiries from both tenants and landlords, but also third parties.
  • Liaising with yourself and tenants to arrange the annul gas safety inspection.
  • Collect and remit the monthly rent received less management charges and any repairs.
  • Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears actions.
  • Deduct commission and other works.
  • Advise all relevant utility providers of Tenant changes.
  • Periodic visual inspections.
  • Arrange routine repairs and instruct approved contractors.
  • Hold keys throughout the tenancy term.
  • Liaising with both landlords and tenants towards the end of the tenancy in relation to the renewal or re-marketing of your property.

ADDITIONAL NON-OPTIONAL FEES AND CHARGES (IRRESPECTIVE OF LEVEL OF SERVICE):

Letting Fee: 49% of first month’s rent to include:

  • Full Referencing including credit check, Right to Rent checks, income reference and others.
  • Producing the tenancy agreement, obtaining signatures, exchanging and signing on your behalf.

Inventory Fee (landlords share) £90 Deposit Registration Fee: £10

  • Register landlord and tenant details and protect the security deposit with a Government-authorised Scheme.
  • Provide the tenant(s) with the Prescribed Information within 30 days of start of tenancy.

Additional property visits: £25

  • To attend for specific requests such as neighbour disputes; more visits are required to monitor the tenancy; or any maintenance-linked visit.

Project Management Fee for works over £100: 10% of net cost

  • Arranging access and assessing costs with contractor.
  • Ensuring work has been carried out in accordance with the specification of works.

Rent Review Fee £50

  • Review rent in accordance with current prevailing market condition and advise the landlord.
  • Negotiate with tenant.
  • Direct tenant to make payment change as appropriate.
  • Update the tenancy agreement.
  • Serve Section 13 Notice if tenancy is on a rolling monthly basis.

Renewal Fee £60 (Free of charge if Fully Managed)

  • Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further tenancy and agreement.

Checkout Fee £60 (Free of charge if Fully Managed)

  • Agree with tenant check out date and time appointment.
  • Provide inventory.
  • Negotiate with landlord and tenant any disbursement of the security deposit.
  • Release deposit as agreed with landlord and tenant to relevant parties.
  • Remit any disputed amount to Scheme for final adjudication.
  • Unprotect security deposit.
  • Instruct contractors; obtain quotes; organise repairs /replacement/cost of any broken or missing items.

“A guide for landlords” details your responsibilities as a landlord and things to consider before letting your property. Download PDF

Parsons Choice is the best in the Region. After bad experiences with other property managers, I have nothing but praise for Evan and the Team. Excellent Service always at reasonable rates. I am happy and so is my Tenant. What more do I want. I would not hesitate to recommend them

Louise Haward
landlord

Evan and his team provide a very personable, friendly service to both Landlords and Tenants which is efficient and effective.

Angela Smith
landlord

In June 2009 I transferred the management of one of my properties to Parsons Choice due to increased charges and poor service from a very well known Letting Agent. Since then we have never looked back and in fact have transferred our remaining portfolio of properties to Parsons Choice. We are extremely pleased with the Friendly, professional and proactive management which Parsons Choice Extends

Mr & Mrs Jolly
landlord

You have been absolutely fantastic throughout the whole letting process and being our first time I don’t think we could have found anyone better to help us!
I will definitely be recommending your company to everyone I know and I will be telling them how great you have been through everything!

Rachel Hurley & Sean McDonald
landlord

The Devon office have dealt with 3 of my properties over the last couple of months and I have found Parsons Choice to be so much more than just a Letting Agent! Good quality tenants and and excellent service, Well done Anne!

Mr Morris
landlord

Thank you Anne for your civilised and efficient management of finding, vetting and dealing with all the necessary administration for my new tenants. Over the last 12 months, since you have handled my various properties, I have found your straightforward approach and general positive attitude very supportive. I really appreciate your hands-on attitude, and being readily accessible evenings and weekends if necessary. For the private Landlord, it is invaluable to be dealing with the same person throughout, so that one person is handling all the required information. Your personal touch has been really helpful , and the tenants appreciate this, as they have all met you, and can contact you if necessary.

Anonymous
landlord

Parsons Choice have found me an excellent tenant, are always friendly and helpful and the fees are very competitive.

Mark Tanner – (Phoenix Carpets)
landlord