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Whether you’re an established landlord with a large portfolio, or you’re starting on your property journey and just want to make it as easy as possible, James Peacock Property are here to help you.

We’re experienced, knowledgeable and understand the rapidly legal landscape on renting property. We’ll begin with a conversation with you, to get to know what you’re looking for and how we can best add value to your property. Next we’ll conduct a valuation and we’ll take it from there, so you can sit back, relax and know you’re in safe hands.

We’re also knowledgeable and experienced developers, building and renovating properties across the region. One recent success was 32 one- and two-bedroom executive apartments in Warrington town centre. They opened in 2018 and have proved the demand for high quality property in this location.

We work hard to build trustworthy relationships within the property industry across the UK. This allows our clients and investors to benefit further. We have extensive experience and links within the construction industry, including our sister company Emerald Bay Construction, who support our services and help to secure our position at the forefront of industry knowledge and development.

  • We have a 98.3% let rate
  • 90% of our first time viewings result in a let property
  • Current average term of tenancy in a house is 4/5 years, with apartments having a higher turnover
  • Fewer than 1% of tenants have late payments
  • We're members of the Property Redress Scheme
  • We're members of Client Money Protect

 

Valuations

A valuation is the first step to letting your property, if your property is priced too high or too low you may find yourself faced with long empty periods or not getting the rent your property deserves. Our property advisers understand the area they are based and the intricacies of seasonal demand, enabling them to give you honest impartial advice.

This valuation is about understanding your requirements and discussing your property. For this reason you will receive a personalised Valuation Report at the end of our visit, giving you the information you need to make an informed decision. We source price comparisons from many sources, looking at similar properties to yours, we meet our potential tenants and let you know about any we think would be suitable, we also invite you to meet our Property Management team and contact some of our current landlords.

We believe in building a relationship on trust and openness, so are as transparent as possible with new landlords about what to expect as a James Peacock landlord.

As well as discussing your potential rental income we will also discuss:

  • Our fees
  • Terms of business
  • Legal requirements, including forthcoming changes to legislation
  • Safety regulations
  • HMO and landlord licensing issues / standards
  • Any improvements that can help
  • Types of tenants whom you would consider
  • Furnished or Un-furnished? (Depending on the area and type of tenants that the property will mostly attract)
  • Discuss which service you would prefer

 

Free Property Consultation

If you are thinking of renting your home out but don’t know where to start, James Peacock Property are here to help you.

At a free consultation we will discuss with you:

  • The market value and rental potential
  • What to expect
  • How to avoid the pitfalls
  • The legalities
  • How can you maximise your investment?

 

Free Switch Service

We’re affordable anyway, but have some special offers on for landlords who move their portfolio to us by the end of April 2019. Get in touch and we’ll take care of everything for you.

 

Industry Experts

We’re active and knowledgeable leaders in our field. We’re constantly striving for professional progress in the industry, and confidently pass our knowledge to the landlords who choose to let through us, so that they operate safely and legally protecting their investment for the best return.

We’re signed up to the landlord redress scheme PRS, and will work with you through to resolve any issues.

 

Our Fees

We’ve done our homework, and know that we’re the most competitive property agency in the area. The reason we can do this, without lowering standards is that we don’t have the significant overheads of a shop front, although we are on the high street, and you can visit for a coffee anytime.

We also benefit from our own highly experienced property maintenance team, so remedial works can be done quickly and efficiently, keeping tenants and properties happy, dry, safe and warm.

Details of our fees are available at the bottom of this page.

 

Supporting Tenants

Our property inspection process is vigorous and regular, without being intimidating to your tenants. We will conduct a detailed inventory before every let and then inspect every six months, with a further detailed checkout at the end of a tenancy.

We’re available 8am – 8pm and our emergency helpline is available 24/7 and we go the extra mile to ensure that tenants are well supported should anything go wrong.

 

Managing Tenancies

We do everything we can to ensure that tenants have undergone all the relevant checks and are a good match for the property, but we’re dealing with real people and occasionally things go wrong, but don’t worry, we’re here to help.

 

Identifying problems before it is too late

We’re here to take away the worry, and do what we can to maintain a happy, healthy landlord/tenant relationship.

We build a relationship with every tenant, which helps us to spot when things may be deteriorating.

By monitoring tenant payments closely, we quickly identify if there is a problem and avoid arrears. If a tenant is struggling, we will work with them to bring them up to date.

As experts in property we can advise you through the whole legal process should the tenant choose not to pay.

Landlord FeesFully ManagedRent CollectionTenant Find Only
Set up Cost£325 + VAT£325 + VAT1 months rent + VAT
Monthly Management fee %10% + VAT6% + VATn/a
Inventory FeesStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed +
£99 + VAT (£118.80)£110 + VAT
(£132)
£125 + VAT
(£159)
£135 + VAT
(£282)
£150 + VAT
(£180)
Additional Landlord Fees 
Renewal of fixed term£85 + VAT (£102)
Renewal - periodicNo charge
Checkout and Full Report£65 + VAT (£78)
Deposit Registration Fee£25 + VAT (£30)
Gas Check £80 + VAT (£96)
Elec Installation check£160 + VAT (£192)
Combined Gas/Elec£200 + VAT (£240)
PAT Test£80 + VAT (£96)
Legionella On request
EPC£75 + VAT (£90)
Withdrawal Fee – pre ref£60 + VAT (£72)
Withdrawal Fee – post ref£100 + VAT (£120)
Extra Routine Visits£50 + VAT (£60)
Court Attendance£75 per hour (+ VAT)
Pre let Clean (1st tenancy)£70 + VAT (£84)
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