At Harry Albert Lettings & Estates, your property is our priority, even on Sundays, bank holidays and on Christmas day! We're experts in our local market and we're known for our ability to maximise the income earned from your property through our range of services as well as our super-fair fees. Our landlord and property investor clients enjoy an income even during void periods using our Short Term Accommodation Management Service when they instruct us to let and manage their property.
Expert Marketing &
Carefully Selected Tenants
We use a proven marketing strategy to position your property in front of thousands of potential tenants. This includes expert listing creation, advertising through our website, property portals, classified ads, social media and offline media. We pride ourselves on our ability to thoroughly reference, background and select the right tenants the first time, every time. We do this through our range of partners and our own due diligence. We fully reference, background, credit and affordability check your tenants and insist on guarantors where necessary. We also carry out right to rent checks. We construct the tenancy agreement, check the tenant in and we can also carry out an inventory report.
Our full property management service gives you peace of mind with our regular inspections, deposit collection and registration, rent collection, repairs and maintenance and more. We also deal with tenant liason and more! When it gets near to the end of the tenancy agreement, we liase with the tenant to find out if they want to renew their contract or move out, in which case we will either renew the tenancy (we don't charge renewal fees) or remarket the property accordingly, we will also carry out an end of tenancy inspection and raise any deposit disputes where necessary. For more information in whats included in our Full Property Management Service navigate to our How to Rent section of our website.
No Hidden Fees &
No Upfront Charges
We're confident we'll let your property in a timely manner and we're willing to put our money where our mouth is. We don't charge any hidden or upfront fees. All of our letting and management fees, and any costs incurred for repairs to your property, are deducted from the rent paid by the tenants where possible. Sometimes, when you instruct an agent to let and manage your property in Leicester, you'll often be quoted a price and when the tenant moves in, the remaining balance of the first month's rent is often much lower than you expect. We will always seek your permission to carry out works, make purchases, etc except for when there is a critical emergency and we are unable to contact you.
What's included in our management service?
|Let Only||Fully Managed|
|Expert Marketing with Proven Marketing Strategies|
|Supply & Erect a ‘To Let’ board if required|
|Negotiating terms with potential Tenants|
|Complete Tenant Referencing (including affordability and credit checks)|
|Right to Rent Checks|
|Gas Safety Checks* & yearly renewals|
|Energy Performance Certificates & ten-yearly renewals*|
|Electrical Safety Inspections where necessary*|
|Tenancy Agreement & all legally required admin|
|Schedule of Condition & Inventory|
|Serving of prescribed information|
|Council Tax & Utilities Notification|
|Collection & registration of deposit|
|Regular Property Inspections**|
|Provide Inspection Reports|
|Transferring monthly rent & Issuing rent statements|
|Arranging repairs & maintenance|
|Free advice on property improvements/decorating|
|Payment of Invoices|
|Handling deposit disputes|
|Re-letting the property to avoid loss of rental income|
|Subsequent Schedule of Condition and Inventory Upgrade*|
|No Fee Sale by Auction|
*Charged at cost.
**We carry out inspections every six months where access is granted by tenants. Additional Inspections can be carried out at a cost of £50 per Inspection.
***Subject to tenant referencing.
We offer comprehensive property management services in Leicester. All of our fees are free from VAT and no fees are charged upfront (except where stated). Our standard charges are as follows but if you require a more bespoke service, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our priority is to help you reach your property investment goals.
Click here if you're looking for Short-Term Accommodation Management.
Full Property Management:
Set-Up Fee: £100 (You only pay this once!)
Tenant Find: £99 whenever your tenants move out and you'd like us to find you a new one.
A monthly fee of 7% of the rent due.
Hidden Fees: None. Yes, that's right. We don't charge any silly fees that should be included as part of the service.
Check out Our Fair Fee Guarantee!
Free Property Management Transfer Service:
If you're looking to move your property which is already managed by another agency, we won't charge you any fees for this. We don't charge any extra fees for the renewal of the tenancy agreement, re-registration of the tenant's security deposit to our approved custodial scheme and dealing with the administration involved where required when transferring a tenanted property.
Let Only Service:
Tenant Find Only: £349
After Care Package: £200 per year thereafter
Our after care package includes tenancy renewals, reregistration of deposit where required and re-issue of most recent prescribed information.
Advertise Only with Tenant Vetting
If you're happy to check the tenant in yourself, register the deposit, issue up to date prescribed information, collect the rent, and otherwise fully manage your own property but simply want some help to find a tenant, we can help.The service includes:
- Advertising on OnTheMarket.com, Zoopla and Rightmove through our partners.
- Advertising on social media, including Facebook Marketplace. We often include our listings in paid social media advertising targeting tenants who may be suitable for properties like yours.
- Advertising on Gumtree and other classified advertising sites.
- Advertising across multiple brands, including sponsored content on Leicester Property Insight.
- Liasing with potential tenants and submitting viewing requests to you.
- Once you've selected a tenant you'd like to move into your property, we will carry out full referencing and background checks, ensuring they meet tenant affordability, right to rent and credit referencing criteria.
We charge £149 (upfront) for this service but you can opt to spend more to be invested in paid advertising to enable us to take advantage of full exposure for your property.
Our Fair Fee Guarantee
We don't believe in silly fees that should be included as part of the management service so, when you instruct us to manage your property, we promise to never charge you to renew your contract with us or to renew a tenancy agreement as we don't see the point in charging you or your tenants to be our client. We promise to never charge you a fee to refuse an unsuitable applicant because it's your property and we have your best interests at hear. And we promise to never charge you any hidden fees, the charges above is the cost of our service to you. Terms & Conditions Apply.