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Success in the Brighton and Hove letting market – one of the most saturated in the UK – requires finding the right specialist letting agent with knowledge and appreciation for its complexity. Having perfected both over more than 25 years of letting solely within Brighton and Hove, you can be confident that you’ve already found us.

Valuation

Receive an ‘on the spot’ rental value at your property or via a virtual meeting and appraisal, with comparisons to similar properties and advice on how best to market its strengths. Your property will be advertised within 24 hours of us taking photographs.

The Right Tenant

Your investment deserves the right tenant, one that is thoroughly vetted in a timely manner. Being an ARLA licensed agent, we’re comprehensive on details and experienced at finding the right tenants. You’ll only receive fully reference-assessed people that meet your criteria, and we attend all property viewings.

Agreement of Tenancy Terms

Subject to acknowledgement by all parties of a formal application, final checks are completed, a move-in date agreed and legal documents prepared. Want to meet your new tenant? We can easily arrange this for you.

Property Management

Your dedicated Property Manager will act on your behalf, fielding questions from you or your tenant and building a close, trusted relationship with both parties to keep you pro-actively informed and reassured throughout your time with us.

Renewal or Remarket

Tenancy reviews happen around 3 months before the expiry date, leaving plenty of time to make negotiated agreement changes or arrange tenant check-out and timely remarketing of your property. We’ll guide you the whole way, whether the changes involve an increase in rent, tenancy length or property maintenance.

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Tenancy ManagedFully ManagedPremium
Tenancy Managed
We partner with Rightmove, Zoopla and On The Market website portals. This, together with an enviable office location just minutes from Brighton train station, eye-catching boards and exposure on social media platforms, ensures that we provide you with the maximum coverage to attract the highest caliber of tenant.
All viewings are accompanied by a member of Parks team to advise prospective tenants of the benefits and features of your property and the local amenities. We will vet prospective tenants prior to booking a viewing and, once at the viewing, take the time to discuss any matter that the tenant may have to ensure that we have the right tenants for your property.
Tenant selection starts by discussing the type of tenant(s) you wish to live in your property. We will ask for your preference, whether it is a family, professionals, couples or a single person. Pets or no pets, you just need to let us know.
Once we have received commitment from a suitable tenant(s), we will agree the terms of the tenancy with you. These include a move in date, rental amount and deposit to be paid. We can include special terms or clauses to be inserted into the agreement, should you wish.
We ask tenants to make rental payments by standing order to be received by us before the rent due date on a monthly basis. We request that a standing order mandate is signed on check in. We make rental payments by Bacs to our clients every business banking day, as we know how important it is to you that you receive your rents as soon as possible after the rent has become due.
We register tenants deposits with The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The TDS is a multi-award winning provider of tenancy deposit protection, protecting over 1 million deposits in England and Wales.
Prior to your tenants moving in, a member of Parks team will check your property to ensure it is clean and ready, we want to ensure that your tenancy starts on the right footing.
A member of Parks team will complete the Inventory & Schedule of Condition for your property. We will also take meter readings, where possible. We believe that your interests are best served by keeping this in-house, rather than outsourcing. This helps us get to know your property and be in the best position to look after it for you and your tenants.
A member of Parks team will undertake the check-in at the property with all tenants, if possible. We will complete a walk through with the tenants, pointing out meter locations, running through the Inventory and Schedule of Condition and even showing them how to use the boiler. Parks will also notify the utility companies and local authority of tenants names and dates of occupancy and provide meter readings, if possible.
We will take your instructions regarding the return the tenants deposit, working in line with the Tenancy Deposit Protection rules under the 2004 Housing Act.
We will review the monthly rental amount alongside the market on each renewal of contract to ensure you are receiving the optimum rent for your property.
A member of Parks team will carry out a comprehensive check out inspection at your property after your tenant has vacated. We will compare the condition of the property against the Inventory & Schedule of Condition that was completed when the tenant moved in and recommend any remedial work that needs to be undertaken. Where possible, the person who undertakes the check-out will be the one you will talk to. After all who better to discuss any concerns you have than the person who has seen it for themselves.
Fully Managed
As above plus:
Going on holiday or need help with an emergency repair? Parks Property Managers will take your instructions regarding repairs to your property whilst you are away or in an emergency. An additional fee will apply for Tenancy Managed properties, please contact our Property Management team for further information regarding this service.
At Parks we understand that your property portfolio is valuable. A member of our Property Management team will have seen your property for themselves and you will have a dedicated Property Manager who will get to know you and your property. Every effort will be made to ensure that our service is tailor made to suit you.
Your Property Manager will take your instructions for repairs and to arrange quotations for renovation. Approved contractors are used for all repairs and renovation and payment can be made out of rental payments. Have your own contractor? Provided they meet all the necessary checks and accreditations, we will be happy to instruct them on your behalf.
Your Property Manager will undertake mid-tenancy inspections for cleanliness and any maintenance that may be required. They will discuss with you any recommendations for upgrades to your property to achieve the highest market rent.
Your Property Manager will organise any safety certificates required under current legislation.
Our membership of ARLA Propertymark gives us access to a legal helpline run by a team of legally trained specialists. The legal helpline supports us with all landlord enquiries. Should you require legal advice, we will be happy to pose questions on your behalf and give guidance on the best course of action to be taken.
Premium
As above plus:
In the unlikely event of legal proceedings, legal expenses up to £75,000 are covered*. With this security you are protected against unforseen circumstances.*Subject to Terms & Conditions being met
All outstanding rental payments whilst a tenant is in possession of your property are covered in case of rent arrears*.*Subject to Terms & Conditions being met
Hotel cover for up to £150 per day (limit 30 days) should your tenant be unable to reside in your property due to unforseen circumstances ie flood*.*Subject to Terms & Conditions being met
What we do

Marketing and property management

After an initial meeting and marketing appraisal we will begin the process of advertising your property to prospective tenants. Our professional, multiplatform approach to marketing and robust tenant selection process ensure the highest quality tenants are found, fast.

What We Do

Finding the right tenant

We take pride in being able to let your property quickly to the right tenant. One of the things that Parks do differently, and with great success, is our tenant selection process, because we do it all in house. We take the responsibility of finding the right tenant seriously and therefore prefer to handle all checks; referencing, credit checking and communication ourselves. By doing this, you benefit from a faster and more accurate service with no third parties to slow things down. You also have the opportunity to review references yourself and even meet your prospective tenants, should you wish.

Fee TypeCost £ including VAT*Explanation
Tenancy Management & Property Management CommissionBetween 10% -12% (Excluding VAT)Advising on rental market conditions and legal requirements. Advertising your property: digital advertising, social media exposure, city centre shop front exposure. Negotiating tenancy terms on Landlords behalf with prospective Tenants. Managing legal compliance of tenancy. Rent control and security deposit compliance. Property management and inspections when instructed.
12% – 14.4% (Including VAT)
Preparation & Supply of Tenancy Agreement£90.00Agree terms with tenants. Creating Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement, adding additional special clauses, addendum and collating associated paperwork to comply with Housing Acts. Obtaining signatures confirming receipt of agreement and associated Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP)Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP)
Annual Tenancy Deposit Protection£48 per annumRegistering tenant security deposit with an appointed government scheme, issue certificate and supporting documentation to tenant. Advising and receiving Instructions for deposit returns.
Tenancy Extension & Renewal Agreement£90.00Preparation and execution of the renewal agreement and negotiating forms of tenancy extension.
Tenant Referencing Fees£45.00 – £75.00 per tenant depending on applicationThis covers credit searches, university or employment confirmations, previous landlord reference or university halls of residence reference, character references, Right to Rent checks and Proof of Residency. Also covers Guarantor employment referencing, Guarantor credit checks, proof of residency and land registry checks. Includes in office appointment signing requests and inventory disclaimers, distributing the Tenancy Agreement with Deposit Prescribed information, Gas Safety, EPC and HMO (if applicable) and drawing up and distributing Guarantor indemnities if applicable. Carrying out money laundering checks on tenancies paid in advance over £9,999.
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Laws and Legislation

At Parks we understand that letting your property can be complex, so it helps to understand the process and what to expect from the moment you place your instruction with us.  We can guide you through everything you need to know to ensure that all of your legal responsibilities are met.

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All in all, we are very pleased with the professional service we have received to date. I only wish I had met more agents like this when I was a tenant for 21 years.

Mrs Constantinou, Landlord, 2018

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