Property to Rent in Slough
Estate Agents in Slough, Berkshire
Focus Residential has become one of the largest lettings agencies in Slough and its surrounding areas over the last 20 years, we have set up a dedicated team to deal with every aspect of property rental.
Our shining reputation in the rental business has led to many landlords using us long term to manage either individual or property portfolios on their behalf. Our aim is to always show a property to its full potential and reassure clients that their investment is in good hands.
We offer two levels of service for landlords :- either Introductory or Managed Service.
We liaise with the owner, thoroughly research prospective tenants and explain their situation. We always let the owner decide whether they think the tenant is suitable for their property. Not all rental properties are owned by investors, some are people's homes and we need to make sure the right people are living in them.
We carry out reference checks on behalf of the landlord, including job history, previous landlords and personal references to establish the correct identity, credit references and obtain guarantors if required - giving a clear picture of a potential tenants suitability.
The incoming tenant will pay 6 weeks' deposit, which is registered with the tenancy deposit scheme. We can also provide inventories at an additional cost if required, to provide additional reassurance that any damage will be rectified.
Focus tenant introduction service includes transferring the utility accounts into the tenant's name, including gas, electricity, water and council tax. We register the deposit and we handle the first payment to the landlord.
Whilst the Introduction service does not include ongoing management, we will always be on the end of the phone to offer advice and guidance should any issues arise.
Our fees for the introductory service are 8% of the first term +VAT. No renewal fees are charged. In addition there is a landlords adminstration fee of £60+VAT.
When the time comes for the tenant to leave the property, we provide a free checkout service.
If you opt for a managed lettings service from Focus Residential, this is where our experience, contacts and attention to detail really come into their own.
As well as dealing with the initial work required to find and move in a tenant (see introduction service) we will provide a comprehensive full management service encompassing rent collection, maintenance and regular inspection with the aim of eliminating the time and stress so many landlords associate with managing their own properties.
We have built up a network of contractors over 15 years with their reliability, competitiveness and quality of workmanship giving us the confidence to wholeheartedly recommend them to our landlords. Focus will be the point of contact for tenants on all matters relating to general maintenance, any requirements they may have and on all rent payment and other issues relating to the property they rent. We will evaluate each situation and of course liase with the landlord on any final decisions.
In the rare event of a late rent we will take a proactive approach to rectify the situation and assist the landlord in taking further action if required.
We also have a large number of international landlords and can assist on international taxation issues where needed.
Our management fees are 12% of the monthly rent +VAT. Our landlords adminstration fee is £60+VAT.
We provide a free checkout at the end of the tenancy for all our full managed landlords.