"the solution to protecting your property and investment, quality over quantity, every time!"

                 Inventory Clerks & Property Condition Reports

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Hello and welcome to Professional Letting

Fully insured, professional, trained inventory clerks

Thorough, impartial inventory reports to ARLA, APIP and AIIC standards

Full colour inventory reports including photographs start from just £60.00

Flexible appointments with live online diary booking system

Reports available on your own dedicated web link within 24 hours

Coverage throughout the Yorkshire region

Our fees are NOT subject to VAT


We offer a comprehensive level of service to letting agents and landlords throughout Yorkshire and beyond. Our services have been designed and tailored over several years to offer expert, reliable and unique inventory reports, tenant check-in services, interim and periodic property inspections and check-out reports. We can be relied upon to offer competent expert advice and guidance we feel is difficult to match.

Our pricing, combined with our flexible approach and quality of service is second to none!  We have refrained from using apps and other 'time saving' products after trialling them extensively as we believe from our experience, there is nothing more professional, thorough or reliable as the tested dictation and transcribe method when preparing our reports. We realise this method takes longer but we take pride in a 'quality, not quantity' approach when putting our name to our reports.

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adjective: thorough 
"complete regard to every detail, not partial, written with great care and completeness"


Our services are available to letting agents, estate agents, property management companies, local authorities/councils, housing and student accommodation providers, relocation companies, retirement housing providers and private property landlords.

The inventory and building condition report we produce provides our clients with a detailed description of the property; along with fixtures, fittings and furnishings together with a schedule of condition of the cosmetic decoration of a property-to-let at the commencement of a tenancy period.

A standard inventory and building condition report produced by Professional Letting for a 3 bedroom, semi-detached unfurnished property would average 35 pages. With approximately 4-6 high quality photographs taken of each room to give an overview to the reader.  Additional close-up photographs are also included to capture any existing cosmetic damage or damage to fixtures and fittings.

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Our Core Values

  • Wholly reliable, flexible and client-orientated approach

  • Moral, ethical and impartial service at all times

  • 100% customer focussed and committed to client requirements and satisfaction

  • Guarantee to acknowledge, manage and resolve any issues in a swift and professional manner

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Our Team

Professional Letting was founded by Nick Blakeley in 2008, started as a self-employed business serving a small selection of letting agents in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Nick built the business-up to what it is today; to become the number one choice of some of The North's leading letting and managing agents. Professional Letting services are now available throughout Yorkshire and beyond and with a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team, you can rest assured you're in safe hands when you choose Professional Letting for all you inventory and building condition report requirements, along with interim and periodic inspection needs.

 

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What This Means To You

We use our inventory and building condition report at the end of the tenancy period to attend the property and make an unbiased and impartial comparison to the condition originally recorded when the tenancy commenced. Allowing for fair wear and tear, our experienced clerks produce a check-out report which will detail any cleanliness issues, cosmetic damage, missing items, damaged furniture and potential breaches of the tenancy agreement, along with recording utility meter readings.  We also assign common issue costs next to entries on the check-out report to aid the reader to establish a view of seriousness of potential issue at the property.

Increase your business productivity by releasing your staff from non-productive and time consuming administration; to focus on your core business of generating new customers. A professional, but above all impartial inventory and building condition report is an excellent selling tool as it demonstrates that you operate a professional business and that your customer expectations are addressed from their first dealings with you and your business.

We hope we can be of service to you in the near future.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

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Our UK Coverage

Professional Letting is the leading property inventory clerk service throughout Yorkshire and beyond. Our clerks generally work within a 40 mile radius of our central Leeds location, which allows us to offer our services from Manchester to Goole, from Ripon to Sheffield and everywhere in between!

Our fees remain the same regardless of distances travelled from our base location, within the radius on the map below. If you're unsure from the map below whether our services are available in your area, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your requirements.

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Our Yorkshire inventory clerk service is available in the following towns and cities, as well as areas in between. Middlesbrough, Darlington, Harrogate, York, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Oldham, Bolton, Manchester, Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Goole, Hull and Selby.

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Fees & Pricing 2014 - PRICE FREEZE UNTIL JULY 2017!

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Click here for a printable price list (PDF format)

Standard Price List prices are for unfurnished and furnished properties

No. of
Bedrooms
Inventory
Report Only
Inventory with
Check-in Service
Interim
Inspection
Check-out
Report
1 Bedroom £60.00 £70.00 £30.00 £30.00
2 Bedroom £70.00 £80.00 £30.00 £35.00
3 Bedroom £80.00 £90.00 £30.00 £40.00
4 Bedroom £100.00 £110.00 £40.00 £50.00
5 Bedroom £110.00 £120.00 £40.00 £55.00
6 Bedroom £120.00 £130.00 £50.00 £60.00
Additional Bedrooms £10.00 £10.00 £2.50 £5.00

Fees are not subject to VAT.

Click here for a printable price list (PDF format)

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Client Feedback

We value all feedback from our clients.

In order for us to continually improve on our products and service, we encourage people to complete the feedback form below. Thank you in advance.

Click here to send us your feedback.

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Contact Us

Telephone:
0870 961 9035

General Enquiries:
contact@professionalletting.co.uk

Billing Enquiries (our standard invoices allow you to pay using bank transfer or cheque).
If you would like to pay for one of our services using your debit/credit card, please email payments@professionalletting.co.uk and request an electronic invoice that will allow you to pay online.

Fax
0113 383 1225

Address
Professional Letting
74 High Ridge Park
LEEDS
West Yorkshire
LS26 0NN

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Our Services

Inventory and Building Condition Report

Click here to view our example reports.

A professional inventory and building condition report carried out and produced on your property before a tenancy period commences protects your hard-earned investment. It is a complete and thorough record of the cosmetic decoration, fixtures, fittings and items (such as appliances) within your property on any given date. The report works through your property methodically from the front entrance hall, capturing each subsequent room. The report also captures any outdoor spaces to include gardens, driveways, garden sheds and garages.

Our experienced inventory clerks produce an A4 typed document, usually around 35 pages for a standard three bedroom semi-detached unfurnished property. They list decor, fixtures and fittings and include a description of condition.

High quality digital photographs of each room are taken to give the report reader an overview of the property, with additional close-up images included to show any existing damage or potential issues of concern, value or interest.

Clients can choose to have their report available online in PDF format for download, save and print using their own secure Client Log-in page from Express 48 hours, Standard 3 days or Non-urgent 5 day turn around.  Landlords are able to choose from the same completion timescales; however reports will be emailed to their nominated email address on completion.

Full colour bounded copies can be sent in the post for an additional charge. If this is requested, 3 copies will be posted unless otherwise specified.  Click here to view our current fees and prices.

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What is recorded in our Inventory & Building Condition Report

The decoration, cleanliness and damages of the following decoration is recorded for each room:

Internal Decoration

  • Ceiling

  • Coving

  • Walls

  • Skirting Boards

  • Flooring

  • Floor Coverings

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Doors & Windows

  • Door units, handles, window panes and letterboxes

  • Frames/Architraves

  • Window units, handles and panes

  • Window sills

  • Curtain poles and curtains (including securely fixed, working order)

  • Window blinds (including securely fixed, working order)

Provision of Heating

  • Radiators

  • Heaters

  • Fires and fire places

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Electrical

  • Power sockets

  • Isolator switches

  • Light switches

  • Ceiling lights

  • Wall lights

  • Telephone sockets

  • TV/Other sockets

  • Detectors (smoke/carbon-monoxide)

  • Extractor units

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Furniture & Equipment

All furniture and equipment items within a property are recorded to note their cleanliness, any obvious defects and any existing damages viewed by the clerk.

Kitchen Specific

  • White goods/kitchen appliances

  • Work surfaces

  • Tiling and splash back areas

  • Kitchen units and drawers

  • Sink and drainer (including taps checked for working order, draining plug holes etc)

  • Crockery and cutlery items (if the property is instructed as part/fully furnished)

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Bathroom Specific

  • Tiling and splash back areas

  • Wash basin (including taps checked for working order, draining plug holes etc)

  • WC (including flush checked for working order)

  • Baths and shower cubicles

  • Shower curtains, rails and screens (including securely fixed)

  • Wall-mounted accessories, mirrors and cabinets (including securely fixed)

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Archiving & Report Retrieval

All reports produced by Professional Letting are held and archived using online server and local back-up systems. Once a report is uploaded to a Client Log-in page, it will remain online forever, archived alphabetically by street name.  Reports produced for ad-hoc work and private landlords (without a Client Log-in page) can be retrieved from our local back-up systems by simply emailing us with your request.

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Check-in Service

Our check-in service, combined with our inventory and building condition report creates a tenancy-specific document. This service can be used either at the time the initial inventory is carried-out; where your tenant would arrive at the property during our inspection and we can walk them through the property, show them what we are looking for and checking and confirming what is being recorded on the inventory report. This allows the tenant to raise any questions in person whilst inspecting the property with the clerk, the tenants comments will then be recorded as part of the inventory and building condition report. The clerk will then sign-over the keys provided by the agent/landlord to the tenant before leaving the property.

Alternatively, some of our clients prefer our clerks to attend the property several days prior to a tenancy commencing and complete the inspection. This means the agent and/or landlord will then have the report back to them before they handover the keys and finalise the tenancy agreement. With this option, the tenant is given the report to take with them to the property and allowed a set period (usually 7-14 days) to read through and check our report before signing it and returning a copy to the agent/landlord to be kept on file and retrieved at the end of the tenancy.

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Mid-term / Interim Inspection Reports

Click here to view our example reports.

This optional but often valuable and insightful inspection gives the report reader a detailed overview of the condition of the property mid-way through any given tenancy period. The agent/landlord must give the tenant the required notice period to inform them of our visit. As the tenant does not have to be present for the inspection, a set of keys should be made available to our clerk on the day requested (these can be picked-up from an agent office etc nearby).

This type of report does not offer instructions or guidance to tenant or landlord as to form corrective action, it is merely a record of the treatment and cleanliness of the property and its contents on the inspection day.

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What is recorded in a mid-term / interim inspection from Professional Letting?

  • Does the tenant wish to renew their tenancy agreement? If not, why not?

  • Any outstanding maintenance issues the tenant claims to have already reported

  • Any complaints/problems or issues the tenant wishes to make the agent/landlord aware of

  • Is there evidence of pets at the property?

  • Is there evidence of smoking in the property?

  • Is there evidence of subletting in the property?

  • Is there evidence of malicious damage or misuse?

  • Is the property reasonably heated during winter months?

  • Are there serious breaches of the tenant agreement?

  • Kitchen appliance cleanliness and damages

  • Sanitary ware cleanliness and damages

  • Flooring - cleanliness and damages

  • Walls - cleanliness, damages including blue tack, posters, screws and nail fixings

  • Windows & Frames - condensation, mould forming to frames and seals

  • Curtains & Blinds - cleanliness, damages, closed during daylight hours?

  • Furniture - cleanliness, damages, positioned tightly against walls?

  • Lighting - working order and cleanliness

  • Sink, basin and bath taps - working order, securely fixed and cleanliness

  • Toilets - working order, damages and cleanliness

  • Baths and Showers - cleanliness and mould forming to mastic/sealant areas

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Check-out / Exit Report

Click here to view our example reports.

Our check-out report takes place at arguably the most important point of a tenancy agreement; when the tenant is moving out!  Although it has to be said, a sound check-out report can only be produced and relied upon in the knowledge it is formed using an original, impartial inventory report. Professional Letting are happy to carryout check-outs based on a previous providers inventory report, however we can't be held responsible for any omissions or errors detailed within it at the commencement of the tenancy. Our clerk will only be able to form an opinion based on the report produced by you previous inventory clerk service.

Ideally, we will be returning to a property where we produced the initial inventory report and we always try to allocate the same clerk who produced the original inventory report wherever possible. We also prefer our clerks to meet with your tenants at the property so we're able to explain to them what we are looking for and what we have found. If this is possible, we can also have the tenant sign the check-out report to confirm they were present during the check-out inspection.

We realise this isn't always possible, either the tenant has already handed their keys in early or quite simply do not want to be their for the check-out report. In this case, the clerk will collect the keys (usually from the agents office), attend the property with the original inventory report and make comparisons room by room.

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What is recorded in a check-out / exit report?

Our check-out report is very similar to our mid-term / interim inspection report, in that it records overall cleanliness, damages and items of note. However, during the check-out report we also record the following items:

  • Final utility meter readings

  • What keys the tenant has handed back to the agent/landlord (compared to what was issued)

  • Professional Clean Receipt - if it was professionally cleaned when the tenancy commenced and this fact was recorded on the original inventory and building condition report

  • External areas - condition of gardens, fencing, gates etc

  • Garages, garden sheds and external storage - has the tenant left debris and rubbish in these areas

  • Internally - damages to decoration, furniture and equipment

  • Redecoration - has the tenant redecorated within the property? If so, sight of proof of permission by agent/landlord will be requested

  • We also assign common issue costs next to entries on the check-out report to aid the reader to establish a view of seriousness of potential issue at the property.

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Example Common Issue Costs

Professional Letting through experience has found itemising a guide cost next to each area of concern can quickly give the report reader a good overview as to the potential issues which have been found when carrying out a check-out report. We have compiled a non-exhaustive list of the most common types of costs allocated within a check-out report.

  • Stain or burn mark to any surface = £25.00 per stain or burn

  • Excessive scratches/scuff marks to walls = £25.00 compensation per wall

  • Domestic cleaning = £12.00 per hour

  • Mastic/grouting mouldy = £50.00 per unit

  • Remove 5 screws/nails from wall and make good = £50.00

  • Rubbish/debris removal = £100.00 per 5 bin liner bags

  • Light bulb supply including fitting = £5.00 per bulb

  • Gardening = £15.00 per hour

  • Carpet cleaning = £50.00 per room

  • Oven cleaning = £50.00

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Why Bother?

Why you need an inventory and building condition report!

The UK Government awarded contracts to three companies to run the Tenancy Deposit Schemes back in April 2007. After check-out/tenant exit; the landlord and tenant need to agree the terms of the deposit return. If they do not or are unable to mutually agree on any deductions to be made, it can then be referred to the adjudication services.

In short, if you have a properly prepared, impartial and professional inventory and building condition report you will in a far stronger position to make your case for retaining all or part of the tenant deposit in the case of a dispute. Even if you have an unfurnished property which you let to tenants, please remember the importance of having this report.

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Common landlord/agent complaints when tenants vacate unfurnished properties

  • Excessive scuff marks, scratches and general discolouration to walls and flooring

  • Damaged radiators, wall fixtures and fittings

  • Mould forming around baths and shower trays

  • Broken taps and toilet flush handles

  • Light bulbs not replaced

  • Standard of cleaning not acceptable, unable to re-let straight away

  • Damaged window blinds and curtain poles

  • Stains to carpets

  • Mould forming to window frames, sills and seals

It may sound absurd, but what if your tenant decides to paint the walls of your third bedroom bright pink? Your next tenant may not intend to use that room as a girls' nursery, so the room will need redecorating back to neutral colours.  Without an independent, impartial and clear inventory and condition report; the cost of this decoration may come back to the landlord. What if your tenant claims the room was like it when they took the house... will this be their word against yours?

What happens if your living room carpet is stained and it requires a deep clean to bring back to an acceptable standard? What happens if the tiles in your bathroom are cracked along the window sill and your tenant says these issues were present when they moved in?

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What is captured in our inventory and building condition report?

Our inventory and condition reports are a legally-binding document and form part of the tenancy contract between landlord/agent and tenant. This document is in the interests of both parties equally, as we are impartial and independent of both agent, landlord and tenant, we have no vested interest in the property.

There is less chance for problems or potential issues to occur when the tenant vacates the property if he or she knows they signed our inventory and condition report, where they confirmed the cosmetic condition and standard of cleanliness of the property when they moved in.





 

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Who uses Professional Letting?

We are the choice of some of Yorkshire's leading and long standing letting and estate agents. However, we are also the choice of local councils, property management companies, student housing providers, housing associations and private landlords. If you own a property which you let to tenants, our inventory and building condition report should be used to protect your hard earned investment and above all, give peace of mind to all parties involved.

To see some of our clients, click here.

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What are the advantages of having an inventory and building condition report?

If you are a private landlord or letting agent; engaging our services can save you a lot of time and potentially many issues which can arise in any tenancy. Our professional, independent and impartial service means you can have peace of mind knowing you have a comprehensive, robust and reliable inventory and building condition report.

You can also rest assured that if a dispute does arise at the end of a tenancy period, it should be resolved swiftly and fairly and hopefully without the need of being referred to the dispute service. As our report will show clear evidence to both parties regarding the particular area of dispute; the misguided party concerned should concede.

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Employers Liability : £10,000,000

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Example Reports

Below are examples of each of the report types Professional Letting provide. They should give you some sort of idea as to the depth and quality our reports boast. Photographs are inclusive regardless of report type, capturing both overviews and damage/poor condition of items where appropriate.

Click the images below to open PDF example documents.


Example Inventory &
Schedule of Condition

Example Interim/
Periodic Inspection

Example Check-out/
Exit Report

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Fair Wear & Tear

We know what 'fair wear and tear' means in the context of a residential tenancy period. Due to new legal processes involved in letting property, this phrase is becoming more defined. A tenant cannot be held responsible at the end of a tenancy agreement for any changes in the property's condition by what The House of Lords called 'reasonable use of a premises by a tenant and the ordinary operation of natural forces, including the passage of time'. It is common sense and experience gained as an inventory clerk which are the two most important assets for successful decision making on such issues.

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Our Check-out Costing Guide

Many factors should be assessed to reach a fair judgment. For example, the following entries are taken into account:

  • The quality of the supplied item

  • The condition at check-in

  • The condition during an interim inspection

  • The condition at check-out

  • Other extenuating circumstances

The law does not allow for betterment, which means a landlord cannot expect to have old replaced with new at the tenants' expense, but rather 'fit for purpose' or 'more of the same' being applied. The tenant has a duty of care to return the property at the end of the tenancy period in the same condition as it was at the start. However, fair wear and tear is excepted and expected! Landlords must provide documentation and information on any items of particular value within the property, for example; antiques, collectables and art work etc. Items of no particular value other than that of sentimental value should be removed before a tenancy commences.

Stain or burn mark to fabric and surfaces = £25.00 each
Excessive scratches/scuff marks to walls = £25 compensation per wall
Domestic cleaning = £12.00 per hour
Mastic/grouting mouldy = £50.00
Remove 5 screws from a wall and make good = £50.00
Rubbish removal = £100 per 5 bags
Light bulbs, supply and fit = £4.50 each
Gardening = £15.00 per hour
Carpet cleaning = £50.00 per room
Oven cleaning = £50.00

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Decoration

There may be circumstances where excessive wear and tear will require compensation or charges to make good the damages, for example numerous nail or screw holes in walls or doors, torn wallpaper and soiling of blinds and curtains. Landlords should expect acceptable associated deterioration to their property when permitting smokers, families with young children and pets into their properties. Damage caused by smoke, candles, incense, tar and nicotine may not be considered as fair wear and tear, dependant on the clauses set out in the specific tenancy agreement. Any affected surfaces should be thoroughly washed prior to being repainted to ensure staining does not gradually track throughout.

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Laminated Flooring

Surface scratches, nicks and minor indentations are considered to be caused by fair wear and tear. However drag marks, deep scratches, stains, burns and tears are not.

Carpets

The following information would be required in order to calculate for compensation:

  • Age

  • Quality

  • Manufacturer's recommended life expectancy

  • Condition at check-in

  • Condition at interim inspections

  • Condition at check-out

  • Any extenuating circumstances

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General Cleaning

Soiling or staining to any degree is not considered to be fair wear and tear.

White Goods / Appliances

The life expectancy of such items is recommended by the manufacturer, however damage caused by misuse is not considered to be fair wear and tear.

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Gardens

It is usual for a landlord to be responsible for the control of trees and shrubs, however larger trees and evergreen shrubs should be determined and defined in the tenancy agreement. Normal weather soiling is considered to be fair wear and tear, including any marks left by pots and planters. Pathways and paving should be swept and any outside furniture cleaned.

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Natural Forces

Sunlight shining through windows onto curtains, blinds, carpets and furniture causing fading or discolouration/bleaching is considered to be fair wear and tear. This only applies to furniture however if they remain in the position they were placed by the landlord. If the tenant chooses to move furniture nearer to windows or doors which puts them in direct sunlight, this would not be considered as fair wear and tear. Storm damage to structures along with the weathering of external surfaces is also considered as fair wear and tear.

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Our Clients

The majority of our clients are letting agents, however our services are also available to managing agents, local authorities, housing associations and private landlords. We are proud to have been the chosen provider for some of these leading names in property throughout Yorkshire.

William H Brown Northwood UK Bairstow Eves
Sheffield Residential Morfitt Smith Whitegates
Walker Singleton Walker Smale Cactus Property
24 Property Services Link Agency Maxwells Residential
Preston Baker Concentric Lettings Dacre, Son & Hartley
Access Properties Five Towns Lettings Letwise
 
Express Letting Agency  

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The Dispute Services

In April 2007, all deposits taken by landlords and letting agents for Assured Shorthold Tenancies in England and Wales must be protected by a tenancy deposit protection scheme. From 2007, tenants should ask their landlord or agent about the details of the scheme when signing a new tenancy agreement, although they are obliged to provided their tenants with this information without having to be asked.

The UK Government awarded contracts to three companies to run the schemes from 6th April 2007, the three schemes currently in operation are below.

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The Deposit Protection Service

The only custodial protection scheme - it is free to use and open to all landlords and letting agents. The service is funded entirely from the interest earned from deposits held. Landlords and letting agents are able to register and make transactions online. Paper forms are also available should internet access by an issue. The scheme is supported by a dedicated call centre and an independent dispute resolution service.

Telephone 0844 472 7000

www.depositprotection.com

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My Deposits

My Deposits is a partnership between the National Landlords Association and Hamilton Fraser Insurance. This insurance-based tenancy deposit scheme enables landlords, either directly or through letting agents, to hold deposits. Letting agents can also join the scheme.

Telephone 0844 980 0290

www.mydeposits.co.uk

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TDS

TDS is an insurance-backed deposit protection and dispute resolution scheme run by The Dispute Service that builds on a scheme established in 2003 to provide dispute resolution and complaint handling for the lettings industry. The new scheme enables letting agents and landlords to hold deposits.

Telephone 0845 226 7837

www.tds.gb.com 

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Rental Guidance

Professional Letting provide inventory and building condition reports to landlords and letting agents, we do not offer nor provide specific guidance on legislation, the law, disputes or deposits. However the following sources of information are freely available on the internet and is provided by experts in this area. We offer these links to our visitors to help them find useful information, however we are not responsible for the content of external websites.

Click on the logo's to be taken directly to the providers website. All information detailed below is the property of the respected company, service or authority.


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The Data Protection Act 1998 will not prevent a landlord from releasing personal information where they have a legal obligation to do so. For example, under the Landlord and Tenant Acts landlords may have to provide an unedited copy of the service charge account to a tenant if he or she asks for it. If so, the landlord will have to comply with the request even if it means revealing information about other tenants.

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People who rent from a private landlord may have one of several different types of tenancy. Some give you more rights than others.

 

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Find an Agent

In our efforts to provide our visitors with as much information as possible, the following links can be used to find a letting agent in your area. The following sources of information are freely available on the internet and is provided by experts in this area. We offer these links to our visitors to help them find useful information, however we are not responsible for the content of external websites.

Click on the logo's to be taken directly to the providers website. All information detailed below is the property of the respected company, service or authority.

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Sheffield Residential - West Street, Sheffield
Tel: 0114 201 4325
info@sheffieldresidential.com www.sheffieldresidential.com
111 West Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4EQ

Sheffield Residential - Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
Tel: 0114 267 2310
info@sheffieldresidential.com www.sheffieldresidential.com
472 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8PX

Access Properties York - York
Tel: 01904 411 111
enquiries@apyork.com www.apyork.com
24 Hull Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3JG

Bairstow Eves - Wakefield
Tel: 01924 851 827
wakefield@bairstoweves.co.uk www.bairstoweves.co.uk
62-64 Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 3AP

247 Property Services - Doncaster
Tel: 01302 637 688
info@247propertyservices.co.uk www.247propertyservices.co.uk
71 Netherhall Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 2QA

Acorn Estates - Horsforth, Leeds
Tel: 0113 281 9001
horsforth@acorn-leeds.co.uk www.acorn-leeds.co.uk
2 The Gables, Station Road, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5PJ

Acorn Estates - Yeadon, Leeds
Tel: 0113 239 1193
yeadon@acorn-leeds.co.uk www.acorn-leeds.co.uk
71 High Street, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7SP

Applegate Lettings - Huddersfield
Tel: 01484 682 999
info@applegatelettings.co.uk www.applegatelettings.co.uk
PO Box 253, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD9 9BQ

Ascent Lettings - Sheffield
Tel: 0114 262 1662
info@ascentlettings.co.uk www.ascentlettings.co.uk
Abbeydale Hall, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S17 3LJ

Belvoir - Morley, Leeds
Tel: 0113 252 2575
leedssouth@belvoirlettings.com www.belvoirlettings.com
89 Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 8DX

Five Towns Lettings - Pontefract
Tel: 01977 781 590
property@fivetownslettings.co.uk www.fivetownslettings.co.uk
Southgate Business Centre, 32 Gillygate, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1PQ

Letwise - Sheffield
Tel: 0114 255 2000
letwise@hotmail.com www.letwise.uk.com
669 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 0RY

Link Agency - Goole
Tel: 01405 768 401
info@linkagency.co.uk www.linkagency.co.uk
27 Pasture Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 6BP

Link Agency - Hull
Tel: 01482 212 212
info@linkagency.co.uk www.linkagency.co.uk
61 Market Place, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 1RQ

Morfitt Smith - Sheffield
Tel: 0114 232 1764
info@morfittsmith.co.uk www.morfittsmith.co.uk
90 Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 4HA

William H Brown - Wakefield
Tel: 01924 381 381
wakefieldlet@sequencehome.co.uk www.williamhbrown.co.uk
2 Wood Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2ED

William H Brown - Barnsley
Tel: 01226 733 456
barnsleylet@sequencehome.co.uk www.williamhbrown.co.uk
24 Market Hill, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2QE

Northwood UK - Bolton
Tel: 01204 363 626
bolton@northwooduk.com www.northwooduk.com
The Bank, 113-117 Deansgate, Bolton, BL1 1HA

Whitegates - Bradford
Tel: 01274 306 611
bradford@whitegates.co.uk   www.whitegates.co.uk
65 Darley Street, Bradford, BD1 3HN

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Terms & Conditions

Click here for a printable copy of our terms and conditions (PDF format).

Once instructed to carryout a service, acceptance of the services provided by Professional Letting is deemed to be an acceptance of the fees and the following terms and conditions.

The Clerk means the person or persons appointed by Professional Letting to inspect the Property for the purpose of preparing the Report or carrying out the check-in or check-out procedure.

The Property means the house, flat or other residential dwelling; the condition and contents of which are to be recorded in the Report.

The Report means the document (inventory, check-in, interim, check-out) detailing the condition and contents of the Property, in accordance with the following conditions:

a)    Upon acceptance of instruction, the Clerk will inspect or arrange the inspection of the Property for the purpose of compiling the Report.

b)    The Report will be a list of fixtures, fittings and household effects with the description of the state of decoration and condition of the interior and its effects at the Property.  Items may be identified by original name of manufacture, colour and serial number where appropriate.

c)    The Report does not at any time claim to be a report for valuation purposes of the Property and/or its contents, nor is it a guarantee of, or report of, the adequacy of, or safety of any equipment or contents.  It is a listing that such items exist in the Property and the superficial condition of said items.

d)    The Report will be compiled on the basis that unless stated, listed items are in good condition, free from obvious soiling, damage or defects.  Significant defect will usually be damage, usage or soiling that might constitute a dilapidation charge termination of the Tenancy of the Property.

e)    Electrical items will be tested for power-on only if accessible and/or appropriate, unless the Clerk deems testing unsafe.  Items must be complete with plug, flexes and bulbs, unless otherwise ascertained.  Power to the Property at the time of inspection is the responsibility of the Landlord and/or Letting/Management Agent.

f)    Mattresses will be inspected where accessible and will not be examined should the bed be made-up or requested by the Tenant.

g)    Floor coverings, rugs and carpets will be inspected to the extent that they are sufficiently clean so that burns, stains and other damage can be ascertained.

h)    The Report preparation will be compiled by the Clerk assuming they are able to do so without moving any fixtures and fittings or large and heavy items of furniture that the Clerk is unable to or that which is considered fragile or unsafe to move.

i)     At termination of tenancy, receipts may be required for items that have been professionally cleaned.

j)     Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and intruder detection systems may be noted within the report but are not tested and remain the sole responsibility of the Landlord and/or Letting/Management Agent.

k)    Professional Letting reserves the right to withdraw services if it is deemed the number of short-notice cancellations by the Client or respective landlord become excessive or unmanageable.  7 days written notice shall be given.

l)     Payment of all invoices should be made within 14 days of issue, unless agreed with the Landlord and/or Letting/Management Agent prior to any service being carried out.  Failure to adhere to this may result in Professional Letting refusing further instruction until outstanding balances are cleared.

m)  Payment for services provided by Professional Letting can be made by cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card; details of which are enclosed on each invoice.

Disclaimer

This Report is prepared as an ‘as seen snapshot’ of the Property and its contents at the time of the inspection and is compiled as an independent, impartial and fair record of the cosmetic condition of the Property; it should not be used as an accurate description of each and every piece of furniture, equipment, decoration or standard of cleaning, or as a structural survey report.

Therefore, as the Clerk is not an expert on fabrics, woods, materials or antiques etc; nor is a qualified surveyor or valuer, they are not required to state whether an item is antique, made of precious metals, of unique origin or whether it is new despite the appearance being obviously so.

Please be advised, any items left in loft spaces, cellars or in locked rooms, garages and garden sheds that have not been noted in the Report are the sole responsibility of the Landlord and/or Letting/Management Agent.  The movement of any items or heavy furniture or appliances will not be undertaken if deemed unreasonable due to storage methods of large quantities and therefore some observations may be restricted where such items restrict full view.

Where a Report is carried out where the tenant is in-situ and it is deemed difficult for the Clerk to differentiate between that belonging to the Landlord or tenant, then the report may contain inaccuracies for which the Clerk cannot be held responsible.

The Report relates only to the furniture, furnishings and all Landlord equipment and contents within the property.  It is no guarantee of, or safety of any such equipment or contents, merely a record that such items exist within the Property on the date the report is carried out.  None of the electrical or gas kitchen appliances will be checked to confirm working order.

It is most important that all cleaning has been completed prior to this time and any obvious or significant discrepancies are reported to the Landlord and/or Letting/Management Agent.

The report produced and any photographs included provide a fair and accurate record of the condition and contents of the Property as the professional opinion of the Clerk on the date requested by the Client.  However it is the sole responsibility of the Landlord and/or Letting/Management Agent and tenant to check, verify and agree the accuracy of the report prior to any actions being taken.

Complaints

We aim to provide you with a fully satisfactory service at all times.  If, in the unlikely event at any time, you are dissatisfied with our service, we would ask you to contact us immediately.  We undertake to look into and investigate complaints promptly and to do all we can to resolve the position and rectify the situation to a satisfactory and acceptable outcome.

Click here for a printable copy of our terms and conditions (PDF format).

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Professional Letting are expert providers of property inventory reports and building condition reports for lettings agents and property landlords. We are based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and cover all of the Yorkshire region and other areas on request. Services in Leeds, Wakefield, York, Sheffield, Barnsley, Bradford, Selby, Huddersfield, Halifax and everywhere in between.


 

 

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