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Bath city centre based Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents

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Residential Lettings Services

Being qualified Chartered Surveyors and regulated by RICS, Morris & Co has the commitment to ensure landlords are given the best advice on all areas of letting - including rental valuation, legal advice, deposit procedures, property maintenance and much more.

We have been able to provide for many years a high quality service at a competitive price. We understand some Landlords wish to be more involved in the letting of their property and therefore offer a range of services:

  • Tenant introduction only
  • Rent Collection
  • Full Management

We understand that it is important to maintain a high quality of service, before, during and on conclusion of the tenancy.

Services for Landlords Explained

The services that we offer Landlords are detailed below, however if you need further information on the fees that we charge and other aspects of letting, please contact our office on 01225 446644.

Introduction Only

This service best suits experienced landlords who require a specialist letting agents advice on the rental market and the latest legal regulations. Morris & Co will be involved in all aspects of the tenant finding process, handing over to the landlord thereafter.

Key Features

  • Marketing and advertising the property on all major property portals
  • Accompanied Viewings
  • Tenant selection and stringent vetting procedure
  • Preparation of tenancy agreement

Optional Extras

  • Preparation of inventory and schedule of condition
  • Ensure Energy Performance Certificate and Landlords Gas Safety Certificate are in place and charged at cost

Rent Collection Service

This service is for the experienced landlord who needs a specialist letting agents advice to source and select a tenant, negotiate the best terms on their behalf and collect the rent throughout the tenancy but does not require a full property management service.

Key Features

Will include all aspects of our introduction only service, and in addition:

  • Arrange standing order payments
  • Hold tenants deposit with an Independent Deposit Protection Scheme
  • Collect monthly rental payments from tenants
  • Forward rental payments promptly to landlords
  • Forward statements on monthly basis
  • Chase and pursue late rental payments

Optional Extras

  • Preparation of inventory and schedule of condition
  • Authorised property visits
  • Final inspection and report of property condition
  • Preparation and serving of notices
  • Ensure Energy Performance Certificate and Landlords Gas Safety Certificate are in place and charged at cost

Full Management Service

This service is for the experienced landlord who needs a specialist letting agents advice to source and select a tenant, negotiate the best terms on their behalf and collect the rent throughout the tenancy and does not want to deal with the day to day issues involved in letting a property.

Key Features

Includes all aspects of our introduction only and Rent Collection services, and in addition:

  • Property inspections - Arrange visits by appointment with the tenant on a quarterly basis, to ensure the property is kept clean and in good order
  • Arrange for annual servicing of gas and electrical appliances where appropriate
  • Arrange for any cleaning, gardening or other maintenance essential for each letting
  • Organisation and supervision of running repairs, subject to a previously agreed expenditure limit
  • Liaise with insurers of buildings and contents insurance for any claim
  • Vacant property management between lets through frequent inspections
  • Produce monthly statements detailing the incoming rental, our commission deducted as well as any invoices relating to other outgoings

Ensure Energy Performance Certificate and Landlords Gas Safety Certificate are in place and charged at cost.

Information for Tenants

Please contact us on 01225 446644 to arrange a viewing of any of the properties that appear on the website or to register interest in properties that may become available. We will be able to discuss your requirements with you.

Fees to Tenants

Taking up of References

Once you have viewed a property and made a decision that you would like to proceed, Morris & Co will require references from:

  • Your Bank or Building Society
  • Your Employer
  • Your present Landlord or Character reference

It may be advisable to contact these people in advance.

The Next Step and How to Pay

Once your references have been successful reviewed, a tenancy agreement can be drawn up and a start date agreed.

We will send you a confirmation letter and ask you to pay:

  • One months rent in advance
  • One and a half months rent as a deposit which will be held by The Deposit Protection Service for safekeeping

Provided there is sufficient time (usually 7 working days) we can accept payment by cheque, otherwise cash or a Bankers Draft will be accepted.

We will then confirm arrangements for you to sign the Tenancy Agreement, collect the keys and take possession of the property. We undertake to notify all the utilities at the start and end of the tenancy (gas, electricity, water and council)