About PCM property management LTD
In the current climate, there is a steady rising demand for rental property. For lots of people becoming a Landlord is an attractive investment of their money. At PCM Lettings we believe successful letting depends entirely on the selection of the right tenant and dealing with the legal processes correctly. It is for this reason that we will be of invaluable assistance.
Since our opening in 2010 we have established ourselves as the towns’ number one Estate Agents proven in the Rightmove statistics above, due to our dynamic, enthusiastic, professional and committed approach to selling properties for our clients.
For years now, we have listened to demands from many of our clients and contacts for advice on the lettings market and to assist them with the letting of their properties. We have questioned to why we do not have a lettings department? In early 2016 we decided to offer the same approach to our clients whom deal with lettings and open a lettings department.
Whether you are an experienced landlord looking to expand your portfolio or considering buying a new investment PCM Lettings can help you. You need to be confident that your chosen Letting Agent will provide sound, professional advice and a dedicated team will be on hand to look after your best interests. At PCM Lettings we aim to offer a clear service, that is easy to understand and with no ‘HIDDEN’ extras so you will find any fees, charges and services relevant to you explained clearly in advance.
We offer a professional, extensive range of services to help find you the right tenant, quickly and if required, ensure that your investment is well maintained, in a prompt and professional manner, ensuring that your Tenancy will run smoothly and most importantly, profitably.
At PCM Lettings we aim to continue the high customer service levels that PCM have become renowned for in the residential market and are the very backbone of our business.
Our residential lettings team
Michael Mepham – Lettings Director
01424 834 000
Having worked in the industry locally for just over 32 years, Michael is delighted to be involved with the Towns most successful, most recommended and number one agent after spending many years managing estate agencies dealing with both residential sales and lettings. Much of his career has been with large corporate companies and had become wary of the way business was approached, it was fast becoming non-personal.
In 2016 Michael stepped into the role of Lettings Director and quickly passed his National Federation of Property Professionals Level Four in property management. Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PCM Lettings and his daily role involves giving advice to Landlords, registering new potential tenants and introducing them to properties, dealing with client’s requirements, attending to the daily maintenance of PCM’s vast property portfolio, whilst delivering the highest level of customer service.
Emma Bailey – Lettings Manager
01424 834 000
Emma joined PCM Lettings in 2017, having worked in Lettings Industry for around 14 years, Emma has a wealth of knowledge. Whilst offering the highest level of customer service she thoroughly enjoys all aspects of her role with in the lettings department. Her daily role involves dealing with the daily maintenance of PCM’s vast property portfolio, going out on daily appointments and responsible to liaising with clients on a frequent basis.
Banking is essential in Emma’s role, ensuring payments are promptly forwarded to landlords and contractors.
Both Michael & Emma work closely in our lettings department offering, Letting Appraisals, Advice to Landlords and Viewings for Clients from 9.00 till late, ensuring that all clients needs are met.
Choosing the right agent for you.
Sometimes Landlords are attracted to agents or online agencies that are giving away their services for small fees. But it is important to know that your property is being handled in the correct manner to avoid any costly periods. We offer a free appraisal service for our clients, our highly trained, local experts will be able to give you guidance of the best service to suit you and how much potential income you can achieve on your investment.
PCM Lettings can offer our service before you even purchase your property, giving guidance on what type of property lets the fastest in the best locations. We will able to advise you what type of competition you will have in the area and the potential yield you will be able to achieve.
PCM Lettings are members of the Property Ombudsmen, ensuring that we maintain the highest level of service and standards
We know that by applying good values, local knowledge, industry experience and good customer service we will make a substantial difference to the lettings sector
We look forward to helping you.
Michael and Emma
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Landlord Fee Information
Find Tenant Only Service – Includes Full Marketing, Accompanied Viewings, full and thorough Referencing, Tenancy Agreements and Inventories (If required at an additional cost).
For this would charge a fee equal to 4 x weeks rent.
Rent Collection Service – All the above plus Rent Collection from Tenants, Rental Payments to you, Chasing of Non-Payment if ever required.
For this our fees, would be an initial fee for finding the tenant equal to 4 x weeks rent plus 5% of the monthly rent thereafter.
Full Management Service – All of the above plus other services such as regular property inspections, arrangement of property maintenance if and when required and end of tenancy procedures and arrangements.
For this we would charge a rate equal to 4 weeks rent plus a monthly fee of 10% thereafter.
With regards to any other costs that you may have to incur, as a landlord there are legal requirements that you would need to be able to legally let your property. These are listed below:
Energy Performance Certificate – This could be carried out by PCM at a cost of £70.
Gas Safety Certificate – If gas is present at the property this is a legal requirement and needs to carried out evert year. – This is a cost of £72 and is valid for a year.
Electrical Certificate – For any electrical appliances that remain at the property, this certificate needs to be obtained to ensure safety checks have been carried out. This is a cost of £120 and is valid for 5 years.
Selective Licence – This is now a legal requirement for certain roads in the town. A council inspector will visit the property to ensure that all of the above legal requirements are met and to also assess the condition of the property and deem it suitable for occupation. This licence lasts for 5 years. There is a standard cost for this which is £660. You can apply for this directly or we can apply on your behalf. We can advise you on whether your property falls within the licencing scheme.
You would also need to ensure that is a working smoke alarm on each floor and carbon monoxide alarm is present at the property, where required.
Additional costs may include –
Inventory – This is not a legal requirement but is highly recommended to ensure protection for both Landlord and Tenant in the event that if there are any disputes during or at the end of a tenancy, the inventory covers this. PCM Lettings can carry out an inventory from £75 inclusive of VAT.
Property Inspection £50
Section 21 £75
Section 8 £75
Rent Review £50
Tenancy Renewal £75
Deposit Release £25
HMRC Return £150
Court Appearance £150 Per Hour
Tenant Fees information
The asking rent does not include letting fees. Depending on your circumstances and the property you select, the letting agent may also apply the following upfront fees:
Fees may be charged on a, per person, or per property, basis and will vary, so confirm before viewing.
Referencing Fees - £200 for a single applicant, £125 for each additional applicant.
Gurantor Reference Fee - £125.00
Permitted Occupier(s) - £50 per adult
Tenancy Agreement - No Charge
Inventory (If Applicable) - Prices start at £75
Tenancy Renewal - £75
Deposit Release - £25
Deposit Release Negotiation - £50
End Of Tenancy Checkout - £50
Amendment To A Tenancy Agreement - £75
Late Rent - £25 per letter
Lost Keys - £12
Supply and Fit Smoke /Carbon Moxoxide Alarm - £35 each
The monthly price quoted is per calender month. The weekly rent, where stated, has been calculated for comparison purposes only.
The method for calculating the weekley rent is : (monthly rent x 12) / 52, rounded to the nearest pound.