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Landlords - Our services

Generally, our landlords choose one of three main service levels available: Let Only, Rent Collection, Full Management. However, our services can be packaged to suit individual requirements, our negotiators can advise you of the options and how each service can be appropriate.



Let Only

Reading Estate Agent will give advice and guidance on preparing the property for letting and we will source a suitable tenant by using the numerous marketing methods we employ.

References are then taken and legal documentation drawn up. Finally the initial rent and deposit monies are collected in cleared funds and after we have advised the tenants of their obligations and signed the tenancy agreement we allow them to take possession.

The tenancy is then ‘handed over’ to you or your representative to collect rents and provide a management service to the tenants. At the end of the tenancy we will be happy to prepare renewal agreements or find a new tenant for you.

Rent Collection

This service follows the same procedure as with the LET ONLY service. However, Reading Estate Agent will alleviate the responsibility of rent collection. Rental payments will be collected by Reading Estate Agent on a monthly basis and paid over to the landlord along with a monthly statement.

As the landlord, you will still provide a management service to the tenants.

Full Management

This service also follows the same procedures as with the LET ONLY and RENT COLLECTION service. However, Reading Estate Agent will offer you a complete package including the aforementioned along with:

  • We will provide you with a property inspection and report on a biannual basis.
  • We will organise repairs and maintenance upon the Landlords authority. (Landlords may prefer to nominate a contractor or allow us to appoint contractors on their behalf.)
  • Liaise and organise with both Landlords and Tenants for the renewal of tenancy agreements.
  • At the end of the tenancy, we will serve all necessary notices. Check out procedures will be followed and the deposit monies will be apportioned as necessary.


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Evaluate the rental value of your property.
We can arrange/organise the EPC, EICR, Pat Test and Gas Safety Certificate (additional charges apply).
• We will advertise and market your property on our website www.readingestateagent.com and window display.

• We will advertise and market your property in all the major internet portals including: Rightmove, Zoopla & Primelocation
We will always accompany prospective tenants on viewings.
We will always update you on viewings and offers.
• Credit and reference checks will be carried out on all applicants over the age of 18 years that will be residing at the property. These checks are carried out by an independent company.
• Government Right-To-Rent checks carried out.
• We will arrange tenancy agreements in accordance with legislation.
• All tenancy contracts are prepared as per the regulations and Housing acts to you the Landlord.
• We collect the initial months’ rent in cleared funds prior to releasing the keys to the property.
• We will collect the deposit and arrange to protect funds with a Government Recognised Deposit Protection Scheme (for Rent Collection and Full Management). Will transfer the deposit to the Landlord for you to protect for let only properties.
We will provide the tenants with prescribed information in relation to where their deposit is protected.
We will protect the deposit with a Government Recognised Deposit Protection Scheme, which will be protected until the end of the tenancy agreement.
We will collect the monthly rentals via bank transfer.
We will chase Tenants rent payments by telephone and letter.
We will email you a monthly rental statement the same day we transfer the rental funds to you, less deductions of monthly fees and any expenses occurred.
• We will contact you the Landlord 3 months prior to the end of a tenancy to discuss renewing the tenants tenancy and rental increase if applicable, in line with market value.
• Tenants are contacted 2 months prior to the end of a tenancy to discuss the renewal and any proposed rental increase if applicable.
• The new tenancy is drawn up as per regulations, we will renew the deposit protection and the tenancy will be signed by all relevant parties.
We can arrange for an independent inventory clerk to compile an inventory detailing the conditions of the property to include furnishings if furnished. This report will include photographs of all rooms and furnishings if applicable (additional charges apply).
• The inventory will be used to check the tenant in to confirm that everything is correct with the property.
• Meter readings will be obtained and noted on the tenants account.
• Audible smoke alarm and carbon monoxide tests will be carried out as part of the check in.
• A copy of the signed inventory and audible alarm test will be held on file.
All respective utility companies will be advised of the meter readings taken during the check-in, where applicable.
• We will arrange quotations for works required for your property.
• We will advise the tenants of any works to be carried out and of when contractors are attending the property.
• We will forward all quotations onto you the Landlord for your authorisation.
• We can arrange for all relevant certificates/tests to be carried out to ensure your property remains compliant via one of our recommended contractors (additional charges apply).
• We will carry out biannual inspections on all fully managed properties, to ensure that the tenants are maintaining your property.
• We will also advise you of any maintenance works required following our inspections via our detailed report that will be emailed to you. It is not our intention to check every item of the inventory at this stage, the inspection is concerned with verifying the good order of the tenancy i.e. general condition of the property.
We can arrange for the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in your property at the start of managing your property (additional charges apply).
• Outside of our office hours, tenants can call our office with any emergency maintenance issues and be transferred to our maintenance out of hours department.
• Tenants can also complete our maintenance request form via our website.
All respective utility companies will be advised of the meter reading taken during the check-out, where applicable.
• We can arrange for an independent checkout clerk to compile a checkout report detailing the conditions of the property to include furnishings if furnished. This report will include photographs of all rooms and furnishings if applicable and will be compared against the inventory used at the start of the tenancy (additional charges apply applicable to the tenant).
• We will deal with all deposit disputes providing the government recognised deposit protection scheme with fully documented evidence consisting of photographic evidence, invoices, quotes, written/emailed correspondence, inspection reports etc.


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