I am a Landlord

Our long established Residential Lettings Department handles a large number of properties across South Wales. We have a long standing policy of managing only good quality and well maintained properties which has earned us a high level of respect amongst our Landlords and Tenants alike.  We strive to make renting your property easier for you.

We operate a "Full Management" service or a "Finders Only" service, depending upon the Landlords requirements and we are registered by the RICS (Royal Instituation of Chartered Surveyors) to operate a Tenants Deposit Scheme.

We are a member of ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents), which is the UK’s foremost professional body for Letting Agents so Landlords can be assured they will receive the best management of their property. From the end of November 2016, all Agents and Landlords need to be registered and licensed (if conducting property management). Harris & Birt is committed to complying with the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 that has been set.

We offer landlords:

  • Comfort of looking after your property as if it were our own.
  • Full property management service or tenant find only service.
  • Extensive referencing ensuring we secure the right tenant for you.
  • Marketing stategy; full exposure on leading property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla, Boomin, Relocation Agent
    Network and all social media platforms.
  • Eye catching “To Let” boards.
  • Regular marketing updates and communication.
  • Accompanied viewings six days per week with constructive feedback from every viewing.
  • Professional, skilled and qualified negotiators working on your behalf.
  • Competitive fees.
  • Secure deposit scheme through the DPS.

Download our Letting Fee Schedule Here

We offer two letting services as follows:

Tenant Find Service

This is suitable for Landlords who wish to manage the property themselves although need assistance in securing a Tenant(s). Our Tenant Find service provides the following:

  • Market Appraisal.
  • Marketing and advertising.
  • Negotiation with prospective tenant(s).
  • Referencing of tenant(s).
  • Preparation of tenancy documentation.
  • Collection of first month’s rent and bond from the tenant(s).
  • Ensuring all paperwork is signed before keys are issued to tenant(s).

Our standard fee for our Tenant Find service is 90% (inclusive of VAT) (75% plus VAT) of the first month’s rent.

Full Management Service

This is suitable for the majority of Landlords who want comprehensive management of their property. Our managed service is charged at 42% (inclusive of VAT) (35% plus VAT) for the first month’s rent and 12% (inclusive of VAT) (10% plus VAT) of the monthly rental thereafter, subject to VAT at the standard rate.

Our Full Management Service includes:

  • Market Appraisal.
  • Marketing and advertising.
  • Negotiation with prospective tenant(s).
  • Referencing of tenant(s).
  • Preparation of tenancy documentation.
  • Preparation of Inventory of schedule and condition.
  • Collection of first month’s rent and bond from tenant(s).
  • Signing of all paperwork and then issuing keys to tenant(s).
  • Notifying relevant utility companies of new tenant(s) details and meter reading.
  • Registering tenant(s) deposit with the Deposit Protection Service.
  • Collection of rent and making payments to landlord(s).
  • Dealing with day to day maintenance reports from tenant(s) and providing quotations.
  • Maintaining a valid Gas Safety Certificate.
  • Conducting routine property visits and issuing reports to the landlord(s).
  • Processing tenancy renewals with the tenant(s) and landlord(s).
  • Conducting a thorough final inspection on the property at the end of the tenancy.
  • Proceeding with deposit repayment once finalised and agreed with both tenant(s) and landlord(s).
  • We offer our Landlords Propertyfile which allows you 24 hour access, 7 days a week, to all important information and documents relating to your rental property.