We have laid out our fee structure at Lextons clearly and in a straightforward manner to show how simply Landlords are able to spread the cost of our commission over the duration of the tenancy.
We have a vested interest in finding the right tenant, in that our commission is deducted from the rent to enable our Landlords to start receiving an income for their property as soon as the tenant has moved in.
As part of our company’s policies, we aim to go above and beyond the protection measures required by Law. We achieve this by being members of The Property Ombudsman and adhering to their Codes of Practice. Our clients can rest assured that there is a fair redress available in the unlikely event of an unresolved dispute involving our agency.
We will ensure all Anti-Money Laundering and government imposed regulations are correctly adhered to by:
Unless you are simply using Lextons to find you a suitable tenant we will:
Lextons can carry out several actions to ensure the upkeep of your rental property's maintenance, including:
When it comes to tenancy renewals and remarketing your property after a tenancy has ended Lextons will make the process and easy as possible for you by:
|Landlord Service Breakdown||Introduction Only||Rent Management Service||Full Management Service||Premium Management Service|
|Arrange for professional photography and floor plan to be drawn up|
|Tenant selection, introduction and references|
|Cost of tenant references|
|Drawing up of AST agreement|
|Deposit lodged with TDP scheme|
|Arrange Inventory & schedule of condition|
|Cost of inventory and schedule of condition|
|Notify utilities at beginning and end of tenancy|
|Validation of maintenance requests prior to instructing contractors|
|Arranging free estimates for work from our fully vetted and qualified contractor network (or yours)|
|Arranging routine repairs and maintenance under agreed amount|
|All emergency (unsocial hours) maintenance dealt with 24/7 365 days a year|
|Monthly rent collection, statements and payment to you (the landlord) within 3 working days|
|Rent chasing/credit control via our rent arrears process|
|Non-resident landlord Quarterly and Annual returns - retain tax and pay HMRC in respect of all NRL. Also includes the completion of quarterly and annual paperwork for reporting to HMRC|
|Annual return - under paragraph 18 of schedule 23 of Finance Act 2011|
|Invoice payment to suppliers/contractors|
|Arrange payment of service charge/ground rent (if applicable)|
|Arrangement of Gas Safety Certificates, electrical safety and EPCs|
|Cost of Gas Safety Certificates, electrical safety and EPCs|
|Arrange check out inspection|
|Cost of check out inspection|
|Arrange professional clean at end of tenancy|
|Negotiate renewal with tenant and ensure documentation signed (Does not include rent review)|
|Deposit negotiations between both parties and return of any monies due|
|Adjudication of dispute (if any)|
|End of tenancy process|
|Annual rent review|
|Arrange routine inspection(s) and the subsequent booking and reporting of the findings to landlord|
|Cost of routine inspection(s)|
|Serve section 21 notices|
|Service section 8 notices|
|Advice on property locally and assistance in sourcing|
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"Lextons are by far the best estate agent that i have dealt with. After making the big mistake of using an online based agent whose name I wont mention I was beginning to loose a bit of hope. I had it on for 4 months with this agent and then I decided to use Lextons and in just over a week I had agreed a sale." - Mr T.
" There really are some good people in the world, it turns out there’s quite a few of them at Lextons. Peter and James have been nothing short of outstanding during my sale and purchase, going above and beyond to help. From out of hours viewings to impartial and personal advice, I am so utterly impressed with my experience and can’t quite believe the level of service they provide over and above any other estate agent I’ve dealt with. " - Mr W.
"Their advice was invaluable and the personability shown from Lextons made us feel comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process. A service unlike any other I have experienced in the Brighton and Hove area who I would highly recommend to anyone looking to not only sell their property but also looking for an estate agent they can rely on." - Ms S.
"Peter and his team recently sold our flat in Hove for us, and I honestly couldn't recommend them enough. We had previously had our property on with a different agent but had very little interest. We had started to become disheartened and even considered lowering our asking price when we reached out to Lextons. They were so accommodating, coming over to our property and giving us advice around our options." - Ms R.
"All the way from the front of desk and throughout the whole company, we have received what I can only describe as exceptional and exemplary service. polite, knowledgeable and incredibly thorough, everyone at Lextons have proved to have been fully committed to our sale." - Ms R.