Lettings Fees & Services

Oyster Properties offer a choice of services to suit any landlord; whether you’d prefer to just throw us your keys and let us take care of everything or would rather manage your own property, hands on. We know how much it costs to have your property empty, so unlike all our competitors we don’t tie you down for a 12 week period when you choose our Sole Agency services. We believe in transparency with no hidden fees, compare them for yourself!

Our Transparent Fee Structure

The fees for all services is increased by 2.4% inclusive of VAT when the property is not on a sole agency basis

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Lettings Services

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Lettings & Rent Collection

Lettings & Management

Advising as to the likely rental income.

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Advertising and marketing the property on all major internet Portals (Rightmove, Zoopla & Primelocation) and our website (www.oyster-properties.co.uk) and window displays at the respective branch.

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All our viewings are carried out accompanied by a member of our team.

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  • A minimal holding deposit is held from a promising tenant as a gesture of commitment and serious intent to proceed with the tenancy, whilst all necessary paperwork is obtained to start the credit checks.
  • All prospective tenants are interviewed and vetted and all necessary paperwork is obtained and held on our files.
  • Credit references on all adults to be living in the property are carried out by an Independent Referencing Company that also gives an option of a rent warranty to our Landlords.
  • The vetting takes place as per the Governments Right-To-Rent checks.
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  • Draw up the Tenancy Agreement in accordance with the latest legislation
  • Tenancy contracts are prepared as per the latest regulations and Housing Acts to protect our clients. Any changes required must be requested before tenancy starts.
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  • We collect the rent in cleared funds before the keys to the property are been released. The funds are transferred to the clients account (normally within 5 working days of collection) less any fees and expenses due for the period.
  • Payments will be made by Direct Bank Transfer into our client’s nominated account and a detailed Statement of Account is emailed to you.
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  • Arranging to Protect Deposit in accordance with the latest legislation
  • Full Deposit is collected and protected with a Government Recognised Deposit Protection Scheme and is held until the end of the tenancy.
  • The cost for protecting the deposits is INCLUDED in our fees
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  • Tenants are contacted before the end of the tenancy and a new rent is negotiated. The new rent negotiated depends on a number of underlying factors e.g. current market rent, condition of the property on inspection, number of years the tenant has been in the property, number of maintenance/repair requests made etc.
  • Contracts are created as per regulations, deposit certificates renewed, and contracts sent out for signatures to all parties.
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  • We arrange and organise the Gas Safety, Electrical Safety and Energy Performance certificate before the tenancy starts.
  • There is NO ADDITIONAL FEE for organising the certificates
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  • A rental statement will be sent to you each month by e-mail.
  • Monthly rent is collected and transferred to client’s nominated bank account via Bank Transfer after deductions of Monthly Fees and any Expenses, if incurred.
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Feedback on rents delayed after 3-4 working days of due date.

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We arrange and organise the safety certificates as required to ensure compliance, between tenants and our recommended contractors, charged to the client.

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  • A detailed report with photos of every room, Carbon-Monoxide alarm, smoke alarm and any furniture/ fixtures if provided is taken and documented.
  • Meter readings of Gas/ Water/ Electricity where easily accessible are noted with photographic evidence.
  • Copies of keys supplied to tenants and photographic evidence is held on file.
  • This report is emailed to the tenant and given 7 working days to report any other issues not picked up in the check-in report.
  • A copy once finalised is emailed to the client for further action if necessary.
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Fire & CO alarms are installed at the start of the tenancy or when Management of property is taken on. These are documented as per regulations and supply plus installation charge is deducted from the clients account.

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Council Tax, Water, Gas & Electricity changes are advised to the respective Utility Boards using the meter readings taken during check in where applicable. On check out the same is done.

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  • All maintenance problems are reported to us via a multi-lingual, online repair reporting system called ‘Maintenance made Transparent’ (oystermaintenance.co.uk). It protects us and our clients stay protected in case of deposit or section 21 disputes.
  • The photo upload option with clear written record of issues helps us to effectively manage repairs quickly and efficiently.
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One annual inspection during the tenancy is carried out. It is not an 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.

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  • Detailed check out inventory is conducted side by side in comparison with the check-in report.
  • All deposit dispute issues dealt with fully documented photo evidence, invoices, quotes etc. notarised by our recommended solicitors (charges for Notarisation may apply).
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Maintenance made Transparent

Find out more about our transparent 24/7 Online Repair Reporting System, accessible on any device.

Lettings Terms & Conditions

Did we mention we have no hidden clauses or surprises? Take a look by clicking the button below.

Guides, Certificates & Memberships

Take a look at some of our most resourceful guides for landlords along with our certified accreditation’s.

What they say about us!