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I WANT TO LET MY PROPERTY 

Letting with Dowen means you're dealing with professionals

People choose to let for a variety of reasons

Some may have decided to invest in a property in the hope of receiving a better overall return on their capital

Others may be unable to sell their property and therefore decide to let instead

Some may be working away for a period of time, decide to let but intend to return to live in the property in the future

Others focus on building a portfolio of rental properties in order to enjoy long term investment growth and a regular rental income

At Dowen Lettings we cater for all categories of landlord and welcome their custom

All our branches offer an individual letting service with experienced personnel whose aim is to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible

ARE YOU A LANDLORD?

If you are an existing landlord or a landlord new to lettings, we are always in urgent need of well presented, good quality homes, to let

You may also have a property sitting unlet with another agent, or have one or several already let with tenants, but are dissatisfied with your existing letting agent's service

You may be managing your own portfolio and need the assistance of a professional lettings agent

In all cases.... we will be delighted to be of service

Tenant demand at all of our branches is very strong. Often we have a waiting list of registered proposing tenants

As soon as we list a property, we will begin marketing and would expect to find a responsible tenant in a reasonable period of time

WE OFFER A CHOICE OF SERVICE 

 

Management

We find the tenant, complete all documentation then manage the property on a day to day basis for a monthly management fee (usually taken as a percentage of the rent collected)

We deal with the day to day needs of the tenant, attend to repairs and other related matters

Our intention is to inspect the property every 6 months at which time we will also send you a report and photographic record

On a a monthly basis, direct to your bank, we will pay you all rent collected, less any expenses incurred and our management charge

We will e-mail you a statement every month

This service is best suited to inexperienced landlords or those who do not have time to deal with day to day tenant/property related issues

Tenant Finder

We find the tenant, complete the initial paperwork and prepare the lease. You then manage the property thereafter yourself

This service is best suited to experienced landlords who feel comfortable dealing direct with their tenants, collecting rent and personally managing any property related issues

OUR INTENSIVE MARKETING INCLUDES

Advertising in the local newspaper

24/7 advertising on the DOWEN website, RIGHTMOVE & ONTHEMARKET

Property presentation in-branch via static displays

Matching to our database of registered tenants

Well written sales brochures with appropriate photography

Motivated and enthusiastic letting agents. Each being a well-trained letting professional with good local knowledge and a commitment to everyday exceptional customer service

EASY TO USE HIGH QUALITY WEBSITE

Thousands of people log onto this website every month to search for property

We've designed it to be very simple to navigate on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. We've kept it clutter free and a source of concise, easy to read customer information

Compare our website with many others and we're sure you'll agree

We endeavour to present the homes we represent to the highest of standards, with well written particulars, great photography, digital street views and precise location mapping

EXPERIENCED + COMPETENT LETTINGS PORTFOLIO MANAGERS

Offer your property to let with Dowen and in general you will have one point of contact, namely a dedicated personal Lettings Portfolio Manager

This person will look after you from listing the property to finding a tenant. Should you have chosen the Management option, the same person will manage the let thereafter

Our Lettings Portfolio Managers are experienced and knowledgeable. All endeavour to build a strong personal relationship with the landlords they represent  

Many large multi-branch agents locate their letting department in one central location, often meaning you'll never know who will pick up the phone, when you call with a query or problem

Feedback tells us that our landlords appreciate our personal one on one approach, because they always know who they are dealing with at Dowen Lettings

REALISTIC LETTING AND MANAGEMENT FEES

Our charges to landlords are straight forward, competitive and realistic in return for the service levels we deliver

Service Ex Vat Inc Vat
Tenant Finder + Tenancy Set Up & Management 295 354
Tenant Finder Only + Tenancy Set up 395 474
Management - Monthly Charge  10% 12%
Management - Tenancy Renewal 60 72
Property Inspection   60 72
EPC 75 90
Gas Safety Certificate Varies  

 

100's OF PROPERTIES UNDER MANAGEMENT MEANS WE'RE TRUSTED, TRIED AND TESTED

We are trusted to manage hundreds of properties on behalf of our landlords, many having consistently used our service for years

Our reputation stands before us. We are tried and tested. Let with us and you can expect a measured, consistent service provided by experienced lettings professionals  

FREE LETTING VALUATIONS

If you are ready to let an individial property, please contact your nearest Dowen branch or click below, to arrange to book a free valuation

Our lettings valuer will be delighted to call at your property to advise on the lettings market and likely rent you will achieve. He or she will tell you about our high standard of service and your expected fees and expenses

If you have a property portfolio and would like to discuss having it managed by Dowen Lettings, please contact the Lettings Portfolio Manager at your nearest Dowen branch

WITH ANOTHER LETTINGS AGENT AND WANT TO CHANGE TO US

We regularly meet landlords who are dissatisfied with their current letting agent and choose to switch over to our service

This may be for a single property, multiple properties or larger lettings portfolios

Properties could be either vacant or let with existing tenants

This means each switch over scenario requires an individual approach, with a pre-agreed plan aimed at not unsettling existing tenants whilst ensuring the smooth handover of documentation from the current agent

For Already Let Properties

Changing lettings agents is understandably worrying for a landlord, especially if a property is already let

Our aim will be to make any changeover as simple and transparent as possible

As soon as you agree to change to Dowen Lettings you will need to dis-instruct your current agent

We will then need you to sign a lettings agreement with us

Thereafter we will

  • Endeavour to liaise with your existing agent to ensure the smooth transfer of keys and any relevant documentation
  • Arrange to meet the existing tenant(s), advise how we operate and of the standards we expect from our tenants
  • Compile a fresh and full inventory at the time of takeover
  • Take a full photographic record of the property at the time of takeover
  • Issue you with a condition report
  • Have the tenant(s) sign a fresh Dowen branded tenancy agreement along with our terms and conditions
  • Get rental collection to ourselves immediately on track

In effect, it will be like a fresh start for your tenancy

For properties with existing tenants the process is usually free and our aim will be to reduce to a minimum any disruption in the flow of your rental income

For Non-Let Properties

The process is simple

As soon as you agree to change to Dowen Lettings you will need to dis-instruct your current agent

We will then need you to sign a lettings agreement with us

We'll then endeavour to liaise with your existing agent to ensure the smooth transfer of keys and any relevant documentation

We will then begin marketing and do our best to find you a tenant as soon as possible

TENANCY DEPOSIT & REDRESS SCHEME

Dowen landlords have the peace of mind of knowing that as is required by law:

We register all bonds/damages deposits on managed properties with the following licensed Tenancy Deposit Scheme

My Deposits, 1st Floor, Premiere House, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JH

Tel:  0333 321 9401  Web: www.mydeposits.co.uk

For redress we subscribe to the Property Ombudsman for Estate Agents

The Property Ombudsman, Milford House, 43 - 55 Milford Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2BP

Tel: 01722 333306   Web: www.tpos.co.uk

SERVICE STANDARDS

You can have confidence is the fact that we subscribe to the National Associations of Estate Agents, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Ombudsman For Estate Agents and as such abide by the strict code of good estate agency practice laid down by these organisations

HOW DO I GO AHEAD

Simply contact your nearest Dowen branch and ask to speak to the Lettings Portfolio Manager

We look forward to meeting you and thereafter being of service