Lettings & management

A simple, straightforward service

Let Only service – simple and effective

Let’s not complicate it, you need a lettings agent in south east London who will:

  • Market your property
  • Attend the viewings
  • Negotiate the tenancy
  • Deal with complex compliance
  • Arrange the move in
  • Handle the upfront financials

With our Standard service at Stanfords, we cover this for you for 10% (+VAT) of the tenancy term, subject to T&Cs.

Fully managed service – keep your distance

With such busy lives and so many responsibilities, you don’t need any added stress. Let your tenants be our priority, saving you the hassle.

We’ll handle all the move-in details as part of our Standard service, as well as:

  • Deposit compliance and registration
  • Being the tenant’s first point of contact
  • Update utility account holders
  • Handle rent payments
  • Key holding service
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Periodic internal inspections
  • Managed check-out process
  • Annual market appraisal

Wherever your attention needs to be, we’ll handle this responsibility for 10% + VAT (12%) fee from the monthly rent. There is also an upfront admin and marketing fee of £1,000 +VAT (£1,200).

At Stanfords, we charge no upfront costs or monies required until the tenant has moved in. Special offer – premium service landlords get the first month free! Please see full terms and conditions for other chargeable services.

10% of monthly rent + VAT (12%) of the rental term. Please see the full terms and conditions.

10% of monthly rent + VAT (12%) monthly management charge + upfront admin and marketing fee of £1,000 + VAT (£1,200).

It’s simple to get started with Stanfords

1. High quality marketing

We take great care to ensure quality marketing is produced for each and every property. This includes floorplans and professional photography to help your property stand out from the crowd.

2. Fully advertised

Your property will be marketed using the best platforms available. We currently advertise every lettings property to our database of applicants, as well as via print advertising in our office windows. We also use online listings on our own website, Zoopla & Rightmove.

3. Finding a tenant

Finding the right kind of tenant is important for a smooth let. Stanford Estates are here to advise you on the suitability of tenants for your property and discuss the details of any offers. If you want to find out more about how to find good tenants, check out our Stanfords guide.

4. Referencing

Don’t just take our word for tenant suitability; we have an outsourced stringent referencing process. Potential tenants will be credit checked at the address on the electoral roll, have their employment verified, be asked to provide a reference from their current landlord and have to satisfy the affordability criteria.

5. Tenancy agreement

Our tenancy agreements are updated periodically inline with the changes to legislation. They are included within our letting fee so you can rest assured your tenants will be signing the most up-to-date, legally binding contract – and it’s all part of the service.

6. Third party arrangement

Our lettings agents are more than happy to organise basic third party contractors as part of the service. Whether the property needs a quick clean, gas safety certificate or inventory to be organised, our property management department is on hand to help get the property ready for your tenants to move in.

7. Set up payments

The contract will specify the bank details of the account that the tenants need to pay their rent into. We go one step further and ask the tenants to fill in a standing order mandate with their bank details to avoid any delays in receiving your monthly rent.

8. Key handover

So your tenants have passed referencing, signed their contract, paid their move-in fees and it is the day the contract begins – but you are unavailable. There’s no need to worry, as we will organise for the tenants to meet in the office to collect their move in pack and hand over the keys to their new home.

Our Client Reviews

David was great from start to finish when we were buying our flat. He was very knowledgeable of the local market and gave sincere advice. We not once felt pressure from him, as we have with other agents, and he was extremely communicative throughout the whole process and called regularly with updates or to check on how things were progressing on our end. I would definitely recommend Stanford Estates to any seller who also cares about the buyer's experience.

From our first contact with Stanford Estates, it was clear that we were dealing with professionals. These are estate agents that actually give estate agents a good name. They told us exactly what they reasonably expected our house was worth (and it was more than we thought) and sold it on first viewing for the asking price. Their marketing materials are top notch and they are ultra responsive. Anyone living on the Corbett Estate considering selling their home should definitely call Stanford Estates first. Thank you, Stanford Estates!

We sold our flat with Stanfords and they did a super job from start to finish. They were professional, helpful and available to chat at any time. They were great at managing the communications back and forth between buyers/sellers/solicitors etc. Would definitely use them again.

The team at Stanford’s are second to none - this is the third time we have used them to buy/sell properties. Their local knowledge and pricing is spot on. But where they really come into their own is with supporting the conveyancing process - without them our recent sale would have collapsed as the solicitors were at stalemate. If it wasn’t for their determination and professionalism I’m sure we would not have got over the line. Highly recommend!

A fab local estate agent. Lovely, friendly staff who know the area like the back of their hand. They make an effort to get to know you and help you find what you're looking for. Bought our place through them and absolutely delighted!

Although I didn't end up offering on a property from Stanford, I wanted to note how helpful, informative, and courteous they were with me. They were excellent with providing information to me, notably during viewings where it was clear that they were prepared and knew their stuff. The properties were showed me were good quality, it just so happened that they weren't the 'one for me'. Only have positive things to say regarding Stanford.

How we market your property

Professional photography

It starts with the right light and an excellent lens, but these mean nothing without a good eye. Our photographers are trained to use the best equipment to achieve a great shoot of your home, showing off all it has to offer to prospective buyers.

Property brochure

We combine our great photography with compelling copy to draw buyers' attention to your property's best qualities and features. Add in some well-drawn floorplans to highlight the layout and we're going to achieve the maximum impact for you.

Property letting boards

An aspect that should never be overlooked when marketing a property is the humble property letting board. The simple lettings board will draw the attention of passers by and encourage impulse viewings. You shouldn't be without one.

National websites

We expect property portals to make up approximately 50% of viewings that you'll receive when your property goes live. Stanfords advertise on all the big portals – as well as smaller local portals – to ensure we squeeze everything we can from online activity.

Branch lettings displays

Our high street locations are specially selected to get maximum impact from our bright window displays in your area. It fascinates us as to just how many people walking by stop to peruse the properties available every single day.

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