Our Services

At Howie, Kent & Co, we understand your concerns surrounding your rental property, specifically a) whether you are going to be receiving rent each month, and b) that the property is being well maintained by the tenant. As your letting agent, these two concerns are our priority.

Why let your property with Howie, Kent & Co?

  • Howie, Kent & Co are a member firm of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), providing our landlords and tenants the reassurance that we will look after their property and their needs whilst adhering to the strict codes of conduct administered by the RICS.
  • We are a team of property professionals, with our directors Duncan and Sarah both individually being members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We pride ourselves in delivering expert advice whilst maintaining a personal approach.
  • We do not have a high street lettings office, enabling us to maintain our competitive fees. We do however have an office where clients, landlords or tenants can call into, situated just outside Shrewsbury.
  • We provide peace of mind to landlords by delivering a stress-free lettings service, ensuring that we find the right tenant for your property.
  • We have recommendations from previous landlords, demonstrating the successful letting of their properties as well as praising our quality of service.
  • We are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, ensuring protection of all tenancy deposits in a safe guarded way.
  • As members of the RICS, we are also members of their Clients’ Money Protection Scheme, protecting the security of all clients’ money held on your behalf.
  • We are members of the Property Redress Scheme, ensuring our clients have access to a redress scheme if ever needed.

Residential letting options

Full management

Our full management service includes the following:

  • Inspection of property and market appraisal
  • Advertising of property on our website, Rightmove, Facebook and local press
  • Receiving tenant enquiries and carrying out viewings of property
  • Referencing prospective tenants and carrying out credit checks*
  • Confirming prospective tenants’ right to rent in the UK and ID checks
  • Preparing tenancy agreement
  • Receiving and registering tenancy deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme
  • Receiving the first month’s rent and rental payments for the duration of the tenancy
  • Preparing inventory of the property*
  • Conducting check-in
  • Dealing with issues arising during the tenancy, organising repairs and maintenance and paying bills on the landlord’s behalf
  • Carrying out periodic inspections of the property
  • Carry out check-out at end of tenancy
  • Return deposit to tenant following liaison between landlord and tenant if any issues arise

Letting only

Our letting only service includes the following:

  • Inspection of property and market appraisal
  • Advertising of property on our website, Rightmove, Facebook and local press, with To Let board erected
  • Receiving tenant enquiries and carrying out viewings of property
  • Referencing prospective tenants and carrying out credit checks*
  • Confirming prospective tenants’ right to rent in the UK and ID checks
  • Preparing tenant agreement
  • Receiving and registering tenancy deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme
  • Receiving the first month’s rent
  • Preparing inventory of the property*
  • Conducting check-in

Letting only (without viewings)

Our letting only service without viewings includes the following:

  • Inspection of property and market appraisal
  • Advertising of property on our website, Rightmove, Facebook and local press, with To Let board erected
  • Receiving tenant enquiries and forwarding to landlord to conduct own viewings
  • Referencing prospective tenants and carrying out credit checks*
  • Confirming prospective tenants’ right to rent in the UK and ID checks
  • Preparing tenant agreement
  • Receiving and registering tenancy deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme
  • Receiving the first month’s rent
  • Preparing inventory of the property*
  • Conducting check-in

Commercial Lettings

Our commercial lettings service includes the following:

  • Inspection of property and market appraisal
  • Advertising of property on our website, Rightmove, Facebook and local press
  • Receiving tenant enquiries and forwarding to landlord to conduct own viewings
  • Negotiating rent and terms of tenancy / licence.
  • It is the landlord’s (or their solicitor’s) responsibility to put in place the legal documentation for a tenancy / licence agreement.

 

*At landlord’s own cost.