At Kendrick Property Services, we let and manage a variety of furnished and unfurnished properties throughout Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas. As members of TDS all security deposits are held in a designated Clients Account and fully bonded.
Our site contains a constantly updated register of rental property. In order to receive a regularly updated list of our available rental properties, please register and we will contact you with details of new properties to suit your specified requirements.
For more detailed information or appointments to view please contact our offices.
Please keep in mind that a range of rigorous checks on all prospective tenants will be carried out and we will require an agency fee, one months rent in advance and a deposit equal to six weeks rent (unless otherwise specified). Should you be uncertain as to your suitability or have specific requirements, please contact us.
We thrive to provide tenants with an excellent service. We aim to sort out any maintenance issues quickly and efficiently whilst providing a friendly and professional service to our tenants at all times.
Sam R - Tenant in Clyde Rd
"I've been extremely happy with the service Kendrick's have provided - everyone I've dealt with has been extremely helpful and friendly, and it will be a shame to be using a different letting company. I will happily recommend you to friends and family who may be looking for property in Brighton."
FINDING A PROPERTY
Once we have found you a suitable property, you will be requested to provide a holding fee which holds the property for you. However, if paperwork is not completed within 14 working days, the Landlord reserves the right to re-offer the property. In these circumstances or, should your references prove unsatisfactory, the reservation/application fee would be non-refundable.
AGREEING THE LET
As soon as your offer has been accepted by the Landlord, we will apply for references and draw up the relevant documentation which will form the basis of the agreement between you and the Landlord.
You will be expected to provide:
IDENTIFICATION/PROOF OF RESIDENCY
All tenants must provide a copy of their passport and proof of address. We will carry out immigration checks on all applicants.
We will contact your employer and your landlord if you are in rented accommodation already. Your previous employer will also be contacted if you have recently changed jobs. If you are self employed we will need to contact your accountant. A credit check will also be conducted.
To assist us in collating the necessary references, it would be advantageous for you to warn the above individuals in advance that references are required as these can be return to us within a matter of a few days, barring any delays.
Occasionally, a GUARANTOR will be required if, for example the tenant has not been continuously employed for the past 18 months; has been working abroad in the previous 6 months; the tenants’ income falls short of our criteria or the tenants’ employment is considered as changeable.
Please note that the same criteria applies to the guarantor and, furthermore, the guarantor must earn the equivalent of 3 times the yearly sum of the rent, own a property in the UK and be in full time employment or be able to prove by bank statements that they have “independent means”. All tenants should be able to provide a guarantor and should the tenant be unable to provide one, we will decide that the tenant has withdrawn their application. The tenant will therefore forfeit their deposit.
The guarantor must be aware that they will stand as guarantor for you, (and your partner if you are moving in to the property with some one else), for the entire occupancy of the property, not just for the period of the initial tenancy term.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO EARN TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROPERTY?
Having passed all the referencing criteria to be considered for the property and, subject to the Landlord’s decision, you must earn at least 3 times the yearly rent.
An appointment will be arranged with you to visit our offices to sign the Tenancy Agreement when all references have been received.
RENT AND DEPOSIT
You will be required to provide the agreed sum of rent and deposit before taking possession of the property.
The deposit is required for the full tenancy against loss, damage or charges payable at the termination of the tenancy. Whilst this is usually the equivavelent of 6 weeks rent, this may vary therefore we suggest that the actual amount is verified via the property description as found on our letting list. On properties which we manage, the deposit will be held by Kendrick Property Services in their designated clients’ account and is fully bonded. It is returnable in full at the end of the tenancy subject to final inspection of the property and it should be noted that deductions will also be made for cleaning should the property (and garden areas) not have been left in a satisfactory condition.
Rent is to be paid monthly in advance commencing on the first day of the tenancy and then on the same day each month thereafter. Rent must be paid by bank standing order.
Company applications are acceptable where the company will be paying the rent. The fee will be £225.00 plus VAT.
Please note that all monies to be paid on the signing of the agreement prior to the occupation and should be paid by debit/credit card, bank transfer or bankers draft. Please note that if ying by credit card, a charge of 4% will be made.
CHECK IN AND INVENTORY
An inventory will be prepared of your new home and you will have 7 days to go through the inventory and make amendments if neccessary.
All information is provided in good faith. It does not replace the advice of a qualified legal advisor. We will accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies.
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST:
1. The Tenant will be responsible for insuring their own possessions
2. The Tenant will take over all utilities such as Gas, Electricity, Water/Sewage charges, Council Tax & Telephone upon moving into the property and will be responsible for contacting the relevant suppliers accordingly prior to commencement of the tenancy.
3. The Landlord is responsible for any repair/maintenance problems to appliances etc. but the Tenant is responsible for any breakages which should be reported immediately.
4. Decoration of the property must only be done with your Landlord’s permission
5. No pets are allowed unless the Landlord has given consent
6. Reasonable notice should be given in the event that the Letting Agent or Landlord wishes to inspect the property outside pre-agreed times. It is usual for the Agent to inspect the property at least twice during the term of your Tenancy and the Tenancy Agreement should cover this eventuality.
7. Most lets are for 6 or 12 months
8. No smoking is permitted in the property.
9. There is no set law regarding the time limit for returning deposits but this is normally subsequent to the final inspection of the property. In most cases, the deposit will be returned once any damages are ascertained by the Tenant/Landlord/Inventory Clerk and appropriate deductions agreed.
10. The most common type of Tenancy Agreement is the assured short hold used for 6-12 month lets and usually takes the form of a standard contract between both parties.
However, should any “extras” be agreed such as certain furnishings to be provided by the Landlord, you should ask that an extra clause be added to the agreement to this effect. It should be noted that the landlord is not obliged to carry out promises so it is important that your requests are documented.
11. The Letting Agents will deal with the property viewings, references, agreements and getting you moved in. If the agent has been instructed to manage the property then you will normally report any repairs or queries to them. If not, then you will deal directly with the Landlord.
12. The Letting Agent, whilst acting for the Landlord, operates within accepted guidelines in the industry to ensure that you are able to rely on a professional letting agent taking your concerns seriously and advising the Landlord if they are being unreasonable. In this regard, you should be assured that the property conforms to all safety regulations and is fairly priced.
Sole Tenant Agency Fee: £222.00 (Inc VAT)
For more than one tenant, Agency Fee: £204.00 (Inc VAT)
These fees are NON refundable.
Once in Occupation, Additional fee's
Contract renewal fee: £60.00 (Inc VAT) per property (Managed Property)
End of Tenancy/Vacating Fee: £30.00 (Inc VAT) PER TENANT
Overdue rent (5 days): £30 (inc VAT)
Overdue rent (10 days): Further £30 (Inc VAT)
Guarantor Letter: £36.00 (Inc VAT)
Visit to Property for late rent: £54.00 (Inc VAT)
Incorrect rent payments (Incorrect amount, incorrect method, returned payments): £12.00 (Inc VAT)
Refund overpayment of rent: £12.00 (Inc VAT)
Unpaid Cheque: £30.00 (Inc VAT)
If a tenant wishes to vacate before end of tenancy and Landlord agrees: 1 weeks rent + VAT
Missed Check out Appointment: £60.00 (Inc VAT)
Non payment of tenant invoice within 14 days: £24.00 (Inc VAT)