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Ashley Bennett

Letting Services & Fees

At Ashley Bennett’s we have built up a portfolio renting & managing properties all over the south east including the following areas:

Thurrock Aveley Bulphan Chadwell St Mary
Chafford Hundred Corringham East Tilbury Fobbing
Grays Horndon-on-the-Hill Little Thurrock Orsett
Purfleet Shell Haven South Ockendon Stanford-le-Hope
Stifford Thames Haven West Thurrock Tilbury
Castle Point Canvey Island Hadleigh South Benfleet
Thundersley Benfleet    

This gives us the knowledge & experience to know what Rental price your property could achieve and to also give you the professional Letting Service you require.

All Letting Agents must be a member of a redress scheme, with a laid out complaints procedure, should you feel the need to make a formal complaint. We hope this would never be necessary. But should you be unhappy with part of our service, you must first follow our internal complaints procedure, which is available upon request. If you are not satisfied with our response then we are members of the The Property Ombudsman approved by the Trading Standards Instituite (TSI), which gives our clients a free, fair and independent service for dealing with any unresolved dispute that might arise.

Description of ServicesLet OnlyRent CollectionFully Managed
LETTING FEE £499 + VAT / £598.80 Inc VAT £450 + VAT / £540.00 Inc VAT £399 + VAT / £478.80 Inc VAT
NO LET, NO FEE tick tick tick
TO LET BOARD tick tick tick
ILLUMINATED A3 WINDOW DISPLAY tick tick tick
ALL VIEWINGS ACCOMPANIED tick tick tick
PROFESSIONAL GRADE PHOTOGRAPHY tick tick tick
FLOORPLAN tick tick tick
DEPOSIT COLLECTED tick tick tick
FULL CREDIT CHECK + RIGHT TO RENT CHECK tick tick tick
MARKETED ON RIGHTMOVE, ZOOPLA & PRIME LOCATION tick tick tick
LOCAL, REGIONAL & NATIONAL PRESS EXPOSURE tick tick tick
MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS   tick tick
MONTHLY RENT CHASING (IF REQUIRED)   tick tick
ANNUAL RENT REVIEW   tick tick
SERVING OF NOTICES... SECTION 21 / SECTION 8   tick tick
EVICTION ASSISTANCE & ADVICE   tick tick
ACCESS TO ONLINE LANDLORD PLATFORM   tick tick
6 MONTH RENT PROTECTION INSURANCE (NEW BUSINESS ONLY)     tick
CHECK IN / INVENTORY     tick
DEPOSIT REGISTRATION – DEPOSIT PROTECTION SERVICE (DPS)     tick
SERVING PRESCRIBED INFORMATION TO TENANT/S     tick
DPS ARBITRATION / CLAIMS     tick
UTILITIES / BILLS TRANSFERED     tick
QUARTERLY INSPECTION WITH PHOTOS     tick
ARRANGING / OVERSEEING REPAIR WORKS     tick
NRL (NON RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD) OVERSEAS TAX     tick
END OF YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT / SUMMARY     tick

Landlord Additional Services & Fees

ServiceFee (inc VAT)Description
TENANCY AGREEMENT / RENEWAL £60 Preparation, Provision and arranging signing
DEAL WITH DPS CLAIMS £144 To deal with the DPS for claims and dispute service
DEPOSIT REGISTRATION WITH DPS £60 Register in government scheme, organise prescribed information
ADDITIONAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS £48 For additional inspections over the standard quarterly ones
NRL OVERSEAS TAX £30 For each NRL HMRC return we do on your behalf
END OF YEAR REPORT £30 For income and expenditure report, or request for all invoices
COURT ATTENDANCE £240 Per Day, for attending court
SECTION 21 NOTICES £60 Notice for possession prepared and hand delivered
MARKETING FEE £300 for withdrawing after tenants successfully passed their references
KEY CUTTING £9.60 A set should be given for each tenant.
INVENTORY / CHECK OUT £90 - £180 1 Bed - £90
2 Bed - £120
3 Bed - £150
4 Bed + - £180
GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATE £76 Compulsory every year
ELECTRICAL EICR REPORT £216 Per tenant change / every 5 years
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE £90 Can be more depending on property size
SMOKE / CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM £30 Per smoke alarm & per carbon monoxide alarm
RENT PROTECTION INSURANCE – 6 MONTHS £179 For 6 month tenancies (up to £1,400pcm)
RENT PROTECTION INSURANCE – 12 MONTHS £209 For 12 month tenancies (up to £1,400pcm)
RENT PROTECTION INSURANCE – 6 MONTHS £209 For 6 month tenancies (up to £1,900pcm)
RENT PROTECTION INSURANCE – 12 MONTHS £279 For 12 month tenancies (up to £1,900pcm)
RENT PROTECTION INSURANCE - £2,000pcm + Price varies  
TENANCY CLEAN Price varies  
OVEN CLEAN Price varies  

Many landlords don’t realise they need specialist Landlords Insurance to cover rental properties. General home buildings and contents insurance isn’t adequate to cover you for all third party risks that you could encounter as a Landlord. Having specialist Landlord Insurance ensures you limit your exposure to risk, protecting your financial well-being.

For the best Landlords Buildings, Contents & Rent Guarantee & Legal Expenses Insurance, we recommend our Insurance Partner, Rent4Sure.

We work in partnership with Rent4Sure, they provide our landlords with a specialist insurance product designed to cover what you specifically need as a landlord when renting your property. Rent4Sure can protect you against;

  • Fire, theft and flood
  • Malicious damage by tenants and guests
  • Subsidence, landslip or heave
  • Loss of rent or alternative accommodation cover following on from an insured claim

If you would like to speak to Rent4Sure directly, please contact our office and we can request a call back from a landlords’ insurance expert at a time that suits you.

They also offer a Rent Guarantee Insurance policy that is subject to your potential Tenants passing Credit & Reference Checks and some restrictions apply. Contact Us for more details.

You will need to make sure you have the correct buildings insurance cover for your rented property as some buildings insurers don’t cover rental property. We would also recommended that you take out a limited amount of Contents Insurance to cover your carpets, tiled floors, curtains, doors and kitchen units, etc. that are left in the property, as your Buildings Insurance alone may not cover these.


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