As new members of The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Rental and Letting Agents (ARLA), professional regulating bodies, Landlords, Tenants, Sellers and Buyers can be confident that their affairs will be handled professionally.
ARLA Propertymark is the UK’s foremost professional and regulatory body for letting agents; representing over 9,000 members. Members operate to professional standards far higher than the law. By using an ARLA Propertymark Protected agent, you can have the peace of mind that Bywater Herring will provide a professional service and your money is safeguarded by Propertymark’s Client Money Protection scheme.
There is no mandatory regulation of estate agents. The idea that 'anyone can become an estate agent' is not far from the truth.
By using a NAEA Propertymark estate agent you are guaranteed to be consulting with a professional agent who can give you up-to-date advice and guidance.
✔ Integrity - Experienced and trained professionals who abide by a nationally recognised Code of Practice.
✔ Complaints procedure- Ruling on complaints through independent ombudsman services and regulated by Propertymark
✔ Peace of mind - They hold all the correct insurance and protection to give you peace of mind through your move.
✔ Compliant - Registered with HMRC to ensure compliance with money laundering regulations.
With a vast network of established contacts throughout Northamptonshire, a significant part of our sales business is working proactively, assisting our landlords to expand their property portfolios.
Our sales department has extensive local knowledge and works tirelessly to match buyers and sellers. We offer a highly dedicated and professional experience, which we feel, is hard to beat.
Lettings & Property Management
We have over 20 years experience managing properties from studio apartments to 6 bedroom country houses. We offer a range of services and understand every landlord will have their own specific requirements, so we are happy to provide a tailor-made package which can include:
- Property marketing in branch and online, including property portal/Rightmove
- Tenant referencing
- Tenancy agreements prepared
- Tenancy renewals
- Security deposit managed
- Energy performance certificate (EPC)
- Gas safety certificate
- Annual rent assessment review
- Rent collection
- Monthly statements
- Pursuance of tenant arrears and servicing of appropriate notices
- Debt control and recovery
- Property maintenance
- Routine property visits
- Tenant checkout
We can offer exclusive deals and a dedicated staff member to look after clients who have a large property portfolio. Please contact us for further information.
Our dedicated team are able to organise and check all works that are carried out. They are also able to arrange competitive quotes for any contract work that is required. We have a bank of contractors who are on hand to help with any property maintenance issues. In case of emergencies, tenants are provided with our dedicated out of hours telephone number.
At Bywater Herring we do the work, so you don’t have to worry when it comes to making a claim by ensuring the right cover is in place.
Landlords Insurance Including Rent Guarantee
As a landlord you are obliged by your mortgage lender to have buildings insurance. Here at Bywater Herring, we can also arrange for cover on rental payments. This ensures that if your tenant misses a payment, or your property is empty, you are protected.
As a tenant its important that you have cover for your belongings in your rented property. We can provide you with competitive quotes and ensure the level of cover is suited to you. We can also ensure your rent is covered, if you are sick or involved in an accident.
This is a compulsory requirement of the mortgage lender and it’s important that you arrange the right cover. Here at Bywater Herring, we can search the market and ensure that the level and quality is right for you. We also ensure you are getting the best value for money. Around 50% of all household claims are accidental damage and escape of water. So, it’s important to remember that cheap policies are cheap because the insurers often won’t pay out for claims.
There are so many different options when protecting your contents and it’s important that you choose the right cover. We can search the market for a policy that is right for you, so there are no hidden surprises if you are in the unfortunate position of making a claim.
If you want a policy you can claim on, let us find the right one for you from the best insurers in the UK.