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Welcome to Balgores Property Group.......................
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    Balgores Lettings are one of the area's leading Letting and Management Agents offering a complete rental, management and rent processing service covering the whole of the Havering and Barking and Dagenham areas.

    Headed by our Director Howard Lester, who has been in the industry since the mid 80's, and is a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). We are also members of The Property Ombudsmen Scheme for Letting Agents. As fully Licensed ARLA members we are bound by a strict code of conduct which we combine with a proactive and professional approach to the marketing, rental and management of your property.

    Our experience within the local letting market means that we are in an ideal position to successfully take care of your renting and management needs. We have skilled, professional and reliable staff, who will ensure that you receive the highest quality service throughout our relationship together

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Landlord Information
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    Why Use Balgores?

    Balgores Lettings have established themselves as one of Havering's leading Letting and Property Management specialists by always making sure our Clients are put first and that we constantly exceed their expectations.

    We rigorously vet all Tenants to ensure their suitability by credit scoring, work references, landlord references and proof of I.D so that you can rest assured that we have done everything possible to make sure your risk is minimised.

    However for absolute peace of mind that on the rare occasion that something does happen we offer rental warranty options to make sure you still receive your rent.

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    Why Is Our Management Different?

    Balgores have always realised that the key to a successful letting and, therefore, satisfied clients is the management of the property after the Tenants have moved in.

    With this in mind we have invested heavily in state of the art technology allowing our clients to have access to an on line state of the art management system, constant updates should there be any repairs and a library of information relating to their Tenancy.

    We also know that whilst Technology is wonderful the most important thing to most of our clients is the quality of the staff and this is why we only recruit the right type of people who are dedicated to client satisfaction and most have recently completed their diploma in Residential Letting & Management.

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    What Do I Do Now
    That's the easy part. Just give us a call on 01708 755508 and speak to our Director of Lettings Howard Lester who will happily answer any further questions you may have or arrange to visit your property and provide you with a full valuation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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    Who is responsible for payment of the Utilities?
    You will be responsible once you move into the property, this would include Water, Gas, Electricity, Council Tax, telephone and TV licence.

    Who is responsible for repair/maintenance problems?

    The Landlord would normally be responsible for repairs to the property but you would be expected to carry out day to repairs, eg light bulbs, fuses etc, and should any damage be caused through negligence then this would be your responsibility to have repaired. A tenant should report repairs as soon as they become aware.

    Will my privacy be respected?

    Yes. Your privacy is respected. It is normal for a Landlord or Agent to carry out inspections during the Term of the Tenancy however they should give you reasonable notice of this and it would not normally take place more often than quarterly. This area is normally covered in the tenancy agreement signed by you and the Landlord.

    Does the Letting Agent I choose matter?

    Yes. To ensure you receive a professional service its best to choose an agent who is a member of ARLA(Association of Residential Letting Agents) or NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents). ARLA & NAEA members ensure that the transaction is handled properly. An ARLA or NAEA agent works to professional standards that work well for both landlord and tenant. For example, the tenant renting through an ARLA or NAEA agent can expect that the landlord will carry out safety checks e.g. gas, electrics, furniture etc. The correct tenancy agreement will be used, ensuring that responsibilities are clearly set down and privacy of the tenant is adequate. An ARLA or NAEA agent will also have proper procedures for reporting and dealing with repairs and furthermore provide a bonding scheme, which will protect your deposit (details available). You may be advised to check if the agent is part of The Property Ombudsman (part of the OFT)

    How do I know my deposit is protected?

    Your Agent/Landlord must provide you with details of the Scheme under which the Deposit is protected within 30 days of you paying the Deposit to the Agent. Making sure you use an ARLA or NAEA registered Agent.

    How long do I have to rent for?

    Most Tenancy Agreements will be for a 12-month period but on some occasions it may be possible to insert a break clause allowing you to give two months notice after the first 4 months have elapsed.

    What happens if I want to leave early?

    If you need to leave the property before the end of your Tenancy or any valid break clause you will be responsible for paying the rent until a suitable replacement Tenant has been found and you will also be responsible for meeting any costs incurred by the Landlord in re-letting the property.

    What is the most common type of agreement used and can I add things that concern me?

    Almost all Tenancy Agreements used these days are Assured Shorthold Tenancies. This is normally a standard contract between landlord and tenant. If the Landlord agrees to certain conditions, i.e to provide furniture, allow decorating etc, an extra clause be added to the agreement to this effect. The landlord is not obliged to carry out promises so it is important that you requests are documented.

    Will I have any contact with the Landlord or will the Agent handle all matters?

    This will depend on the service that the Landlord instructs us to carry out for them. In the event of a Let Only service you will be provided with the Landlord's details when you move in and will have no further dealings with us. If we have been instructed as Rent Processing agents then you will have the Landlord's details for any issues relating to the property but all rent issues will be dealt with via us and finally if the Landlord instructs us to Manage the property then all dealings will be via us and you will have no dealings with your Landlord.

    What does the Letting Agent do?

    Our Client is the Landlord and therefore we are limited in any help we can offer a Tenant. As a professional Agent, however, we would help as much as possible and will not move you into a property unless we know it is safe for you to do so. When we act as Managing Agents we will try to be fair with all dealings between you and the Landlord and if we believe your point to be valid would certainly let the Landlord know.

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  • Introduction

    We are very proud of the team at Balgores and thought you might like to be able to put faces to the people you will deal with.
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    Howard Lester MARLA, Dip(RLM) - Director
    Howard is our Lettings Director and as well as visiting your property, advising you of the market rent and anything that will help to maximise your income he has overall responsibility for the office. If you need anything or any advice then please call Howard who will be happy to help.
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    Rob Brown - Senior Lettings Consultant
    Rob has established himslef within the office as a firm Landlord favourite. He is committed to providing a personal service to our clients and whether he's valuing your property, showing potential tenants, negotiating a let or just keeping you informed of progress you can be sure to feel you are his only client.
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    Ricky Cohen - Lettings Consultant
    Ricky has several years experience and will ensure that as soon as you instruct us to market your property he will be on the phones making sure people are coming round to view. Ricky is happy to offer you help, advice or any guidance throughout the complete process of letting your property.
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    Gail Wright - Senior Property Manager

    Gail heads our Management Department and she prides herself on ensuring that your property will be looked after as if it was her own. Gail has over 10 years experience in this specialised field and knows how important her role is to ensure a smooth and happy Tenancy.

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    Tracy Joel - Property Manager
    Tracy works closely with the senior property manager ensuring that all remedial works and rental queries along with all aspects of property management is dealt with quick and efficiently, building a rapport with landlords and tenants.
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    Melanie White - Apprentice Property Manager
    We at Balgores believe that the best staff are the ones we can teach ourselves. Melanie has joined us as an apprentice and will be undertaking an in depth training course over the next few months to enable her to deal with all aspects of property management.
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    5-6 Station Chambers,
    Victoria Road,
    Romford,
    RM1 2HS

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    Letting: 01708 923079  Local call rate

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      Testimonials
      It's offten said that the very best way to advertise is by the recomendation of satisfied clients we have dealt with in the past. As a long established and service focused company Balgores are proud that so many of our current clients have taken the time to write down just how happy they are with the service they have received from us in the past.

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      Thanks Howard & your team
      Staff  have been extremeley professional & helpful and been very impressive at leeping us informed of progress
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      Very efficient & friendly
      Howard has been brilliant to work with. Very efficient and friendly.
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      ... continous professional & quality service
      I look forward to your continuous professional & quality service throughout the period of rental of the property. I commend the professionalism of Howard Lester & team.
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      An excellent all round service.
      An excellent all round service
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      I'd recommend Balgores to anyone

      All staff were helpfull, friendly and attentive.
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       Knowledge & experience..

      Howard Lester's in depth knbowledge & experience in this area and his willingness to answer any & all queries is a very much appreciated resource.
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      Let within 2 days..very impressed
      Property let within 2 days. very impressed with the service especially as the Tenancy came at a very busy time for me...Very good staff
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