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Let us take the hassle out of renting
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    David James Lettings are members of a variety of regulatory bodies; which protect both your rights when letting or renting as well as tenancy deposits. We are proud of our associations with these organisations and have agreed to uphold their principles in our daily work and provide a high level of service to both Tenants and Landlords alike.

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    There are numerous letting agents in the marketplace, but making the right choice is essential. At David James we offer a variety of services both during the Letting process and throughout the on-going management (if required). An idea of what we can do to let you property quickly can be found in our landlords section. David James have been an established name in the Nottingham property market for over 20 years and we continue to be regarded as one of the best independent estate agents in Nottingham.

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    For many of our Landlords, the initial letting process was their first venture into the lettings industry and we have been there to guide them through the entire process. This begins with a free market appraisal, which will take into account specific local demand and well as offering an opportunity for prospective Landlords to ask any questions in order to afford them peace of mind and allow them to fully understand what is involved in renting and managing a property.

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    Our trained Lettings negotiators work hard to generate interest in our properties and ensure our Landlords and regularly informed of their property's progress during the marketing cycle. Once a property is tenanted, our dedicated management team are on hand to deal with all aspects of property management. We offer a range of management packages as we believe that the needs of our Landlords differ dependant on their circumstances, we can have as much or as little involvement as you wish!
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    David James Lettings are an agent you can trust. We are members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the Property Ombudsman (TPO), the SafeAgent scheme and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) giving you confidence that any issues will be dealt with appropriately and we act in compliance with all legislation.

    Letting your property is an ongoing relationship, so you need to know that you have made the right choice. As an experienced, independent, successful agent with an excellent local reputation, we believe we are the right choice for you!

    We look forward to being of service to you!

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Landlords: Letting your Property
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    David James has been involved in the local estate agency market for 25 years and we have worked hard to grow our family business during that time. We are proud to represent the company in the local market place as we work hard to ensure we maintain a strong reputation amongst Clients past, present and future.
    We are an independent, family-run business; our reputation is extremely important to us and we are constantly working hard to provide an excellent service. We are the market-leading estate agent in the Gedling Borough and we provide an extensive lettings and management service both in this area and to the remainder of the Nottingham property market.

    The Lettings industry is a busy marketplace; with the full spectrum of letting agents from one-office outfits to national brands. As a well-established Nottingham agent with three branches in town centre locations, we believe we offer fantastic products, as we know each Landlord and Tenant individually whilst providing a fully professional approach. Both our lettings and property management teams provide a personalised service; tailored to each Landlord's requirements. With this in mind, David James offers a range of packages for both lettings and property management to suit each Landlord's needs.
    In recent years, buying property as a rental investment has become an increasingly common way of gaining a strong return on investment during a sustained period of low interest rates. As a result many of our Clients are previously inexperienced as Landlords. Our team use their experience and skills to guide new Landlords through the pitfalls of the lettings marketplace with our management packages offering these Clients peaceof mind.

    As a company, we do not lose sight of the fact that we are working on behalf of our Landlord in letting and managing their property. However, unlike some of our competitors, we realise that providing a good service to our Tenants is an extension of that. Unless a Tenant has a change in circumstances, our experience demonstrates that they are far more likely to remain in a property if they appreciate the managing agent's service. This in turn ensures that the Landlord retains their Tenant on a longer-term basis, providing security of occupancy with fewer void periods.

    We are continually developing and innovating within our industry. One of the more recent services we have introduced is an investment advisory service; offering opinions on the best locations to consider purchasing as well as giving our Clients insights into potential rental returns on identified properties. The lettings team would be happy to help whether you are an existing Client or new to the marketplace.

    Our property portfolio contains both single property Landlords and larger portfolio Clients. As our services continue to be recommended, we are increasingly tasked in taking over management of existing rental portfolios, usually where a current managing agent is not performing to the Client's requirements. Our portfolio transfer team are vastly experienced in handling this process, ensuring minimum stress to a Landlord whilst the portfolio is reassigned seamlessly to our management. Should this service be of interest to any Client, we would be delighted to arrange a meeting to discuss their requirements and put together a portfolio package based on their individual needs.

    We strongly believe that a good letting and management agent offers far more than pure tenant sourcing services. We have put together this brochure to give you some detail about the three main lettings package we provide and how these differ from other agents. We would be delighted to be able to discuss our services with you in more detail, whatever your circumstance, and hope that we can help moving forwards.

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Tenants: Renting a Property
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    We have a range of properties to let throughout Nottingham. Please view our property search facility for an idea of what we have available. Please be aware that our stock changes daily and you should contact us to register your requirements and for current availability.

    What will renting a property cost me?

    Aside from payment for your deposit, rent and bills, we ask prospective tenants for two payments. The first payment is the administration fee of £60.00 inc. VAT per individual applying. This covers the cost of undertaking references from your employer and current landlord (if you are currently in rented accommodation) and we will instruct financial and electoral roll checks. If your application is approved, we will require a further payment of £120.00 inc. VAT which will enable us to draw up the tenancy agreement. Once your fees and application are received, the property will be removed from the market for seven working days whilst all references are obtained. Should you pay your application fee and not submit your application form, the application fee will act as a holding fee and the property will be removed from the market for seven days. At the end of this seven day period, should you not have submitted your application forms, the holding fee will be forfeited and the property will be made available for prospective tenants.

    In certain cases you may be asked to provide a guarantor if you either are unable to prove your income, earn insufficient income to cover adequately cover the rental obligation, have a poor credit history or are between work positions. The purpose of the guarantor is to honour your rental obligations if you are not in a position to. To qualify as a guarantor, they will need to be a homeowner, earn roughly 3 times the monthly rent agreed and have been in continuous, full-time employment for at least 12 months (ask your representative for details on rent ratios if you are unsure). If you think you may need a guarantor, you will have to complete a further application form and note that a further charge of £60.00 inc. VAT will be incurred to reference the guarantor in the same way as yourself. This amount will need to be paid before we are able to proceed further.

    Please note: Once your application has been accepted our administration fees are non-refundable. Please only apply for a property if you have every intention of moving into it and you are sure that you can provide a suitable guarantor should one be required. The Administration fee you have paid will only hold the property for 7 working days. After this time, if you haven't paid your Tenancy Fee, the property will automatically be re-advertised and could be let to somebody else.

    The referencing procedure

    Processing the application, including carrying out the referencing procedure, normally takes about 3 - 5 working days, as long as you can provide us with all the information we have asked for. Should we encounter problems, they are likely due to:

    · Application forms not being completed correctly or fully

    · Problems in clarifying your employment, particularly from larger organisations or Local Authorities / Public Service employers

    · Difficulties in obtaining landlord references

    If you are successful in obtaining the property

    If your application is successful, we will contact you and you will then be required to pay the Tenancy Fee in full. We will confirm a date to move in at the same time and arrange an appointment to meet you at either our office on the move-in day. We will also need one month's full rent and the deposit in cleared funds. We can accept payment in the form of a cheque (payable to David James Lettings Ltd and subject to 10 days clearance), bankers draft, bank transfer or cash.

    In the week leading up to your move-in date, we will draw up your tenancy agreement. This will need to be signed by all tenants before you move into the property. As the tenancy you are applying for is a fixed-term, you may wish to extend the tenancy after this term. If the Landlord is agreeable to the same we are happy to do this for you free of charge. If you have a guarantor, you will also need a signed deed of guarantee.

    Tenant's contents insurance

    To minimise risk whilst you are renting a property from David James Lettings, we strongly recommend having Tenant's Contents Insurance in place. David James Lettings offer an insurance option and each policy is competitively priced and offers cover not only for Tenant's possessions, but also a level of cover for Landlord's fixtures and fittings. This extra cover gives both Landlords and Tenants peace of mind in knowing that any damages can be claimed on your insurance policy instead of being deducted from your deposit. Your Lettings Coordinator is able to discuss with you the levels of cover available and the competitive pricing structure.

    Your deposit

    If the property you are renting is managed or part-managed by David James Lettings your deposit will be held by us through our tenancy deposit scheme which is administered by The Dispute Service (TDS). Once your tenancy has commenced we will write to you issuing you with a certificate confirming your deposit registration. If the property is managed directly by the Landlord, it is the Landlord's responsibility to register it under their own scheme and they will discuss these arrangements with you at the outset of the tenancy. If you are unsure as to who will be holding your deposit, do not hesitate to contact one of our Lettings Coordinators. For more information on Tenancy Deposits, please visit the directgov website at: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/HomeAndCommunity/Privaterenting/Tenancies/index.htm

    Moving day

    On your moving day, you will be provided with an inventory which we will ask you to sign at our office. From the date of signature you will have 72 hours in which to cross reference this inventory and let us know of any changes that you believe need to be added to it. Should we not hear from you within the 72-hour period, the signed copy of the inventory held at our office will become binding. On move-in day we will also need you to complete a standing order form for future rent payments; therefore you will need your bank details to hand.

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Meet The Team
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    Putting the names to the faces.

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    David Radford MNAEA
    Director
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    0115 962 4213
    Mob: 07976 772 876
    Email: david@david-james.com
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    James Roys MA MARLA
    Director
    Tel: 0115 962 4213
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    07875 304 414
    Email:
    james@david-james.com
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    Luke Wilken
    Residential Lettings Negotiator
    Tel:
    0115 962 4213
    Mob: 07875 288 889
    Email: luke@david-james.com
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    Steven J Allen
    Property Manager
    Tel: 0115 960 1271
    Mob: 07794 913 773
    Email: steven@david-james.com
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    Nicole Pritchard
    Management Maintenance Coordinator
    Tel: 0115 962 4213
    Email: nicole@david-james.com
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    Claire Redfern
    Inspection Coordinator
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    0115 962 4213
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    claire@david-james.com
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    Grace Walker
    Residential Lettings Administrator
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    0115 962 4213
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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    45b Plains Road,
    Mapperley,
    Nottingham,
    NG3 5JU

    Telephone us

    Letting: 0115 798 0302  Local call rate

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    Testimonials
    • Introduction

      See what our customers have to say about us!

      If you're happy with a service we've provided please let us know!

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      I'm very impressed!
      Received your inspection report..all looks good! I'm very impressed with all the photographs - I never received any from the two agents on my other property!

      Ms Anderson (30th July 2015)
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Thank you!
      Thank you to Luke for the excellent service!

      Mr Alderman
      (20th July 2015)
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Very professional and proactive..
      Very professional and proactive. As an absentee landlord, I feel happy that David James have both mine and my tenant's best interests at heart and that they won't rip me off!

      Ms Rickard (17th July 2015)
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Really took the stress out of renting!
      Luke was brilliant - covered everything and was very helpful. Found ideal tenants and really took the stress out of renting!

      Mrs Taylor
      (2nd June 2015)
    • Landlord Testimonial

      So informative and professional..
      Just wanted to say a big thank you for your support with our property. Both myself and Spencer have to say that you're a credit to the team there in Nottingham. Throughout the whole process with the letting of the property you have been so informative and professional. It's made the process very easy and without much concern.

      Mr Detheridge-Hilliard
      (5th May 2015)
    • Landlord Testimonial

      ..efficiency and professionalism..
      I just wanted to let you know how delighted I was with the service I have received from David James despite the initial misunderstandings. I would also like to convey my thanks to Luke for the excellent service he has provided.

      I doubt there is another lettings agent in the city who could match this service for efficiency and professionalism.

      Mr Duddy
      (30th March 2015)
    • Landlord Testimonial

      We will be using you again!
      We just thought you should know that you did a brilliant job of finding us the perfect tenant for our house two years ago! They have now decided to move on so we will be using you again!

      Mr and Mrs V, Calverton
      (13th September 2012)
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Professional, courteous, efficient and effective..
      It is rare these days to receive consistent professional, courteous, efficient and effective service and as such I would like to commend Luke Wilken of your Lettings Department. From the first email communication through to finally meeting face to face yesterday (I reside overseas) I have been impressed by Luke's excellent professional manner - this has also been commented by my brother and the tenants in my property. He is an asset to David James, and was the primary reason I chose David James to manage my property over my previous agent (who had been managing another of my properties - shortly to also be managed by David James).

      Ms Z, Beeston (14th August 2012)

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Fantastic from start to finish!
      Thanks very much for the stellar customer service you have given us, in particular Luke, who has been fantastic from start to finish, we really commend him!

      Mr Worcester
      (15th July 2015)
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Truly did go above and beyond customer service..
      Luke, just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all your efforts and hard work you put in to help us in any which way you could. You truly did go above and beyond customer service. I felt we wouldn't have received it from anyone else. So thank you. I will keep you updated on how it all goes.

      Trudie and Daryl (3rd March 2014)
    • Tenant Testimonial

      I have been extremely happy in my property!
      I would like to say that over the past, nearly 3 years, I have been extremely happy in my property and I am sad to be leaving. I would like to thank all of you at David James for your helpful, courteous and professional service, I would definitely recommend you!

      Joanne Nowell (30th January 2014)
    • Tenant Testimonial

      A job well done needs to be recognised!
      I am writing regards the service Luke Wilken has provided us. I would like to say he has been exemplary in his job and gave amazing customer satisfaction. He let us ask as many questions as we needed during our first viewing of the property, kept us well informed throughout the application procedure and inspired confidence in me regards to the company as a whole.

      On our second viewing (booked so we could take measurements for furniture) he brought along an electronic measuring device, which greatly sped up the process. He has always been friendly and courteous to myself and my partner.

      I believe that a job well done needs to be recognised and even though he stated multiple time he was "just doing his job" I think he should be commended for the excellent service provided. I will in future be recommending him and the entire David James company to my friends and look forward to our dealings together.

      Mr Spry (23rd July 2013)
    • Tenant Testimonial

      It has been a pleasure dealing with you!
      I would like to say a big thank you to you for letting me the property over the last year and three months and it has been a pleasure dealing with you!

      Mr M. Aplin (1st February 2013)
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