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    DOMVS Principles

    DOMVS is a thriving, independent Dorset Estate Agency that stands out from the rest by providing its clients with an excellent, professional service within a friendly, relaxed environment.

    In a world where standards often seem to count for little, we truly believe that honesty, integrity and professionalism really matter, and as the majority of our clients come to us through recommendation, we're confident we've got this just right. So, if you're thinking of selling, letting or buying, drop in for a fresh conversation and a coffee, you won't be disappointed.

    DOMVS in a Nutshell

    • Local offices with national exposure
    • Bespoke marketing - all properties are different and we believe each deserves its own marketing strategy
    • Associated PR company to ensure professional marketing
    • National, international and local advertising
    • London presence, in association with Fine& Country, Park Lane, and over 275 associated offices across the UK
    • Fine & Country representation in 100 international offices
    • Extensive internet exposure through our own website and a number of property portals
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Advice to Landlords
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    DOMVS is dedicated to offering clients the very best service. We take instructions to let your property as a privilege, and understand we need to offer a bespoke service to ensure your property is showcased in the most effective way. We currently let properties throughout Dorset, Somerset and the Purbecks, and have Lettings branches in Dorchester, Wareham and Preston.

    We know letting a property, particularly for the first time, can be a daunting experience, and this is why DOMVS invest time and research to ensure you understand the process completely, keeping you apace of the ever-changing rental market.

    Our dedicated team are ARLA trained and have over 26 years' experience within the Lettings industry, thus allowing you to have total confidence and peace of mind when you choose to work with us. We have in-depth knowledge of the local market and are able to fulfil your letting requirements in the shortest possible time, to maximise your financial venture and make being a landlord as stress-free as possible.

    Not only are we adept at finding you the ideal tenant, we are also best placed to advice you on how to present your property to appeal to a wide audience. We will also advise you on all legal and safety responsibilities to ensure you as a Landlord are fully compliant.

    Tenants

    In order to find you the perfect tenant, we ensure all prospective tenants are fully vetted using our stringent referencing procedures, which include a credit check and the more recently introduced right2rent check.

    Tenancy Agreement

    A comprehensive tenancy agreement is paramount to ensure you have redress if your property is not carefully looked after. DOMVS uses a tenancy agreement designed to protect your rights to possession and to help control the tenant's activities, whilst ensuring that all terms are fair to both tenant and landlord, thus making sure you comply with the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999. Our tenancy agreements are regularly updated to include the ever-changing legislation.

    Inventory / Schedule of Condition

    This is another essential document that must be prepared prior to the tenancy commencing. It must list the property's contents and condition from the start of the tenancy. This will help avoid disputes arising when the final check-out is carried out at the end of the tenancy.

    Service Options

    As a landlord, you need to establish what kind of management service suits your needs. You may wish to be a "hands-on" landlord, in which case our Let Only service would best suit you. If you would prefer to take a back seat and let DOMVS take the strain, our Fully Managed service is for you.

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Advice for Tenants
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    1. Once you have found a suitable property through DOMVS, a reference fee of £75.00 inc. VAT per applicant and an administration fee of £180.00 inc. VAT per property is payable upon receiving a completed application. This fee includes negotiating the terms of the tenancy and all the necessary paperwork including the tenancy agreement. These fees are non-refundable should you wish to withdraw your application. Please note, however, should your application be refused either by DOMVS, the landlord or our referencing company, the administration fee will be refunded.

    1. The granting of a tenancy will be subject to approved references, which may be collated by our referencing company and, in some cases, a guarantor may be required. Full financial references will then be required for the guarantor at a charge of £75.00 inc. VAT. A Deed of Guarantee will also have to be signed by the guarantor.

    1. All tenants and guarantors must provide proof of (photographic) identification and proof of residency.

    1. A deposit will be required (usually equivalent to six weeks' rent), this will be payable prior to the commencement of the tenancy and is held for the duration of the tenancy. The deposit will be registered with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) www.depositprotection.com, within 30 days of the commencement of the tenancy, or receipt of the deposit, whichever is earlier. For further information on Tenancy Deposit Protection please click on the website link: www.communities.gov.uk/tenancydeposit. Please note that no interest will be paid on the deposit.

    1. The deposit and first month's rent must be paid to us either in cash, bankers draft or building society cheque. If paying by personal cheque, we require 7 working days for this to clear prior to the commencement of the tenancy. The tenancy cannot commence until cleared funds have been received.

    1. All properties are let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy basis unless otherwise agreed.

    1. Should a tenancy be renewed for a further fixed term, a renewal fee will be payable. This fee is currently £60.00 inc. VAT.

    1. Rent is payable monthly in advance by standing order direct to DOMVS (if we are managing the property), or direct to the landlord for our Let Only service. Rent is always due on a given date; a late payment charge will be made should the rental be 7 or more days late. This fee is £25.00 per letter sent.

    1. All property rents exclude water/sewerage charges, gas, electricity, telephone, council tax and television licence, unless otherwise stated.

    1. We recommend that you have adequate insurance to cover accidental damage to the landlord's fixtures and fittings.

    1. Redress Scheme - DOMVS Lettings is a member of The Property Ombudsman redress scheme.
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Professionals in Property
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    Polly Greenway - Director
    Polly's brainchild. Opening up DOMVS in 2005 after having previously been a main board director of a large independent estate agents for the previous 19 years. With over 30 years in the property business, Polly is utterly focused on providing an outstanding level of service, with the client firmly at the centre. She understands completely the power of recommendation and the importance of creating high standards. With skills suitably honed over a considerable time in the business, she has undoubted skills in running highly effective residential lettings and sales teams covering all aspects of agency.

    Away from work, Polly enjoys spending time with her husband Neil, who is also in the business. Their dog, Henley, a very spoiled Whippet, ensures they get plenty of exercise!
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    Debbie Turner - Associate Director
    Debbie joined DOMVS to head up the lettings arm of the business. With a wealth of experience and expertise in the Property Management and Letting sector, gained over some twenty seven years with both independent and corporate agencies our clients know they are in safe hands. Debbie knows how important it is to ensure that our Landlords and Tenants are well informed of the ever changing legislation and is always ahead of the game. With Debbie's expertise we continue to exceed our clients' expectations. Debbie is married to Simon who is in aviation and with their daughter Abigail now at university, they now have more time to follow cricket, their joint passion
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    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    15 High West Street,
    Dorchester,
    DT1 1UW

    Telephone us

    Letting: 01305 575050  Local call rate

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