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About Us
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    At Lakin and Co we take pride in being renowned as a dedicated and trustworthy independent Estate Agent, providing Sales and Lettings with an excellent customer service record. We are able to offer clients a full range of services covering a wide area from our Uxbridge High Street offices.

    Our large professional team who all have a passion for property have extensive local knowledge gained from many years of living and working within the area. We have all inevitably forged excellent relationships with local solicitors, estate agents, contractors and large multinational corporations who come to us for properties and expert advice.

    As members of The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and The Property Ombudsman (TPO) we follow a strict code of conduct and guidelines ensuring every let we do is carried out thoroughly and diligently. Not only does this ensure that we are doing everything correctly for you it also helps us attract the right client's who like us want a thorough process and a favourable end result.

    We happy to assist you with any query, so please call us today to speak to one of the team on 01895 544 555
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LANDLORDS REQUIRED - CALL NOW 01895 544 555
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    Strong Corporate And Private Rental Demand
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    Landlords

    Lakin & Co are able to provide a professional and proactive lettings and property management service through out Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Ickenham, Ruislip, Harefield, Denham and the surrounding areas. Our service meets the need of every Landlord whether you are new to lettings or have an existing property portfolio.

    As members of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) we adhere to a strict code of conduct and guidelines, following a set framework within which member agents must operate and the standards of service they must provide.

    Carefully guiding our landlords through every step of our diligent letting process, we ensure that right tenants are found and vetted for your property with independent reference checks carried out externally. In addition we take an upfront deposit of 1.5x the rental amount which is held with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) ensuring comprehensive protection for you and your property.

    Your property will be advertised on the leading internet portals including; Rightmove, Findaproperty, Primelocaion, Globrix, Property Live and many more, with your property details being emailed instantly to our extensive database of prospective private and corporate tenants.

    Lakin & Co offer three competitive levels of service and for a limited period we are offering a special let only rate to all new Landlords. We are also able to offer a Rent Guarantee Scheme.

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    ARLA Licensed Agent
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    • As an Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) licensed letting agent we are committed to providing the highest standards of lettings and management services, best practice in the letting and management profession and a high quality service.

      • to be consulting with qualified and trained agents who can give you professional up to date advice and guidance.
      • that your money is protected by a client money protection scheme
      • that you are dealing with an agent who follows a Code of Practice and Rules of Conduct laid down by the professional body
      • that we have professional indemnity insurance
      • that you have a route to redress should something go wrong.

        We are also a member of the The Property Ombudsman (TPO). By dealing with a Member of the TPO, the public may be confident about the agent's approach in its dealings with actual and potential

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    Tenant Referencing

    All of our tenants are independently and professionally reference checked at their own cost, which includes;

    • Credit history check
    • Employment reference (or any other financial income)
    • Accountants reference ·
    • Managing agent/landlords reference
    • Bank validation check
    • Affordability check
    • A copy of the final report will be sent to you
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    FULL MANAGEMENT SERVICE ONLY 10%
    Our full management service is particularly valuable for Landlords who have a hectic lifestyle, with no time to become caught up in the tedious day-to-day management of their property, or for landlords who live abroad. Our Full Management Service is only 10%, so let us do all the work.

    Our Full Management Service Includes:

    To resolve any problems or matters relating to the management and maintenance of the property with your tenants and other third parties

    Collect the rent from the tenants and to resolve any arrears if they happen to occur.

    Arrange any necessary repairs and maintenance (if any) at the landlord's expense using only qualified and approved tradesmen who will do a professional job, and selected from competitive quotes.

    Arrange for the cleaning and any decorating of your property between tenancies.

    Make regular inspections of your property and report back to you

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    LET & COLLECT SERVICE ONLY 8%
    Our Rent Collection Service includes the entire Let Only Service below, with the additional security of collecting the rent for you each month and transferring the rent into your account.
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    LET ONLY SERVICES FROM 5%
    Our Let Only Service is the most basic service we offer, designed for Landlord's who wish to take on the duties of managing their property and collecting rent.

    Services Provided In All Our Packages

    We offer a without obligation or fee, rental valuation on your property covering every detail and providing advice to ensure that the best possible market rental returns are achieved.

    Finding qualitative and suitable tenants from our corporate and private database of awaiting tenants who have contacted us directly and via the internet and property press.

    As always we ensure that all of our prospective tenants go through our comprehensive referencing procedure from Paragon, paid for by the prospective tenant. The referencing will check credit history, employment references, and previous landlord references.

    Once we have found a suitable tenant for your property we will:

    Draft a custom tenancy agreement to suit your own requirements to ensure that any special requirements are covered in the agreement.

    Arrange for a professional inventory to be carried out on your property if requested and a Gas Safety Certificate, if one hasn't already been carried out.

    Collect the first month's rent in advance, obtain payment for the deposit and register the deposit with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS)

    Set up a standing order mandate for you so the rent will be paid into your account each month until the end of the tenancy.

    Finally we will notify all the appropriate utility companies of a change of occupants.

    If you are a landlord and would like more information on any of our services, please do not hesitate in contacting us on 01895 544 555

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Tenants Information
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    As an established ARLA licensed letting agent and also a member of The Property Ombudsman you can trust we are here to ensure your requirements are met.

    The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If the property is not needed at that time, we will record your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about two months before you wish to move, to ensure you find the property that's right for you.

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    Finding a property

    The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We will ask questions about yourself, your position and what you looking for, we will then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If the property is not needed at that time, we will record your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about two months before you wish to move, to ensure you find the property that's right for you.

    Viewings

    We will always try and arrange viewings where possible for times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

    Reserving the property

    Once you have decided on a property, you will need to pay a non refundable holding deposit, usually of £300.00 preferably by bank transfer, card (card fees apply), cash or a cheque providing it clears quickly. In addition you will have to pay the reference fee cost with the holding deposit. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, the holding deposit will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, the holding deposit will be refunded in full. However the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.

    References

    As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer, and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor in certain circumstances; in addition a credit check will be undertaken plus another checks. We use Homelet, an independent referencing company to carry out the referencing. Each applicant over the age of 18 will need to be referenced at a cost of £25.00 + VAT per person, a short form usually by email will be sent to you to complete when the holding deposit is taken. If the tenancy does not go ahead for any reason and the reference forms have been submitted to the referencing company, reference fees are non refundable.

    Rent

    Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly and payable monthly in advance and normally set up by standing order at the beginning of the tenancy. The tenant is responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs unless arranged differently before the start of the tenancy. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account, all utility companies and council tax departments will be notified by us at the start of the tenancy.

    Dilapidations Deposit

    A security deposit of a minimum of one month and half of the rental amount must be paid, and will be held with the government authorised custodial scheme Deposit Protection Services (DPS). This is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

    Insurance

    Lakin & Co are able to offer a range of insurance policies for Tenants;

    Contents up to your selected sum insured for damage to your household furniture, equipment, furnishings, clothing and personal possessions whilst in your home.

    The policy will cover accidental damage to landlord's contents and fixtures and fittings for which you are responsible.

    Personal Possessions up to your selected sum insured for loss or accidental damage to your clothing, watches, jewellery, spectacles, other valuables whilst away from your home anywhere in the UK or whilst temporarily elsewhere in the world. Further details are available on request.

    Fees & Further Tenancy Information

    Tenant Fees

    Please find a break down of our fees and further tenancy information below;

    Non-Refundable Holding Deposit £300.00 (On account towards your initial rent)

    Referencing Fee £25.00 + VAT (Per applicant over the age of 18)

    Tenancy Admin Fee £100.00 + VAT (Per applicant over the age of 18)

    Dilapidations Deposit (Month and a half of rental amount)

    Rent (First Months Rent Paid In Advance)

    Checkout Fee (£95.00 inc VAT (Payable at end of tenancy)

    Holding Deposit

    As already explained above you will be required to pay a holding deposit of at least £300.00; this is used to secure the property while we undertake your referencing checks. The holding deposit will need to be paid promptly along with the referencing fee/s should you wish to proceed with the tenancy application. We will not proceed with any application until such monies have been received.

    Referencing & Fees

    We use an external referencing company to carryout the referencing check independently and which have a set of criteria that need to be met in order to approve the referencing application as acceptable for tenancy.

    Each tenant over the age of 18 will need to be reference checked, some of the checks among others will usually include,

    - Credit checks

    - Employment reference

    - Accountant reference

    - Landlord / Managing agent reference

    - Bank validation check

    - Affordability check

    If you would like more information on the checks we carryout please do not hesitate in contacting us.

    Affordability Criteria

    Tenant/s will need to be earning a joint income of at least a multiple of 30 times the rent

    Where this is not possible rent may sometimes be paid in advance.

    Guarantors

    Where a guarantor is required the tenant referencing fee per tenant applying for the property includes the cost of referencing the tenant's guarantor also. However, where a second guarantor reference application is required for the tenant a further reference fee will need to be paid. i.e. where the guarantor fails the referencing application. Guarantors will be required to meet the affordability criteria of at least 36 times the rent.

    Tenancy Administration Fee

    In order for us to provide our service, we require a tenancy administration fee to be paid. This fee is £100 + VAT per tenant named on the contract as a tenant or for a tenant we are reference checking. Occupation will not be granted until all fees and monies are paid and the fee is non negotiable.

    Dilapidations Deposit

    As a minimum we require at least 1.5 times the rental amount as a dilapidations deposit. This is usually held with The Deposit Protection Service (DPS) however some landlords may hold the deposit themselves or under a different approved scheme. Information on where your deposit will be held will be provided to you and stipulated in your tenancy agreement.

    Rent

    Prior to the tenancy commencement a minimum of a first months rent is required to be paid in advance to us as the agent of the landlord. Rent where agreed maybe paid in advance for the term of the tenancy.

    Checkout Fee

    At the end of the tenancy a checkout fee is required to be paid. Usually this would involve the independent inventory clerk carrying out this checkout with you present.

    Refunds

    The non refundable holding deposit will not be refunded save in the case where the landlord no longer wishes to proceed with the tenancy.

    Where tenants and any guarantors have failed the referencing checks the holding deposit will be refunded less an administration charge of £100 + VAT per person being reference checked.

    Card Fees

    We are able to take some payments over the phone by card, please note card charges apply. Should you wish to pay money by card please enquire about the card fees and one of the team will advise you before taking nay payment from you.

    Pets

    Where a pet is permitted by the landlord in the property and usually by way of license, there may then an increased deposit amount required (usually two times the monthly rent as a deposit). Additional cleaning or fumigation clauses requiring this may also be required.

    Inventory & Check in

    At the start of the tenancy there will usually be an independent inventory check in with the inventory clerk who will release keys to you, take meter readings and go through their inventory / schedule of condition report findings.

    Tenant Contents Insurance

    Some landlord may stipulate that a tenant contents insurance policy will need to be in place prior to occupying the property. We strongly recommend your take out adequate contents insurance.

    We are able to quote you on your contents insurance and should you wish for us to do this please ask one of the team.

    Housing Benefit

    We regret that we currently do not have any landlords that permit housing benefit or housing association tenants

    Should you have any queries or would like further information, please do not hesitate in contacting our offices

    Tenancy is always subject to referencing and subject to contract.

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122 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JT

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Client Testimonials
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    Below are just a few glowing testimonials from Lakin & Co's ever growing number of Landlords and Tenants.

Testimonials from Landlords

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    first rate service to both myself and my tenants
    "I have found them to be incredibly professional and have gone above and beyond to ensure a first rate service to both myself and my tenants. I would recommend them to anyone."
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    efficient, courteous & knowledgeable

    "The service is excellent, the staff are efficient, courteous & knowledgeable. They are the only company I know that are proactive and do what they promise!"

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    helpful committed and willing to go the extra mile

    "I was very impressed that from my initial phone call to Chris Lakin, coming to my property and taking photos & particulars of my house which was put on the website and let within 4 days. I found him very helpful, committed and willing to go the extra mile. "

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    We are happy to recommend to our friends

    "I am very pleased with the service offered. Chris is the main member myself and my family deal with, who deals with our properties. We are happy to recommend to our friends too. "

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    professional and helpful

    "I dealt with Chris Lakin who was very professional and helpful. I would definitely recommend  to friends / colleagues."

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    done in a timely and efficient manner

    "Chris Lakin is a credit. He is extremely professional and pleasant to deal with and if he says something will be done, it is done in a timely and efficient manner. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to rent"

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    polite, curtious and professional
    "I have found them, polite, curtious and professional. Arrive on time and keep you well informed."
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    Always responds quickly to calls & emails

    "Chris Lakin has been brilliant. Always responds quickly to calls & emails. He has made renting my property a very easy experience. Highly recommend him."

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    I would recommend them to anyone.
    "In the 7 years that I have been dealing with Chris and Robert as a letting agents, I have found them to be incredibly professional and have gone above and beyond to ensure a first rate service to both myself and my tenants. I would recommend them to anyone."

Testimonials from Tenants

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    helpful, transparent and accommodating
    "They were far better than any estate agents we had worked with up until we found them - other agents never returned our calls etc, whereas they kept us up-to-date throughout the whole process of renting our flat. As a group of graduates renting our first 'non-student' property we could not have asked for a more helpful, transparent and accommodating (no pun intended...) service! I would recommend them without hesitation, as our experience with them was entirely positive. "
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    unfailingly courteous, helpful and efficient."
    " I can honestly say that we have never experienced such a marvellous service from any other agent. In fact before dealing with Chris I had a very low opinion of estate agents in general but Chris was unfailingly courteous, helpful and efficient."
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