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Renting with Richard Kendall
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    Hello and welcome to Richard Kendall's letting department, Wakefield's largest and most experienced rental agency managing and finding tenants for landlords throughout your local area.

    Our lettings team collectively offers over 100 years experience in the field and whether you are looking for us to prepare just a simple inventory or provide you with a fully managed service for your rental home then look no further as Richard Kendall is the name with the reputation for renting properties in Wakefield.

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Landlords Pack
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    Introduction

    At Richard Kendall Estate Agent we are proud to be Wakefield's largest and most successful letting agent. We are well established in renting property in Wakefield and the surrounding area for over twenty years. With a portfolio of over 800 managed properties we are the leading specialists in the market place for rental properties.

    In addition to this, as a Company we also deal with the letting of over 500 properties a year and strive to guarantee the best personal service you will find in the local area.

    We have a strong presence in the local market place and Richard Kendall has personally been dealing with property for over 40 years. This expertise, together with having over 50 % of the staff in the rental department being qualified members of The Association of Residential Letting Agents gives Landlord the assurance that their property is in good hands.

    Here at Richard Kendall we are 'proud to be independent' offering a quality and professional service. If you are looking for peace of mind that your property is in safe hands and being professionally managed then look no further that Richard Kendall Estate Agent Lettings Department.

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    Free Valuation

    When you book a valuation, one of our experienced valuers will meet you at the property to advise you on the presentation of your property and carry out an initial market appraisal in order to inform you how much monthly rent could be achieved.

    An initial visit to the property to provide advice on the presentation of the property and an appraisal of the open market value is given.

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    Our Managed Service

    Properties are marketed from our four branches and viewings can be arranged at any of the office, by telephone or e mail. We have dedicated accompanied viewers who are available seven days a week.

    Once a tenant is interested in renting your property a full application is completed, this is then put forward to you and if you are satisfied with the application we then move forward to fully credit search and reference the tenants. These references are carried out by Homelet. Once satisfactory references are obtained, then we arrange a tenancy commencement date.

    The tenancy is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and this is usually for a six month fixed term initially. A full Inventory is carried out prior to commencement.

    The first month's rent and bond/deposit is collected on commencement of tenancy and we will hold the deposit as stakeholder under the terms of the TDS

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    Inspections & Inventory

    Inventories are carried out on managed properties and is a schedule of condition of the property both internally and externally, together with photographic evidence.

    Once the tenancy has commenced periodic inspections are carried out throughout the tenancy and reported to you, giving you peace of mind that your property is being looked after at all times.

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    Find A Tenant Service Only

    Properties are advertised and viewings arranged, when a tenant is found the process of full credit search and referencing is carried out by Homelet. Once satisfactory references are obtained we then prepare the Tenancy Agreement which is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

    The first month's rent and bond or deposit is collected on commencement and then paid over to the Landlord. The Landlord is responsible for placing the bond/deposit in an approved Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme - a Custodial Scheme where a third party administrator holds the deposit or one of two insurance backed schemes.

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Tenants Pack
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    Register

    If you are a tenant looking to rent a property then as Wakefield's leading residential letting agent we have the widest selection of properties available in the local area.

    In order to help you find the right property you are able to register your details to receive our up to date mailing list.

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    Viewings
    Our offices are open seven days a week and viewings for all our properties can be arranged by telephoning our office or e mailing any of our 4 local offices. If the property is unoccupied we accompany viewings 7 days a week.
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    Apply
    An application form will need to be completed by each tenant over the age of eighteen years. Application forms can be collected from one of our branches or downloaded by visiting out website www.richardkendall.co.uk
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    Application and Charges

    Once you have decided to apply for a property we will give you an Application as well as an Individual Application Form per person to be completed. The Application explains in more detail the Charges payable, the Process involved and the Main Points of a proposed Tenancy. View our Application Terms by visiting www.richardkendall.co.uk

    CHARGES

    Credit Check & Reference Fees

    When applying for a rental property we will require £60 per application, per property, inclusive of VAT, to cover the credit check and reference fees.

    Guarantors

    If a Guarantor is required, a charge of £60 inclusive of VAT is also applicable per application, per property.

    Administration Charge

    Upon satisfactory references, then we require a Tenant's Start of Tenancy Charge of £185 inclusive of VAT to cover 1 or 2 applicants.

    On the day the Tenancy commences the Tenant(s) will pay Richard Kendall £185 including VAT. This charge contributes to the preparation of the Tenancy Agreement, with a one-to-one meeting of an explanation of terms on the day of sign-up, registering the deposit and supplying a photographic inventory for the property. It also contributes towards the ongoing queries throughout the term of the Tenancy, where applicable. A further £30 inclusive of VAT per applicant is charged for 3 or 4 applicants. In certain circumstances, we may require a Guarantor fee of £60 inclusive of VAT per guarantor.

    THE TENANT(S) WILL PAY NO FURTHER STANDARD CHARGES TO RICHARD KENDALL ESTATE AGENT DURING THE TERM OF THE TENANCY, INCLUDING THE RENEWAL OF THE FIXED TERM TENANCY (SUBJECT TO THE LANDLORD'S APPROVAL), WHERE APPLICABLE.

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Meet Our Team
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    We're proud of the high-calibre staff who represent us. Our lettings team have first-hand knowledge of what matters to you and your tenants. We aspire to be responsive, helpful, and most of all - trustworthy.
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    Simon Kendall MARLA - Partner
    Having initially turned his attention to cookery in the early stages of his education, whilst this is still a passion, Simon joined the family firm over 20 years ago, learning the ropes of estate agency from the administration office duties, sales, lettings and then ultimately valuation. Simon headed up the Valuation department for a number of years before taking on the role of Partner in our lettings department. Here the rental team have continues in their success and now manage nearly 800 properties and finding tenants for landlords all over the Wakefield area for 500 more each year.
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    Carol Rogers - Office Manager
    Another long serving member of the Richard Kendall staff, who has been involved in Estate Agency longer than any of us can remember. Carol oversees the day to day management of the office and has a wealth of knowledge and experience, especially with the legal aspects that residential lettings entail.
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    Matthew Hemingway MARLA - Lettings Consultant
    A senior member of staff at the rental department, carrying out rental valuations. Matthew has been with company for nearly 5 years, and has experience in all aspects of rental procedures.
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    Jenna Bretherton MARLA - Lettings Secretary
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    Kate Thickett MARLA- Lettings Clerk
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    Sallie Boocock ARLA - Lettings Negotiator
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    Karen Carter ARLA - Lettings Negotiator
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    Sarah Kendall - Receptionist
    Sarah joined the family business in 2016, and with her experience in Estate Agency which goes back nearly 15 years she brings her skills to wherever it is required throughout the 6 offices of Richard Kendall Estate Agent. She's quickly settled into her role and is a great asset to our busy offices time of need.
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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      provided service over and above
      I have rented my house out with Richard Kendall for over 15 years now, without any problems. They have always been extremely prompt in dealing with any issues, and have been exceptional when arranging any work / quotations that obviously arise over a 15 year period. 

      During a recent change of tenants, they provided service over and above what would normally be expected. I would like to thank the whole team for this, and especially Elizabeth Kirk as she originally arranged my first tenant 15 years ago, and my most recent 3 months ago.

      A Thorne - April 2017
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      hope this continues for many years
      Have dealt with Liz over the last 10 years and have always found her and her office staff to be extremely professional and dedicated to customer service. We have an excellent working relationship and hope this continues for many years to come.

      R Kettlewell - March 2017
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      he goes the extra mile and is very helpful.
      Liz was very efficient and kept me fully informed at every stage of renting my property - I have recommended her to several of my friends who were looking for someone to rent and they agree with me that she goes the extra mile and is very helpful.

      CBJ - March 2017

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      I felt incredibly supported
      Having rented with a number of different agents, I have definitely found the staff at Richard Kendall the most helpful and friendly. Wendy was extremely helpful throughout our application, keeping us up to date and providing all the information we needed, and then on the day of signing the tenancy I felt incredibly supported by the thorough Jenna Bretherton. 

      She took a great deal of time and care when working through all the forms with us, and I was incredibly surprised and relived considering a previous experience with a different agent. Similarly, later in the day when we found a problem with our new house she was able to log our problem without concern. A refreshing service and thank you again to Jenna for the time taken to help us through what can be a stressful appointment, fab!

      Kate - May 2017
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      never had a bad experience
      Only just writing a review after my brother's poor experience with another letting agency and realised how lucky I am! Rented through this company for over 2 years and never had a bad experience. Professional and easy to deal with. Thank you.

      A Cressey - May 2017
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      I can not thank her enough
      Fantastic service provided, Wendy Brown pulled out all the stops to get me in the property as soon as possible I can not thank her enough. All the fees were reasonable, viewings were prompt and very helpful If I ever need to move again I will be using Richard Kendall.

      William and Sarah - April 2017
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      professional and supportive
      We viewed a number of properties prior to selecting this one with other local agents. Without doubt the Richard Kendall Estate Agency and in particular the staff member Kelly Scoffins who dealt with our tenancy were far more professional and supportive in in dealing with our needs. They ensured the process was smooth and took great care to ensure we understood all the contractual implications prior to signing the agreement.

      Kipper - February 2017
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