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    Trusted: Roberts & Co's offices in Newport and surrounding areas.

    Time is running out fast for landlords to become registered under Rent Smart Wales, the new legal requirement aimed at tightening up the housing rental market.

    And one estate and lettings agent in South Wales is leading the way by becoming fully trained in the new legislation so that it can guide landlords through the legal process before the deadline.

    Roberts and Co has built an enviable reputation as the most successful estate agents in south east Wales, selling thousands of homes each year through its 12 offices. The company also has vast experience of handling the lettings of properties across the region.

    Now, Roberts and Co has been proactive in placing itself at the forefront of the drive by Rent Smart Wales to make landlords and agents compliant with the requirements of the Housing (Wales) Act of 2014.

    REQUIREMENT: Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, landlords must register

    Under the act, all landlords operating in Wales must become registered and provide accurate up-to-date information about themselves and their properties for rent. The new obligation was made law on November 23, 2015, and landlords were given a year to comply.

    With the November 23 deadline fast approaching, Roberts and Co is the stand-out company to turn to for those landlords who are still unsure about how to register, or who simply want to know more about the new requirements.

    Adrian Smith, Lettings Director for Roberts and Co, said: "Wales has really taken the bull by the horns on this important issue and our aim is to be the reliable bridge between landlords and the legal process that has been introduced."

    Mr Smith added: "We believe we will be the first lettings agent to be fully trained in the requirements of the act and, therefore, we are ideally placed to act as a guide to landlords. It may well be that landlords are acting in good faith but are not completely au fait with the new legislation. In those cases, we want to use our years of experience in the business to advise them on what's required."

    The message to landlords from Rent Smart Wales is very clear: "You have until November 23 to register."

    And the message from Roberts and Co is just as clear: "We can help you to make sure you are not acting outside of the law."

    Anyone requiring help should call Roberts and Co on 01633 255522 or for more information

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Special Offer for New  Landlords....
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    Are you currently managing your own rental property or unhappy with the service that you are receiving from your agent? With the 23rd of November fast approaching for all landlords to be registered with Rent Smart Wales, it is a legal requirement to either be qualified to manage your own properties or have instructed a registered rental agent to act on your behalf.

    If you have properties to let, Roberts & Co Property Management are offering the following for all new landlords:-


    Offer available until 31/01/2017

    * Subject to normal management fee for the next 9 months, or end of management agreement, if sooner and

    ** Subject to normal Roberts & Co reference criteria being met.

    This offer is upon request: Please call our Head Office on 01633 255522 and QUOTE FRG12/03

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    Option 1 Full Management Service with Rent Guarantee

    • Initial one off administration fee of £300 inclusive of VAT
    • and 12% of the rent pcm, inclusive of VAT
    • Rent Guarantee Payment Cover - 3.54% inclusive of VAT with £50,000 legal cover.
    • This cover pays out within 15 working days of rent due date. No excess applicable.
    • Renew a Tenancy Agreement - £48 inclusive of VAT
    • Re-Let a Property for a new tenant - £240 inclusive of VAT (One off administration fee per tenancy)
    • Annual Tax Return Statement - £36 inclusive of VAT (Optional annual charge)
    • Legionella Risk Assessments - Domestic Properties - £108 inclusive of VAT

    Option 2 Full Management Service

    • Initial one off administration fee of £300 inclusive of VAT
    • and 12% of the rent pcm, inclusive of VAT
    • Renew a Tenancy Agreement - £48 inclusive of VAT
    • Re-Let a Property for a new tenant - £240 inclusive of VAT (One off administration fee per tenancy)
    • Annual Tax Return Statement - £36 inc VAT (Optional annual charge)
    • Legionella Risk Assessments - Domestic Properties - £108 inclusive of VAT

    Option 3 Find Only Service

    • Property rental value up to £700 pcm - One off payment per tenancy. £420 inclusive of VAT
    • Property rental value over £700 pcm - One off payment per tenancy.
    • 60% of first month's rent inclusive of VAT
    • Legionella Risk Assessments - Domestic Properties - £108 inclusive of VAT

    Extra Services Available with Option 3

    • Re-Advertise a property for rent - £420 inclusive of VAT (One off administration fee per tenancy)
    • Renew a Tenancy Agreement - £60 inclusive of VAT
    • Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) - To hold a bond deposit. Annual Registration Fee - £30 inclusive of VAT
    • Replacement Invoices - £12 inclusive of VAT
    • Closing Inspection & Report - £90.00 inclusive of VAT
    • Full Inventory Service - when Bond held as outlined by Property Ombudsman
    A full inventory can be carried out for a fee of: - £120.00 inclusive of VAT. (Up to 3 beds). - £150.00 inclusive of VAT. (4 beds plus).

    • Our charges to fully manage the property and guarantee the rent is 15.54% of the monthly rental amount.
    • With a one of administration fee of £300 (this is reduced to £240 after the initial let for each subsequent 'new let' after the first tenant vacates.)
    • To let a property on a 'find only' basis £420
    • Renewal of an assured short-hold tenancy agreement is charged at £48
    • An annual tax return statement will be charged at £36

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Fees to Tenants....
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    The application fees for a single adult tenant is £200 inclusive of VAT
    • £50 inclusive of VAT for each additional adult.
    • £75 inclusive of VAT for a guarantor
    • £20 or £50 credit check only fee

    • If A tenant needs to be removed from the tenancy and a new tenant added there will be a Tenancy amendment fee of £90

    During the tenancy if a tenant wishes to renew their assured short hold tenancy agreement for a further 6 or 12 month period a £40 renewal fee will apply.

    Once an application fee is paid the property will be withdrawn from the market for a period of 2 working days. If the applicant has not submitted all of the necessary paperwork required (stated below) the agent holds the right to re-advertise the property, cancel the application and retain the application fee.

    A guarantor will be required under the following circumstances:
    If the applicant has bad credit history, receives housing benefit, is in temporary employment, has a low income or cannot prove their income.
    • The bond chargeable is specific to each property. Please ask for further Information.

    All applicants will be required to provide the following information. This is also applicable to guarantors
    • 3 months of wage slips or bank statements (6 months of bank statements if self employed and/or the previous years tax return)
    • Photo I.D
    • A recent utility bill in the applicant's name. (Issued within the last 3 months)
    • A fully completed application form for all tenants over the age of 18

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