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About Us
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    Who We Are
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    One of the South Wests' leading independent estate agencies, Wilkinson Grant & Co are a multi-discipline Property and Acquisition Agency covering Devon and parts of Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

    With a reputation for getting results and building long-standing relationships with our clients, we cover all sectors and all aspects of the residential sales and letting market. Services include Sales, Lettings, Property Management, Acquistions, Land and Planning, New Homes, Development, Mortgages and Surveys.

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    An Agent Who Listens
    We know that our business is as much about the people we serve and the community we work in, as the properties we sell or let and we strive to provide a very personal service tailored to each individual client. Our front-line staff have over 200 years combined experience in the local property market, and work closely with our respected team of Mortgage Advisors, Surveyors and Land & Development specialists to provide a complete property service.
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    Why Choose Wilkinson Grant & Co?
    The importance of choosing the right agent to let your home cannot be overemphasized. Anyone can open an estate agency office whether it be an insurance company a bank or a private individual- there are no qualifications necessary to open an office and some agents have very little experience. Wilkinson Grant & Co. have built our reputation on long established traditional values based on experience, professionalism and hard work. We aim to take away the stress and help you achieve the best possible price with the minimum of fuss.
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    Hand Picked Team

    Our front-line staff have over 200 years combined experience in the local property market, and work closely with our respected team of Mortgage Advisors, Surveyors and Land & Development specialists to provide a complete property service.

    At WG we recognise the importance of standards of service and of customer care. Our experience and contacts enable us to advise clients on all aspects of buying and selling.

    Great communication from your Estate Agent is critical if you are to enjoy your move. Our policy is to employ good communicators who are fully committed to customer care and on your side throughout the entire moving process.

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    Quality Properties, Quality Tenants, Quality Standards

    Here at Wilkinson Grant & Co we aim to provide you with not only a quality service, but quality tenants for your property.

    Our particular aim is to give our Landlords the comfort of knowing that all matters relating to the letting of their property will be well cared for.

    We specialise in all aspects of 'Residential Lettings', providing a comprehensive service from Tenant Finding to Full Property Management.

    We are committed to ensuring that Landlords are given an efficient service that removes the worry of understanding the many complex legal issues relating to letting property. We cover the whole of Exeter and the surrounding area through our office in Exeter City Centre.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    We have put together some Frequently Asked Questions & Concerns - the answers we hope will assist you in the letting of your property.

    1.Is there a demand for rented property and how long will it take to find a suitable tenant(s)?

    This varies from time to time and area to area but our experience suggests that there is always a high demand for quality residential property at rentals that are competitive within the marketplace.

    2. How much rent will I achieve for my property?

    This will depend on a number of factors to include location, condition, accommodation, facilities and level of equipment/furnishings. At Wilkinson Grant & Co Ltd, we offer a free, no obligation Rent Assessment and will advise you of the exact amount of rent we fell is realistic in the current marketplace. We will also suggest any improvements or alterations, which would help to encourage a swift let.

    3. Will we have any income tax liability from income derived from letting our property?

    Income received from rented property is subject to Income Tax. There are some expenses, which are treated as tax deductible. These are listed below:

    • (a) 10% of total rent received against fair wear and tear
    • (b) The costs of all structural repairs and renewals
    • (c) All agency fees
    • (d) Insurance premiums
    • (e) The interest element on your mortgage repayments
    • (f) Accountancy and other professional fees
    • (g) Water Rates, if applicable
    • (h) Charges incurred for postage and telephone class etc made to your agent.

    The above list is not comprehensive and we strongly recommend that you consult a tax specialist or your local Inland Revenue Office for further advice.

    If the Inland Revenue as not normally resident in the UK classes you, your managing agent, or any person receiving the rents on your behalf, will be responsible to the Inland Revenue for your Income Tax payments. They, therefore, need to withhold money each month at the ruling tax rate to meet your tax liability. You are still allowed to claim the allowances as outlined in (a) to (h) above. Please discuss this with a tax specialist if you have any further queries.

    4. Do we let our property furnished or unfurnished?

    The choice is yours as there is little difference in achievable rent. The current Housing Act (the successor of the old Rents Act) does not differentiate between furnished and unfurnished tenancies in cases of repossession.

    5. What about inventories?

    We thoroughly recommend that you do not let your home without an inventory being undertaken. We outsource our inventories to a company who have more than 20 years experience in the industry. The inventory at the commencement of the tenancy will be at your expense, however, at the end of the tenancy, we will ensure that the Check Out is paid for by your Tenants.

    A signed copy of the inventory will be kept on file (for managed properties) to be used upon checking the property on the termination of the tenancy and interim inspections. For Tenant Find only properties, Landlords will be sent a copy of the inventory.

    6. Should we inform our Building Society/Bank of intention to let?

    Failure to do so may invalidate the terms of your mortgage. Our Tenancy Agreements comply fully with the legal requirements laid down by all major Building Societies/Banks.

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Meet Our Team
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    With a combined experience of over 40 years in the property sector we maintain our award winning service by recruiting and developing professional, motivated, experienced and knowledgeable property professionals, all of whom are always committed to working hard on our clients' behalf to maintain our excellent reputation.

    At Wilkinson Grant & Co we recognise the importance of standards of service and of customer care and our negotiators are trained to understand the whole Letting process and have a comprehensive knowledge of the market and keep up to date with new legislations.

    Our policy is to employ good communicators who are fully committed to customer care who are your side throughout the entire moving process.

    So that you can put a name to the face, here is an overview of the Lettings staff at Wilkinson Grant & Co who work together as a team to help your rental go smoothly.

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    Polly Lethbridge
    Polly joined Wilkinson Grant in July 2014 as Lettings Manager. Having worked in the lettings industry for over 17 years she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience and prides herself in providing first class customer service and understands the ever-changing needs of the lettings business. Outside of work, Polly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, she has two grown up children and two small grandchildren. Her hobbies include baking, walking her Sprocker Spaniel and generally exploring the great outdoors.
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    Jackie Stribley
    Jackie joined our Lettings Department in October 2009 as an administrator and brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked primarily in administrative/secretarial roles over the last 30 years. When not working, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family which now includes grandchildren. Having gained a diploma in interior design in recent years, she also attended an upholstery course to add to her experience. She also enjoys knitting, cooking and spending time enjoying the great outdoors.
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    Katie Button
    Katie joined Wilkinson Grant in April, 2016 after relocating with her partner from Cardiff. Having previously worked in residential sales, lettings and property management Katie has joined us as a Lettings Negotiator. In her spare time she enjoys travelling abroad, dining out with friends and interior design.
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    Hannah Sanders
    Hannah joined the Lettings team in 2014 as Administrator; she rapidly expanded her knowledge and worked her way up to Property Manager early 2016. Having worked in various customer service based roles previously, she prides herself in building good relationships with our landlords and tenants, giving them the best experience possible. Hannah lives in the heart of Exeter with her partner and knows the city well, having been raised here. She also enjoys writing, photography and creative design.
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    Zoe Callard
    Zoe joined the lettings team mid 2016 as our Lettings Negotiator/ Viewings coordinator and has come from a busy lettings office where she has gained over three years' experience in the industry. Zoe was born in Exeter and has excellent knowledge of our lovely City and has seen the lettings market change over the last years. A recent newlywed Zoe enjoys coastal walks, bowling and having a takeaway with her new husband.
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    Ria Stevens
    Ria joined the Lettings team in March 2016 as Receptionist/Administrator. Having previously worked in the retail industry, Ria has a wealth of customer experience and ensures she provides the best possible service to all of our clients. She enjoys the creative side of her role and loves making the lettings adverts for the Express & Echo. Ria was born in Exeter and lives with her family and beloved border terrier. She likes long dog walks on the weekends, listening to music and socialising with friends.
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    Find us

    The Old City Library
    1 Castle Street
    Exeter
    EX4 3PT

    Telephone us

    Letting: 01392 799105  Local call rate

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