About Us
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    Who We Are
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    Voted the Best Small Estate Agency in the South West at the 2013 Sunday Times and The Times Estate Agency of the Year Awards - for the third year running - Wilkinson Grant & Company have long been recognised as one of the West Country's leading independent Estate Agencies.

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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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    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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    All members of the team have a minimum of six years, and an average of 12 years experience, in the local residential property market.

    Our reception negotiators in each office are trained to understand the whole Letting process and have a comprehensive knowledge of the market and of our register.

    At Wilkinson Grant & Co 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.

    Your Support Team

    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.

    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 2014, taking over the role of Lettings Manager from Kim. Having worked in the lettings industry for over 15 years, Polly has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. She prides herself in providing first class customer service and understanding 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 kayaking, skiing, cooking and baking for her family.
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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 includes a very hairy German Shephard dog! Having gained a diploma in interior design in recent years, she is now adding to this by attending an upholstery course but also enjoys knitting, cooking and spending time enjoying the great outdoors.
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    Hannah Sanders
    Hannah joined the Lettings Department recently as Junior Administrator. Having worked in various customer service based roles her excellent people skills enable her to build strong relationships with our clients. She was born and raised in Exeter, so knows the area well and adores living in peaceful Devon. Hannah and her partner are newly engaged and are excited for their future together. She is also passionate about writing, photography and creative design so is thrilled to be involved in the marketing side of her new job role.
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    Victoria Crabtree
    Victoria joined the Lettings Team in December 2014 having worked in both sales and lettings for the past seven years. Born and raised in Devon, Victoria lives on the edge of Dartmoor with her husband and son and when not working can be found spending time with family and friends and pottering in the garden or decorating!
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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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    Where we're active

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    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    The Old City Library
    1 Castle Street
    EX4 3PT

    Telephone us

    Letting: 01392 799105  Local call rate

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