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    Experienced Dedicated Staff

    Here at Hartley Estates we are privileged to have a dedicated lettings service that can assist with the letting of your property. Through years of experience in property management we fully understand the need for careful selection of tenants so that problems can be avoided. As a result we apply strict criteria to our referencing and are able to offer a rent guarantee and legal cost protection with our fully managed lettings service.

    Local Branches

    At Hartley Estates we operate from three easily accessible branches located in the heart of local villages and our advertising reachess across North Kent and South East London. We believe that this helps us to be put firmly in touch with new prospective tenants each week enabling us to interpret market trends. As an independent estate agency with staff that are experienced, friendly and approachable we handle both residential sales and lettings allowing us to offer both services simultaneously.

    Advertising on the 3 main property websites

    We advertise your property on the top 3 property portals. Rightmove.co.uk, Zoopla.co.uk and Primelocation.com Between them all you can be sure that your property will reach the widest possible audience of potential buyers.

    Latest Technology

    Our state of the art cloud based technology means that we can keep you up to date by email or text straight to your smartphone. Viewings and viewing feedbacks can be delivered to you at the touch of a button so that you are always up to date with the latest situation.
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    Fully Managed
    If you choose our fully managed letting service then we will be the tenants main point of contact with a member of staff available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We will inspect the property periodically throughout the tenancy along with collecting the rent and accounting to you on a monthly basis. We will prepare Tenancy Agreements on your behalf and lodge all Deposits with the Deposit Protection Service for safe keeping for the duration of the Tenancy.
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    Let Only
    If you would prefer to manage the letting yourself we are able to offer a tenant finding service so that you can be confident that the tenant in your home has undergone the strict same referencing criteria that our fully managed lets receive. Once a tenant has been found you will be the main point of contact for them and it is your responsibility that the property continues to comply with all current legislation.
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    Tenancy Information

    CHARGES PAYABLE BY TENANTS (Permitted Payments under the Tenant Fees Act 2019)

    All properties are subject to a Holding Deposit. Paying this amount will secure the property whilst referencing is completed. Referencing forms must be completed and submitted within 7 days of payment of holding deposit.

    Holding Deposit (per tenancy) One week's rent. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).

    Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent under £50,000 per year) Five weeks' rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy and applies to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST).

    Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or over per year) Six weeks' rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy and applies to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST).

    Rental Default

    Under the terms of the tenancy agreement tenants are responsible for ensuring that the rent is paid in full on the due dates and in the event of any default the Landlord reserves the right to charge interest on late payments of rent and reserves the right to recover this interest as though it were rent. If the rent remains unpaid for 14 days then the landlord reserves the right to demand such unpaid rent from any Guarantor named on the Agreement.

    Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s) - Tenants are liable for the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord and any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (Inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).

    Variation of Contract (Tenant's Request) - £50 (inc VAT) per agreed variation

    Change of Sharer (Tenant's Request) - £50 (inc VAT) per replacement tenant

    Early Termination (Tenant's Request) - Subject to the landlord's approval, should the tenant wish to leave the property before the end of the contractual period, they shall be liable for the landlord's reasonable costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the current tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.

    Arc Estates (Hartley) Limited trading as Hartley Estates is part of the safeagent Client Money Protection Scheme and our Accreditation Number is A6854.

    Redress is through the Property Ombudsman Scheme - scheme number 28023

    Please note that lettings agents are required by law to publish on their websites information for potential tenants about relevant fees, redress schemes and client money protection schemes (including the names of those schemes). Relevant fees must also be published on third party websites, such as Rightmove. For properties to rent in England, details of the agent's membership of any redress scheme and client money protection scheme must also be published with their fees on Rightmove. It is the agent's responsibility to ensure that all relevant information is provided to Rightmove and is up to date and accurate. If the relevant information does not appear here, the agent may have included it within the property description.
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