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    Involved in the successful marketing of properties in and around the area since the mid 1970's, the Howick & Brooker Partnership is without doubt the leading independent and longest-established estate agency practice in Harlow and the Old Town.
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    Did You Hear We Won !
    H&B Lettings Ltd have just won GOLD for the second year running at The British Property
    Letting Awards for Harlow (CM17) 2019 - 2020 and 2020 - 2021.
    Also won BRONZE at The British Property Awards in the SOUTH EAST (North Essex) 2019 - 2020   

    Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging  period, which focused on customer service levels.

    H&B Lettings Ltd have now been shortlisted for a
    number of national awards which will be announced early next year.

    The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an  invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against  the service provided by their local, regional and national competition.

    Agents who go that extra mile and provide outstanding levels of
    customer service are rewarded with our accolade, which acts as a  beacon to highlight these attributes to their local marketplace.
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    • Initiation

      Once we have visited your property and you have decided to instruct our firm, we will send out the necessary paperwork in order for us to commence marketing. We will prepare the documents and have them sent to you for your perusal,. Please feel free to download our Terms & Conditions. If you are still unsure about anything please contact us.


      Contact

      Once we have received your instruction we will then arrange a convenient time for our team to visit your property. This usually takes an hour depending on the size of your property. They will take the relevant details and discuss marketing requirements.


      Safety Guidance

      As a landlord you are responsible for the well-being of your tenant. There are a number of checks and certificates that you will need to provide us with before a tenancy can begin. These include insurance, gas, electrical, furnishings and fire alarm issues. We are here to help you through this process and provide you with all the necessary information and contacts.


      Marketing

      When our team returns with the marketing details, we create your property profile and will begin to market your property. 

      Viewings

      Interested parties contact us if they wish to arrange a viewing. We make certain they are matched to your ideal tenant requirements and that they are genuinely interested in your property. We do this to avoid conducting any unnecessary viewings. You will be informed when there is a viewing and we will endeavour to give feedback on all viewings.


      Offers

      When an offer is made to us by a potential tenant, our expert negotiators work tirelessly to ensure you get the right deal.


      The Right Tenant

      We have up-to-date details of our tenants's suitability and fully reference check them, via our preferred recommended referencing company, before any offer is forwarded. These checks consist of income and employment records, previous address and landlord searches and general database enquiries. Based upon this information we will give a quote for a rent guarantee.


      Tenancy Agreement

      We can provide advice about getting you the most suitable tenancy agreement. Our tenancy agreements are fully up to date with the latest legislation.


      Inventory

      Before a tenancy begins we recommend that you arrange for an inventory to be performed. We can arrange for an independent inventory clerk to undertake the work and write a report. We would recommend discussing it further with our colleagues


      Deposits and Rent Collection

      We advise collecting five weeks' rent as a deposit and a month's rent in advance. Once the tenant has moved in we will either hold the deposit for you or transfer it to your account to hold. Additionally we can provide a rent collection service at a further cost or rent collection plus full management at a further cost mutually agreed percentage per month.

      Completion

      Once we are happy that everything has been covered, the keys are handed over and the tenancy commences.

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    • Property Details

      As a prospective tenant you will either find our property in our lettings property section, or on one of our portal partner property websites, or through our email updates for registered applicants. We provide photos and full descriptions.


      Arrange a Viewing

      Before you arrange a viewing, you must be registered with us, with your full details filled in. Our negotiators do the majority of viewings, however in some circumstances our Landlords will undertake their own viewings and we hope you understand that they expect us to pre-qualify any potential tenant. When you find a property that you wish to view, simply contact us.


      The Viewing

      Please make sure to give us as much notice as possible if you have any problem in getting to your viewing. We will generally ask for feedback so we can give this information to our landlord.


      Making an Offer

      If you like the property and wish to make an offer, please call or email us at the office as soon as possible. You can also discuss it with our negotiator at the viewing.


      Offer Acceptance

      On acceptance of your offer we will supply you with an offer letter outlining all the information for the tenancy agreement.


      References

      To commence a tenancy we will require you to complete a reference form.

      Holding Deposit

      We require a holding deposit of one week's rent to secure the property subject to your reference check to clear. If the landlord withdraws from the tenancy agreement process you will be refunded. If you withdraw from the tenancy the deposit will be retained by the landlord.


      Rental and Deposit

      Prior to the commencement of your tenancy date a deposit (of five weeks) and one month of rent needs to clear into our bank account (your holding deposit will be subtracted from this amount). This money is traditionally held by us on behalf of the landlord until your move in date.


      Tenancy Agreement

      Once there is an agreement in principle between parties, we will draft the relevant tenancy agreement.

      Insurance

      We advise you to insure the contents of your property as they are not covered by the landlord's insurance. We are more than happy to help you to find the right contents insurance solution.

      Completion

      Once all the paperwork, guarantees and cleared funds are in place, the tenancy can go ahead

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