Founded originally in 1991, the Company has expanded to become one of the regions best known and most respected residential letting and property management companies.
We pride ourselves on giving a professional lettings and property management service which embraces the principles of quality and of outstanding customer care.
We are specialists in lettings, John Shepherd is an independent company, the advice we provide is totally impartial and our understanding of rental demand, rental values, tenant selection and care of property is second to none. Our staff are qualified in residential letting and management, so you can be sure you're dealing with experts.
Whether you are letting your home for the first time or are an experienced investment landlord, you are in safe hands with John Shepherd.
Where will my property be advertised?
We advertise on our own website and all of the major property websites giving the millions of annual visitors the ability to see your property as soon as it is listed. Other national & local websites are also utilised in conjunction with the local press uploads. Internet coverage including Rightmove & On the Market to name a few.
Local press with full page adverts plus our office frontage with highly prominent modern offices and visible window displays. To-Let boards on all our properties. Direct recommendation and referrals by word of mouth has always been a very good avenue of enquiries and as with all good companies we have grown to benefit from our loyal client base, which has brought us repeat business on many occasions.
How do we qualify your tenant?
All tenants must complete a comprehensive application form and provide a deposit, which will be registered with the appropriate Tenancy Deposit Scheme. To determine a tenants suitability a professional referencing company will conduct tenant checks and references taken from employers and previous landlords. We also carry out ID and credit check.
What Tenancy Agreement is best for you?
Our Tenancy Agreements comply with the Housing Act or contract law if it is a company let and are written in plain English and are easy to understand. They are designed to fully protect your rights as a landlord and are subject to regular reviews to take account of new changes in legislation.
What is the Tenancy Deposit Scheme?
Rent and Legal Protection
John Shepherd is a member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The TDS was set up as a government approved scheme to ensure deposits we hold are protected and any disputes about the return are resolved impartially.
Do I need an Inventory?
In short yes. A detailed Inventory and schedule of condition is one of the most important documents when letting your property, particularly following the introduction of the Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation. Our detailed inventory and schedule of condition is prepared by a qualified and experienced member of staff and or an independent inventory clerk. The record of the contents of your property and the condition is documented on check-in and check-out.
What is the John Shepherd Rent Protection and Legal Expenses Cover?
We are able to offer our clients a rent and legal costs protection plan which is a market leader and only available to a limited number of agents who meet the most stringent requirements regarding their professional conduct. As a consequence of this, the cover provides key benefits to safe guard landlords rent and provides peace of mind. Cover is available for any number of residential properties let
What's the Next Step?
To become a Landlord, contact us and we will arrange a free consultation and rental assessment. Our Terms and Conditions of Business will be sent to you, please take the time to read them thoroughly. All owners are required to sign the Terms of Business, then simply return them to our offices at which point we will commence marketing and conducting viewing.
Rent Guarantee protection is available as part of the John Shepherd Management package, the benefits include:
- Legal expenses incurred in gaining vacant possession of the property will be paid by the Insurers.
- NIL Excess fee
- Rent payable until vacant possession
- Covers up to £15,000 rent per month
- £100,000 Legal Expenses in order to obtain vacant possession
- Available for 6 or 12 month tenancies