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    John Shepherd Lettings, specialists in residential letting and property management. Our highly motivated and dedicated residential letting team provides a professional and unbeatable service, backed by years of experience with local and technical knowledge.
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John Shepherd will find you the perfect tenant !
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    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.

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    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 vet 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?
    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 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
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    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.
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    Rent Protection and Legal Expenses Cover

    Why protect rents with our Nil Excess Rent Guarantee?

    The Facts:

    • Unemployment rate is at 8.3% rising to 2.64 million as at December 2011. This is the highest rate since 1994
    • Unpaid rent totaled an estimated £300m across the UK in August 2011 up 10.5% from the £251m unpaid in the previous month
    • 10.7% of all UK rent was unpaid or late by the end of August 2011- up from the 9% of rent unpaid or late in July 2011
    • The number of tenants over two months in arrears increased by 13% in Q2 2011 compared to the same period 2010
    • Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) survey stated some 40% of landlords reporting a rise in tenants having difficulty paying during the previous six months
    • Only 12% of landlords in the UK currently have legal expenses and rent guarantee insurance

    The Solution:

    • Let Alliance Rent Guarantee protection available as part of the John Shepherd Management package
    • Legal expenses incurred in gaining vacant possession of the property will be paid by the Insurers
    • NIL Excess
    • Rent payable until vacant possession
    • Covers up to £2,500 rent per month
    • £25,000 Legal Expenses in order to obtain vacant possession
    • Available for 6 or 12 month tenancies
    • £25,000 claim limit

    How do I join?

    John Shepherd Rent Guarantee and Legal Cost Protection is available through any branch office. To participate, please contact a member of our team will be happy to advise you.

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Why rent through John Shepherd Lettings?
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    Its not just about the right property, in today's market you also need the right Letting Agent. We are a licensed member of Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and The Property Ombudsman for Lettings service.

    Our website is always up to date and we have a team of dedicated professional staff to guide you through the complex steps of letting and find you the best property to match your requirements. We offer a diverse range of properties and fine homes including flats, apartments and houses.

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    By renting one of our managed properties, you will recive the protection of the TDS - Tenancy Deposit Scheme and have the support of the branch network for which the  offices are open six days a week and also access to our emergency out of hours repairs service. John Shepherd  is a member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme which has been developed to ensure the deposits we hold are protected and any disputes about the return are resolved swiftly and impartially.
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Our Experienced Team
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    Our team in Sutton Coldfield have over 40 years experience in the lettings industry. With three dedicated departments, Lettings , Property Management & Accounts so we can services all Landlord and Tenants requirements by directing you to the correct department.

    Our staff have extensive knowledge of the local property market enabling us to offer a wide-ranging service that is both friendly and professional as befits our reputation. We are committed to providing our clients with individual high quality advice based on the wealth of experience of our local dedicated team.

    With all the traditional values you would expect from a well-established firm combined with the latest innovations and techn.ology, we offer a modern quality service

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    • Introduction

      Please read what our Landlords & Tenants have said about our service.

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      We rented our lovely home through  John Shepherd  for 4 years whilst living abroad and would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of doing the same. They have found us 2 sets of great tenants during that time and have always responded quickly and helpfully with any queries that we have had. On several occasions, they have gone beyond their contractual obligations to help out with minor emergencies which, as a long-distance landlord, makes a huge difference. The financial side is dealt with very efficiently and we have been very happy with that aspect. It has been a very positive experience dealing with the team at the the Sutton Coldfield branch, they are all friendly and helpful people. Thank you, we wish you continued success for the future.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      We would like to thank you personally (Val Hanlon) and John Shepherd for such caring and friendly service we recieved off yourself and Martin. Everything was handled professionally and effeciently, giving us all the information we needed and more! We would definitely recommend you individually and as a company to friends and family in the future!

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      "The whole process has been very simple, fees have been reasonable and you have been a pleasure the deal with."Mr W Hawkins
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      "I just want to say thank you for sorting out our boiler issue so quickly. Your response was very quick and impressed us very much. Tim the contractor is fantastic "J Ellis
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      I just want to thank everyone at John Shepherd for their support and guidance on securing us a wonderful apartment we can call home. Val has been very attentive and thorough throughout our contract signing and paperwork.
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