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    Maria B Evans Property Management Ltd have been operating as a managing agent for nearly 20 years. Over that time we have grown as a business to cover a comprehensive spectrum of the private rental sector and property management.

    Operating from our offices in the village of Croston we manage a portfolio of rural, semi rural and village property across a 20 mile radius of our base. Our clients offer a wide range of properties from one bedroom apartments to six bedroom farm houses with equestrian facilities and everything in between. The one distinctive factor that you will find is the hands on and personal approach from that you'll receive from the MBE team.

    We appreciate that whether landlord or tenant renting a property is a big commitment and a lot to undertake, whether it be your first time or seasoned pro. We're here to make sure the experience goes as smoothly as possible by giving you all the assistance and advice you'll need from start to finish.

    To arrange a valuation, discussed our services further or for details about one of our rental properties please feel free contact the office via phone or email

    We look forward to hearing from you The MBE Team

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Our Bespoke Packages and Services
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    Introduction Only
    Introduction with Full Inventory on Property from £500.00 plus VAT

     • Your property is fully advertised on all our portals and our own website to find you the best tenant available.

     • We carry out accompanied viewings to all our properties as standard and at no extra cost to you 

    • A full written, graded and photographic inventory is produced for both parties a tenancy agreement is drawn up on your behalf.

     • The first month's rent is collected in advance, and deposit lodged with a registered tenancy deposit scheme

     • We contact the local authority on your behalf to inform them of a change in tenant 

    • We facilitate full reference checks on any prospective tenants (Referencing is charged per tenant)

    • An optional Check Out service can be added at the start or end of a tenancy Introduction with Full Inventory 
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    The Essential Package
    Introduction and Rental Collection Only - 5 % plus VAT 

    Initial Fee of £295.00 plus Vat

     • Your property is fully advertised to find you the best tenant we can. To aid this we facilitate full reference checks on all prospective tenants (Referencing is charged per tenant)

     • We carry out accompanied viewings to all our properties as standard and at no extra cost to you 

    • A full inventory is produced for both parties and a tenancy agreement is drawn up on your behalf.

     • We contact the local authority and utility companies on your behalf to inform them of a change in tenant and submit meter readings. 

    • The deposit is collected and lodged with a registered tenancy deposit scheme 

    • The ongoing collection of rent into a protected Client Account 

    • Providing monthly statement and invoices for your records 

    • A mid-term inspection of the property is included with this service

     • Appropriate letters and notices sent to tenant if required
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    The Enhanced Package
    A Partially Managed Service - 7.5 % plus VAT

     Initial Fee of £295.00 plus Vat

    In addition to the Essential Package....

    • Arranging annual gas safety checks with your chosen contractor

    • Arranging of periodic PAT and Electrical checks where required

    • Arranging of any annual services or inspections at the property including EPC
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    The Complete Package
    A Fully Managed Service - 10 % plus VAT

    Initial Fee of £295.00 plus Vat

    In addition to the Enhanced Package....

    Dealing with and arranging all repairs and maintenance issues at the property

    • Initial 'new tenant' inspection of the property within the first three months 

    • Periodic inspections are undertaken at the property 

    • Th e serving of formal letters and notices upon the tenant  

    • The organising and handling of the tenant's checkout 

    • The handling of any contact and procedure required with the DPS and ADR services
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    Additional Notes and Landlord Cost
    For a full break down of all landlord costs and additional services that we can either provide or help arrange, please either contact our rentals office or visit our website www.mariabevans.co.uk 
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Tenants Lettings Information
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    Permitted Payments & Default Fees
    For full transparency to comply with the legal requirements of the Consumer Rights Bill please find listed below the fees/costs /charges/penalties which are payable to us in respect of letting and management work carried out by us in respect to an assured tenancy. 

    In addition to your rent you may be required to pay the following permitted payments Permitted Payments & Default Fees

    • In line with the new Tenant Fees Act of 2019 an initial Tenancy Holding Deposit equivalent to One Weeks Rent will be taken by Maria B Evans Property Management Ltd upon successful application for a rental property.

    • This will then be used against either the First Months Rent or the Secured Deposit, held by the DPS, which will be for a maximum of Five Weeks Rent on any property where the rent is under £50,000 PA . Both the first months rent and the security deposit are payable in advance of the tenancy starting.

    • Where rent is unpaid 14 days after it is due, interest at Bank of England Base rate plus 3% will be charged. Please note you can also be charged the cost the landlord has to pay his lender if a mortgage payment is missed.

    • Where keys or fobs are lost, we will only charge the actual cost of a replacement key or fob if you collect it from our offices. If we have to meet you at the property, we will charge our time at £15 per hour, plus the cost of the replacement key.

    • Any costs towards utility bills or council tax that are included in the rental amount or payable by separate agreement to either the landlord or lettings agent are permitted

    NB - If the key or fob is lost outside of business hours you must contact an emergency locksmith and the full cost is payable by the tenant. Please note if you want additional keys cutting for family members / occupiers, you will have to arrange and pay for these yourself.

    We have neither a contractual or statutory obligation to assist with lost keys, but as a company, we will always try and aid you where it is possible
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    Variation, assignment, novation of and AST
    Early Termination of Tenancy, Change of Tenants or Incorrect Notice Period Given

    Variation, assignment, novation of and AST at the tenant request Any reasonable changes that are agreed upon by the landlord to the AST at the tenant(s) request will be charged at £50.00 inc VAT. Unless additional costs are incurred in the process., evidence of which will be fully provided to the tenant.

    Under the new Tenants fee act 2019 - 

    A payment is a permitted payment if it is a payment to a landlord or letting agent in consideration of the termination of a tenancy at the tenant's request. 

    That can be a request by the tenant either before the end of a fixed term or in the case of a periodic tenancy, without the tenant giving the period of notice required under the tenancy agreement or by virtue of any rule of law.

     The cost cannot exceed the loss suffered by the landlord or the reasonable costs to the letting agent as a result of the termination of the tenancy.

     As a result during the Fixed Term of the tenancy if you should wish to end the tenancy early (within the Fixed Term) we will endeavour to work on your behalf to find a another suitable replacement tenant(s) thereby releasing the original tenant(s) from the commitment to the tenancy. 

    The charge would be £354.00 including VAT for advertising, conducting viewings, drawing up the tenancy agreement, carrying out check-out (where applicable), production of new inventories, drawing up of the new AST etc. 

    In addition to this the cost for the referencing the replacement tenants is £100.00 including VAT per new tenant named on the AST.

     These are the charges applied to the landlord for this service and would constitute as a landlord's loss. 

    These costs would to fall upon the tenant(s) upon requesting to break their AST. 

    We must stress the tenancy is still the responsibility of the existing tenant until a new tenant signs and begins their tenancy.

     YOU ARE STILL LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT

     We may have to pay costs if you do not keep to the conditions of your contract. The law allows us to recover all of our reasonable costs from you.  A full outline of the legally allowed costs/fees that you may have to pay are listed in your AST. 

    If needed, we will claim against the above from your deposit or if required via the small claims court. We will not make a claim without fully proving our actual losses.
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    Official Memberships
    We are operators of a Client Money Protection Scheme recognised by SAFE/NALS - Safe Agent, P O Box 1174, Cheltenham, GL50 9TQ, Registration No S2127; website: www.safeagents.co.uk.

     We are members of The Property Ombudsman, Milford House, 43-55 Milford Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2BP, Membership No L00363; website: www.tpos.co.uk 

    We are members of The National Approved Letting Scheme, Eagle Tower, Montpelier Drive, Cheltenham, GL50 1TA, Licence No A2202; website: www.nalscheme.co.uk 

    We are members of The Residential Landlords Association, 1 Roebuck Lane, Sale, Manchester, M33 7SY

     We are registered with the Deposit Protection Service ( DPS) Agent No 1130642 : The DPS, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS13 8AE. Website : www.depositprotection.com
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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston on 01704 892001.


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      Moving is a busy and exciting time and we're here to make sure the experience goes as smoothly as possible by giving you all the help you need under one roof. The company has always used computer and internet technology, but the company's biggest strength is the genuinely warm, friendly and professional approach that we offer all of our clients.
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    The Advantages Of A Village Based Estate Agent
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      A Bespoke Approach To Selling Your Property
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      Our winning approach over the last three years

      combines the strongest points from online based estate

      agents with the more personal, hands on and reassuring

      approach of traditional estate agents, coupled with

      over sixty years of industry experience between us, in

      both letting and selling property.  The small dedicated teams in

      both rental and sales departments personally visit every property

      on our books in order to have the detailed knowledge of their

      stock that both vendor and purchaser demand. 


      By personally conducting every viewing on all of our properties

      this allows us to build our understanding of your home and help

      identify the viewer's precise requirements to enable ourselves to

      aid their search for their perfect home.


      This combination of future thinking and traditional practise has

      proved popular with vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants

      alike and has turned a corner with this unique concept

      for the local area, which just cannot be imitated by the

      current high street agent business model. The move

      away from the industry norm coupled with our hard

      earned reputation for professionalism and integrity

      within the communities we serve, has seen us flourish

      into the expanding agency that we are today, with

      an noticeably ever growing presence, as we find more

      and more of our clients prefer our more personal

      bespoke operation

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      Helping you find your new home
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      Maria B Evans Estate Agents winning approach combines the strongest points from online based estate agents with the more personal, hands-on and reassuring approach you would expect of local company, coupled with over sixty years of industry experience in both selling and letting property.

      The small dedicated teams in both the sales and rental divisions personally visit every property in our portfolio in order to gain finer detailed knowledge of our clients' homes, giving you the viewer as much information as possible in order to make informed decisions.

      Personally conducting all of the viewings on each of the properties allows us to build an understanding of each residence, its potential and it quirks.  Also helping identify what you the viewer's precise requirements might be and enabling us to assist you in the search for your perfect home.

      This unique concept in the local area has proved popular with vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants alike and has turned a corner in the industry and just cannot be emulated by the current 'high street' agent.

      The move away from the industry norm together with a hard earned reputation for professionalism, knowledge and integrity has seen us flourish into the expanding agency they are today and with a noticeably ever growing presence in the villages we serve.

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    Additional services we offer and partners we use
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      Energy Performance Certificate
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      The energy performance certificate or EPC is a legal must have that every vendor or landlord must have done in order to sell or let their property.

      The certificate rates the current energy performance of your property from A to G and highlights to both the vendor and any potential buyer of any areas in which you could improve the properties performance. 

      We work along side local company EPCLink to deliver a hassle free service that ensures you have all the correct legal documentation and certificates in relation to your properties energy performance, as well as uploading all of this information onto the national EPC register on your behalf.

      Please feel free to talk to one of our team for further information on EPC's or to put you in contact with EPCLink directly. 


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      Bespoke Media Packages
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      Not only do our professional trained colleagues offer a fantastic high resolution photography package that will help your property stand out from the crowd and has helped sell hundred of homes since our launch in 2012 as part of our standard service, but we are now delighted to announce we have partnered with Helicam Services Ltd. in order to raise your properties marketing to new and exciting heights.

      Helicam Services are a local media company that are full CAA approved and accredited enabling their technicians to work all over the country using the very latest in unmanned aerial vehicles,meaning they can offer you bespoke packages to help raise your properties profile in a busy online market place.

      Offering the very best in high resolution photography bundles, HD videography tours and video editing, 360 degree panoramas and fantastic high definition aerial photography and video packages they work seamlessly along side our classy marketing campaigns to show your property in a way that its never been seen before.

      Please feel free to talk to one of our team for further information on our additional media packages or to put you in contact with Helicam Services Ltd directly.     


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      2D Digital Floor Plans
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      With the rise in popularity and functionality of online portals such as Rightmove the search for your new home has turned digital, we at Maria B Evans have embraced this digital revolution and built our company around it.

      A major part of this move online is our ability to access as much information as possible in order to make the informed decisions we need when buying a home.  Playing a key role in this is the humble floor plan, this simple but effective tool can say more than any write up ever could and we encourage all of vendors to adopt this stance too.

      We work along side EPCLink in order to supply you with bespoke 2D floor plans that can be uploaded on to any property sight to aid with marketing, these simple, clear and easy to read plans allow buyers to understand your properties layout and help make those all important decisions before even stepping through the front door.

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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston on 01704 892001.


      Welcome to Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston

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        Moving is a busy and exciting time and we're here to make sure the experience goes as smoothly as possible by giving you all the help you need under one roof. The company has always used computer and internet technology, but the company's biggest strength is the genuinely warm, friendly and professional approach that we offer all of our clients.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      34
      Town Road
      Croston
      PR26 9RB

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01704 633010  Local call rate
      Letting: 01257 462095  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Croston on 01704 892001.