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Renting with Richard Kendall
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    Hello and welcome to Richard Kendall's letting department, Wakefield's largest and most experienced rental agency managing and finding tenants for landlords throughout your local area.

    Our lettings team collectively offers over 100 years experience in the field and whether you are looking for us to prepare just a simple inventory or provide you with a fully managed service for your rental home then look no further as Richard Kendall is the name with the reputation for renting properties in Wakefield.

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Landlords Pack
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    Introduction

    At Richard Kendall Estate Agent we are proud to be Wakefield's largest and most successful letting agent. We are well established in renting property in Wakefield and the surrounding area for over twenty years. With a portfolio of over 800 managed properties we are the leading specialists in the market place for rental properties.

    In addition to this, as a Company we also deal with the letting of over 500 properties a year and strive to guarantee the best personal service you will find in the local area.

    We have a strong presence in the local market place and Richard Kendall has personally been dealing with property for over 40 years. This expertise, together with having over 50 % of the staff in the rental department being qualified members of The Association of Residential Letting Agents gives Landlord the assurance that their property is in good hands.

    Here at Richard Kendall we are 'proud to be independent' offering a quality and professional service. If you are looking for peace of mind that your property is in safe hands and being professionally managed then look no further that Richard Kendall Estate Agent Lettings Department.

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    Free Valuation

    When you book a valuation, one of our experienced valuers will meet you at the property to advise you on the presentation of your property and carry out an initial market appraisal in order to inform you how much monthly rent could be achieved.

    An initial visit to the property to provide advice on the presentation of the property and an appraisal of the open market value is given.

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    Our Managed Service

    Properties are marketed from our four branches and viewings can be arranged at any of the office, by telephone or e mail. We have dedicated accompanied viewers who are available seven days a week.

    Once a tenant is interested in renting your property a full application is completed, this is then put forward to you and if you are satisfied with the application we then move forward to fully credit search and reference the tenants. These references are carried out by Homelet. Once satisfactory references are obtained, then we arrange a tenancy commencement date.

    The tenancy is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and this is usually for a six month fixed term initially. A full Inventory is carried out prior to commencement.

    The first month's rent and bond/deposit is collected on commencement of tenancy and we will hold the deposit as stakeholder under the terms of the TDS

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    Inspections & Inventory

    Inventories are carried out on managed properties and is a schedule of condition of the property both internally and externally, together with photographic evidence.

    Once the tenancy has commenced periodic inspections are carried out throughout the tenancy and reported to you, giving you peace of mind that your property is being looked after at all times.

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    Find A Tenant Service Only

    Properties are advertised and viewings arranged, when a tenant is found the process of full credit search and referencing is carried out by Homelet. Once satisfactory references are obtained we then prepare the Tenancy Agreement which is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

    The first month's rent and bond or deposit is collected on commencement and then paid over to the Landlord. The Landlord is responsible for placing the bond/deposit in an approved Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme - a Custodial Scheme where a third party administrator holds the deposit or one of two insurance backed schemes.

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Tenants Pack
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    Register

    If you are a tenant looking to rent a property then as Wakefield's leading residential letting agent we have the widest selection of properties available in the local area.

    In order to help you find the right property you are able to register your details to receive our up to date mailing list.

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    Viewings
    Our offices are open seven days a week and viewings for all our properties can be arranged by telephoning our office or e mailing any of our 4 local offices. If the property is unoccupied we accompany viewings 7 days a week.
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    Apply
    An application form will need to be completed by each tenant over the age of eighteen years. Application forms can be collected from one of our branches or downloaded by visiting out website www.richardkendall.co.uk
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    Application and Charges

    Once you have decided to apply for a property we will give you an Application as well as an Individual Application Form per person to be completed. The Application explains in more detail the Charges payable, the Process involved and the Main Points of a proposed Tenancy. View our Application Terms by visiting www.richardkendall.co.uk

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Meet Our Team
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    We're proud of the high-calibre staff who represent us. Our lettings team have first-hand knowledge of what matters to you and your tenants. We aspire to be responsive, helpful, and most of all - trustworthy.
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    Simon Kendall MARLA - Partner
    Having initially turned his attention to cookery in the early stages of his education, whilst this is still a passion, Simon joined the family firm over 20 years ago, learning the ropes of estate agency from the administration office duties, sales, lettings and then ultimately valuation. Simon headed up the Valuation department for a number of years before taking on the role of Partner in our lettings department. Here the rental team have continues in their success and now manage nearly 800 properties and finding tenants for landlords all over the Wakefield area for 500 more each year.
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    Carol Rogers - Office Manager
    Another long serving member of the Richard Kendall staff, who has been involved in Estate Agency longer than any of us can remember. Carol oversees the day to day management of the office and has a wealth of knowledge and experience, especially with the legal aspects that residential lettings entail.
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    Matthew Hemingway MARLA - Lettings Valuer
    A senior member of staff at the rental department, carrying out rental valuations. Matthew has been with company for a number of years and has great experience in all aspects of rental procedures.
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    Kate Thickett MARLA- Lettings Clerk
    Kate is a success story of the apprenticeship scheme that Richard Kendalls are involved with. Whilst at school Kate did her work experience with Richard Kendall and after leaving school was offered an apprenticeship in the Lettings Department. Since then she has become a vital member of the team, passing her ARLA qualifications and her Level 3 in Business Administration. Kate is the one person the rest of the office turn to if they are unsure of the answer themselves.
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    Sarah Kendall - Receptionist
    Simon's wife Sarah joined the family business in 2016, and with her experience in Estate Agency which goes back nearly 15 years she brings her skills to wherever it is required throughout the 6 offices of Richard Kendall Estate Agent. She quickly settled into her role and is a great asset to our busy offices time of need.
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    Kelly Scoffins - Lettings Negotiator MARLA
    Kelly has been with the company for over 10 years having started off as an office junior at Horbury. She progressed from lettings negotiator to lettings manager and since returning from maternity leave can now be found based at our Normanton office, covering lettings properties in the Pontefract, Castleford, Normanton and surrounding areas, overseeing all aspects of rental procedures and is a hard working member of the team.
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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      Great advice and service
      Great advice & service from Mandy. Couldn't have wished for more, 5¿¿highly recommended, did a great job of steering me through my first change of tenant.

      Sally - May 2021
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      Superb throughout the process
      Amy was superb throughout the process of renting our property. She was professional and diligent in ensuring we got the right tenant. Amy was very informative with every applicant and responded quickly to any query. Thoroughly recommend Richard Kendall and Amy.

      Karen - April 2021
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      We have used them for a number of years
      We have been using Richard Kendalls for a number of years for find a tenant service always really impressed with their attentive and professional service. Thank you Amanda and Matthew you excelled again.

      Ailsa - April 2021
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      Super efficient service
      Super efficient service and professional as always from Amy. Third time with Richard Kendall. Will use again for my tenant finding.

      Martin - April 2021
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      Amy has been fantastic throughout the whole process. Very impressed with her and the full team at Richard Kendall. Always very helpful, Friendly and approachable.

      Adam - March 2021
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      Excellent communication and efficiency
      Amy was excellent in her communication and efficiency in dealing with this matter. Also, always friendly and polite! We would also like to thank Matt Hemmingway who made the initial visit to the property in terms of the rental valuation and general advice.

      John - Feb 2021
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      Excellent skills with trademen and local companies
      Hi, I live in Australia and I have just worked with Jessica from Richard Kendall's Ossett branch. I have used Richard Kendall's agency since Richard & Jenny first started out on their own.We have fully renovated one of my properties in Wakefield, by using emails and the phone. Jessica has now found a very happy customer to make make the property his home. Jessica has always been available to answer my calls and she has excellent skills with tradesman and local companies.I can certainly recommend Jessica to any Landlord.

      J Lowe - September 2020
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      Helpful attentive service
      Helpful, attentive service. Very reassuring to know we were doing everything properly. I appreciated all the helpful texts and reminders. Managed to get tenants moved in within a couple of months from starting the process.

      S Jones - July 2020
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      I have used Richard Kendall on numerous occasions
      I have used Richard Kendall on numerous occasions & always receive a brilliant service. Jess was very efficient and professional in every step of the process & always a pleasure to deal with. Thank you.

      T Shaw - July 2020
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      Excellent service
      Excellent service from Amy and the team at Richard Kendall. Prompt response to my initial contact and through service throughout the lettings process. I've been kept very well informed of progress and requirements, couldn't ask for more. I would certainly recommend Amy and Richard Kendell and will use them again for my next letting.

      D Hudson - July 2020
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      Great professional service
      Really great professional service from Amy. Very helpful and also there if I had a question needing a quick answer.

      Martin - June 2020
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      Nothing but excellent service
      I have been dealing with Richard Kendall for over 10 years and during that time I have had nothing but excellent service from all departments. All the staff are extremely efficient and deal with matters promptly, efficiently and respectfully. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

      A Graham - April 2020
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      Supply good tenants under difficult circumstances
      Thank You ! Despite virtually everything shutting down with Coronavirus Richard Kendall were still there providing a great uninterrupted service, supplying good Tenants under what must be very difficult circumstances. Special thanks to Jessica Judd !

      A Turner - April 2020
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      Regular emails and phone calls
      Excellent service from Amy and the Team at Richard Kendall's. Working from home during the current Coranavirus pandemic. I was kept updated by regular emails and phone calls.

      S Amin - April 2020
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      Excellent service regarding letting out property
      Excellent service from Matthew regarding the letting of our property. Thorough check in and check out backed by strong photographic evidence. Follow up service professional in dealing with bills and responding to questions.

      Jen - March 2021
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      Talked through options and gave advice
      In 2019 we moved house to ensure my daughter got into her secondary School, we were considering putting our existing house for rent which is I first met Matthew Hemmingway from Richard Kendall. We had considered rental investments before but were unsure if this would work and having spoke to a number of Estate Agents I was not gaining much confidence that it was the right thing to do From day one, Matthew did far more than the rental valuation. He talked through rental options, gave advice on renovations and also worked quickly to minimise our costs. Since then he has helped me with a number of other projects and also supported a number of my friends as they have moved their business to Richard Kendall.  Any businesses can only as good as the people and teams that work within it and I cannot recommend Matthew Hemmingway highly enough - his attitude, willingness to help and knowledge within the rental business are the reason that within less than 2 years I now have 3 properties managed by Richard Kendall Estate agents.

      A Coultous - March 2021
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      Attentive service
      Amy was very helpful and provided an attentive service. It was reassuring being a new landlord to know we were doing everything properly. I appreciated the updates and helpful texts and reminders. Amy always answering my emails and phone calls. Managed to get tenants moved in within a couple of months from starting the process.

      Karen - March 2021
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      Found the ideal tenants for both properties
      Well done Amy and the team!! We had two properties to rent and we set the bar high. Through a lot of hard work and a very person service Amy found the ideal tenants for both properties. Bravo!!

      Mark - May 2021
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      Excellent, efficient and professional
      I have been extremely happy with the service I have had from Richard Kendall's with regard to some houses I want them the fully manage. They have been excellent, efficient and professional to deal with. I would recommend them very highly.

      Belinda - May 2021
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      From start to finish very impressed
      Excellent service from start to finish very impressed, will definitely use Richard Kendall's again but Amy special mention thanks for making process run smooth.

      Tony - July 2021

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Went above and beyond
      Amanda Driver has been a god send, she has helped us rent a beautiful house and went above and beyond to get us it. Lovely lady, we owe her alot. Very efficient and professional.

      Cherise - April 2021
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      Incredibly welcoming
      Friendly, helpful, and professional. Amanda was patient through all my silly questions, incredibly welcoming over the phone, and got me signed up and into my new home as smoothly as I could imagine. Very happy with my experience, and would use again.

      A Woodrow - Feb 2021
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      Helpful and approachable
      Amy was helpful and approachable from arranging a viewing to completing the tenancy sign up. Kept us up to speed every step of the way. Thank you!

      Zara - Dec 2020
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      The best agents I have ever dealt with
      I first dealt with Richard Kendall in 2013 and stayed with them for over 6 years. I then made the biggest mistake of moving and had to use another agent (which has got to be the worst in the country). I have now managed to return to Richard Kendall which I am over the moon about, as I have found them to be the best Agents I have ever dealt with, and I have rented properties since 2004. Kelly cannot do enough for you and I am so pleased to be back under her wing. She is always so friendly and helpful but I don't know how she always manages to be so cheerful.

      Sharon W - Dec 2020
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      No problem, despite the lockdown
      Really helpful and quick to respond. Got us sorted and moved into our house with no problem, despite the lockdown.

      S Kavanagh - May 2020
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      Very efficient
      Thank you Amy for all your help, you were very efficient and ensured everything went smoothly for me. I appreciate your support and understanding. 

      Ms Hill - March 2020
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      No stress as they took care of everything
      Could not recommend Richard Kendall in Horbury enough for their help and support throughout our renting process. Quick and easy process throughout. No stress as they took care of everything.

      J Emmitt - Feb 2020
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      Professional and informative at all times
      Very smooth and friendly service. Amy was professional and informative at all times. We would recommend Richard Kendall. Thank you.

      C Shoesmith - Feb 2020
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      Extremely responsive and helpful throughout
      Great experience with Amanda, who helped me secure a great flat very quickly and did some negotiation on my behalf also. Extremely responsive and helpful throughout, making it a very smooth process.

      Amara - July 2021
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      Friendly, helpful and professional
      I am very happy with the great service. Kelly was friendly, helpful and professional throughout the process. Would recommend going with Richard Kendall.

      Tom - July 2021
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