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About Us
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    When we first established space lettings.com in St Albans back in 2001, our business aim couldn't have been simpler - to create a residential lettings agency that offered extremely competitive rates and no hidden costs. Now, over more than a decade of success later, we continue to grow and, as members of ARLA, can guarantee you both professional expertise and peace of mind.

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    Taking the decision to establish space lettings.com as an internet-based agency with walk-in shops involved a deliberate decision to focus on offering a direct approach to communication with both landlords and tenants. The intention is to cut through the marketing spin to offer you the best possible service at the best possible rates. For landlords, our competitive management fees and professional approach make for a winning combination, while tenants appreciate the transparency of our administration charges, which guarantee no hidden costs for the lifetime of a tenancy.
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    And, as the demand for our expertise has grown, we now also offer a comprehensive Block Management service, too. Ensuring high standards in the pro-active maintenance and administration of apartment blocks and other residential developments in the local Hertfordshire area, our Block Management service is run from our Harpenden office, which exclusively handles this side of the business.
    To find out more and to discuss your individual requirements, please call Jeremy Rich on 01582 768493

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    We pride ourselves on offering an intelligent and knowledgeable approach to the residential rental market and understand that, whether you are a landlord or a tenant, the relationship you have with your lettings agency should be one based on trust.

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    Our three branches, which are located in St Albans city centre, Harpenden town centre and Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, are run by our talented teams of customer-friendly staff, all trained to offer a high level of service. Their central location means you can drop by easily for rental advice and up-to-date market information. Please don't hesitate to call in to discuss your requirements.

    We look forward to meeting you.

     

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Landlords
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    As a landlord, you want to be assured of two things when choosing a lettings agency: first, that you will be rewarded with a worthwhile and reliable revenue stream from your property and, secondly, that you will be dealing with a professional team who are receptive to your needs. At space lettings.com you can be assured of both.

    Here are just some of the ways in which the services we offer can be of benefit to you as a landlord:

    • LOW FEES - most letting agents advertise that they have competitive fees and sometimes offer promotional discounts, but we are always committed to a low-fee pricing structure for all our services. Please call your local branch for details of our competitive rates.

    • NO-OBLIGATION RENTAL ASSESSMENTS - we would be delighted to give a full rental valuation of your property, free of charge. We can help you come to a realistic and attractive rental figure and, if you decide to appoint us, we will market your property at the rent you feel appropriate. We will continue to update you and provide feedback from viewings and this can assist in any decision to alter the rent.

    • FREE RENTAL ADVICE - we can advise on the best ways of maximising the rental return from your property. Discerning tenants expect a high standard of accommodation, something for which they are often prepared to pay more rent. We can advise on how to make your property more appealing.

    • EXTENSIVE MARKET EXPOSURE
    - your property will be auto-emailed to all appropriate tenants on our database, appear in our window displays, on our website and national property portals, such as rightmove.co.uk, and in the local print media.

    • FLEXIBLE VIEWINGS
    - we will accompany viewings during the evening to maximise your property's letting opportunities.

    • REFERENCING
    - we always undertake thorough referencing of our tenants, including full credit checks, plus previous landlord and employer references. We do not charge landlords for our Tenant-Find Search. No tenant, no fee - it's as simple as that.

    GUIDANCE ON LANDLORD REGULATIONS - we advise on gas, electrical and fire safety, as well as energy performance certificates and government deposit regulations to which you are legally obligated to adhere.

    • NO TIE-IN CONTRACT PERIODS - we simply ask for one week's notice to allow any advertising already booked to reach its target market. Also, should you decide to appoint another letting agent alongside us, you are free to do so and we will not request an increase in our fee.

    MANAGEMENT CHOICES AND SERVICE FEES

    At space lettings.com there are three levels of management service option available to landlords:

    • FULL MANAGEMENT SERVICE

    LETTING AND RENT COLLECTION SERVICE

    LET ONLY SERVICE
     

    For further explanation and clarification of our competitive rates and what each service level includes, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Branch Managers, who will be able to talk you through each option, to help you decide which one is the best for you and your property.

    Alternatively, you can visit our main website at www.spacelettings.com, where you can find the breakdown of each service level explained in detail.

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Tenants
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    Finding somewhere new to rent can be a challenge - high hidden fees and low standards of accommodation can all too often make what should be an exciting prospect into a depressing experience. As a prospective tenant coming to space lettings.com, we make it our business to ensure: 


     • DESIRABLE PROPERTIES 
    We always have a range of attractive furnished and unfurnished properties available, from flats and apartments through to family houses. Simply go to Current Properties on this page and select the criteria for your ideal property to see what we currently have available for you to view.

    • ONE FEE FOR LIFE  We offer a competitive one-off fee to tenants, which contributes towards the administration costs associated with setting up a tenancy. We guarantee that no further fees are payable at any time during the tenancy. And, should you decide to rent an entirely different property through us at a later date, then no further fees are payable at all.

    • FRIENDLY SERVICE  We make it our job to ask the right questions and to find out exactly what you want from our property search. We want to provide a service that meets your needs, and therefore we're interested in finding the property that's right for you. We won't show you somewhere that won't suit your requirements - it's a waste of your time and ours.

    • A QUICK RESPONSE  Should a maintenance issue arise with a property while under our management, we can normally guarantee the problem will be fixed within 24 hours by one of our bank of skilled tradesmen. There are no surprise costs to you - these are settled by us, directly with the landlord.

    For more information about the process of renting through us, please go to www.spacelettings.com, where you can refer to Frequently Asked Questions in our Tenant Guide section under the Lettings menu.
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Meet Our Team
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    If you would like to find out more about space lettings.com and the services we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Here are the key points of contact based in our three offices in Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans.
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    Jeremy Rich - Managing Partner, Harpenden

    'In Harpenden, larger three-to-four bedroom homes and smaller apartments are both in demand. It's a much sought-after area for families with its excellent schools and friendly, villagey feel, while still being easily commutable to London for young professionals. If you have a property you are considering renting out, do drop into the shop for a chat.'

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    Oliver Brightman - Branch Manager, Hemel Hempstead
    'Located in Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, our shop is the newest branch in the business, but with the use of our website and advertising in the local print media, we've successfully established our influence in the lettings market. If you own a property in Hemel or the surrounding area, do get in touch to see if the straightforward way in which we do business could be right for you, too.'
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    Sophie Thorpe - Senior Negotiator, St Albans

    'Our tenant profile is definitely weighted towards young professional couples, often moving out of London and wanting an affluent but less frenetic lifestyle, while still being able to commute in. As a result, we find one-to-two bedroom apartments and city centre cottages are at a premium and let easily. Corporate lets for families wanting larger properties also continue to be active.'

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    What people say...
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      Here is just a sample of some of the very good things our clients have to say about us...

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      KM - Hemel Hempstead
      'Thank you for your hard work and diligent attention to detail in successfully letting our flat in Apsley. It was refreshing to always have a friendly voice at the end of the line, for us to deal with people who do what they say they will do... The guidance provided as to landlords' responsibilities and rental market strategy was exemplary. We would not hesitate to recommend space lettings'
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      CH - St Albans
      'I am writing this email to let you know how impressed we have been with all your help with sorting out the decorative work and other bits and pieces on our property. It can be hard trying to sort out things when we are so far away, but you have made this whole process much easier. We are very impressed with all you've done'

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      CB - Harpenden
      'I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work with letting my flat. As you know, I used to let properties myself, so my expectations were quite high... I have to say you were exceptionally professional and kept me informed of any interest in the flat and changing market conditions. I will endeavour to
      recommend your business whenever I can...'

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      EC - London
      'I have heard that space lettings is the best lettings agent for the Harpenden area, so I'd like to register with yourselves, please!'
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      CB - St Albans
      'I have been a tenant before in the past and experienced agents who are far more concerned about collecting their fees than providing customer service, to the point of utter incompetence. I cannot remember a time where I thought anything other than top class service had been provided by you [Jeremy] and your team and I must thank you for that, and the fact that my property has been occupied since I first instructed you...'
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      KM - St Albans

      'While I think of it, I would like to thank your team for such an easy time while renting [with you]. I have to say I know other people who rent properties and have nothing but misery with their letting agents and I do recommend you when I can as I have been so well looked after'
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    What can space lettings offer landlords?
    Being landlords ourselves, we know the particular problems and pressures you face when offering your property for rent. We can advise on ways to minimise the hassle and maximise the financial returns, while ensuring your tenants are more than satisfied with their new home. At space lettings we aim to take on the worries while you gain peace of mind by offering:

    Low fees
    At space lettings we have a set low-fee structure saving you a great deal of money over the duration of a tenancy.

    Free no-obligation rental assessments
    It is vital to set your rent at the right level V too high and you'll suffer expensive void periods and then finally find yourself lowering the rent to attract any interest, while having missed out on valuable income in the meantime. Set your rent too low and you miss out on the real achievable rental income your property could make for you. If you wish space lettings to market your property, we will do this at the rent you decide

    Free rental advice
    space lettings can offer free advice on maximising the rental income from your property. We might suggest something as simple as tidying the garden or maybe something that requires a little more thought and money, such as the fitting of a new bathroom.

    Buy-to-let advice
    space lettings is an independent business. We are different from most letting agents in that we do not sell any form of mortgage product to our clients. We firmly believe that if any mortgage commission is received then the service offered can only become biased. Instead we have chosen to retain our integrity and act on behalf of the client to assist them in finding the best possible mortgage to suit their needs from the multitude of financial products that now exist in this area.
    Advice on current landlord regulations
    We offer full advice on the safety regulations that landlords must adhere to. During a rental valuation we normally discuss safety requirements and can advise on the best course of action should any aspect of your property not comply with current regulations.

    A pre-rental preparation service
    This is a service where we oversee the preparation of your property for rental and this is tailor made to suit your particular requirements.

    Rent-guarantee insurance
    We offer rent-guarantee insurance if this is required, and will assist you with your application on this.

    No tie-in contract periods
    There are no tie-in contract periods. We simply ask for 1 week's notice to allow any advertising already booked to reach its target market

    Quality tenants
    We undertake checks on tenants and take up references well in advance of the signing of the tenancy agreement. Experience has shown that compromising on tenant quality will only lead to problems later. We also firmly believe that quality properties attract quality tenants and in turn the maximum return.

    No tenant, no fee
    We are pleased to inform you that at space lettings we do not charge landlords for our tenant-find search. No tenant, no fee it's as straightforward as that.

    An effective showcase for your property
    Presently space lettings covers all of Hertfordshire, but we are planning to expand into Bedfordshire and North London soon. As well as advertising in the property sections of local papers on a weekly basis, we also utilise the coverage afforded by Yellow Pages and have an active door-to-door leafleting policy. In addition to these more traditional forms of reaching prospective tenants, our website has extensive internet coverage.

    Round-the-clock service
    Not many agencies can boast such a service, but we understand that for a busy landlord this can make all the difference.

    At Space Estates, we can offer you over ten years of property management experience combined with a professional, straight forward approach to the sale of your home. We wish to make the sale of your property or the purchase of a new one as easy as possible for you and at a cost that is competitive and manageable. We seek to cut through the marketing spin to simply achieve what you want at a price that works for you.

    The clarity of our aim would seem to be common sense, but so often the selling and buying of property within the residential market is made unnecessarily complicated and costly, and this is what we seek to overcome.

    At Space Estates it is our job to make your needs our priority. We value your custom above all else and provide a personal service you'll only get from a local, independent business while, as members of the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) and The Property Ombudsman's Scheme, always adhering to the high levels of conduct and communication outlined in their codes of practice.

    Covering St Albans, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead and their surrounding villages, you will benefit from Space Estates marketing, which extends to these local areas through our website and coverage in the local property print media. You will also reach the wider national property market through the use of rightmove.co.uk.

    We would also like to remove some of the stress associated with moving home. As a minimum, we undertake to ensure that you receive regular updates on the progress of negotiations, keeping you fully informed right through to exchange of contracts. However, we feel confident that our customer-friendly team can offer you much more than that by way of capable guidance and continual support.

    We can guide you through:

    deciding on the price at which you should offer your property on the market

    planning ahead with what needs to be done and when, to ensure a successful sale

    the presentation of your property for viewings

    any aspect of the property that may require changing (eg. redecoration) to maximise its sale appeal

    the feedback we receive from viewings to ensure you get the sale you want in the timescale you need to meet

    the legal paperwork that needs signing and when, in liaison with your solicitor.


    We always seek to build on a relationship of trust that will see you get the results you want, recognising that your needs will always be different from the next client.

    Please don't hesitate to contact us on 0800 023 5231 - we'd be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.

    Disclaimer: The information about this Agent is provided by the Agent themselves as an advertisement for their agency services. Rightmove is not endorsing this Agent and makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove does not check or verify the accuracy of the content. The information is generated, provided and maintained by Space Lettings, St Albans. Please contact the Agent directly to obtain further information about their property services.

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    16 London Road, St. Albans, AL1 1NG

    Buying: 0800 023 5231  Call rates may vary
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