Surveys and Energy Performance Certificates (EPC):
We have strong links with local surveying companies who can offer all types of surveys from basic valuations to full structural reports, as well as energy performance certificates. For more information please contact us.
We offer free no obligation valuations which will be carried out by one of our experienced NAEA (national association of estates agent) qualified members of staff. Probate and Divorce valuations can also be offered but can be subject to certain terms and conditions (please discuss this with one of our valuers).
Land & New Homes:
Bespoke marketing can be provided on any size new development whether it’s one unit or twenty plus. Offering leaflet production and new homes press advertising we have a proven track record finely tuned over the last 28 years. Village Estates have previously dealt with both one off builders and large property developers. Simply call one of our Directors or Managers to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Mortgages & Financial Services:
Buying a property can be the biggest decision made in our lives. It is for this very reason that impartial advice is critical from competent and qualified adviser. Whether you are a first time buyer, looking to re-mortgage, purchase a second home or even looking to release equity to provide income in retirement. This is where we excel.
We at Clarity mortgages pride ourselves on building long lasting relationships with its clients; we have a wealth of experience in the mortgage market having provided advice to new and existing clients for over 15 years. We have access to the 'whole of market' when it comes to mortgages and insurance. We also have access to exclusive schemes with some lenders which are not available through some other brokers.
A free conveyancing quote can be arranged with one of our recommended local solicitors. We work closely with these companies, and have a regular point of contact which can sometimes aid in a smoother transaction. For more information please contact us.
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Award winning branch serving Sidcup, Bexley, Chislehurst & surrounding areas for the past 25 years, there are many reasons why we are the first choice for landlords looking to rent their properties. Also tenants return to us year on year looking for the perfect home to settle in, we provide 3 main services of choice from:
We have a very passionate lettings team with a love for what they do, with many years combined lettings experience and local knowledge. Over the years we have established as one of Sidcup’s premier market leading lettings and management agency. You can be comfortable leaving the task in our hands.
Here are just a few of the benefits you will receive with the tenant find package:
- Extensive referencing - at no extra cost to our landlords
- No hidden fees - full transparency no extra charges for Right to Rent checks on tenants
- High quality marketing – to ensure your property gets the best exposure across all main websites
- Legislation update – we will update you on any recent/upcoming any changes to legislation
Gold service (fully managed)
**Our most popular service type**
Our fully managed landlords get to enjoy the benefits of having a rental income, with minimal stress and work. This is the service type that offers our deepest protection for our clients, which is typically the most popular for our new/accidental landlords. The most important difference here is your tenant will not have your direct contact information and will be looked after by a dedicated property manager, this is a great way to ensure that as a landlord you are compliant with the current 175+ pieces of legislation you need to follow to ensure you are not breaching your legal responsibilities as a landlord. You will be assigned the details of our experienced in-house property manager that will look after you and your tenants.
Customers love our management service because:
- Our pro-active approach to manage a renewal or move-out/re-lets
- Market leading rent protection / legal expense cover – available at an extra charge
- Extensive list of reliable/reasonable contactors – We are very proud to declare we do not charge anything extra on the quote received by the contractor
- Regular property inspections – included free of charge! A report will be generated and your property manager will send it over and discuss anything relevant with you for a scheduled follow up with your tenant
Silver service (rent collection)
This service was created for our landlords who wish to manage their own tenancy. Which includes dealing with maintenance, and coordinating repairs, ensuring the tenancy is compliant to any legislation updates. Village Estates will then take the financial responsibility and chasing of the rent should it not be received by tenant on time.
Here is a list of benefits to this service:
- Less stress – the main reason people opt for our silver service is so they do not have to chase rent and deal with arrears should they arise.
- Rental statements - sent to the Landlord each time a payment has been made
- Prompt Payments – with the introduction of a good payment software our rent payment are processed instantly by our system
- Rent arrears – sometimes tenants are less likely to fall into arrears if they know there is a robust rent arrears process in place and they will be dealing with a company not an individual
We offer a full rent protection service to ensure your rental income is unaffected and consistent, regardless of a tenants change in circumstances. Along with our skilled and dedicated property management service we can ensure that your rental property, is managed and protected with the income maximised, at all times.
We understand that renting out your property can come with risks, working for landlords, from a landlords perspective, we here at Village will make your letting experience a hassle free one and we look forward to building a long term business relationship. If you are looking for an all-encompassing service with a friendly non pushy approach or just after an idea on the rental value of your property please call our Lettings Team on 0203 985 4 985 for a FREE NO OBLIGATION MARKET APPRAISAL. If you are passing us, please pop in and we’ll put the kettle on and have a chat.
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Client Money Protection (CMP) with Safe Agent
CMP is a standalone membership scheme designed to protect the client money held by the property agent members. The members clients are therefore protected in the event that the member misappropriate the client’s money held in the course of running their business and the clients are able to raise a claim for compensation with the CMP. It provides a financial guarantee to pay claims when one of its members misappropriates the client monies. CMP insures it’s liability to meet this guarantee with an ‘A’ rated global insurer authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. We are members of Safe Agent.
Village Estates Lettings Ltd are members of The Property Ombudsman. You can find out more details on the agent’s website or by contacting the agent directly
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To help our customers we offer a range of services that complement the moving process. This includes the use of a local solicitor and an independent financial services advisor.
It is your decision whether you choose to use their recommended services but if you do so we may receive a referral fee. This will not add any additional costs to the fees quoted directly by the service provider.
In the case of solicitors they work efficiently alongside our sales progressor and for this service we may receive a fee of up to £200 per completed case.
In the case of financial services, we work with Clarity Mortgages who are completely independent.
If you use their services we will receive a fee which is typically around £200 and is dependent on the value of the mortgage or related products obtained.