Lakin & Co are able to provide a professional and proactive lettings and property management service through out Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Ickenham, Ruislip, Harefield, Denham and the surrounding areas. Our service meets the need of every Landlord whether you are new to lettings or have an existing property portfolio.
As members of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) we adhere to a strict code of conduct and guidelines, following a set framework within which member agents must operate and the standards of service they must provide.
Carefully guiding our landlords through every step of our diligent letting process, we ensure that right tenants are found and vetted for your property with independent reference checks carried out externally. In addition we take an upfront deposit of 1.5x the rental amount which is held with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) ensuring comprehensive protection for you and your property.
Your property will be advertised on the leading internet portals including; Rightmove, Findaproperty, Primelocaion, Globrix, Property Live and many more, with your property details being emailed instantly to our extensive database of prospective private and corporate tenants.
Lakin & Co offer three competitive levels of service and for a limited period we are offering a special let only rate to all new Landlords. We are also able to offer a Rent Guarantee Scheme.
Our full management service is particularly valuable for Landlords who have a hectic lifestyle, with no time to become caught up in the tedious day-to-day management of their property, or for landlords who live abroad. Our Full Management Service is only 10%, so let us do all the work.
Our Full Management Service Includes:
To resolve any problems or matters relating to the management and maintenance of the property with your tenants and other third parties
Collect the rent from the tenants and to resolve any arrears if they happen to occur.
Arrange any necessary repairs and maintenance (if any) at the landlord’s expense using only qualified and approved tradesmen who will do a professional job, and selected from competitive quotes.
Arrange for the cleaning and any decorating of your property between tenancies.
Make regular inspections of your property and report back to you
Our Rent Collection Service includes the entire Let Only Service below, with the additional security of collecting the rent for you each month and transferring the rent into your account.
Our Let Only Service is the most basic service we offer, designed for Landlord’s who wish to take on the duties of managing their property and collecting rent.
Services Provided In All Our Packages
We offer a without obligation or fee, rental valuation on your property covering every detail and providing advice to ensure that the best possible market rental returns are achieved.
Finding qualitative and suitable tenants from our corporate and private database of awaiting tenants who have contacted us directly and via the internet and property press.
As always we ensure that all of our prospective tenants go through our comprehensive referencing procedure from Paragon, paid for by the prospective tenant. The referencing will check credit history, employment references, and previous landlord references.
Once we have found a suitable tenant for your property we will:
Draft a custom tenancy agreement to suit your own requirements to ensure that any special requirements are covered in the agreement.
Arrange for a professional inventory to be carried out on your property if requested and a Gas Safety Certificate, if one hasn’t already been carried out.
Collect the first month’s rent in advance, obtain payment for the deposit and register the deposit with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS)
Set up a standing order mandate for you so the rent will be paid into your account each month until the end of the tenancy.
Finally we will notify all the appropriate utility companies of a change of occupants.
” The service is excellent, the staff are efficient, courteous & knowledgeable. They are the only company I know that are proactive and do what they promise! “
” I was very impressed that from my initial phone call to Chris Lakin, coming to my property and taking photos & particulars of my house which was put on the website and let within 4 days. I found him very helpful, committed and willing to go the extra mile. “
” I am very pleased with the service offered. Chris is the main member myself and my family deal with, who deals with our properties. We are happy to recommend them to our friends too. “
” Great service, no hassle! “
” I dealt with Chris Lakin who was very professional and helpful. I would definitely recommend to friends / colleagues. “
” I can honestly say that we have never experienced such a marvellous service from any other agent. In fact before dealing with Chris I had a very low opinion of estate agents in general but Chris was unfailingly courteous, helpful and efficient. ” Manpower Ltd
” Very helpful and able to deal with any questions I had that related to my letting. “
” Chris Lakin has been brilliant. Always responds quickly to calls & emails. He has made renting my property a very easy experience. Highly recommend him “
” A very efficient, helpful & professional service “
” Excellent service “
” Chris Lakin is a credit. He is extremely professional and pleasant to deal with and if he says something will be done, it is done in a timely and efficient manner. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to rent “