Oppida have an excellent reputation for delivering dedicated lettings and management services. With strong local market presence, we achieve excellent rental figures, provide well vetted tenants and competitive fees delivered by a professional and motivated team.
When it comes to finding lettings agents in London, there are a number of options for Landlords to explore. Large corporate agencies, the traditional high street agency or a growing number of web-based agents... there is a plethora of choice for those with a property they are looking to let. Oppida simplify that decision as our years of experience as one of South East London's leading independent estate agencies has led us to offer what we believe is an ideal combination of the advantages of all three. As an Oppida Landlord, you will benefit from:
Strong market presence
Oppida receive a huge amount of our applicants and enquiries from people passing by our office, where our properties are marketed on LCD screens and window cards. In addition, we market on all major internet portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation
Face to face personal service
With a tight-knit, communicative and motivated team, you can always be sure of dealing with a friendly and professional member of our team who knows what is going on with your property. Building relationships with our vendors and landlords enables us to better understand their needs and perform our job more easily. We know that the peace of mind that comes with having a real person rather than an email or call centre to deal with gives landlords valuable peace of mind.
With web-based agents offering very low fees, it can be tempting to choose your lettings agent based solely on the most tempting fees. There are also large corporate agencies who charge often astronomical fees. Oppida aim bridge this gap by offering the marketing levels and customer service expected from countrywide agents along with the personal, face-to-face service and high street presence which cannot be offered to such high levels by our web-based competitors. Please contact us to discuss our fees for let only, rent collection and management.
Fast rental payments
Oppida are one of the few agents who process rents on a daily basis. Many of our competitors have one or two days per month on which their rental payments are processed, regardless of the day the rent is due to be paid. At Oppida, we have an accounts and management team working to process payments almost every day to ensure the absolute minimum delay between the rent being paid and you receiving it in your account.
In an industry that has been largely unregulated and plagued with bad press for a number of years, we feel strongly that being members of the leading industry regulatory bodies to whom agents are answerable provides a great deal of security to our clients and also helps eliminate some of the 'rogue traders' in the property industry. We agree to abide by the Ombudsman's Code of Practice and commit to delivering honest, transparent and reliable lettings services.
All of our deposits are fully protected, as required by current legislation, and registered with Deposit Schemes.
With years of combined experience across our team, as landlords, tenants and agents ourselves, we are well positioned to offer professional advice on the ways to maximise the potential of your income.
· Full Management & Lettings Service 15%+VAT (18% inc. VAT) monthly
· Rent collection & Lettings Service 12%+VAT (14.4% inc. VAT) monthly
· Let only service 10%+VAT (12% inc. VAT) upfront
Full Management & Lettings Service includes - Comprehensive marketing, Finding a tenant, Obtaining references, Collection of rent, Transfer of utilities, Arrears management, Administering and holding deposits as a stakeholder and in line with current legislation, Key holding service, Arranging payment of outgoings, Arranging all repairs and maintenance with registered contractors, Biannual management inspections, Managing the Inventory and Check in at the beginning of the tenancy, Managing the check-out process, Advising on all deposit deductions
Arranging a gas safety certificates, Negotiation of renewal including addition of new terms where necessary, Comprehensive renewal administration including issuing memorandum of renewal and arranging signature by both parties
Rent collection & Lettings Service - Comprehensive marketing, Finding a tenant, Obtaining references, Collection of rent, Transfer of utilities, Arrears management, Administering and holding deposits as a stakeholder and in line with current legislation, Managing the Inventory and Check in at the beginning of the tenancy, Managing the check-out process, Advising on all deposit deductions, Arranging a gas safety certificates
Let only Service - Comprehensive marketing, Finding a tenant, Obtaining references, Transfer of utilities, Administering and holding deposits as a stakeholder and in line with current legislation (if required), Managing the Inventory and Check in at the beginning of the tenancy, Managing the check-out process, Advising on all deposit deductions, Arranging a gas safety certificates
Other Fees and Charges
Inventory / Check In Inspection - Upon the landlords request, we will arrange for an independent inventory clerk to prepare an inventory for the property and agree with the tenant the check in appointment date and time. The costs for an Inventory / Check in inspection will vary depending on the size of the property and its level of furnishing, ranging from £174 to £246
Gas Safety Certificate - We will contact a registered engineer, arrange their visit to the property, and ensure delivery of the certificate. £78
Energy Performance Certificate - If instructed Oppida will arrange for an EPC on the landlord’s behalf. £75