Harry Albert Lettings & Estates was set up by Andrew Hill, managing director, in response to the poor treatment of tenants and the increasing number of rogue agents and landlords, particularly larger agents. After the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), National Association of Letting Agents (NALS) and the United Kingdom Association of Letting Agents (UKALA), part of the National Landlords Association (NLA) appeared to fail to take any action against those larger agents setting a bad example and ruining the private rented sector for tenants and good agents and landlords. We felt there had to be a better way and decided we should set a good example.
Some letting and estate agents in Leicester charge tenants upwards of £600 to a single tenant to move into a property with one agent we discovered in Leicester charging £900 for two tenants to move into a property. The landlord fees are worse! For example, a popular local property management company charges landlords £60 just to reject an unsuitable applicant for your property. So, the choice would be yours; have a tenant who has failed their vetting process or doesn’t meet your criteria or you can pay them to find you a suitable tenant, even though you’ve already paid for that service! If we were to really moan about the extortionate agency fees that are charged by many agents, it’s the yearly renewal fees charged to both tenants and landlords. You pay your agent to manage your property and each year, you’re lumped with a bill that you and your tenant can either pay or risk the agent attempting to evict the tenant, this leads to homelessness and a poor view of the private rented sector.
We don’t believe in silly fees. If you pay us to find you a tenant, we will find you a suitable tenant without any charges to reject a tenant. If you pay us to manage your property, you’ll never be charged a renewal fee. Agents who charge these fees, in our opinion, are greedy and the cause of the tenant fee ban. As a result of the greed exhibited by our competitors, your costs as a landlord is increasing dramatically. We’re determined, therefore, to treat our clients fairly, this includes both landlords and tenants living in Leicester, this means:
- No excess, unnecessary fees that should be included as part of the management agreement.
- No fees to renew your contract (whether its the management agreement between Harry Albert Lettings & Estates and the landlord or the tenancy agreement), why would we charge you to extra to continue being our customer? It’s not economically viable.
- We will always strive to maximise your return on investment, we will do this by charging affordable fees and ensuring we find reliable tenants who will pay the rent on time, every time.
- We will do our best to protect our clients interest (this includes both landlords and tenants), this will include keeping you informed of legislative updates and recommended various products, including insurance products such as rent guarantee to make sure your rent is paid in the event the tenant fails to pay their rent, and deposit replacement schemes to make your property more attractive to tenants, to name a couple.
Harry Albert Lettings & Estates are a truly progressive, dynamic, and exceptional letting and estate agency in Leicester, based in Belgrave. We specialise in lettings, property management and sales in Leicester and surrounding areas and we possess a strong desire to serve our landlord and vendor clients, as well as buyers and tenants through providing excellent independent lettings and estate agency services.
We are quick to adapt and have been recognised for our fair treatment of our clients and our commitment to good practices and ensuring our clients are informed of legislative changes and keep up with their individual obligations and we have been nominated for Agency of the Year 2018.
We’re experts in the local area and an integral part of the community we serve, we have built a strong reputation with our customers, local businesses, employers and we are well respected by Leicester City Council for our efforts to alleviate homelessness with our charity of choice being Leicester YMCA who provide housing for more than 100 young people at any one time, the charity is close to our director’s heart as he lived there during his years of homelessness when he was sixteen years old. We are well-recognised in Leicester, especially Belgrave, Narborough Road and the West end of Leicester and Aylestone.
We are frequently recognised in national and local media for our transparent, caring, client-centered approach and our fair fees coupled with our strong reputable, friendly teams and our outstanding successes as a result. We are upheld as professionals in our industry who achieve maximum results and as a consequence, our business continues to thrive.
We always try to “Go the extra mile” for our clients, and it is this and all the above that sets us apart from other agents. If you want the best agent in your area, then look no further.
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