Our friendly team of dedicated professionals are ready to provide you with expert advice and support you at all times.
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Booking a viewing is simple and can be done anytime online or over the phone. We’ll work around you in order to agree a suitable time.
We provide quality accommodation and ensure compliance with the latest legislation, regularly inspecting properties.
Holding Deposit (per tenancy): One week's rent. This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right- to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent under £50,000 per year): Five weeks' rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or over per year): Six weeks' rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Unpaid Rent: Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s): Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).
Variation of Contract (Tenant's Request):£50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Change of Sharer (Tenant's Request):£50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Early Termination (Tenant's Request): Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord's costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.
If you any questions on our fees, please ask a member of staff.
We will ask for your address history for the last three years and complete a credit check on each individual tenant. We will also require a reference from your existing Landlord or Letting Agent (if you are currently renting) as well as a written reference from your employer. If you are self-employed, we will ask for an accountant’s reference and most recent set of submitted accounts.
The lease you sign will be an Assured Shorthold, which means that you can stay in the property for the period of the lease (provided you meet all the obligations of the lease). If the landlord wishes to end the tenancy you will be given two months’ notice to quit the premises.
We have an obligation to conduct regular inspections of all tenanted accommodation. This is to ensure the property is not in need of repair, that you are looking after the property and discuss any problems you may be experiencing. You will be given notification when an inspection is due to be conducted.
In the event of maintenance being required please telephone us at the earliest possible time in order to minimise any problem that could subsequently arise. Trades persons will be alerted by the Agent and dependent upon the nature and urgency of the task will respond accordingly. Simple precautionary procedures should then be taken by the tenant to prevent any additional problem arising e.g. turn off water at the stopcock if necessary, isolate electric or gas supplies at the mains where required.
You cannot have any pets unless we have permission from the landlord/ourselves in writing. You must consult us prior to obtaining a pet and submit a written request to have a pet stating age/type/breed.
YES! You should consider taking out contents insurance to cover accidental damage to the Landlord’s contents, buildings, fixtures and fittings. The landlord is responsible for insuring the building.
The Deposit normally equates to 5 weeks rent and will be held throughout the tenancy in a government approved deposit scheme and will be returned at the end of the tenancy subject to the property being left in a good condition without any claim for potential damages beyond fair wear and tear.
As a tenant you are responsible for ensuring the rent is paid in full and on time. We have facilities to enable you to establish a standing order which will mean payments are paid directly from your bank to our designated account. You will need to cancel the standing order before leaving the property.
Utility bills, including Council Tax is your responsibility unless stated otherwise in the tenancy agreement. You will need to choose your supplier upon moving in and ensure accounts are closed when you vacate.
Once the Landlord has agreed to accept your application (subject to references and contract) we will ask for a holding deposit equating to one week’s rent. Upon successfully passing the referencing stage of the application, the holding deposit paid will count towards the total balance of rent and deposit owed before the tenancy start date. You risk losing your deposit in the event you provide inaccurate or misleading information on your application, fail a right to rent check, do not all reasonable steps to enter into a tenancy agreement or unilaterally withdraw your application.
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We have appointed Patrick James Propertys to manage the block of properties for us.
Damien and all his staff are very proffecional, helpful and friendly. Nothing is ever too much effort and they respond to any queries promptly and efficiently.
They always go out of their way way to help with anything that's needed and manage any maintenance issues very quickly.
I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for someone to manage their properties.
Reliable, great communication, and helpful staff! Thank you
We have a small property portfolio, and have been dealing with Damian - Patrick James for a number of years, after moving over from another agent. As a landlord it’s always good when you can rely on someone to offer you a service which is tailored to your pacific needs. Their one to one service is always on point, and are always available for advise and guidance when needed. A professional service is always on hand. From Exclusive property lets!
Patrick James Property was a bit of a lifesaver really. They sorted out my new contract for a studio space that I’d been renting for 5 years. Changes were due including a rent increase but they swiftly negotiated my contract so I could stay for another year.
Incredibly helpful, efficient and speedy with correspondence. Thank you so much!
I am a contractor working with this agency and I have to say that their customer service level is on really high level.
Never had issue with communication between myself and tenants through their fantastic team.
Always very supportive when issues arises.
Know few landlords that are using their services and haven’t heard bad word about them.
Strongly recommended if you are a tenant or a landlord. You will be in professional hands with this bunch.
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My wife and I were lucky enough to be able to buy property a few years ago that we converted into houses of multiple occupancy.
As new landlords we made almost every mistake in the book - partly as a result of not having good property management companies to assist us.
A friend introduced us to Patrick James Property, and we have never looked back.
The contrast between PJP and the other property management companies we had used previously is dramatic.
PJP’s Director Damian Rooney is wonderful to work with - handling some tricky received problems with great skill, expertise, aplomb, tact and courtesy, for example.
Damian employs skilled and personable staff who we give impressive service at PJP.
PJP has been excellent throughout the difficulties of the pandemic and we are thrilled to have them as our property managers.
There properties are clean and custom care is good... I'm really enjoying the house.
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I've worked with Patrick James Property Ltd for a number of years now, my company has rented commercial property though them, I have always found them very professional, efficient and very helpful. I am very happy to recommend them.
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