Lettings

At Michael Antony we understand the importance of maximising your rental income and placing reliable Tenants into your property. 

We provide accurate and achievable rental valuations  and informed advice on how to obtain the best possible return for your investment.  

Our Lettings team can offer a range of services and advice to Landlords, are fully compliant and up-to-date with the latest regulations and are members of the Property Ombudsman Redress Scheme (TPO).

We can also provide information with regards to Landlord Insurance and provide details of a Financial Advisor who is happy to give free impartial Mortgage advice. 

We offer 3 levels of service:

Fully Managed

Rent Collection Service

Tenant Find only

Advertise only

Our fees are very competitive but should you receive a more favourable rate from another Agency then please call us and we will be happy to discuss.  We also offer favourable rates when landlords rent multiple properties through Michael Antony.

Please click here for information about our service levels and fees

 

 

TENANTS

When looking for a property to rent you will find our knowledgeable Lettings Team to be approachable, straight forward and easy to deal with.  If you are new to the “Lettings scene” or would like any information with regards to the process then please give us a call and we will be happy to help.

Register

If you would like to be kept up to date with new properties we have available to rent then you can contact us via the Register Page on this website, by phoning or calling into our welcoming office at 49-50 New Road, SN15 1HL.  Once registered you will receive email alerts and be amongst the first to receive details of the latest properties matching your requirements.

Tenant Information

Holding Fees:

To secure a property and take it off the market we take a holding fee which is the equivalent of 1 week's rent. This sum will be put towards your final balance when you move into a property.

Putting Forward Your Offer:

Once you have paid your holding fee, your offer will be put forward to our Landlord.  In most cases, this offer should be acceptable and you will be able to proceed with your application.  If the Landlord rejects our offer we will refund your monies in full.  (Please note that if YOU decide NOT to proceed with the Tenancy or if  you fail the referencing process due to having given false or misleading information then the Holding Deposit is not returnable)

 

 

For properties in England, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 means that in addition to rent. lettings agents can only charge tenants (or anyone acting on the tenant's behalf) the following permitted payments:

 

  • Holding deposits (a maximum of 1 week's rent)
  • Deposits (a maximum deposit of 5 weeks' rent for annual rent below £50,000, or 6 weeks' rent for annual rental of £50,000 and above)
  • Payments to change a tenancy agreement eg. change of sharer (capped at £50 or, if higher, any reasonable costs)
  • Payments associated with early termination of a tenancy (capped at the landlord's loss or the agent's reasonably incurred costs)
  • Utilities, communication services (eg. telephone, broadband), TV licence and council tax
  • Interest payments for the late payment of rent (up to 3% above Bank of England's annual percentage rate)
  • Reasonable costs for replacement of lost keys or other security devices
  • Contractual damages in the event of the tenant's default of a tenancy agreement, and 
  • Any other permitted payments under the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

Tenant Protection:

In addition to publishing relevant fees, lettings agents are also required to publish details of:

  • the redress scheme they are a member of, and
  • the name of the approved or designated Client Money Protection scheme they are a member of.