Lettings

Sillars Properties have over 100 years’ experience in the local market with a team mainly born and bred in the Darlington area, in addition to an in house property maintenance service ensuring a prompt and effective maintenance response is given to all properties under management. When you choose us, you can be confident that you and your property are in safe hands.

This means that, whether you’re an investor or a landlord, we are able to focus on your needs and provide you with the top quality service you deserve. This key difference between Sillars Properties and other agencies also underpins our ability to provide a full in house service.

We recognise that finding the right tenant is essential to our landlords and invest time and effort into making genuine connections in all of our dealings to ensure that we achieve the right match. This professional approach, coupled with the 24hr availability of the Sillars Properties team - and including access to the latest in digital dashboard technology - has contributed to our reputation as a reliable, trustworthy company.

Sillars ServicesFully Managed Rent CollectionTenant Find 
Free To Let board – extremely distinctive and eye catching  x
Advertise in the local press, on our website and other property portal websites
Accompanied viewings
Take up references and credit checks of tenant(s) and guarantor where necessary
Draw up Tenancy Agreement
Arrrange utilities change over
Supply a comprehensive inventory of contents and condition with photographs (at an additional cost)  
Arrange all gas safety inspections annually and electrical safety checks where required (at an additional cost)  
Arrange gas safety inspections if required (there will be an additional charge for the safety check)  
Regular property inspections  
Update local Council with change of occupant  
Check in of tenants  
Check in/check out of tenants  
Collection of first months rent and deposit which is then forwarded to the landlord  
Collection of rents on a monthly basis  
Supply monthly statements to landlords to assist in the preparation of their accounts  
Tenancy renewal service to keep security of tenants and to “Avoid the Void” periods  
Deal with day to day problems    
Sort out any maintenance issues    
Free advice with any legal Tenancy issues    
Free service of Section 21 notices    
Free registration of Tenancy Deposits or bonds with accredited Scheme    

RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS

Sillars provides the following service options:

  • Tenant Find Only
  • Rent Collection Service
  • Full Management Service

Furthermore, our provision of an online personal dashboard equips Abode clients with the following information at the touch of a button:

  • Tenancy information
  • Current viewings and feedback
  • Website, portal and marketing statistics

If you would like more information about any of our residential lettings services, simply contact a member of our team on (01325) 523756, or visit our valuations page and fill in your details so that we can get back to you with what you need.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

When you turn to Sillars Properties for management, both you and your tenants can rely on us to help with any concerns, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This provision maintains great relations between all involved. It also leaves our landlords free of any associated stress, even from the most demanding of private tenants, and ensures that tenants always receive the expected level of professional care.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Sillars Properties can manage all of your property maintenance requirements, including refurbishment and renovation where required. We are also on call for everyday maintenance jobs and repairs.

No matter what the task, you will find that our team of skilled tradesmen offer a reasonably priced, competent and attentive service and understand the importance of this provision for both landlord and tenant. Simply call on us for qualified professionals in; roofing, carpentry, plumbing, heating, electrics, decorating and all types of flooring.

TENANT FEES

In order to provide clarity of the fees that are payable when applying to rent a property with Sillars Properties, we have created our tenant fee chart below which shows how our fees are calculated. Our tenant fees cover referencing, credit checking and tenancy agreement administration. These are due in addition to any rent and deposit that is detailed under the tenancy agreement.

ADMINISTRATION FEE FOR FIRST APPLICANT - £195 INCLUDING VAT
ADMINISTRATION FEE FOR EVERY ADDITIONAL APPLICANT - £60 INCLUDING VAT

This is charged per property.

GUARANTOR REFERENCING - £60 INCLUDING VAT

This is per guarantor (if applicable to your tenancy). All agency fee’s are non-refundable once a property application has been agreed.

DEPOSIT

When you choose to rent a property with Sillars, a security deposit usually equivalent to one month’s rent is required to be paid before the tenancy commences. This is subject to individual properties/landlord and in some cases, the security deposit may be a different amount. If this is the case, further details of this would be provided before application.

GUARANTORS

In some instances, your application may require a guarantor and you should be aware that this may not become apparent until referencing is conducted. Guarantor fees are only applicable if a guarantor is required.

When applying for a property with Sillars Properties, once we know the number of people applying for the property and your circumstances, we can confirm the total amount of fees that are applicable to your application. Please note: all fees, rent and deposit are inclusive of VAT.

Prior to applying for a property you will be provided with and asked to sign a fee declaration form which will be a full breakdown of all costs of charges relating to the tenancy.

Please note that all fees shown are inclusive of VAT at 20.0%. No VAT is payable on Rent or deposit payments.

Please contact us should have any questions.

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