Our goal is to let your property in a timely manner to quality tenants, for the finest rental rates.

If you are a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid each and every month, without all of the normal stresses involved in letting out your property, then we are the right company for you.

We have expertise in handling multiple tenants in one property. We take meticulous care in sourcing the right tenants. Renting only to professionals in full-time employment as well as mature students. We organise all deposits and registrations.

By leasing your property to us, we guarantee that you will receive your rent promptly every month, direct from our bank account. That means, no more chasing late or missed payments, no more dealing with problematic tenants and no more rental voids. All utility bills will also be paid directly from our bank account.

What We Offer

Our aim is to improve the typical rental process and living experience for individual professionals. We provide modern, fully furnished rooms in houses across the UK, for a fixed monthly fee, including all bills, Wi-Fi and a fortnightly cleaning service.
We give Landlords total peace of mind, whilst maintaining their properties and guaranteeing their rental income.

Tenancies

Long term tenancy agreements.

Guaranteed Rent

Full rental payment every month.

Property Management

We are the sole point of contact for Property Management and Maintenance.

Property Maintenance

Minor maintenance issues are rectified in-house, with larger issues quoted.

Cleaning

Regular fortnightly cleaning service, attending to all bathrooms, communal living areas and kitchens.

Fully Furnished

We fully furnish all properties, at no cost to the Landlord.

How It Works

High Street Agent Alexander James Property

Monthly Rent

£1,250
£1,000

Annual Rent

£15,000
£12,000

MINUS

Typical void period 1.5 months:

£1,875
£0

Annual tenant finding fee 5%:

£750
£0

Annual management fee @ 12%:

£1,800
£0

Maintenance fee:

£1,500
£0

Inventory:

£100
£0

Annual Rent

£8,975

£12,000

Your Monthly Profit:

£748

£1,000

We rent the property directly from you, from one to five years or more and effectively become your tenants. If needed, we refurbish the property to the requirements of our clients. We then rent the rooms on an individual Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST’s) and take care of everything.

As we are your tenants, you will only ever have to deal directly with us. When renting a property there are of course a number of variables to consider. Too many hidden costs eat away at your monthly profit. At the end of the day you may ask yourself, ‘why am I doing it’?

We commence your guaranteed rent, as soon as the property is ready for letting. This could be from the day we sign the contract or as soon as any refurbishment is carried out, depending on what work is required.

We have operated both as landlord and agents for a long time and therefore, really understand the importance of selecting the best-quality tenants for the property. All of our tenants are professionals who are thoroughly vetted prior to moving in. We handle all tenant issues, removing any concerns regarding lost rent or potential damage, as from day one, these become our responsibility. 

We give, total peace of mind as you will never again have to worry about voids – a recent survey by ‘Spare Room’ showed that most properties have a void period of at least six weeks per year, so this is a significant factor.

We will take care of any legal obligations and can help you to comply with all current relevant legislation, ensuring everything is up to date. This includes Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Certification, furniture/fire regulations and smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.

As the owner of the property, you will be responsible for Building Insurance which usually includes an amount of contents insurance. A residential insurance will not be adequate and you will need either a ‘Buy-to-let Policy’ or a ‘Specialist HMO Policy. We have Public Liability Insurance. We advise our clients to purchase their own individual Contents Insurance.

We will pay a ‘one-month’ advance deposit to you, whilst taking a deposit from each of our clients, these are securely held in a Government-backed deposit protection scheme. We currently use DPS – Deposit Protection Service.

If a tenant should cause any damage to the property, funds will be used from their deposit for any necessary repairs.

We will organise a Gas Safe Inspection on your behalf and will be in attendance at the property to oversee the Inspection. This test is a legal requirement to ensure that all gas appliances within a property comply with regulations. It must be renewed annually and there are serious penalties for not having a valid certificate.

Alexander James Property will retain a copy of the original certificate, which will be forwarded to you for retention. 

Before we take control of your property, we will require 2 forms of proof of ID, together with proof of ownership of the property.

Before we take over control of the property, you may choose to obtain an Inventory from an independent company.

Alternatively, we can arrange this for you, if you prefer.

We carry out regular inspections and deal promptly and efficiently with any issues as they arise, ensuring we maintain a good working relationship with all our clients. 

We will take care of the management of all maintenance jobs, large or small, on your behalf. We will obtain your prior permission before any major work is carried out and keep you informed throughout the process. You will receive full invoices for your tax records. Alternatively, you can choose to use your own tradesmen if you prefer.

We understand the importance of Customer Service and want you to be completely satisfied at all times. If you are not happy with any aspect of our service, we will endeavour to deal with your complaint in a timely, efficient and professional manner.

Should you decide for any reason to terminate the agreement between us, we will require a minimum of six months notice. This is because we may have just signed a tenant up on a six-month AST, and we would want to ensure that we can return the property to you in vacant possession.

If there is ever a time when we have to remove a tenant via the Court process (it has never happened to us yet), we will take care of the whole procedure and keep you updated of proceedings, if required. Please be assured, this process would not affect your monthly payments.

Some Landlords have initially declined our services, as they can’t see where we would make our money, and their own experience has taught them how tough this industry can be. So how do we do it?

The monthly rent we pay you may be slightly lower than high-street Agents, however, the benefits and guarantees that Alexander James Property offer, more than compensate for the difference, so that your income actually increases. We take complete responsibility for the management of your property and the various risks involved, while you receive guaranteed rental income for the duration of our contract.

Our profit is the difference. Simple.