Landlords FAQs

All types – but normally properties with a minimum of 2 bedrooms. They can be with or without a garden or parking and the property doesn’t have to be in good condition, although it should be to a standard that a tenant can move in. If you’re unsure whether your property fits the bill, why not contact us to find out more.

Once we have visited your property, within 24 hours we will make you a fair offer based on market conditions in your area. The price we agree to will be the price we pay for the duration of the contract, regardless of what happens to the market. If the property is vacant, we could be signing contracts and preparing the property for letting.

Not necessarily. We are happy to take on fully furnished, part-furnished and completely unfurnished properties. If any furnishings are below our standard, we will require you to remove them from the property and we will replace with new, modern furnishings.  This will obviously be reflected in the offer we make on your property.

We will set up a monthly standing order direct to your bank account for the agreed rent. The transfer will be made on the same day every month for the duration of the contract.
We don’t take fees from landlords. Nor do we charge tenant finder fees or the usual sky-high management fees. We make our profit from the difference between what the customer pays us and what we pay you.

Yes that’s not a problem. We can take on one or 20 houses from you, provided they meet our criteria.

Of course and when you recommend a friend, we pay you a referral bonus of £200 per property that we take on.

Some landlords are put off by the idea of multiple tenants in their property, as they believe the house will suffer more ‘wear and tear’. This just isn’t true when letting to Alexander James Property. At the end of the contract term, the property will be returned in either the same condition as it was received, or in most cases, to an even higher standard.

This has never happened to us for two main reasons. First, we only allow working professionals or mature/postgraduate students to rent the property; and second, we regularly inspect the house to make sure the property is kept in great condition.

As the landlord, you will still be responsible for all the usual repairs and safety checks, the difference is we will manage it for you. We can arrange everything for you, or you can use your own trades people. If we are initiating any work, we always provide a written quote for larger maintenance work and await approval before proceeding. 

No, we are essentially now your tenants. We deal with all of our clients, phone calls, emails, viewings and meetings etc. We do all the legwork for you, so you can sit back and relax.

We will cover the cost to get it fixed immediately, and then we will charge our client. You would only be responsible for normal landlord maintenance, i.e. gas safety check, PAT tests on your electrical appliances, maintaining the hot water system, radiators and water systems etc. Our contract will state clearly our full responsibilities, along with yours.

That’s our problem – not yours. This very rarely happens in reality, but when it does, we cover the cost and you receive your full rent on time.

Once we take over the tenancy at the property, if you don’t want to, you wouldn’t have to set foot in the house again until the end of our contract. Of course, if you wanted to inspect the property, that’s fine. We will pay you the agreed rent each month via standing order, and we will give you updates on inspections and any maintenance required, including gas safety checks. We take all the hassle out of being a landlord, no more tenant issues, no more voids and no missing rents – just guaranteed monthly rent and total peace of mind.