We aim to deliver a comprehensive service tailored to meet the needs of our individual clients. We have three levels of competitive commission rates for Sole, Joint & Multiple agency agreements.
High quality sales brochures are produced for all our properties which will be sent to you for approval. These are produced in full colour with internal & external photographs of your property. Floorplans and Energy Performance Certificates are arranged and included in our sales brochures.
We have a prominent office location opposite Hampton Court BR station where hundreds of passers-by regularly view our attractive double fronted window display. Your property will be displayed using colour photography & flat screen LCD monitors to maximise impact to potential buyers.
In addition to our own website full property details are displayed on many other leading property portals to include Zoopla.co.uk, Globrix.com, Primelocation.com, OnTheMarket, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent & many more!
Viewings are strictly by prior appointment and we will be happy to accompany prospective purchasers where required. We will keep you regularly updated with feedback from viewing arranged. We aim to do this within 24 hours.
We will provide you with regular updates from the day of instruction through to exchange of contracts. You will be given feedback from all viewings and all offers made on your property will first be communicated to you by telephone and confirmed in writing. Once under offer we ensure that our clients receive a superb service with price negotiation, monitoring and maintaining the sales process through to completion ensuring close liaison with all parties within the sales chain. Our fully computerised sales support service monitors the sale of your home from start to finish.
On request we can provide recommendations for a range of local services to include solicitors, surveyors and removal companies.
Through our association with an Independent Mortgage company – Oakhill Independent Financial Services, we are able to offer independent financial advice from the whole market availability including mainstream and more specialised lending, bridging and commercial finance, commercial & household insurance, business protection & other linked services. Contact us for further information or www.oakhillifs.com – quoting Barons.
We have an association with MAP Chartered surveyors who provide a comprehensive range of professional surveys to include mortgage valuations, homebuyer and structural surveys, party wall advice, lease extensions, matrimonial valuations & more…Contact us for further information or www.mapsurveyors.co.uk – quoting Barons.
We will be building on overseas portfolio to include destinations in Europe & more exotic locations further afield. In some established & emerging markets property values have decreased by up to 50% due to developers needing to reduce stock & distressed sales needing to be sold by the banks. Now is an ideal time to consider that overseas investment or holiday home.
Our experienced letting department provides three levels of service to meet your requirements – Introduction Only, Part Management or Full Management. We aim to provide a very personal service for all our clients.
We offer a free valuation service with advice for how to prepare your property for prospective tenants. The property can be let furnished or unfurnished however the property should include curtains/carpets (where applicable) and the kitchen must have white goods. During our market appraisal we will be happy to advise you in more detail concerning furnishing your property. All maintenance issues should be addressed and the décor should be of a good standard.
High quality brochures are produced for all our properties which will be sent to you for approval. These are produced in colour with internal & external photographs of your property. Floorplans and Energy Performance Certificates are arranged and included in our brochures. Combined with traditional marketing methods our computerised technology ensures that we can let your property quickly. Your property will be uploaded to leading property websites to include Zoopla.co.uk, Primelocation.com and Onthemarket. We will circulate details via email, sms and post and your property will be added to our double fronted window display with flat screen LCD monitors.
When a suitable tenant has been found we will negotiate the price on your behalf and reference ingoing tenants to include a credit check, bank reference, employers reference and previous landlord reference.
Barons will provide the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement which breaks down the terms and conditions of the tenancy as well as protecting your right of tenure and possession within the scope of the law. Whilst preparing the contract we can also add any specific clauses requested that protect your personal interest.
All properties let by Barons require a Gas Safety Certificate (under the gas safety regulations 1994). We can arrange for a GAS SAFE engineer to check all gas appliances in the property in advance of the tenancy commencing. An Electrical condition report is also required for all Let properties – Barons can also arrange this on your behalf.
Barons are members of my deposits which is a government authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme. This scheme adheres to all mandatory legislation related to the protection of deposits during a tenancy.
We always recommend that the property is professionally cleaned before the commencement of the tenancy and our agreements make it a provision that all outgoing tenants must pay for the property to be professionally cleaned at the end of the tenancy. We also strongly advise all our landlords to have a professional inventory prepared, thus minimising any unnecessary complications at the end of the tenancy. This can be arranged for by us on your behalf.
We have a fully computerised lettings support system monitoring your property within the framework of the service you have opted for. We can also supply the following services:
- Deposit Protection Scheme
- Video Inventory Service
- Transferring of utility and council tax into Tenants Name
- Periodic inspections of your property
- Liaising with you, the tenant & tradesmen over urgent repairs and maintenance
- Instructing tradesmen in your absence
- Providing recommendations for all tradesmen including plumbers, electricians, gas engineers and handymen.
Income from letting a property is taxable under English Law and is assessed after deduction of a number of outgoings from the gross rent received. Landlords are advised to complete an annual self assessment return or to instruct an accountant to compile this from them. More detailed information regarding taxation is available at www.hmrc.gov.uk
If you live overseas by law we have to deduct tax at the basic rate from monthly rental payments and pass this onto the Inland Revenue. There are however a number of situations whereby landlords living abroad can apply for exemption. Information regarding this can be found at www.hmrc.gov.uk
We are happy to provide free market valuations without obligation and advise on all aspects of marketing your home for both sales and lettings. Our valuation service aims to recommend the right market price for your property and discuss the level of service you require within your given time frame.
We recommend both local well established solicitors, conveyancers and other firms depending on you requirements and budget.
Through our connection with to Paragon and Rent4Sure we can provide a range of insurances for landlords and tenants to include rental protection, smart deposits & building and contents insurance - www.fccparagon.com, www.rent4sure.co.uk/home
Recommendations can be provided for local removal companies.
We can supply a full school list published by Elmbridge Borough Council should you require one.
We can help provide names of local tradesmen for all aspects of property maintenance to include architects, electricians, plumbers, gas engineers, builders, handymen and damp & timber specialists.