Landlords

Your property is undoubtedly one of your largest and most valuable assets. It is therefore essential that you believe and trust in the company that you instruct to manage your property.

Elms Price & Co is an independently owned company who have been trading since 1990. As a local company we firmly believe that service is the foundation of any successful business. Our aim is to provide our Landlords with an excellent service that will give peace of mind and a trouble free tenancy.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism and experience. Our staff regularly attend training courses to keep updated of changes in the law and procedures that occur in the ever changing world of the rental market. We also subscribe to Letting Industry publications to help us keep abreast of industry developments and changes. Our flexibility allows us to adapt quickly and offer tailor made solutions.

We cover Colchester, Wivenhoe and immediate surrounding areas. We are members of the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), SafeAgent, Property Ombudsman and have client money protection insurance, so if anything were to happen to the company, your money is insured.

The majority of our business comes from repeat business, recommendations and referrals.

Summary of Services

  • Properties marketed within one day of appointment.
  • Subscribe to the major web portals and local paper advertising on a weekly basis.
  • One of the only local letting companies that offer floor-plans at no cost (subject to Terms & Conditions).
  • Professional independent references taken which include employment, landlord, County Court Judgments, Bankruptcy and risk score
  • 6 weeks deposit required, registered with Deposit Protection Service.
  • One of the few agents that insist tenants must have insurance to cover accidental damage to the Landlord’s contents.
  • Professional independent inventory company used.
  • Meter readings taken with advise to service providers and Council Tax. Also on check-out.
  • Quarterly property inspections with reports sent
  • All contractors have professional insurance and have worked for us for several years.
  • 24 Hour emergency contact number for electricians, plumbers, gas contractors and locksmith.
  • No arbitrage on any maintenance bills, or 'hidden' costs.
  • No charge for check-in, check-out or deposit registration fees.
  • Staff skilled in negotiation of maintenance problems and deposit disputes.

Summary of Charges

Introduction Only

100% plus VAT of the first month’s rent

Introduction & Full Management

85% plus VAT of the first month’s rent, inclusive of rent protection.

10% plus VAT of rent per month

Inventory

£120.00 plus VAT

Energy Performance Certificate (E.P.C.)

£85.00 plus VAT

Renewal fee

50% plus VAT of the first month’s rent

We offer free rent protection policies, subject to Terms and Conditions, for all managed properties which cover loss of rent, legal fees for eviction and rent for up to two months when vacant possession is obtained. This is a rare occurrence but should always be considered when renting your property.