Our Services

Full Management Service, Letting Only Service, Tailored Services, UK Wide Network

We have an enviable reputation for providing property management services which are professional, cost-effective, efficient and trouble free. Several of our landlords entrust us to manage multiple properties for them, and in some cases their entire property portfolio. If you are looking to maximise your return on investment with smooth running tenancies, managed for optimum performance and in compliance with the various landlord and tenant laws, we are your local specialists. Contact us if you currently own, or intend to purchase, residential property to let within twenty miles of Braintree.

No Hidden Extras | NO LET - NO FEE


Full Management Service

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This service is suitable for Landlords who do not reside locally, and for those who would rather not deal directly with Tenants. Engaging Acorn Property Management as managing agents of your residential property relieves you from many of the day-to-day issues associated with letting properties - We are experienced at providing cost effective management of tenants and tenancies, and as appropriate, arranging property maintenance, repairs and replacements. Ask about our Special Offer.

  • FREE rental valuation of your property and advice as required
  • FREE inventory and schedule of condition to include a video record

The Full Management Service includes;

PLUS

  • Collecting and processing of rental payments payable by the tenant monthly in advance, crediting your nominated bank account (less our agreed monthly management fee and any maintenance costs) and sending you a detailed rental statement on a monthly basis with copies of any maintenance invoices where applicable.
  • Dealing with rent arrears in an appropriate manner within the confines of our Management Agreement and the tenancy agreement. Rent Guarantee and Legal Expenses cover is recommended to cover such risks, which is available through this agency.
  • If required, paying regular outgoings relating to the property from rental payments upon written authority by the Landlord.
  • During the tenancy carrying out periodic property visits by an independent property inspector including a pre-checkout visit by the agency which is conducted approximately two weeks before the end of a tenancy in order to monitor the condition of the property and the performance of the tenant in accordance with their contractual obligations, sending you a full report of our findings and writing to the tenants where appropriate.
  • We will arrange any necessary day to day repairs to the property or contents of the property.  Minor repairs will be dealt with at our discretion. Where major works are necessary Acorn Property Management will obtain quotations and seek landlord's prior approval for such expenditure unless immediate action is required. We use trusted and approved trades people to carry out maintenance and unlike many letting agents all discounts we receive from contractors are passed on directly to the landlords, therefore saving our landlords a substantial sum of money.
  • Towards the end of the tenancy, we will liaise with the Tenant and Landlord regarding a renewal of the tenancy or arrange to check them out as applicable
  • If the tenant is moving out we will re-advertise the property for re-letting and continue the process with the minimum of vacant periods to ensure that you receive the optimum return from your property

Letting Only Service

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This service is suitable for Landlords who reside locally and have experience of managing tenants and tenancies and are comfortable arranging maintenance, repairs and replacements at the property.
  • FREE rental valuation of your property and advice as required
  • FREE video inventory
The Letting Only Service includes; 
  • Visiting you at your property, providing a rental valuation and giving advice as required
  • Marketing your property. With our excellent contacts in personnel departments of various companies we usually have a range of quality tenants waiting. We also undertake advertising as necessary. For example:
    • Print media: local papers, magazines, leaflets, traditional flag boards, Leisure Guides, Yellow Pages, Thompson Directory. We are also taking part in the Staff Discounts UK/NHS staff benefit scheme.
       
    • Online directories: yell.com, thompsonlocal.com, and various other leading web sites e.g. rightmove.co.uk - the UK's number one property web site, LettingSearch, PrimeLocation, PropertyFinder, Zoopla, FindaProperty and our site www.acornpropertymgt.co.uk, to name a few.
       
  • Selecting suitable tenants for your property and accompanying prospective tenant applicants to view the property, leading to the introduction and vetting of a prospective tenant, dealing with negotiations.
  • Obtaining and evaluating references, credit and identification checks as appropriate. This proving satisfactory, we will then go ahead and prepare an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and Inventory and Schedule of Condition if required.
  • Arranging signature of the Tenancy Agreement by both Landlord and Tenant. With your written authority we are able to sign the Tenancy Agreement on your behalf.
  • Collecting the first advance rental and security deposit from the tenant.  These will be credited to the Landlord less our agreed fee.  It is then your responsibility to place the security deposit into an appropriate government authorised tenancy deposit scheme, for more information please visit www.direct.gov.uk/tenancydeposit or call the leaflet line on 0845 609 0696
  • Checking the tenant into the property against the inventory where applicable, handing over keys, taking relevant meter readings and obtaining signatures
  • Passing onto the tenant a prepared standing order mandate for processing of future rental payments directly into the landlords nominated bank account on a monthly basis
  • Advising and assisting in the transfer of gas, electricity, water and council accounts into the tenant's name
  • Sending the Landlord the originals of important tenancy documentation with Tenant contact information
  • Sending the Tenants a letter giving them contact details for the relevant utility companies and the opening meter readings taken on the day of the check-in, the Landlords contact details, information regarding Tenants Contents Insurance and any other relevant information following the check-in
  • Sending a renewal notification to both Landlord and Tenant
IMPORTANT: With the Letting Only Service, Tenancy Management, Property
Maintenance and Rent collection remain the Landlords responsibility.


Tailored Services

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We maintain a flexible attitude and are usually able to adapt to a Landlords specific requirements. If the above services do not quite provide the package of services your seek, please tell us what you need, and we will do our best to tailor services to meet your individual circumstances.

Example services offered to Letting Only Clients:

Inventory reports, Checkout reports and Property visit reports are prepared by an experienced independent inventory company that we employ on your behalf;

    Inventory Report   Checkout Report
         
Studio
 
£60
 
£60
1 bed
 
£75
 
£75
2 bed
 
£85
 
£85
3 bed
 
£95
 
£95
4 bed
 
£120
 
£120
5 bed
 
£TBA
 
£TBA

Property Visit   £35 Per Visit Report
Maintenance   £20 Arrangement fee per visit
Updates to Inventory   £30 Following check out by Acorn Property Management

UK-Wide Network

In addition to our local Services, we are part of a UK-Wide Network of associated, but independent Letting and Managing Agents. This enables us to offer an efficient national relocation service to both individuals and corporate clients within the UK, and for those a little further away.