Abode have been Letting and Managing properties in the East London and Essex for over a decade.
We work with hundreds of happy Landlords who put their trust in us to guide them through the complex world of Letting with its ever changing laws, licencing and compliance.
So Why Abode?
The quality of the marketing is so important when renting your property. Our rental properties are all professionally photographed, include coloured floorplans and a detailed description and room sizes. Our portal marketing includes rightmove, Zoopla and On The Market giving you the widest possible coverage. Our Social Media is updated on a daily basis and includes Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Local magazines include the West Essex magazine and Woodford Life.
Your valuation will be carried out by one of our experienced valuation team. Local comparable properties, which have recently sold, or are currently being marketed, will be used to help you understand the process of the valuation.
Abode work under the strict rules and regulations of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA). We can be audited at any time to ensure that we and you are fully complying with current legal regulations. .
Abode will accompany all prospective tenants to your property including evenings and weekends. We are happy to hold a key on your property as this enables us to be far more flexible with the viewings and find you a tenant quickly.
Our Fantastic Team
Our team of experienced Letting Agents have been working in the industry for many years and work under the exacting standards of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents. If you are looking for a great letting agent in Woodford, a letting agent in Buckhurst Hill or a letting agent in South Woodford then contact one of our friendly team to discuss our range of letting and property management services.
Abode is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the Property Ombudsman and the Deposit Protection Service and abides by their strict codes of conduct, guaranteeing a professional service every step of the way. As a company, we also have Client Money Protection in place to safeguard your money from theft or misappropriation.
Keep up to date with our 24/7 dashboard MyPropertyFile. Check the status of your new tenancy, an outstanding maintenance job, your certifications or your rental statements. No more lost paperwork - everything you need is in one handy place.
Before a viewing takes place all tenants are rated for affordability and suitability. For example the number of working adults in a property, are they related, any pets etc.. Once a suitable tenant is found a holding deposit is taken whilst an independent referencing company is employed clarify the quality of the tenant.
When instructing Abode on a Rent collection or a Fully Managed Service we can guarantee your rental income and Legal Costs throughout the tenancy. Please speak to our Lettings Team for more details and Terms and conditions.
As a new an inexperienced landlord I've found Abode to be attentive, professional and approachable. They select their tenants carefully and try to ensure they fit the property and your needs.
Do I need permission to Let my property?
If there is an outstanding loan on the property, then you would need permission from your mortgage provider. With the recent introduction of HMO (house of multiple occupancy) licencing in the Borough of Redbridge may also mean that you need a special licence to let your property.
Who will do the viewings?
Abode will accompany each of the viewings unless agreed otherwise with the Landlord. Feedback should follow the next day by telephone call / email once the tenant and been contacted.
Can I meet the tenant?
Yes, of course. Some Landlords like to stay behind the scenes but if you would like to meet with the tenant then we can arrange this for you.
How do I know that the tenant is credit worthy?
Abode employ an independent referencing company who will carry out very detailed checks on the proposed tenant. These include employment checks, previous Landlord checks and credit checks.
How much Deposit will be held?
Generally, the deposit held will be four weeks rent. If there is to be a pet in the property or you require a higher deposit then a five week deposit can be taken.
Do I need an inventory?
We would always suggest that an independent inventory is carried out on the property. It will detail the condition of the property at the start point of tenancy and will assist in any claim to retain funds from the damage deposit should this be necessary.
When will I receive my rent?
Your rent is paid within 24hrs of receipt. This can alter slightly due to public holidays etc..
A detailed statement will show the rental payment, deductions or any other related costs.
What are your fees?
Our standard fees range from 10% inc vat for introduction of a tenant to 14% inc vat for Fully Managed. Our fees on Rent Collection and Fully Managed are collected monthly, so no upfront fees.
Get in touch
Call us on 0208 506 5858 or send us a message...