Our Services

Residential Sales

Choosing your estate agent is vital in ensuring not only that you achieve the best possible price but also that your sale goes through as smoothly as possible.  As our testimonials prove, we deliver the highest possible standard of service at a competitive fee level which is why we stand out from the crowd. We are committed to delivering a high level of expertise, customer service, and attention to detail to the marketing of sales and rental property in and around Henfield so let our friendly approach help your move to be as stress-free as possible.

 

  • Prominent High Street office with experienced and professional staff with a wealth of local knowledge
  • Extensive marketing not only on our own web site but also Rightmove, On the Market and The Guild of Property Professionals. 
  • Comprehensive database of applicants waiting to buy.
  • Professional marketing material and sales particulars with colour photographs and floor plans.
  • Member of the Property Ombudsman Scheme as a licenced agent.
  • Personally appointed local member of The Guild of Property Professionals.
  • NAEA and BSc (Hons) qualified staff.

 

 

Commercial Sales and Lettings

 

As well as our residential sales, we also deal with various commercial units either for sale or on long term rents.  We have extensive dealings with the Henfield Business Park which consist of small and large light industrial units which are mainly available for rent but also occasionally for sale. We also act for many commercial landlords in the renting of shops within Henfield’s High Street and the surrounding area.

 

Mortgage and Insurance

 

Offering the complete mortgage service for the property purchaser. 

 

Stevens Financial Services will help you achieve your financial goals in a totally confidential manner. Our objective is to give you the most suitable advice possible, based on the information willingly provided. This will incorporate pensions, lump sum investments, regular savings, Trusts, life assurance, critical illness cover, income protection, mortgage arrangements and investment management. We are able to access the whole marketplace to provide bespoke solutions to meet your needs. We can select from a vast number of life and pension companies to provide you with the most appropriate plan and arrangements for each individual element of your financial objectives.

 

We offer a full range of financial services advice, combining the friendly, personal service of a local business with the backup arising from our membership of a national network of independent financial advisors. Initially, when calling, please ask for Stephen Eames who, as proprietor, will be able to help with your enquiry.

 

MAQ and Dip FA qualified.

 

 

Residential Lettings and Management

 

Here at Stevens we also offer a comprehensive letting service as well as full property management service.  We advertise all of our available property on not only on our own website but also Rightmove and On the Market.

 

  • Tenant Vetting.  All Stevens tenants are thoroughly screened before a tenancy is agreed to determine their suitability and their ability to meet the requirements of the Tenancy Agreement. They are carefully interviewed and references taken from employers and previous landlords; we also carry out an ID and credit check.
  • Tenancy Agreements:  Our Tenancy Agreements comply with the housing act (or contract law if it is a company let); are written in plain English; are easy to understand, contain no unfair terms or conditions, and comply with the Office of Fair Trading recommendations. They are designed to fully protect your rights as a landlord and are subject to regular review to take account of new legislation.
  • Buy to Let Advice:  When it comes to buy-to-let advice, we will be completely impartial. We have an excellent understanding of the buy-to-let market generally and locally, and will be able to advise you on the many important factors involved, such as location; how much to spend; how much rental income to expect; how to prepare your property for rent and present it in the best light; and all your legal responsibilities as a landlord.
  • Inventories: A detailed and accurate inventory is one of the most important documents you will need when letting your property, especially with the introduction of the Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation, which makes this document an essential part of the lettings process. Our detailed Inventory and schedule of condition is prepared by highly qualified and experienced Inventory Clerks and provides a comprehensive record of the contents as well as the condition of the property on check in and check out.

 

  • Considering letting your property? Consider the following…

•  Obtaining consent to let

•  Notifying Utility companies

•  Property Decoration

•  Appliances to provide

•  Furnished/Unfurnished

•  Gardens

•  Legislation

•  Tax

•  Insurances

•  Preparing your property

•  Inventories

•  Rent Guarantee Insurance

 

 

  • Letting a property is serious business:  Your property is a valuable asset that, over time, should prove to be a rewarding investment. To achieve these rewards, you should seek the services of a professional agent who will maximise your return and make the whole process as stress free as possible. The considerations may seem daunting, but that’s where you can rely on us.

 

  • Full Management Service:

•  Advertising and marketing using local advertising and Internet based sites such as Right   Move.

•  Applicant matching meeting your criteria with Professional Tenant referencing

•  Arrange full Inventory and Schedule of Condition to be carried out. *

•  Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements prepared and Tenants Deposit registered with DPS.

•  Collection and payment of rent receipts using BACS, forwarding a monthly statement via e-mail (post if preferred).

•  Arranging minor running repairs to the property which fall within the spend limit set.

•  Regular inspections of the property with full written details of maintenance or issues arising from our visit.

•  Monitoring and arranging of all Safety Certificates required such as Annual Gas Safety.

•  Monitoring and arranging of Tenancy renewals for further fixed terms. *

•  Issuing of Section 21 notice requiring vacant possession when appropriate.

•  Upon request provide full details of account information for end of year accounts.

Rent Collection Service

•  Applicant matching meeting your criteria with Professional Tenant referencing

•  Arrange full Inventory and Schedule of Condition to be carried out *

•  Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements prepared and Tenants Deposit registered with the DPS.

•  Collection and payment of rent receipts using BACS, forwarding a monthly statement via   e-mail (post if preferred).

•  Monitoring and arranging of all Safety Certificates required such as Annual Gas Safety.

•  Monitoring and arranging of Tenancy renewals for further fixed terms.*

•  Issuing of Section 21 notice requiring vacant possession when appropriate.

•  Upon request provide full details of account information for end of year accounts.

 

  • Introductory Service:

•  Applicant matching meeting your criteria with Professional Tenant Referencing.

•  Arrange full Inventory and Schedule of Condition to be carried out.*

•  Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements prepared.

•  Collection of first month’s rent and Deposit and setting up standing order from Tenants bank accounts.

•  Forward initial rent payment with full statement and copy of Tenancy Agreement.

•  Register Tenants deposit with DPS.

•  Monitoring and arranging Tenancy renewals for further fixed terms.*

•  Issuing of Section 21 notice requiring vacant possession when appropriate.*

 

  • Price Structure:

•  Management, Rent Collection or Introductions

•  Full Management 10%

•  Rent Collection 8%

•  Introductory Service 50% of the first month’s rent (min fee £400)

 

  • Tenancy Renewals

•  £50 for 6 months

•  £70 for over 6 months

 

  • Rent Insurance

•  £125 for 6 months

•  £200 for 12 months

 

  • Administration Charges (Includes a full detailed Inventory and Deposit Registration Fee)

•  £120 for two bedroom properties or below

•  £150 for three bedroom properties or above

•  £180 for five bedrooms or above

 

Check Out Charges

•  Studio/1 Bedroom £70

•  2 Bedrooms £85

•  3 Bedrooms £100

•  4 Bedrooms £115

•  Additional Rooms (per room)

 

 All prices are subject to VAT.  All items marked with * are chargeable.

 

 Contact us:

1 Bishop Croft, High St, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9DA

Telephone: 01273 492141

Fax: 01273 494614

sales@stevens-estates.co.uk  Emily@stevenslettings.co.uk

 

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