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Residential Management

Residential Sales & Lettings

For over a century, Willmotts have been providing a dependable service with an  enthusiastic team, ready to deliver a rich array of knowledge and expert advice. We manage property throughout the Greater London area and beyond. From individual houses to large portfolios. Our Service can be tailored to suit you, our services cover:

Full Property Management

We take pride in the property management service we offer our landlords. Not only does it ensure the smooth running and proven longevity of the tenancies, in addition it ensures that properties are maintained to a high specification and at a reasonable cost.


We will advise on everything from creating tenancies, pre- and post-refurbishments, advising utilities services, and general maintenance work through to collecting rent, paying service charges and dealing with renewals and terminations. Our management service is all encompassing from the most minor element to a to full scale refurbishment and we also have a 24 hour emergency service available for tenants for out of hours problems.


Property management forms a core element of our business and we have maintained properties for a variety of landlords including; family trust funds, private investors; homeowners who are temporarily relocating and property investment companies. A vast majority of our clients have been with us for decades and wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else.


In fact, we’ll deal with absolutely everything so that you can enjoy an optimal return on your investment.

Property Maintenance

Whether you require a builder, plumber, electrician, locksmith, painter/decorator, gardener, gas engineer, carpenter etc., we will oversee and ensure that the work is completed promptly, professionally and at a reasonable cost. All of our contractors are vetted, trustworthy private companies with whom we have conducted business for many years and as a safe guard we ensure they carry a suitable Public Liability insurance in the event it is required.


We can deal with anything from a dripping tap or to a full blown refurbishment. As a landlord you can be as involved or as removed from the day to day issues as you wish, we will tailor our management to suit your specific needs.

Investment Advice

We can help you in the sale or purchase of all types of residential investments and development opportunities. We have a huge amount of experience that enables us to secure the right investment opportunities for you at the right price.


Much of our business today is acquiring properties on behalf of retained clients. We use our knowledge across all property sectors, our strong bonds with landlords and other agencies to match an investor's specific needs, factoring in risk, asset management and return.


In close partnership with our commercial agency department and  professional valuation department we can offer advice on value enhancement. Facilitating re-structuring of leases, implementation of rent reviews & lease renewals and substantial property management work puts us in a unique position with existing and new clients to offer an all-encompassing advice on strategic acquisition and disposal of such property. Close liaison with agency and professional teams ensures we can deliver an all-round service, which is second to none.


We live and breathe the properties we advise our clients to buy. Our knowledge of the market and anything that impacts upon investor return, enables us to form a clear and proactive asset strategy. When it comes to sales, we know our markets in depth, we know what investors are looking for and allows us to provide clear, bespoke strategies to maximise both asset performance and appeal to likely buyers.


We have installed a uniquely personal culture, fostered throughout the firm’s 159 year existence and in addition have forged relationships with clients which have been nurtured over decades. You too can benefit in the same manner by initially contacting,


William Taper
Telephone: 020 8222 9904
Email: w.taper@willmotts.com

Litigation Support

In the unlikely event you require assistance in either terminating a lease or obtaining vacant possession of your investment, we could assist with providing litigation support.  This would enable your lawyer to look at the relevant notices that may have been served and provide a clear indication of a timeline to obtain possession. If so required we can also act as the third party in negotiations for a surrender.

 

As litigation is a very complex and involved element of the law we can provide an overview of the circumstance and direction as what may be required. We have also negotiated special rates with a number of local firms of lawyers to assist in this matter. 


We are able to assist both in house clients and on occasion will also assist landlords who do not have their properties managed by us, the latter will incur additional costs which can be discussed after the 1st consultation.

Rent Act Protected

Most residential lettings by non-resident private landlords which began before 15 January 1989 will be regulated tenancies under the Rent Act 1977.


Since 15 January 1989 most new lettings have been assured or assured shorthold tenancies and it will only be possible to have regulated tenancies in very limited circumstances.


A regulated tenant has certain important rights concerning the amount of rent that can be charged and security of tenure.
Source ; https://www.gov.uk

As part of our management department we provide a specialist division which purely deals with the day to day management of Rent Act Protected and Assured tenancies. We can also advise upon the Rent Registration process and closely liaise with the VOA. In the event of succession we are perfectly placed to advice on market rents and the process that needs to be taken by the landlord to obtain possession and vastly increase the value of their investment.

To obtain an in depth opinion of this type of investment and how we could assist in the management of the same, please contact,

 

Kay Martin-Yates on 020 8222 9905