Renting a property through Starkey&Brown
Starkey&Brown can help tenants to find the perfect property. Whether you are looking for a flat, a large detached property or student accommodation, we are here to help.
All you have to do is get in touch and our team of lettings consultants will begin the process of finding the ideal place to call home.
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Benefits of using Starkey & Brown
I would have no hesitation in recommending Starkey&Brown to anyone who is looking to rent or sell a property, their professionalism is superb
I have recommended many of my friends and colleagues to Starkey&Brown, who all have been very happy indeed. Top Estate Agent!
Billie, can I say you are the most helpful and polite letting agent I have come across!
David's professionalism, knowledge and understanding of the business just bowls me over!
Aimee showed respect for the privacy of the lady tenantThanks Michael for dealing with our property in a professional and efficient manner.
Vicky and everyone at Starkey&Brown have truly amazed us with all the help they’ve provided.
Once again thank you so much for everything!
After meeting David Starkey I have been impressed by his knowledge and professionalism
I honestly cannot thank Vicky enough for all her help, she naturally has the best customer service skills
FAQsDoes Starkey&Brown protect clients’ money?
Starkey&Brown holds Client Money Protection (CMP) with Money Shield which protects any monies we hold on behalf of our clients against misuse. For Money Shield’s accounting rules, please click hereAre there any fees to pay?
A holding fee is due to Starkey & Brown to secure the tenancy, at which point the property will be removed from advertising and no other prospective tenants will be shown around.
Please also see further information on our Tenants Fees page.
All fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.Do you need references?
We will take references on behalf of the Landlord. Normally these will include your employer, any former landlord and in addition a credit check will be undertaken.
Where a Tenant is unable to meet the required income or credit checks, the Tenant
may have a Guarantor agree to underwrite any rent liabilities.How often, and how, do I pay the rent?
Rents are normally quoted on a calendar month basis. In addition, the Tenant is usually responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs.
Rents are payable by standing order (unless alternative arrangements are agreed in advance) to our Company bank account monthly in advance, with the first month’s rent due before taking occupation of the premises.Do I need to put a deposit down?
A deposit (or ‘bond’) is always required prior to occupation. This is normally equal to 5 weeks rent. Where we are managing the property this deposit will be held by us, held in a tenancy deposit account and covered by insurance in accordance with current legislation.
The deposit is held to cover any breakages, damage, rent arrears or other tenant liabilities. Where we are managing, at the end of the tenancy we will check the property in the presence of the Tenant and assess any damages and deductions due.
Please note that the deposit cannot be used by the Tenant to cover rent.Will you help me find a property?
Our personnel are specially trained and equipped to assist Tenants to find properties to rent that will meet their needs. We maintain a database of properties available to rent and of prospective Tenants and their requirements. As properties become available, our first action is to contact waiting Tenants on the database, who’s requirements match the property. Typically, properties to rent become available about two months before occupancy date, so where possible it is advisable to start looking early.How do I view a property?
Having identified a potentially suitable property, we will arrange a viewing. This will be at a time to suit you 7 Days a week either during normal working hours or on a Saturday & Sunday, subject of course to the Landlords permission. All viewings will be accompanied by a member of staff, who will be able to provide immediate advice and answer any questions you may have.How do I make an offer on a property?
Having decided on a property, you will need to complete an online application form and pay a holding fee of 1 weeks rent to reserve the property. Please see “Tenants Fees Schedule section for further information.Why use Starkey & Brown?
Here at Starkey & Brown we aim to combine good traditional sales practices with the latest available technology to provide the most complete sales service possible.
With over 100 years of combined experience we have the knowledge to guide you through what can be a very stressful time. Our friendly team includes vast knowledge of the housing market to include sales, lettings, new homes and mortgages.
In addition, we use the latest technology such as the internet, 2D & 3D floor plans, quality digital photography and our state of the start online estate agency software to keep us ahead of the competition.
We have two main aims – to sell or let our properties quickly for the best price possible, and at the same time ensure that our customer service is second to none!! In fact, we take customer service so seriously that we have been nominated for the Estate & Letting Agent Awards 2012!!
If you have any questions with regards to any of our services then please call us, 6 days a week, on 01522 845 845 to speak to a member of our staff who will be more than happy to help.Your Local Lincoln Estate Agent.