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
- We would recommend Starkey&Brown to our family and friends.
David's professionalism, knowledge and understanding of the business just bowls me over!
Once again thank you so much for everything!
After meeting David Starkey I have been impressed by his knowledge and professionalism
I would have no hesitation in recommending Starkey&Brown to anyone who is looking to rent or sell a property, their professionalism is superbThanks Michael for dealing with our property in a professional and efficient manner.
Aimee showed respect for the privacy of the lady tenant
I honestly cannot thank Vicky enough for all her help, she naturally has the best customer service skillsMust mention Ian who accompanied viewings - very skilled at knowing the market and answering questions on the spot!
Within days I had a telephone call to say that a new tenant had been found
FAQsWhy 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, 7 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.Are there any fees to pay?
An application 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. The fee will also cover the costs of referencing and credit checks. This fee is non refundable unless the property is withdrawn by the landlord.
Our fees are laid out on an information sheet that is available from our office.
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 6 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 a written application form and pay the relevent application fee to reserve the property. At this time any details or requirements can be provisionally agreed, such as occupancy date, duration of the letting, etc.