Our Services - London Letting Agents

Our Services - London Letting Agents


Our Lettings Service

Our network of professionals across London work together to find the best possible tenants for London rental property. We know that our professionalism, expertise and local know-how gets us the best results.

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“Bespoke and comprehensive set of services at a non-bespoke price.”

Our Office Network

We know that tenants, more than buyers, look for the right rental property across a variety of different locations. This is especially true for the 50% of our tenants who are relocating to London from abroad. Our network of professionals across London benefit both landlords and tenants; landlords are reassured that their property is exposed to the widest number of prospective professional tenants; and tenants are in turn, presented with an extensive choice of property to rent in London. In short, when a landlord registers their property to rent with us, they are tapping into the energy and expertise of the City.

Our People

Our people are career agents – they take their work very seriously, operating with a professionalism that the best tenants expect. We’re up to date with all the latest legislation and we are members to protect our clients’ interests.

We’re also a pleasure to deal with. People with high standards want to work for businesses with the same high principles. That’s how we’re able to attract the kind of people we do – helpful, energetic, scrupulous and proactive. So much so, it’s not just the result you’ll enjoy – you’ll also enjoy the experience of dealing with Samson too.

We recognise that estate agents don’t have a great image and yes, it’s difficult for us to admit that. But we also know that the best agents are highly valued because they know the area in which they rent property, intimately. They know the people who live there, they know the different streets and properties inside and out. Our core principle is ‘Local know how = better results’, and we expect our knowledge to make the difference for you. We aim to be an agency that understands the local area around our offices better than any other agent and it’s why the properties we let don’t stand around un-let for too long; just ask any local tenant!

Our Additional Services

Our dedicated Corporate & Relocation Services department has strong links with global employers ranging from banks and energy companies to law firms and embassies. Our experience tells us that corporate tenants are often the best – they are the most reliable, careful and usually have the best budgets. We look after corporate tenants meticulously because we know the pressures they face and the level of service they expect. We’re also, very often, the first port of call for relocation agents searching for London property to rent on behalf of their clients.

Our International Desk takes enquiries from all over the world and can connect tenants to a total of 18 different languages within the Samson network. This ensures that renters looking to move from abroad are given the best possible support.

Property Management relieves stress for both landlords and tenants. In our experience, the best tenants are more attracted to properties that are professionally managed by an expert. Distance between a landlord and tenant is more likely to result in a longer and more secure tenancy. For more information about the service provided by our Property Management Team, click here. Equally, our Renewals team are on hand to discuss the end of a tenancy with the landlord and tenant – and if the London property market has changed since the initial contract was signed, then we’ll use our market insight, local know-how and negotiating skills to make the next phase of the tenancy more valuable.

More and more tenants are looking for a short let in London. This can range from just a few weeks to six months. Short lets will usually attract a higher rent but does provide an alternative to a costly hotel stay.

We're up to date with all the latest legislation and we are members to protect our clients' interests. For more information about our credentials, click here.

Our Marketing

Getting the right tenant for your property depends on the right people seeing it. So for us, marketing is not a side issue – it’s at the heart of what we do. We have a specialist marketing department who give every property the local, national and international exposure it requires. We advertise on and off line including a full range of local magazines and national newspapers. We also advertise on all the major property portals including Rightmove and Globrix. We retain the services of a PR agency and where appropriate we will create a PR plan to provide editorial coverage. And to make sure that every property is shown in the best light, we always take professional photographs of every property to rent in London.

Landlord Fees

Our standard lettings and Property Management fees and possible additional fees

STANDARD FEES

Lettings only     6% (5% + VAT)

- Renewals on 1st 2 years'     6% (5% + VAT)

- Continuation period after renewals'     6% (5% + VAT)

Lettings & property management     12% (10% + VAT)

- Renewals on 1st 2 years'     12% (10% + VAT)

- Continuation period after renewals'     12% (10% + VAT)

Short lets & property management     18% (15% + VAT)

- Renewals on 1st 2 years'     18% (15% + VAT)

Administration fee for long lets        £420

Administration fee for short lets        £180

This is a fixed cost fee that can cover a variety of works depending on the individual circumstances of each tenancy, including but not limited to, negotiating the tenancy, verifying references and drawing up contracts. This charge is applicable per tenancy.

OTHER FEES

Inventory check-in     £165

Gas Safety Certificate     £85

Electrical Safety Certificate     £150

Energy Performance Certificate     £100

Deposit protection registration     £30

HMRC Return for Non-resident Landlords     £145

Works over £1000, Major Works Co-ordination fee     12% (10% + VAT)

All fees unless otherwise stated are inclusive of VAT