Letting with John Grants

“Choosing the right letting agent is the start to finding the right tenant and the successful letting of your property.”

Over 25 Years experience in the local market gives John Grants an unrivalled position in offering a successful Independent Letting Service tailored to every Landlord’s individual requirements.

Whether you are looking for Full Management, Rent Collection or Let Only for your property you’re in safe hands with our knowledge, experience and fully trained property consultants.




Guaranteed Rental

  • All the features of the fully managed package
  • No fees or commission
  • No rent arrears
  • No void periods 
  • No set up costs
  • Rent will be in arrears
  • 2 – 5 years guaranteed rent

Full Management

  • Advertising
  • Find Tenant 
  • References and Credit Check
  • Contracts
  • Section 21
  • Check in and Check out
  • Inventory

  • Rent Collection
  • Statements On Demand
  • Deposit Registration
  • Inspection every 4 months
  • Maintenance Issues
  • Access to a team dedicated to management and customer care

Property Maintanence

  • The organisation of day-to-day maintenance and repairs (including cleaning, gardening and general works);
  • The supervision of contractors
  • Annual Gas safe certificates
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • Electrical safety certificates
  • Handy man service
  • Major works and long-term planned work supervision;

Rent Collection

  • Advertising
  • Find Tenant 
  • References and Credit Check
  • Contracts
  • Section 21
  • Check in and Check out
  • Inventory
  • Rent Collection
  • Statements On Demand
  • Deposit Registration

Block Management

At John Grants Management we put information, professionalism and communication at the heart of our day-to-day work. This involves:

  • Thorough financial control in the preparation of service charge budgets, invoicing, collection & arrears recovery;
  • The preparation of end of year accounts;
  • The organisation of day-to-day maintenance & repairs (incl. cleaning, gardening and general works);
  • The supervision of contractors and on-site residents’ house managers;
  • Major works and long-term planned work supervision;
  • Regular site inspections;
  • Dealing with all resident enquiries in a timely manner;
  • Organising and attending annual general meetings and providing minutes;
  • Regular liaison with freeholders, management company directors & construction company managers;
  • Liaising with current & future leaseholders & their legal advisors to ensure a smooth purchase process;
  • To arrange periodic Risk Assessment inspections (Health & Safety, Water, Asbestos);


  • Advertising
  • Find Tenant 
  • References & Credit Check
  • Contracts

Landlord Guide

As a landlord you will have certain legal responsibilities, tax liability and many other letting considerations that you will need to take into account when letting your property. At John Grants we can advise you and organise these, to keep you compliant and to ensure that the letting of your property is as smoothly handled as possible. Remember we have the experience of over 25 years and the know how to advise you best.



You will need the consent of your Lender (if you have a mortgage and it is not a Buy To Let mortgage) to let the property. If you have a leasehold property then you will also require the consent of your Freeholders (if this is not already part of your lease).


Compliance issues that you will need to consider when letting your property these include:

  • Gas Safety Regulations
  • Energy Performance Certificate
  • Furniture and Furnishing Regulations
  • Electrical Installation and Equipment Regulations
  • Smoke Detectors (mains operated) for all properties built after 1992
  • Section 11 of the Housing Act sets out Landlord Repairing Obligations which you will need to be aware of.

Landlord Insurance

Ensure that you have the correct Buildings Insurance (and contents insurance) on your rented property. Check the policy for the type of lettings it covers. Do not fall short and make sure you are covered. If you have a leasehold property you will normally find that your Freeholders insurance covers you for buildings insurance, but check this is the case.


Letting Scheme & FEES

Decide on the type of letting scheme you wish to opt for. 

At John Grants we offer:

  • Let Only: Introduce tenants only to the property.
  • Rent Collection: Let Only plus we will collect rent on your behalf.
  • Full Management: As well as the above we will fully manage the property on your behalf.
  • Guaranteed Rent: Your  monthly rent is guaranteed as well as managing the property on a 1 to 3 year leasing Scheme.

All landlords are individual and each scheme is tailored to your individual needs and requirements. Talk to our experienced lettings team to guide you through and help choose the right scheme for you.



In accordance with new legislation, namely the Tenant Fees Act 2019 which came into effect on 1st August 2024 we are transparent about our fees if any.

  • Let only Service – 6%
  • Rent Collection – 10 %
  • Full Management – 12%

Other services and fees include

  • Inventory Preparation will be charged at a rate of:

Studio £75 / One Bed £100 / Two Bed £120 / Three Bed £140 / Four Bed £160         

  • Organising Energy Performance Certificate £85.00*
  • Organising Landlord Gas Safety Certificate £75.00*
  • Organising Electrical Safety Certificate £130.00*
  • Service of section 21 notice £55.00 + VAT
  • Service of section 8 notice £55.00 + VAT
Eviction Fees: 
  • Application form £355*
  • Bailiff fee £143*
  • Attending Court £391 + VAT
  • Admin fee £600 + VAT

*All are inclusive of VAT

Please see full Terms and Conditions for more details

Contracts and Legal Obligations

Tenancy Agreements
There are different types of tenancies, the main one that you will be using will be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST), as set out under the Housing Act 1988 (amended 1996).

While the law does not require for an AST to be written down it is important to ensure that a comprehensive tenancy agreement sets out the terms of the agreement.

Tenancy Deposits (Bonds) 
Deposits taken after the 6th April 2007 must be protected within a Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Prescribed Information must be given to the tenants. At John Grants we are members of The Dispute Service (TDS).

You may need to Serve Notice on your tenant either to end the tenancy or to rectify any breach of contract. It is important that these are served correctly and as set out under the Housing Act.

‘John Grants (Estate Agents) Ltd. protects monies of clients through: NALS – CMP (Client Money Protection scheme?), we are also members of a redress scheme: The Property Ombudsman – TPO’ (Consumer Rights Act s83)


Inventory & Schedule of Condition Report

John Grants will, on your behalf, John Grants will on your behalf carry out an Inventory and Schedule of Condition Report at the beginning of a tenancy.

This will detail the condition of the property, fixtures and fittings and any furniture. If a claim is to be made against the deposit then you will have a point of reference to rely on – otherwise it may prove difficult to claim against the deposit.



The successful letting of your property and finding suitable tenants will depend on your preparation of the property. Here are a few tips to ensure the property is let minimising any void periods and to a suitable tenant.

  • Preparation – ensure that any repairs are carried out.
  • Professional Cleaning – doing this at the beginning of all tenancies sets the standard for all future rentals.
  • De-Clutter – remove any unwanted items, clear out any shed or loft.
  • First impression – this will always count in letting your property.

John Grants have professional trades persons that can assist you in getting your property ready.


Rental Valuation, Marketing, Viewings & Offers

Rental Value is where it begins – Under & Over valuing your property will ultimately mean losing money on your investment. John Grants property consultants are backed by over 25 years experience and have up to date knowledge of the local market.

John Grants will present your property to a wide audience through our various advertisements, prime located office and web portal advertisements. All viewings will be escorted by our experienced property consultants allowing us to answer all questions raised by prospective tenants and give you, our Landlord informed feedback.

To ensure that we are able to successfully market the property we suggest that you:

  • Provide a set of keys
  • Allow us good access to the property
  • Allow our trained staff to conduct the viewings
  • Any offers received from interested tenants will be put forward to you with an informed position about the prospective tenants – we will only take a holding deposit at your agreement that you are happy for us to proceed. All offers and deposits are taken subject to contract and successful referencing of the tenants.

Tenant Referencing

Our stringent referencing criteria allows for John Grants to select the right tenants for your property. An external referencing company will normally be used to carry out the necessary credit checks and verify information provided by prospective tenants.


Contact us today to arrange your FREE RENTAL VALUATION