A Fully Managed Service for Landlords

Our experienced property management team looks after hundreds of properties for clients based both nationally and internationally.  

You can relax, knowing you’re in great hands. Our full membership of the ARLA Propertymark (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), ensure you receive a leading service backed by expert knowledge of current legislation.  

What do you receive as part of our Fully Managed Service? 

Our Fully Managed Service covers a vast range of features. We deliver a full end-to-end service that starts from the minute you list your property with us, right through to tenancy renewals.  

Below are some of the features you can expect as part of our service.  

Professional sales and marketing 

We work hard to ensure the right people see your property.

You can find more about our sales and marketing techniques here 

Photography and floorplans  

Property advertising is not just about exposure. It’s about understanding the psychology of buying and ensuring that adverts, no matter where they appear, continue to pull in new enquiries.  

Bright professional pictures, floor plans showing the size of the property are essential. It’s crucial to ensure that five main areas are covered in an effective property advert:  

  • Where is it?  
  • What’s it like?  
  • How big is it?  
  • How much is it?  
  • How do I view it?  

Find out more about our marketing processes here.

Tenant credit check and referencing  

Our Full Reference includes all the features of a Credit Check, plus full income and previous landlord references. The Income Report verifies multiple sources of income, bonuses, savings, employment contract dates, and a personal declaration as to whether or not their employer finds the applicant honest, reliable, and trustworthy.  

The Previous Tenancy report includes verification of the rent they paid, the condition they left the property in, any arrears, and whether or not the Landlord would re-let to the applicant.  

Preparation of tenancy agreement  

We work with Dean Wilson LLP, who are renowned for their landlord and tenant expertise in both the commercial and private residential sectors, to ensure that our Tenancy agreements are as up to date as possible.  

Deposit Protection Scheme

Registration of tenancy deposit  

The Housing Act 2004 requires landlords and letting agents to protect deposits on assured short-hold tenancies in a government bonded scheme. We use The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), which is a government-approved tenancy deposit protection scheme operated by The Dispute Service Ltd. They provide insurance backed tenancy deposit protection with free, impartial dispute resolution.

Organise gas, electrical and legionella certification  

All landlords must ensure the safety of their properties. At Samuel Estates, we ease some of the stress and time-constraints by carrying out the following before the start of your tenancy: 

  • All necessary maintenance to gas appliances and gas pipework 
  • Annual gas safety checks 
  • Safety checks of all wiring in the property 
  • Inspections of any electrical appliances provided 
  • Risk assessment for Legionnaire’s disease 

Organise inventory compilation and check-in  

We arrange for an independent company, to compile an Inventory Report which includes a comprehensive inventory of the contents, fixtures and fittings of your property. These are vitally important if you have to end up deducting funds from your tenant’s deposit.  

Pre-tenancy inspection  

There is nothing worse than when a tenancy starts on the wrong foot. We inspect the property before the start of the tenancy to make sure that everything is as it should be. 

Collection and transfer of rent each month 

We ensure that the tenants have set up a standing order to pay the monthly rent so we can keep on top of the rental payments. We’ll then send the money, minus our agreed fees and expenses, to your nominated account.

Dealing with deposit disputes  

Once a tenancy has come to an end, and the inventory company has carried out a checkout report, you may want to deduct money from the tenant(s) deposit for damages. However, if the tenants argue otherwise, we will act as an intermediary and strive to reach a mutually agreed amount between both parties. If we’re unable to reach an agreement, we’ll take charge of lodging a dispute with the Tenancy Dispute Service on your behalf.  

   

Access to Landlords Online

Landlords Online is complimentary for all our landlords using our Fully Managed and Rent Collection services. It makes tracking property income and expenses easier and helps reduce annual accountancy charges.  

Other benefits:  

  • Access to your accounts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  
  • Check your Current Balance  
  • Check and store previous statements  
  • Update your details   

Arrange routine repairs and maintenance  

At Samuel Estates, we have dedicated property managers who deal proactively and effectively with the issues that may arise during a tenancy. We have an online reporting system, where tenants are required to report any problems or faults with the property.  

Once a tenant reports an issue, you’ll receive a real-time report (in the exact words of the tenants). We’ll then deal with the fault on your behalf, obtain quotes, monitor open jobs and push our contractors to deal with issues promptly.  

Management of utilities, ground and service charge demands

As part of our Fully Managed service, we take care of organising all the utility accounts. We’ll take meter readings on the day the tenancy commences and will notify the relevant suppliers of the change of occupancy. We’ll ask them to send us your final statement once the lease has started and will settle the accounts on your behalf.  

Renewals  

Towards the end of the initial fixed term, we will contact you to find out if you would like to renew the tenancy. We will also review the rent and advise you if an increase is possible or desirable depending upon current market conditions.  

Routine property inspections 

We carry out a thorough inspection every year providing a full-colour brochure with recommendations and details on any improvements should they be required, giving you the reassurance that your property remains in sound condition for future rentals, as well as minimising the cost of repairs by acting in good time.

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What our customers think

  • Mary Cooke

    I rarely submit a review but my recent experience with Samuel Estates compelled me to make an exception. I have contracted with Samuel Estate for some 20 years now on a tenant find basis for my rental properties and have never been disappointed. The process is fully managed to sourcing new tenants, arranging agreements and vetting potential tenants. Each member of the team strives to understand your requirements in an honest and professional manner. Utmost to the fore is their communication, accessibility and support resulting in the placing of exceptional tenants for me over these years.
    Recently as a result of the pandemic, we decided to relocate and our obvious choice was Samuel Estate to handle the sale of our home. An extremely stressful time considering that we were also moving abroad. The initial advice given was let the professionals do their job and advice well given as we secured a quick sale which would not have been possible without Paul Ahern. Everything went smoothly from the outset including a high standard of brochure/website photographs, showings and feedback. Once the sale was agreed Paul’s efforts did not cease and managed the full process, liaising with solicitors and buyers to the final steps needed to complete.
    Thank you Paul and your amazing team for your care, concern, support and efficiency.

  • Ross Reid

    We were very pleased with Yohana as our Property Manager who was prompt and professional in dealing with any queries or issues as tenants we had during our tenancy and in corresponding with the Landlord.

  • Zenon Zeniou

    Samuel Estate was perhaps the best experience I had in the last 10 years with an agency. They were very helpful throughout our tenancy and very prompt in dealing with our enquiries.I would choose this agency again!

  • Adam

    We have been clients of Samuel Estaes for over 10 years now, they have always provided excellent advice followed up by good results.
    I highly recommend.

  • the Villager hair salon

    I have been letting my property through Samuel Estates for many years now. The team are professional, friendly and always make you feel like you are being properly looked after. Highly recommended!

  • Harriet Freer-Smith

    As a private Landlord I have instructed Samuel Estates over many years
    to let my flats in Clapham and Balham. I have always found them to be highly professional, fast to react and extremely helpful.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending Samuel Estates to other landlords.
    I would add that their virtual tour of the properties has been fantastic through covid and resulted in top rents being achieved.
    regards Chris Freer-Smith

  • Steve Humphrey

    I feel compelled to write a review for my lettings agent, Samuel Estates.
    I have been using Samuel Estates for over 16 years now, on a fully managed/ tenant find basis for my buy to let flats in London and I can honestly say they have never let me down.
    They are always friendly, honest, helpful, polite and highly professional in their lettings management business.
    They treat both myself and my tenants with respect and empathy and are very responsive whenever there is an issue to be dealt with.
    This approach leads to happy tenants, many of whom have been in my flats for years at a time.
    Samuel Estates vetting process in sourcing me new tenants whenever necessary is also excellent and in 16 or so years I've never been let down by any of my tenants.
    I cannot fault Samuel Estates for their honesty and professionalism and they always go the extra mile to help me.
    As a customer I feel valued and supported. Both of these things are so important in this day and age.
    Thank you Paul, Chi, Ryan, Stefano and the rest of the team for your care, concern, support and efficiency.

  • Robert Whitwam

    I've been with Samuel Estates for over 15 years now and I have nothing but high praise for them; as a non-resident landlord they have made the task of being a landlord incredibly easy! They are most professional, incredibly useful when called upon and generally just very pleasant to deal with. I can highly recommend them to anyone.

  • Steve Barron

    Samuel Estates have been managing a property for me for the last 3 years. The service I have received from them has been excellent and I highly recommend them.

  • Siri1175 JAM

    I have been using Samuel Estates for the last 11 years both as a renter and a landlord. In all that time they have been utterly professional in their approach. They are straight-forward in their approach, prompt with their responses and efficient and effective when managing issues relating to the properties. They have a clear focus on maintaining high standards when managing properties, and take as much care with small matters as well as large.I would not hesitate in recommending their services.

Our office locations

Balham

45 Bedford Hill
London
SW12 9EY

Colliers Wood

30 Watermill Way
London
SW19 2RT

Streatham Common

432-434 Streatham High Rd
London
SW16 3PX