Terms and Conditions
Managing Agent Duties the person(s) having signed the agreement as confirmation, appoint Harris and Harris Estate Agents (the Agent) to be their general agents, and for the purpose of enabling the Agent to perform efficiently the duties of such General Agency, hereby appoints the Agent (which for this purpose shall mean the Agent, the Directors of the Agent and each one of them at the date of this agreement) to be their Attorney and on their behalf, but on the sole discretion of the Agent, to do and execute all and every of the following acts, Namely;
Provided that the Landlord has not made alternative arrangements, and providing that the clients account is in credit, to pay all charges, expenses and other outgoings as demanded from time to time payable in respect of the property which is the subject of this agreement. To demand from the tenants all rents and sums of money payable and to take all necessary steps, including the instruction of Solicitors in the name of the Landlord.
To grant or renew the tenancy agreement at the rent as authorised by the Agent to be in the Landlords best interest. To sign and give lawful notices to any tenant to quit or to deliver up possession to repair or to abate a nuisance or remedy a breach of covenant, or for any other purposes whatsoever and to accept surrenders of lease or tenancy agreement upon whatsoever terms the Agent thinks fit, the cost of which to be deducted from your account. To warn off all trespassers on the property.
In general for the purposes of the Agency to perform every other Act usually performed by Letting or Managing Agents or their appointees to all intents and purposes as the owner could do personally, the owner hereby agrees to ratify whatsoever the Agent shall lawfully do in relation to the property.
The Agent may retain any fees and charges out of all monies coming into their hand by virtue of this agreement. Any extra charges made at our usual charge out rate. We will include any other Government Tax or charge that may be levied against Landlords income.
Remittance of Rent
Rent will be remitted monthly direct to your Bank account or by cheque if preferred, normally within seven working days after receipt from the tenant.
The owner undertakes to ratify whatsoever the Agent shall lawfully do by virtue this Agreement and to indemnify them against all costs and expenses properly incurred by them.
Termination of this Agreement
Whilst tenants are in occupation, termination of this agreement can only be done by giving one months notice in writing to the Agent, and at this time, a fee equivalent of one month’s rental must be paid. This charge also applies where we manage a property and the Landlord wishes to take over management of that tenancy.
Sale of the Property to a Tenant
Where a tenant purchases a property previously occupied within six months of the end of the tenancy; our fee will be 1% inc VAT of the purchase consideration. Where the Agent agrees a property sale during a tenancy from an introduction, our fee will be 1% inc VAT of the purchase consideration.
Letting Commission and Management Fees.
Due monthly in advance for the entire period, which a tenant introduced, by Harris Lets is in occupation of the property.
We reserve the right to make a charge for Agreements, Notices, Processing Insurance Claims, Management between Lettings, Supervision of Renovations, Repairs and Maintenance and in respect of Overseas telephone calls, correspondence copies and Arbitration Negotiations.
Letting Safety Regulations – Gas
Annual inspections in respect of gas boilers and appliances are compulsory. This can be arranged through our office and the cost deducted from your account. Alternatively, you may arrange this yourself and provide the Agent with 2 copies of the Certificate within 7 days of issue.