Letting Advice

SERVICES & REFERENCING

We provide a full range of services and are always happy to discuss the most appropriate package to suit your particular needs. We also offer a free rental valuation and advice service in relation to letting your property.

  • Let only, Let and Rent Collect or Full Management services
  • Accompanied viewing and thorough tenant references
  • Regular property inspections
  • Specialist rental insurances, including rent guarantees
  • Prompt transfer of rent with monthly statements
  • Free advice and appraisal - no let, no fee
  • Professional and friendly service
  • Competitive rates
  • All deposits registered with The Tenancy Deposit Scheme

THE TENANCY DEPOSIT SCHEME (TDS)

What is tenancy deposit protection?

The Housing Act 2004 requires landlords and letting agents to protect deposits on assured shorthold tenancies. Lambert & Foster Ltd belong to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), which is run by The Dispute Service Ltd. The Dispute Service Ltd operates two tenancy deposit protection schemes, authorised by the government: Insured and Custodial along with impartial dispute resolution for when disagreements arise over how the money should be divided at the end of a tenancy. Lambert and Foster Ltd use the insurance backed scheme, holding the deposit during the tenancy and in the event of a dispute, providing the deposit to The Dispute Service Ltd.
 
What happens to the deposit at the end of the tenancy?

If there is no dispute about the return of the deposit at the end of the tenancy, the Lambert and Foster Ltd will pay the deposit to the tenant without delay, less any deductions that the tenant has agreed. If there is a dispute about the return of the deposit or about proposed deductions and the parties cannot agree the deposit will be passed The Dispute Services Ltd for them to adjudicate on the dispute. An impartial adjudicator will  make a binding decision, normally within 28 days of receiving the parties’ consent to resolving the dispute.

Further details of the scheme can be found at www.tenancydepositscheme.com

ACCREDITATIONS

We are members of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents, the professional regulatory body for letting agents.  As a licensed ARLA member we conform to their Code of Practice which covers specific processes, procedures, obligations and responsibilities in key areas.

As an RICS regulated business members of the public benefit from the Clients’ Money Protection Scheme which reimburses any direct loss of funds. Member of the public includes any person, firm, trust, body corporate or other organisation. 

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