Lettings & Management

Let your property with us

Riverside Letting Agents in Kelvedon offer a swift and efficient service tailored to each client’s individual needs ranging from introduction of a fully referenced tenant through to rent collection and ultimately, our full management service. Whichever service you require, be assured that Riverside Estates provides sound advice, a conscientious approach and most importantly, a tenant as quickly as possible!


Letting Only Service

If we are instructed to find a suitable tenant for your property our standard letting service will include:-

  • Arranging a convenient time to meet at the property and advise on the likely rental income achievable.
  • Offering advice on how to maximise your rental income and, if appropriate, guidance on improvements to increase the property’s appeal.
  • Advice on compliance with the current statutory safety obligations.
  • Advice on specialist landlords insurance including: Rent guarantee and Legal Cover: Building Insurance: Limited Contents Insurance.
  • Our comprehensive marketing plan that includes: Immediate telephone contact with suitable tenants, preparing property particulars and circulating them to waiting tenants, a prominent ‘To Let’ board.
  • Putting details of your property on several leading websites.
  • Arranging accompanied viewing where appropriate.
  • Interviewing potential tenants to confirm their suitability.
  • Completing our stringent referencing procedure to confirm the tenants ‘financial viability’.
  • Arranging standing order payments directly to your account.
  • Advising the local authority and utility companies of a change in occupancy.
  • Arranging relevant safety checks on your behalf.
  • Collecting the first month’s rent and deposit monies before commencement.

Rent Collection Service

We can also provide a rent collection service that in addition to the letting service, provides the following:-

  • Collection of the monthly rent without delay
  • Pursuing late payments
  • Reporting any arrears to the landlord.
  • If necessary negotiating arrears payments
  • Promptly supplying easy to read monthly statements by post or email.
  • Swift transfer of funds directly to your nominated account.

    Management Service

    For our clients who require a more comprehensive assistance we can provide a full management service that, in addition to the letting and rent collection service, includes the following:

    • Arranging emergency repairs up to a preset limit.
    • A 3 monthly management visit to the property with a written report of the visual condition and supporting photographic evidence where required.
    • Arranging estimates for any property maintenance issues.
    • Liaising and instructing contractors to carry out property maintenance.
    • Dealing with all the day to day queries from the tenant.
    • Clear accounting of rental income and expenditure.

    Additional Services

    • Professionally prepared inventory report available online with supporting photographic evidence.
    • Full range of legal notices and agreements.
    • A tenant’s checking procedure to ensure agreement with inventory and a run through of appliances, location of stopcock etc.
    • Payment of additional bills from the rental income.
    • Energy Performance Certificates by our own Domestic Energy Assessors.


    Our fees range depending on the type of service your looking for including:

    • Let only service at one month’s rent only
    • Rent Collection at between 8% to 10%
    • Full Property Management at between 8% to 10% (depending if you have more than one property)