Leonard Leese
4.7/5, 537 reviews
96% recommended
93% sales valuation accuracy
96% sales fee satisfaction
95% lettings valuation accuracy
89% lettings fee satisfaction
Established in 2003, Leonard Leese has gained a trusted name for independent estate agents in SE1. Our wealth of local knowledge combined with a hardworking team ensure that our customers receive the highest standards of service not forgetting to mention a warm welcome! show more Established in 2003, Leonard Leese has gained a trusted name for independent estate agents in SE1. Our wealth of local knowledge combined with a hardworking team ensure that our customers receive the highest standards of service not forgetting to mention a warm welcome!
Leonard Leese Specialist Agents in Central London

Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 93% 96% £200,000 £550,000
Lettings 95% 89% £315 £3,667
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
130 2 244 12 48 0 68 1 25 7
Areas covered
  • SE1
  • SE11
  • SE16
  • SE17
  • E1
  • EC
  • WC
Address

230 Borough High Street
Southwark,London
Greater London
SE1 1JX
020 7015 1360, 020 7015 1369

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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Cranworth Gardens, Stockwell...”

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Sep 18,2019
Minithumbup
Toby
Claudine
By: 'Ben Smith'
Sep 18,2019
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I’ve been using Leonard Leese for over four years to rent out my flat. I am really pleased with all aspects of the service and trust their judgement. They find the tenants and manage all aspects of maintenance and keep my flat in a ...
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“It was a pleasure working with Dominic. He w......”

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Sep 10,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Ekaterina Evdokimova'
Sep 10,2019
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It was a pleasure working with Dominic. He was great at dealing with all our queries and was really fast at replying to us if we had further issues. The process was quite clear....
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“My property manager is Jade Webster at Leonar......”

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Sep 09,2019
Minithumbup
Jade
By: 'Shazid Karim'
Sep 09,2019
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My property manager is Jade Webster at Leonard Leese. She is professional, knowledgeable and conscientious and a great asset to the team. She responds quickly and keeps me up date on all significant issues that may arise. I have no hesitation in recommending her to ...
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“Leonard Leese are a terrible agency. They ar......”

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Sep 06,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Heathcliff'
Sep 06,2019
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Leonard Leese are a terrible agency. They are incredibly intrusive, rude and unprofessional. They are sloppy and bring family members 'along for the ride' when meeting with clients/tenants. When repair is needed on a property, they will have their preference as the cheapest and ...
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By: Claudine Sanders
Sep 06, 2019
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Please can you contact me on Claudine@leonardleese.com as I would like to address the points you have raised in you review and discuss this further with you. Thank you ...

“Dominic was so helpful in assisting em find a......”

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Sep 03,2019
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Dulari De Silva'
Sep 03,2019
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Dominic was so helpful in assisting em find a flat to rent which met all my requirements. He was very responsive to whatever questions we had and helped us through the whole process, making it as seamless as possible!...
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“The best in the business!...”

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Aug 30,2019
Minithumbup
Toby
Nathan
By: 'Natasha Rankin'
Aug 30,2019
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I have rented my properties through Leonard Leese since October 2011 and they continue to exceed my expectations. Leonard Leese staff are both friendly and efficient and their fees are low beyond compare. I have contact with Toby Bailey, Jordan Thompson, Nathan Johnson and Claudine Sanders. ...
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“Above and beyond...”

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Aug 29,2019
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Sarah D'
Aug 29,2019
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Toby went above and beyond with flat viewings - making sure viewers had a good experience. He was also very straightforward about the details of the options available....
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“The Leonard Leese team are professional, help......”

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Aug 29,2019
Minithumbup
Toby
Jade
By: 'T, khakee'
Aug 29,2019
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The Leonard Leese team are professional, helpful and responsive. I have had really great assistance and advice in letting and re-letting my property. Also with management issues, they are commercial and realistic. I would recommend them to take the stress out of letting and managing ...
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“Dominic was really helpful and kept me well b......”

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Jul 17,2019
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Justin Varney-Bennett'
Jul 17,2019
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Dominic was really helpful and kept me well briefed through my first experience of becoming a landlord, working with me to navigate my freeholders requirements and leading the negotiation with prospective tenants.....
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“Sardar, is the best estate agent I have met s......”

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Jul 05,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Jeremiah Olaleye'
Jul 05,2019
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Sardar, is the best estate agent I have met so far. A very calm individual but yet very savvy and efficient. He handled the lettings and sales of my property well and dealt with issues in a timely manner. Engages well with buyer and seller ...
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“Amazing experience overall but Sardar deserve......”

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Jul 04,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Dominika Ptach'
Jul 04,2019
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Amazing experience overall but Sardar deserves a very special mention! Starting from getting a viewing throughout the application, to getting the keys, Sardar was helpful and engaged. I got all the explanation needed at every step of the application and the whole process was really ...
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“Flawless...”

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Jun 11,2019
Minithumbup
Jade
By: 'Dan'
Jun 11,2019
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Toby and Jade are superstars, they very helpful from start to finish. They helped us move into our nice new flat in a great location. 10/10...
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By: Claudine Sanders
Jun 11, 2019
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Thanks Dan for leaving us a review, we really appreciate it and will pass on your comments to Toby and Jade. All the best in your new home, from the Team at Leonard Leese ...

“Smooth property purchase...”

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Jun 09,2019
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Ann F'
Jun 09,2019
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Having decided on the property we wanted which was advertised by Leonard Leese, our first contact was Toby, who was very professional, helpful and pleasant throughout the conveyancing process, He always responded quickly to emails, often out of normal working hours. I felt the Agency ...
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“Great experience...”

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May 29,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Anonymous'
May 29,2019
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Sardar was super helpful and made the process easy. He is responsive and was always open to any questions I had. Thanks for your help!...
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“Professional...”

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May 13,2019
Minithumbup
Jade
By: 'Jacqueline Hole'
May 13,2019
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I have used Leonard's Leese for the past few years in handling my rental property. I have always found them extremely professional and customer focused. My main contact is Jade, she is extremely conscientious and deals with any issues promptly and efficiently. I also like ...
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Good
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By: Claudine Sanders
May 28, 2019
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Thanks Jacqueline for your kind review for Leonard Leese and we will be sure to pass on your comments to Jade. Kind regards Leonard Leese. ...

“Great Agent...”

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May 13,2019
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Hira R'
May 13,2019
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Dominic was very helpful negotiating my apartment contract and getting me moved in on a very short timeframe. Very professional and went out of his way to answer any questions I may have. He made sure that everything way clearly laid out, which minimised any ...
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By: Claudine Sanders
May 28, 2019
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Thank you for leaving Leonard Leese and we will make sure your kind comments are passed on to Dominic who will be happy to know he made your moving experience an enjoyable one. We wish you all the best in your new home. ...

“Top notch Estate Agent!...”

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May 10,2019
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Jacob'
May 10,2019
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Dom was very helpful and attentive throughout the process of viewing, leasing and beyond. He was clear and concise with his information, and always happy to answer any questions!...
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By: Claudine Sanders
May 10, 2019
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Thank you Jacob for leaving us a great review, we will make sure we pass on your comments to Dom. ...

“Ideal from start to finish!...”

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May 10,2019
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Tabitha & Matt'
May 10,2019
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We had a really great experience with Dom helping us to find our new flat, from getting a viewing quickly and dealing with our offer the same day, to arranging the paperwork and showing us clearly how to do each step! We are very grateful ...
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“Great support...”

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Apr 25,2019
Minithumbup
Claudine
By: 'Maria Jose'
Apr 25,2019
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A big shout out to Claudine who has again sorted out a problem we have with our tenants in no time. I emailed her yesterday night and she got it all sorted by 10 am today. Impressive! This is what any landlady needs, solutions and a ...
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Comment on agent fees
Fees are very reasonable compared with other estate agents I contacted before deciding who to give our flat to.
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By: Claudine Sanders
May 10, 2019
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Thank you Maria for such a wonderful review, I appreciate your kind words and taking the time to submit a review. All the best. ...

“Helped us move in smoothly...”

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Mar 13,2019
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Grace'
Mar 13,2019
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Dom was really helpful when myself and my boyfriend were looking to find a place. The viewing was organised quickly and efficiently and Dom was there every step of the way. We are moving in on Saturday and both very excited....
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Comment on agent fees
Agent fees are standard to London.
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By: Claudine Sanders
Mar 13, 2019
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Thank you for leaving a review for Leonard Leese and in particular for Dom. We are very pleased Dom was able to secure the property for you and we wish you all the very best in your new home. ...

“Fast and responsive...”

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Mar 03,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'James Green'
Mar 03,2019
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I moved back to London from overseas and needed to find somewhere to rent within just a couple of days. Sardar was quick and responsive at evenings and weekends in order to make this happen. The agency clearly has a very good relationship with the ...
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Very reasonable considering the service level provided.
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By: Claudine Sanders
Mar 07, 2019
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Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read your review. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. ... ...

“Finding new tenants...”

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Feb 26,2019
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Gill'
Feb 26,2019
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Dominic did a splendid job of finding new tenants for my apartment. He is very persuasive and even encouraged me to buy some furniture so that he could achieve a better rent for me. He went as far as ordering the furniture and putting it ...
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Good
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By: Leonard Leese
Feb 27, 2019
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Thank you for leaving a review for Leonard Leese and in particular for Dominic. It's great to hear how our staff go that extra mile to help our clients and tenants were found quickly for you. ...

“There when you need her...”

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Feb 08,2019
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Iulia Vermesan'
Feb 08,2019
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Victoria has been our contact since we entered the contract and she has been very helpful on more than one occasion. Every time we had an issue she was very understanding and tried to find a solution as quick as possible. Excellent communication! We are ...
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By: Claudine Sanders
Feb 19, 2019
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Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read your review. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. ...

“Consummate Professional with exceptional service...”

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Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Tara KM'
Feb 07,2019
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Victoria is extremely effective, an excellent commincator, takes pride in her work, and is overall just an absolute delight to work with....
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By: Claudine Sanders
Feb 21, 2019
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Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read your review. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. ...

“Multiple Plumbing issues...”

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Jan 26,2019
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Richard'
Jan 26,2019
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I have been a renting client of Leonard Lease for more than 6 years and have found their services to be efficient and helpful. A recent experience was a good example of this. A problem recently emerged with a water pump at the flat that required ...
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By: Claudine Sanders
Feb 21, 2019
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Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read your review. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. ...

“quick and responsive...”

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Jan 03,2019
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'michael p'
Jan 03,2019
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I asked for additional services when letting a flat - cleaning, key-cutting etc. These were all actioned by Dom quickly and efficiently. sometimes agents will do nothing extra - not the case with Dom...
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Comment on agent fees
competitive
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By: Claudine Sanders
Feb 19, 2019
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Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read your review. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. ...

“Excellent service...”

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Dec 20,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'New mum'
Dec 20,2018
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I have been really impressed with the way Jordan and Dominic dealt with us from start to finish. Keeping in regular contact, having a very good understanding of all the aspects of our home and achieving a quick sale at a price both buyer and ...
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“Brilliant Agency and Employees...”

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Oct 08,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Alex Diek'
Oct 08,2018
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Hereby I would like to say a huge "Thank you!" to the management and staff of Leonard Leese agency. For a variety of reasons I had to arrive in the UK earlier than planned and found myself stuck with the renting problem (Sure this is ...
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“Prospective tenants...”

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Oct 04,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'pieman'
Oct 04,2018
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Dominic was helpful from start to finish . All prospective tenants vetted , and hopefully a good experience for our tennant as well as ourselves...
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Good to average
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“A Truly Excellent Service!...”

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Oct 03,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Cheryl'
Oct 03,2018
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Dapper Dominic satisfies at all letting levels! From initially bringing me up to date with all the latest new letting regulations and advising on current market trends/conditions to rapidly finding a great tenant - keeping me informed at every step as to the progress ...
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Competitive fees for the location and superb service.
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Landlord Fees

Let only service
9.6% (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Tenant find only service, equal to 8% + vat.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:31 AM by C Sanders

Full Management Service
18% (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Tenant find and management service equal to 15% + vat

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:31 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Pending
12% (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Tenant find and rent collection service equal to 10% + vat

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:31 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Tenancy Agreement
£180 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Drawing up of tenancy agreement.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:31 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Pending
£120 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Arranging of gas certificate for the property.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:34 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Pending
£144 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Arranging an Energy Performance Certificate.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:38 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Pending
£120 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Register the deposit with The Deposit Protection Scheme or Flatfair Zero Deposit Scheme.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:38 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Pending
£90 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Inspection of the property and report provided.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:38 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Pending
£120 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Arrangement of Legionnaires Certificate.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:40 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Pending
£270 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Full property inventory for a one bedroom property. This will increase by £10.00 for each additional bedroom.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:41 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Pending
£60 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Arrange a check out at the end of the tenancy.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:56 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Change of Sharer
£300 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront (Fees are not negotiable)

Let only service only - Where there is a change of tenant during a tenancy, the landlord will pay to the agent a fee of £250.00 + vat in order to facilitate the change of tenant.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:43 AM by C Sanders - Manager


Vendor Fees

Pending
2% (inc. VAT), On Completion (Fees are not negotiable)

Selling your property through Leonard Leese. A fee of 2% will be due upon completion of the sale.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 12:04 PM by C Sanders - Manager


Tenant Fees

Holding Deposit (per tenancy)

One weeks holding deposit is taken to secure the tenancy and will be deducted from the overall move in monies.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:32 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Change of Sharer

Replacement of tenant - A charge of £50.00 (incl of vat) will be due per tenant that is replaced during the tenancy. If there are any further costs incurred by the agent in order to facilitate the change of tenant, these costs will be provided to the tenant and invoices provided to confirm such costs.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:32 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Pending

Where a tenant or tenants break their fixed term agreement, costs incurred by the landlord to re-let the property will be chargeable to the tenants, this will include payment of fees the landlord has paid to Leonard Leese to let the property.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:33 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Lost Keys

Tenants are to pay for replacement keys, fobs or security keys for their property if they are lost or stolen during the tenancy. this also includes mailbox, bicycle sheds, refuse cupboards and car parking.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:32 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Tenancy Deposit

Tenants are to pay a deposit of five weeks rent where the annual rent is under £50,000.00.

If the annual rent exceeds £50,000.00 a maximum deposit of six weeks rent will be due.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:32 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Default Rent Payment

If a tenant/tenants default on their rent payment, interest charges of 3% above the Bank of England base rate in interest on the late payment of rent will be due from the date the payment is missed.

Last updated on 04/06/2019, 11:32 AM by C Sanders - Manager

Kindly note that legally, letting agents need to publish information about their tenancy fees, government-approved redress schemes and client money protection schemes on their website and on third party websites (on which agents are listed). For properties to lease/rent in England, agents need to keep this information up to date and precise on allAgents or specify within the property description.

Complaints Procedure

No procedure set.
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