Leonard Leese
4.7/5, 539 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!

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 2 246 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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“Property Manager...”

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Apr 30,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Phil'
Apr 30,2018
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Excellent service. Property management was fantastic due to Victoria who was always able to solve problems quickly and pragmatically with the landlord. Thank you!...
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“Thank you Victoria W.!...”

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Apr 13,2018
Minithumbup
Claudine
By: 'Alain A.'
Apr 13,2018
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I was renting a flat for 3 years in SW through Leonard Leese, and the service provided was really good. I particularly liked the website to report issues - very user friendly - and the fact a dedicated person follows up from beginning to the end. ...
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“Brilliant process...”

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Mar 27,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
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By: 'Charlotte P'
Mar 27,2018
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I have recently moved into the area and it has been the smoothest process out of all the lettings I have encountered. Dom kept us informed and everything ran smoothly. On the day of moving in we were missing the key for the electric gates ...
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“Great flat...”

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Mar 22,2018
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Myles'
Mar 22,2018
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Toby suggested a great flat that wasn't advertised yet, and was really accommodating about getting me the keys after hours - definitely appreciate it....
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“Toby help me find a 1 bedroom flat in Southwark. He ......”

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Mar 07,2018
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Happy Tenant'
Mar 07,2018
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Toby help me find a 1 bedroom flat in Southwark. He was very friendly and more as helpful. I was new to the UK, so he send me a list with all helpful links, what to do a the begining. Thank you so much for all ...
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“Toby dealt with the rental of our 1 bedroom flat in ......”

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Feb 28,2018
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'V Johnson'
Feb 28,2018
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Toby dealt with the rental of our 1 bedroom flat in Waterloo. He managed to secure a tenancy very quickly and was extremely helpful and professional. He went above and beyond what was expected of him including securing a gas safety certificate at very short notice. ...
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“Very pleased with Leonard Leese. I dealt with Toby the ......”

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Feb 28,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'NS'
Feb 28,2018
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Very pleased with Leonard Leese. I dealt with Toby the last two tenancies and he was brilliant - very approachable snd responsive. I trust his advice. I also dealt with Jordan for years and was always extremely pleased - he is keen to keep the ...
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Extremely reasonable.
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“A fantastic, hardworking team. Leonard Leese offer top notch customer ......”

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Feb 28,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'TR'
Feb 28,2018
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A fantastic, hardworking team. Leonard Leese offer top notch customer service which is why I have instructed them to let my properties for the last 7 years. They have never let me down. I am regularly pestered by other agents but I always reject them in ...
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Very reasonable for London.
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“Dominic was easy to work with and flexible to book ......”

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Feb 22,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'CH'
Feb 22,2018
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Dominic was easy to work with and flexible to book views. With him, we managed to easily see the property we were interested in and made an offer quickly. Some pro-activity on our side was needed (i.e. asking for specific information and planning ahead), ...
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The fees are very reasonable and proportionate to the service offered.
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“Dominic and Jordan recently secured a tenancy for me on ......”

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Feb 09,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'GS'
Feb 09,2018
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Dominic and Jordan recently secured a tenancy for me on a 1 bedflat in SE1 which was proving difficult to let with an awkward pre-sitting tenant. They were helpful and efficient, and managed to secure a respectable rent and a longer initial term. Second time I've ...
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Agents fees are good - I only pay for the rental and no renewal fee if tenant stays longer than 12 months.
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“One of the worst letting agent I dealt in approx 8 ......”

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Jan 25,2018
Minithumbdown
Toby
By: 'dims85'
Jan 25,2018
3 people found
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One of the worst letting agent I dealt in approx 8 years I have been in London. Me and my gfriend where looking for a 2 bed flat in the SE1 area. We found one flat we liked and made an offer. After we made an offer, ...
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By: Jordan Thompson
Jan 31, 2018
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Dear Marco I hope you are well. I've discussed your comments with my colleague Toby Bailey who dealt with your interest in Freestone Court. Toby explained to you/Anastasia that we needed a deposit to confirm your offer and interest in the property before we formally negotiated with the landlord – this is Leonard Leese's standard process to make an offer to a landlord as a tenant. Payment of a holding deposit is also standard practice for many other established and reputable estate agen ...

“Very knowledgeable, very conscientious and a pleasure to work with. ......”

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Oct 10,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Shazid Karim'
Oct 10,2017
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Very knowledgeable, very conscientious and a pleasure to work with. The team have been assisting me for the past decade and are always reliable. Many thanks Louisa, Roxanna and team!...
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“Leonard Leese is a no nonsense agent on Borough High ......”

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Sep 27,2017
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Jonny Goddard'
Sep 27,2017
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Leonard Leese is a no nonsense agent on Borough High street and the guys there know their patch very well. I used them recently to sell a four bedroom flat and the sale had more than it's fair share of complications. We had to contend ...
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“We have been highly impressed with the excellent service Jordan ......”

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Sep 27,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'PPPSP'
Sep 27,2017
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We have been highly impressed with the excellent service Jordan and his team have provided throughout the management of our property. Both Letting and PropertyManagemnt staff have been very helpful and professional....
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“Toby was an immense help with my latest move. As ......”

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Aug 28,2017
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Whitney'
Aug 28,2017
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Toby was an immense help with my latest move. As I knew that I had to leave my property 6 months ahead of time, Toby contacted me the minute a different property in my building was made available. This was especially helpful because the property hadn't ...
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Since I've been a member of Leonard Leese many times, I was very pleased with the fees.
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“Chris was extremely helpful in guiding me through the process ......”

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Aug 19,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Gemma'
Aug 19,2017
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Chris was extremely helpful in guiding me through the process and advising on market value, in particular in the market conditions after Brexit. He was very patient and understood all my concerns. He was very happy to advise and responsive by phone and email. I ...
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I found the agent's fees to be very reasonable and very good value for money given the high level of service I received.
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“I chose Leonard Leese because they are local, and because ......”

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Aug 18,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Stephanie'
Aug 18,2017
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I chose Leonard Leese because they are local, and because they appear to have strong charity connections. Jordan provided sound advice at the outset, and commissioned lovely photos of my flat. Toby was vigilant with viewings, and very pleasant to deal with. Sue (in the ...
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Very reasonable, and good value.
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“Good work by Sam Mears and team, Sam was easy ......”

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Aug 14,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Richard Barnes'
Aug 14,2017
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Good work by Sam Mears and team, Sam was easy to communicate with throughout the process. Engagement was around a sale, not a lease. Market was difficult, so estimate had to come down, but happy with final outcome....
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Comment on agent fees
Fees were reasonable (Was a sale, not a letting)
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“I write to praise Toby and Jordan of Leonard's Leese.......”

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Jul 26,2017
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Jacqueline Hole'
Jul 26,2017
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I write to praise Toby and Jordan of Leonard's Leese. They are both diligent, hard working and professional. They have consistently provided excellent customer service over many years. They have pre-emptied any needs quickly, resolved any issues and concerns and always ensured excellent tenants, thus ...
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Very reasonable
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“Helpful and speedily found new tenants for my flat without ......”

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Jun 28,2017
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Dan'
Jun 28,2017
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Helpful and speedily found new tenants for my flat without any gap in tenancy, and at a good rental value....
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Comment on agent fees
Not insignificant fees but you get what you pay for - Leonard Leese have been v good from a landlord perspective, inc sorting out a range of maintenance/ property licencing issues.
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“Toby Bailey recently assisted me in finding and securing a ......”

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Jun 26,2017
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Cassie'
Jun 26,2017
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Toby Bailey recently assisted me in finding and securing a tenancy. He was extremely professional, responsive and a pleasure to do business with. Not only that, but he was friendly and courteous in every interaction I had with him. I would be happy to recommend ...
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“Excellent service. Helpful and attentive throughout the rental process, and ......”

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Jun 23,2017
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Iulia and Charis'
Jun 23,2017
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Excellent service. Helpful and attentive throughout the rental process, and unlike some competitors, they really do care about their clients....
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Reasonable fees
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“Absolutely amazing service! Toby was on the ball at all ......”

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Jun 22,2017
Minithumbup
Toby
Mark
By: 'Beth Amos'
Jun 22,2017
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Absolutely amazing service! Toby was on the ball at all times and kept us well informed! He let our property in two days and managed the whole process so swiftly. The photo's of the property were great and all in all they did us proud! ...
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Brilliant and very clear on pricing.
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“We viewed a property with Toby. He was on time ......”

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Jun 15,2017
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Lauta'
Jun 15,2017
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We viewed a property with Toby. He was on time to the viewing, gave us all the information and facilitated the offer process. He was available for any questions and made the contract and references bit easy. Now, we cannot wait to move!...
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“Sam was as helpful and approachable in helping us to ......”

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May 24,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Alice'
May 24,2017
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Sam was as helpful and approachable in helping us to find replacement tenants on our lease as he was when we moved in a year ago, as well as being extremely friendly (and funny!). I would definitely recommend him in the future....
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The company fees are high.
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“Sam was really helpful throughout the whole process, from viewings, ......”

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May 18,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Harriet'
May 18,2017
1 people found
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Sam was really helpful throughout the whole process, from viewings, to negotiation on the rent, to the day to day issues such as furniture. He is really professional and responsive to emails and delivers on what he promised. I would definitely recommend him....
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Reasonable
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“Sam was very helpful and professional throughout the whole process. ......”

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Apr 14,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Patrick'
Apr 14,2017
1 people found
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Sam was very helpful and professional throughout the whole process. Thanks to him, I found my new flat and moved in in no time. Would definitely recommend him....
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A bit steep.
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“Sam was extremely helpful, pleasant and very professional. He came ......”

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Mar 15,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Dr Omer El Nagieb'
Mar 15,2017
1 people found
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Sam was extremely helpful, pleasant and very professional. He came back with answers to all our queries and always did what he said he will do. He has made our move simple and straightforward, quite a different experience from what we ever experienced before....
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reasonable
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“We have used Leonard Leese since 2003 for the letting and ......”

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Mar 03,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Julie Edwards'
Mar 03,2017
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We have used Leonard Leese since 2003 for the letting and management of two properties, and at no time have we experienced any issues. We recently sold the two said properties and again all was smooth. In particular Roxanna Hazell and Christopher Daniel were exceptionally helpful ...
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Fees were competitive.
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“I would like to thanks Mr Johnson for his help ......”

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Feb 24,2017
Minithumbup
Nathan
By: 'Adel Mannai'
Feb 24,2017
1 people found
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I would like to thanks Mr Johnson for his help and his professionalism.Mr Johnson really help me during my apartment research and also during my move on.I'm glad that he was taking care about me and also always be available to support me ...
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By: matthew webb
Jun 09, 2017
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Nathan Johnson is a terrific example of what a fantastic estate agent should be. He comes across extremely transparent, honest and more than happy to help. Although on this occasion my partner and i decided against moving immediately. He didn't make us feel as though we had wasted his time or try to pressure me into a rushed decision, which was a well received twist to the usual agents I've dealt with in the past. For this reason we will definitely be using Nathan in future. Thanks aga ...
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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.
Last updated at 3:26 PM 02/03/2017 by allAgents

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