Leonard Leese
4.7/5, 564 reviews
96% recommended
93% sales valuation accuracy
96% sales fee satisfaction
95% lettings valuation accuracy
90% 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% 90% £315 £3,667
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
134 2 263 12 51 1 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

Opening Hours
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Straightforward letting process...”

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Aug 09,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Matt'
Aug 09,2018
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Dominic was helpful and communicative throughout the process of signing for the flat. He also did a good job of getting our requests through with the landlord during the negotiation process....
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“Lettings...”

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Aug 09,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Jolaade'
Aug 09,2018
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Dominic managed the letting for my property listed below. He worked tirelessly to ensure we found suitable tennants to replace the outgoing ones without any gap whilst managing to ensure an increase in the rent from the previous year....
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The Agent’s fees were satisfactory
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“smooth and friendly process...”

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Aug 06,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Steffi'
Aug 06,2018
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We felt in very good hands with Ricky! He was very friendly, super responsive and got us into our dream flat without any hassle! I would work with Ricky again anytime!...
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average like in the rest of London
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“Miss...”

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Aug 05,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Teresa'
Aug 05,2018
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Dominic is a great agent - always being fast and prompt to reply our enquires and deal with our problems. Recommend!...
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“Efficiency!...”

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Jul 31,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
Toby
By: 'Bermondsey'
Jul 31,2018
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We've been dealing with Toby regarding the rent of our flat, he's been always nice and honest with us without subtitles, very appreciated! But VICTORIA is absolutely a Star, always helpful, and with quick responses!...
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The fees are not cheap, but overall compared to other agencies are really good!
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“fast and efficient...”

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Jul 30,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Lex'
Jul 30,2018
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Victoria was always really fast to reply to emails, thorough in her work and efficient. My positive experience with Leonard Leese is majoritarily attributed to her....
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“Helpful and dynamic...”

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Jul 27,2018
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Alex noake'
Jul 27,2018
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I have dealt with many agents spanning the major London based and National brands and Toby is by far the best. He is dynamic, professional, infinitely helpful and friendly. You just can't help but love the guy on a personal and business level....
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Good and structured to reward loyalty.
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“A Very amazing experience...”

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Jul 27,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Carole Mavrides'
Jul 27,2018
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Our company has worked with Dominic Ogun at Leonard Leese for a long time. He is very efficient , finds tenants very quickly, and also get a very good rental income for us. It is a pleasure to work with Dominic....
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Very Good
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“Great Service...”

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Jul 27,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Gisela'
Jul 27,2018
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We just bought a Property in Bermondsey. From the beginning, Dominic Ogun had a cordial, easy-going and at the same time very efficient way to deal with the selling process. He was always understanding and willing to find a solution for us. Excellent agent, I ...
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We found the fees acceptable.
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“Good service...”

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Jul 25,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Katie'
Jul 25,2018
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Recently dealt with Dom to find a new flat in the SE1 area. He was responsive to emails and helpfully arranged separate viewings for me and my flatmate at times which suited us. Once our offer was accepted he liaised dealt with the landlord on ...
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“Very helpful...”

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Jul 25,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
By: 'Kate'
Jul 25,2018
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Dominic showed us round a couple of properties and was really friendly both times. He helped out when we decided to make an offer and kept us in the look with any updates. The process was overall very smooth and Dominic was very nice....
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“Excellent member of staff...”

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Jul 05,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Clare Honeycomb'
Jul 05,2018
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I was recently looking for a 2 bed flat to rent in central London. I registered with 15 agents. Ricky was by far the most considered and on the ball (excuse the football pun as we play the quarter final this Saturday!) - he clearly manages his ...
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Standard and negotiable
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“Good communicator who sticks at it...”

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Jun 25,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Gavin Johnson'
Jun 25,2018
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The damp in my rented flat was annoying. But then a family member became unwell and it became serious. Victoria immediately grasped the situation but we were up against an incredibly stubborn freeholder. Over the six months that it took to get a resolution, Victoria's ...
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“Polite, thorough, pleasant and prompt....”

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Jun 20,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'SE1Landlord'
Jun 20,2018
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Recently Victoria has been instrumental in helping us resolve a number of landlord-related issues, some of which were long-standing. She very quickly understood the requests, handled the issues professionally and objectively, and managed them through to resolution. Her efficient communication and sound advice gave us ...
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Comment on agent fees
The fees are a just representation of the market average, and taking into account our five-year relationship with Leonard Leese, we consider them to be well spent.
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“Excellent problem solvers...”

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May 31,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'George Smith'
May 31,2018
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Having often used agencies to rent apartments I found Leonard Leese to be one of the simplest and clearest to deal with. I dealt predominantly with Victoria and she was very quick to reply with some issues we had. We were quite unlucky as had ...
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Agent fees were great value for the amount of support we recieved
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“Reassuringly Efficient!...”

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May 30,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Suzie & Jon'
May 30,2018
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Victoria is always helpful and goes the extra mile to accommodate our needs and those of our tenants. She keeps us informed of any issues and addresses all extremely efficiently and effectively. Thank you very much Victoria....
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Good.
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“Excellent customer service...”

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May 28,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Michela'
May 28,2018
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We rented our last flat through Leonard Leese and were very pleased to have Victoria as a contact person as she has always been great and extremely helpful until the very end of our tenancy. Victoria has always responded to our queries efficiently and in ...
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Good
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“Great letting agent in SE...”

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May 23,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Boris'
May 23,2018
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J Teixeira da Costa was managing the letting of my flat. He addressed all my concerns, was quick in taking care of the paperwork and liaising between the tenants and myself. Overall very pleased the the agency....
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“one of the worst...”

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May 23,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'CJY'
May 23,2018
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Unprofessional & Rude We had a viewing on Saturday and waited for 50 minutes Sometimes the viewing appointment can be delayed, postponed or misleading. but we`re on time trying to keep in touch with them, had 5 more phone calls and waited for 50 minutes in front of ...
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Worst
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“Victoria White...”

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May 22,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Yvonne'
May 22,2018
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We cant praise Victoria enough. Professional, diligent knowledgeable and very very personable. She manages 2 of our properties and we couldn't be happier. Nothing is too much trouble, she is always on hand and her responses are immediate, we have never had to chase her on ...
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good
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“Feedback...”

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May 21,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Borat'
May 21,2018
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Hi, I moved into one of the properties managed by Leonard Leese and have enjoyed working with Victoria. One of the things that I really like is her response time and her intent to get to the bottom of a problem/issue to get it ...
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Good
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“Feedback...”

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May 21,2018
Minithumbup
Victoria
By: 'Borat'
May 21,2018
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Hi, I moved into one of the properties managed by Leonard Leese and have enjoyed working with Victoria. One of the things that I really like is her response time and her intent to get to the bottom of a problem/issue to get it ...
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Good
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“Worst ever service in my life!...”

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May 21,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Bailey'
May 21,2018
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The most terrible experience ever!!! Poor management and telling a lie to customer. DO NOT BELIEVE THEM! Can't believe they tell a lie to customers 1. I had a viewing for buying property at 15:30pm and he didn't show up and I called them 15:33 , 15:48, 15:58 (I have ...
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“Review...”

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May 20,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Paul S'
May 20,2018
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We found our flat through the fantastic hard work of Costa. I was really impressed by him. He was polite at all times and very tenacious, but never irritating. Paul...
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“Care Free Letting...”

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May 04,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Leonard the Happy Landlord'
May 04,2018
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I am a customer of Leonard Leese. I was using a competitor and they were unable to find me suitable tenants. When the property was void Toby took it on and the team found me 2 tenants at a fair rent. They were very helpful & friendly & ...
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Very competitive rate of commission. There is so much admin. which I hate, on top of the marketing, that using an agent is a "no brainer" these days!
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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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Good
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“Brilliant process...”

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Mar 27,2018
Minithumbup
Dominic
Toby
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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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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