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!
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 2 246 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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“I am a first time landlord and Toby made the ......”

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Aug 19,2016
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Allan Wilkinson'
Aug 19,2016
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I am a first time landlord and Toby made the process of getting set up very clear and straightforward. A prospective tenant backed out at the last minute but he kept me informed and was able to secure new tenants straight away. Very pleased with ...
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Fees were as expected (no surprises so far which is great) and I believe they are competitive compared with others I have seen.
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“Very friendly, pretty fast to respond to emails, gave us ......”

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Jul 31,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Sarah'
Jul 31,2016
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Very friendly, pretty fast to respond to emails, gave us good advice on when the best time to look for a flat was....
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Felt they were pretty reasonable compared to other estate agents' fees.
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“Having purchased an apartment through Leonard Leese I went on ......”

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Jul 29,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'SW'
Jul 29,2016
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Having purchased an apartment through Leonard Leese I went on to use them to rent this property out. In the 4 year since, all staff but especially Jordan have been extremely approachable and courteous, they have been very proactive in sourcing great candidates and then in ...
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Competitive and good value for money
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“As a new tenant, i could not recommend Toby enough ......”

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Jul 22,2016
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Timour'
Jul 22,2016
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As a new tenant, i could not recommend Toby enough - he was most helpful, responsive and understanding. 100% recommended, he will get you the best deal!...
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Very responsive, flexible and understanding
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“We rented through Leonard Leese for the last three years. ......”

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Jul 19,2016
Minithumbup
Mark
Claudine
By: 'Maria'
Jul 19,2016
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We rented through Leonard Leese for the last three years. All the staff are friendly and helpful. Mark ensured that all problems were resolved very quickly. In one instance he managed to get a plumber out late on a Friday night within a few hours ...
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“Firstly, I must say that we heartily recommend Leonard Leese, ......”

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Jul 08,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'LN - Leonard Leese Landlord'
Jul 08,2016
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Firstly, I must say that we heartily recommend Leonard Leese, particularly as we had two very bad experiences with letting agents in the past. Both times resulted in us removing our property from those past agents as they were happy to take our money but ...
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We are pleased that the agents work hard to earn their fees.
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“Sam is really helpful, with essential skills and knowledge, answer ......”

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Jul 04,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Xiaoyong zheng'
Jul 04,2016
1 people found
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Sam is really helpful, with essential skills and knowledge, answer my questions patiently. dealing things efficiently. he is a nice man, I strongly recommend him....
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“I rented property for 8 years and I was very happy ......”

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Jun 29,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'GM'
Jun 29,2016
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I rented property for 8 years and I was very happy with the agent also they provided a good service ....
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Was very good , reasonable fees I had for my rent .
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“I have had number of properties with Leonard Leese and ......”

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Jun 29,2016
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Botir Atayev'
Jun 29,2016
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I have had number of properties with Leonard Leese and must say that their service has always been spot on. Really quick in response and resolving issues, always helpful attitude. Very positive staff. Would definitely recommend. Thanks, Botir...
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good
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“My experience with this agency was grateful. They are very ......”

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Jun 27,2016
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Toby Bailey'
Jun 27,2016
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My experience with this agency was grateful. They are very frendly, patient and could interpret my dream. I really recomend Leonard Leese....
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Reasonable
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“I was looking for a 1 bedroom flat to let and ......”

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Jun 21,2016
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Leda Santandrea'
Jun 21,2016
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I was looking for a 1 bedroom flat to let and I was very well served by Leonard Leese. They answered my inquiries prompt and scheduled a property viewing quickly. The communication during the whole process was very good and I could get a good deal ...
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The fees are reasonable
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“I viewed 9 properties with Sam while looking for a new ......”

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Jun 14,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Keir Evoy'
Jun 14,2016
1 people found
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I viewed 9 properties with Sam while looking for a new flat to rent in London. He was very proactive, listening to my preferences and searching out appropriate places. He went the extra mile for me, spending many days and evenings showing me options. I would ...
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No comment.
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“Property was let efficiently and without issues as yet, Would ......”

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Jun 01,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Pranay Ahluwalia'
Jun 01,2016
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Property was let efficiently and without issues as yet, Would use again as long as post letting service does not dip...
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Comment on agent fees
Competitive rate though extra charges are there over and above basic renting + managment
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“Poor managed service. A let down to its client in ......”

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May 31,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'K d patel'
May 31,2016
1 people found
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Poor managed service. A let down to its client in securing justified recovery of damages and irresponsible control on contractor repairs costs and monitoring such works. Results are negligence and high costs to landlord...
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Fees and charges did not justify managed spend i
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By: Claudine Sanders
Jun 10, 2016
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Leonard Leese cannot be held accountable for unsuccessful deposit deductions from a tenants deposit where there is not sufficient evidence to support the requested deductions. Leonard Leese do not make the final decision on the proposed deductions and will be made by the deposit scheme case examiner, whose decision is final. Leonard Leese only use reputable, reliable and trustworthy companies to carry out repairs and have used the same companies for over six years as a result of their relations ...

“Nathan is an absolute delight to work with. He is ......”

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May 26,2016
Minithumbup
Nathan
By: 'Rosie'
May 26,2016
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Nathan is an absolute delight to work with. He is polite, hardworking and highly professional. From viewing the property to signing the tenancy agreement and paying the deposit he was with me every step of the way. He cared about my needs as client and ...
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Perfectly reasonable
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“Good responsive service from Sam, quick turnaround on offer and ......”

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May 25,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Tenant Y'
May 25,2016
2 people found
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Good responsive service from Sam, quick turnaround on offer and documentation when we needed to move quickly. Honest negotiating when it came to fees and rent....
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By: Xiaoyong
May 25, 2016
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“After living 5 years in London, I realise its not often ......”

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May 20,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Devendra Kumar'
May 20,2016
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After living 5 years in London, I realise its not often you would come across a really 'good' and a 'tenenat friendly' estate agent in London, but Roxanna Hazel has been quite an exception and a star. She has been very understanding and supportive to our ...
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Good
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“Toby was very professional and pleasant to deal with from ......”

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May 18,2016
Minithumbup
Toby
By: 'Claire'
May 18,2016
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Toby was very professional and pleasant to deal with from the initial contact through to the end. He kept me informed on what was happening and I would have no hesitation in recommending him in future....
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Average.
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“Chris was professional and his passion for property was evident ......”

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May 16,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'S. Isaac'
May 16,2016
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Chris was professional and his passion for property was evident from our first meeting. He guided us through the entire process and ensured that we knew what was happening at every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone selling ...
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“The tenancy services has always been to my satisfaction for ......”

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May 12,2016
Minithumbup
Claudine
By: 'Mark'
May 12,2016
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The tenancy services has always been to my satisfaction for the last 3 years I have lived in a property managed by Leonard Leese. I thank Roxana and Claudine very much for that. It has always been a pleasure!...
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“Sam is a really good representative for Leonard Leese he ......”

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May 06,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Elinor Giles'
May 06,2016
1 people found
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Sam is a really good representative for Leonard Leese he helped sort out the issues and he is very nice and polite. The management team however do need to check that properties are habitable as we have had no heating/hot water for over 1 week. ...
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By: Claudine Sanders
May 10, 2016
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Thank you for leaving a review for Leonard Leese. We would like to note that Leonard Leese do not manage the property and therefore are not responsible for checking the apartment prior to you moving in but we are happy to hear your landlord has resolved any issues that you found upon moving in. ...

“Sam helped my sister and I find the perfect flat ......”

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Apr 25,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Bryony'
Apr 25,2016
1 people found
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Sam helped my sister and I find the perfect flat for us! He was able to work around our busy schedules and be avaliable whenever we had any queries. Always quick to reply and always came back with an answer to my many, many questions. ...
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A bit steep, but we found a great flat so it was worth it.
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“Very efficient service. Property was let quickly, I was kept ......”

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Apr 24,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Mike'
Apr 24,2016
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Very efficient service. Property was let quickly, I was kept regularly informed, and paperwork was all handled professionally. Would use again....
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“Chris has been very helpful and prompt to reply to ......”

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Apr 22,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Varma'
Apr 22,2016
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Chris has been very helpful and prompt to reply to all my queries since the time he has shown us the property. He has been very professional through out the transaction especially when the seller decided to put up a mortgage race between another buyer ...
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“Roxanna has been very helpful throughout the years, always there ......”

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Apr 15,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Dario'
Apr 15,2016
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Roxanna has been very helpful throughout the years, always there to promptly take care of any issues that arose in the flat....
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“Roxana was really helpful and responsive to all my queries ......”

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Apr 15,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Caroline'
Apr 15,2016
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Roxana was really helpful and responsive to all my queries from start to finish in relation to both of the two flats that I leased through Leonard Leese. She responded quickly and followed up with queries on return of deposits on both properties and was ...
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“Sam was very helpful from our first contact prior to ......”

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Apr 14,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Peter'
Apr 14,2016
1 people found
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Sam was very helpful from our first contact prior to the viewing. He made himself available at all times so as to manage the process as quickly as possible. He was conscientious in dealing with our queries and concerns, and communicated well at each stage....
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The agent's fees equated to a week and a half of rent, which was very steep compared to other agencies. But we really liked the flat so we went ahead.
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“Very impressed with the service from Nathan. Nathan was extremely ......”

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Apr 12,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Charlie'
Apr 12,2016
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Very impressed with the service from Nathan. Nathan was extremely personable and empathetic (unlike many other estate agents I have encountered!), not pushy in any way, understood our needs and overall very helpful. Thank you...
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“Chris did a great job on the sale of my ......”

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Apr 11,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'John'
Apr 11,2016
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Chris did a great job on the sale of my property from start to finish. He arrived to carry out the valuation with a wealth of research that he had undertaken to explain the value that he would place on the flat which proved to ...
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“Nathan Abbey was always friendly, professional and acted promptly. He ......”

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Apr 07,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'C adams'
Apr 07,2016
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Nathan Abbey was always friendly, professional and acted promptly. He really made the process a lot easier and is helping to single-handedly give estate agents a better reputation! Thanks...
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Competitive
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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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