Leonard Leese
4.8/5, 600 reviews
96% recommended
94% sales valuation accuracy
96% sales fee satisfaction
96% lettings valuation accuracy
91% 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 94% 96% £200,000 £550,000
Lettings 96% 91% £315 £3,667
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
140 2 288 14 52 1 69 1 26 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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“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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“Nathan was extremely helpful right from the outset of our ......”

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Apr 06,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'DW'
Apr 06,2016
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Nathan was extremely helpful right from the outset of our search for a new property, and continued to offer his guidance through the whole letting process. He is a very personable character who is willing to go to great lengths to ensure the customer is ...
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Very reasonable
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“Very responsive and helpful. Thanks Toby. He came by with ......”

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Apr 06,2016
Minithumbup
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By: 'HD'
Apr 06,2016
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Very responsive and helpful. Thanks Toby. He came by with the keys to sort things out during the transfer and local knowledge was great....
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the fee was too high and a discount was granted.
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“Nathan was extremely professional throughout and very helpful to us ......”

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Apr 06,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Patrick Gibbons'
Apr 06,2016
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Nathan was extremely professional throughout and very helpful to us during the process of arranging our new lease. He has been efficient and quick in responding to our queries and has gone above and beyond where he can to help us....
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“Very Good agent!! Understood our needs straight away and helped ......”

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Apr 06,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'J.Rodall'
Apr 06,2016
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Very Good agent!! Understood our needs straight away and helped us find the best deal on our appartment. Very friendly with great insight on London areas....
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A lot of insight with regards to London Areas
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“worked hard to let flat for us in a reasonable ......”

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Apr 06,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'George'
Apr 06,2016
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worked hard to let flat for us in a reasonable timeframe. very responsive to emails and came well-prepared to the viewing. estimate of monthly rental potential was reasonable too - better than their competitors....
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fees reasonable and were prepared to discuss terms
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“Finding a property in london can be daunting, Nathan helped ......”

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Apr 05,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Jonathan'
Apr 05,2016
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Finding a property in london can be daunting, Nathan helped us find the perfect place, he was very helpful, reliable and professional from the moment we contact him. He helped with all our queries and made the whole process smooth. Thanks to Nathan we will ...
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“Nathan helped us to find a great flat that we ......”

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Apr 05,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Katy'
Apr 05,2016
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Nathan helped us to find a great flat that we are really happy with. He was not pushy at all and worked to understand what we were looking for rather than just trying to sell us any old property....
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They were a little more than I've paid previously but having said that Nathan was very upfront about the fees and there were no hidden extras.
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“It was great to work with Toby who made the ......”

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Apr 04,2016
Minithumbup
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By: 'Andrzej'
Apr 04,2016
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It was great to work with Toby who made the whole renting experience as stress free as it can be. We had to move at a certain date and he made sure that happened even though the references for one of us hadn't come back ...
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fees seem to be standard for London
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“Nathan was very friendly and professional throughout our whole rental ......”

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Apr 04,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Cmaguire'
Apr 04,2016
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Nathan was very friendly and professional throughout our whole rental process. He is very reliable and was able to help with all queries we had and they were answered in a timely manner! We would certainly use Leonard Leese again and would highly recommend. Thanks ...
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“Chris was an excellent and proactive agent. It was clear ......”

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Mar 21,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'JS'
Mar 21,2016
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Chris was an excellent and proactive agent. It was clear that he was trying his best to make sure that the process went through quickly. I would have no hesitation in recommending him....
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“Very kind and helpful. Great flexibility from his side to ......”

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Mar 17,2016
Minithumbup
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By: 'Daniel'
Mar 17,2016
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Very kind and helpful. Great flexibility from his side to meet me on a sunday evening to sign papers and give me the keys....
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good
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“We had the pleasure of working with Daniel Christopher for ......”

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Mar 16,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'R McEvoy'
Mar 16,2016
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We had the pleasure of working with Daniel Christopher for a successful key exchange on our flat in South London. Daniel was courteous, punctual, and hard working. After a year searching for a flat, dealing with innumerable estate agents, Daniel Christopher, was by far the ...
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Agent fees were standard
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“After a long and painful refurbishment of our flat and ......”

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Mar 11,2016
Minithumbup
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By: 'Caius'
Mar 11,2016
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After a long and painful refurbishment of our flat and placing it on the market at a very quiet time of year, I can't think of a more hard-working, conscientious and nicer agent we would have wanted to work with - Toby pulled out all ...
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Very good.
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“We just moved to London and the rental scene can ......”

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Mar 11,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'barton'
Mar 11,2016
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We just moved to London and the rental scene can be very intimidating. Nathan found us the perfect place and even helped negotiate the price down for us. He wasn't pushy and made the process seamless and easy. If you're renting too I hope you ...
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“Toby was super helpful during our search, quick response and ......”

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Mar 11,2016
Minithumbup
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By: 'DS'
Mar 11,2016
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Toby was super helpful during our search, quick response and helped us getting a quick turn around for a smooth moving day...
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Fair
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“Toby has just managed the letting of our property in ......”

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Mar 09,2016
Minithumbup
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By: 'Chris'
Mar 09,2016
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Toby has just managed the letting of our property in Borough. The flat was put on the market on Monday we received an offer at our asking price on Wednesday and the lease began on Sunday He kept me informed throughout the process, was pro-active ...
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Fees were commercial
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“Nathan was really helpful and hard working from the moment ......”

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Mar 07,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Jaime'
Mar 07,2016
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Nathan was really helpful and hard working from the moment we contacted Leonard Leese. Thanks to Nathan, we're really excited about moving into our new flat. It wouldn't have happened without him! He was easily contactable, and exceeded expectations. He was patient with our questions ...
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The fees seem standard, but service great! Nathan was very clear about the fees.
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“Nathan was great. He explained everything as we went along ......”

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Mar 07,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'RCullen'
Mar 07,2016
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Nathan was great. He explained everything as we went along amd was very easy to contact while we were arranging the move....
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Expensive but worth it for the peace of mind
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“I recently purchased a property through Leonard Lease, we ran ......”

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Mar 07,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Samantha'
Mar 07,2016
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I recently purchased a property through Leonard Lease, we ran into delays caused by the vendors lawyers which were outside of the control of the vendor but a lot of assistance was required to chase up the lawyers and speed the process up in anyway. ...
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“Great service quick reaction and great property selection in the ......”

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Mar 04,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'bilyana'
Mar 04,2016
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Great service quick reaction and great property selection in the london bridge and borough area and good contract handling and negotiating...
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“Very helpful and efficient. We felt that we were valued ......”

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Mar 04,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'M.O'KEEFFE'
Mar 04,2016
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Very helpful and efficient. We felt that we were valued customers and that Nathan was always ready to help us....
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A little bit too High. In the past, I have had fees of ‚£200-‚£400, but these were around the ‚£500 mark.
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“Toby was very professional in his line of work. No ......”

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Mar 01,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'DN'
Mar 01,2016
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Toby was very professional in his line of work. No nonsense and very straight forward, and still keeping courtesy. He understands the frustration of moving to a new home and dealing with strangers, so is always reachable on his mobile to answer any questions. He ...
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Fees are on the pricey side, adding to the hefty moving cost.
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“Toby was really helpful and ensured the whole process went ......”

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Feb 29,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'DS'
Feb 29,2016
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Toby was really helpful and ensured the whole process went smoothly. He was quick to follow up with the landlord when we needed and we got a quick turnaround to move in....
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“Toby could not of been more helpful during our search ......”

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Feb 26,2016
Minithumbup
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By: 'DP'
Feb 26,2016
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Toby could not of been more helpful during our search for a rental property. He was flexible to our requests and made the process as easy as possible. Since moving in he has responded to any queries we have quickly and efficiently. Thanks...
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“Great service, always helpful and friendly! Easy to communicate with. ......”

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Feb 25,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Alex'
Feb 25,2016
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Great service, always helpful and friendly! Easy to communicate with. Really good experience with Nathan and Leonard Leese. Would recommend!...
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“We have received an excellent service from Leonard Leese. Toby ......”

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Feb 23,2016
Minithumbup
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By: 'Suzie and Jon'
Feb 23,2016
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We have received an excellent service from Leonard Leese. Toby not only responds quickly and efficiently to any queries we have, he also managed to secure tenants and have them move into our property within just a few weeks - no fuss, no bother :-) ...
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Very competitive
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“Me and my friend have been so disappointed with this ......”

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Feb 18,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Kong'
Feb 18,2016
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Me and my friend have been so disappointed with this agent !!!!! At first, everything is fine, quite helpful, until our boiler is broken !! All the problems just happeared, the boiler is broken for more then a year and it never got fixed. Only technician came ...
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“Chris did a great job in marketing and selling my ......”

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Feb 16,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Gareth'
Feb 16,2016
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Chris did a great job in marketing and selling my flat. He always kept me informed and made the whole process run very smoothly. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris....
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Good on fees
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“I used Leonard Leese to re-let my property. I used ......”

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Feb 12,2016
Minithumbup
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By: 'Nicola'
Feb 12,2016
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I used Leonard Leese to re-let my property. I used them for the initial let and was very pleased with the service. On this occasion, Toby Bailey was excellent. He quickly found prospective tenants who met my criteria and agreed the let term that I ...
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I find the fees to be market 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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