Our friendly team of dedicated professionals are ready to provide you with expert advice and support you at all times.
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Booking a viewing is simple and can be done anytime online or over the phone. We’ll work around you in order to agree a suitable time.
We provide quality accommodation and ensure compliance with the latest legislation, regularly inspecting properties.
Holding Deposit (per tenancy): One week's rent. This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right- to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent under £50,000 per year): Five weeks' rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or over per year): Six weeks' rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Unpaid Rent: Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s): Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).
Variation of Contract (Tenant's Request):£50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Change of Sharer (Tenant's Request):£50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Early Termination (Tenant's Request): Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord's costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.
If you any questions on our fees, please ask a member of staff.
We will ask for your address history for the last three years and complete a credit check on each individual tenant. We will also require a reference from your existing Landlord or Letting Agent (if you are currently renting) as well as a written reference from your employer. If you are self-employed, we will ask for an accountant’s reference and most recent set of submitted accounts.
The lease you sign will be an Assured Shorthold, which means that you can stay in the property for the period of the lease (provided you meet all the obligations of the lease). If the landlord wishes to end the tenancy you will be given two months’ notice to quit the premises.
We have an obligation to conduct regular inspections of all tenanted accommodation. This is to ensure the property is not in need of repair, that you are looking after the property and discuss any problems you may be experiencing. You will be given notification when an inspection is due to be conducted.
In the event of maintenance being required please telephone us at the earliest possible time in order to minimise any problem that could subsequently arise. Trades persons will be alerted by the Agent and dependent upon the nature and urgency of the task will respond accordingly. Simple precautionary procedures should then be taken by the tenant to prevent any additional problem arising e.g. turn off water at the stopcock if necessary, isolate electric or gas supplies at the mains where required.
You cannot have any pets unless we have permission from the landlord/ourselves in writing. You must consult us prior to obtaining a pet and submit a written request to have a pet stating age/type/breed.
YES! You should consider taking out contents insurance to cover accidental damage to the Landlord’s contents, buildings, fixtures and fittings. The landlord is responsible for insuring the building.
The Deposit normally equates to 5 weeks rent and will be held throughout the tenancy in a government approved deposit scheme and will be returned at the end of the tenancy subject to the property being left in a good condition without any claim for potential damages beyond fair wear and tear.
As a tenant you are responsible for ensuring the rent is paid in full and on time. We have facilities to enable you to establish a standing order which will mean payments are paid directly from your bank to our designated account. You will need to cancel the standing order before leaving the property.
Utility bills, including Council Tax is your responsibility unless stated otherwise in the tenancy agreement. You will need to choose your supplier upon moving in and ensure accounts are closed when you vacate.
Once the Landlord has agreed to accept your application (subject to references and contract) we will ask for a holding deposit equating to one week’s rent. Upon successfully passing the referencing stage of the application, the holding deposit paid will count towards the total balance of rent and deposit owed before the tenancy start date. You risk losing your deposit in the event you provide inaccurate or misleading information on your application, fail a right to rent check, do not all reasonable steps to enter into a tenancy agreement or unilaterally withdraw your application.
Doug is a simply fantastic agent (and person) and worked tirelessly to secure the sale of our family home. Having emigrated some years prior it was far from a simple instruction for Doug but he always went above and beyond , literally organized everything from renovations to the significant buying interest, inspections and soon after, sales contract! Doug provides honest market based thought and advice and is a man you can 100% trust and always rely on. This point should not be understated, you can fully trust Doug and I cannot speak highly enough of his hard work professionalism and organization. If you are looking to sell you will not find a safer pair of hands to help you through the process. We will miss Doug but I will be buying him a beer when I finally return to the UK.
I can only reiterate the remarks of all the other happy people that have commented here. Doug provides a completely different experience from the typical high-street Estate Agent. He is professional - attentive, reliable, always available, and willing to advise and guide. He is also perfectly charming to deal with. I thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking to move. You will be in safe hands.
I recently successfully sold my house under very difficult circumstances through Doug. Doug gave me a valuation on my house in 2016 and, already at that time, he impressed me with his honesty and straightforward attitude. Highly professional & diligent, throughout the entire process, I felt that Doug had my best interests at heart. His excellent service made what can be a very stressful process a manageable one. Highly recommended.
As a previous managing director of the Sunday Times fastest growing tech companies in the UK I can only say I would wish to work with Mr Parks again and again. The reasons why and examples are as follows: 1) He is always available 2) He is professional, always arrives in plenty of time for a viewing to ensure the any issues can be sorted before the viewer arrives 3) He goes beyond the job description. I have two sons who did not always leave things as they should. Washing up, that is just one example 4) Good Value, I know agents get a bad press but Mr Parks does not charge enough, I told him so 5) His negotiation skills and problem solving were exceptional. These skills ensure the sale went through. I would add, I do not do recommendations, this is my first. I am able do this because for the first time I am confident my words will not be misrepresented. With technology today, and I should know, you do not need to go to a larger more advertised Estate Agent, what I would recommend is use Mr Parks. I have taken the time to write this to help you and Mr Parks, good luck.
Well what can I say apart from INCREDIBLE. Doug would work around the clock and even on Sundays to ensure my purchase went through in time for the deadline. Having dealt with other high street agents, who quite frankly were pretty useless, Doug was very approachable and dealing with him was a breath of fresh air. Very personable and when I come to sell, I am not going anywhere else and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
We feel that without Doug's proactive approach the sale of our property would not have been completed by the deadline. Excellent communication and determination to chase all parties, we appreciate his efforts and will use his services again and recommend without hesitation. Thankyou for all your hard work. Deborah and Craig.
Doug has been a huge help finding & securing our first home. He provided a great level of transparency and kept us in the loop on all the issues arising with the house purchase. In addition, Doug helped us navigate the house buying process, which was super helpful as first time buyers. Thanks again for the support.
My experience with Doug was exactly as described on the website: highly professional and personal service, efficient, honest and transparent. It was a pleasure dealing with him, and would have no hesitation recommending him/(Doug Parks Property Nest) to anyone looking to sell/buy a property.
Absolutely fantastic service all around. Doug is a true expert and professional and has given me a great and most importantly honest advice. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone and would certainly be using his services in the future.
We knew Doug from his previous role and knew that if we ever needed to sell, he would be the one to do it for us. His honesty, transparency, dedication and full commitment to his clients are just some of the attributes that make him stand-out. Needless to say, he didn't disappoint with a speedy six week span from launch day to completion. Taking as much pride and care in the sale of our house as he would his own, Doug goes the extra mile and further to make sure he's there to oversee absolutely everything. We can't recommend Doug (Doug Parks property nest) highly enough!
Couldn't ask for anything more. Open, honest advice - both buying and selling - and would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to buy or sell. With an industry that has a reputation, at times, for underhand tactics and personnel, Doug Parks is a breath of fresh air and surpassed expectations and could not help enough - going over and beyond at all times. Great to deal with, always accessible and helped our move no end. Thank you again.
From beginning to end, Doug Parks was very efficient and responsive. No matter if it was the evening or weekend, we would always receive a response. Whilst personal, the service is also very professional. We highly recommend.