Whats Involved

What's involved in running a letting agency

In Lettings, there are two main types of service:

“Tenant Find” also known as “Let only” Icon
“Tenant Find” also known as “Let only”

Introducing a tenant to the landlord and setting up a tenancy for a one off fee. The Landlord would manage the property thereafter.

"Full Management Service" also known as "Fully Managed" Icon
"Full Management Service" also known as "Fully Managed"

A one off letting fee for sourcing a tenant and setting up the tenancy, then charging an ongoing percentage of the monthly rent collected. 

The role of a leting agent consists of the following activities:

  • Promoting your services to Landlords
  • Providing rental valuations
  • Sourcing Tenants
  • Applicant matching
  • Carrying out viewings 
  • Completing tenant referencing
  • Preparing tenancy paperwork
  • Arranging an inventory before the tenancy starts 
  • Collecting the first months rent and bond
  • Checking in tenants
  • Handling ongoing rent collection
  • Sending Landlord monthly statements
  • Arranging for property inspections at agreed intervals
  • Organising maintenance should issues arise (using received rental income)
  • Managing compliance
  • Checking out tenants and re-letting the property.   

What's involved in running an estate agency?

The key skill sets are the same. Your main role will be to market your clients property for sale and introduce prospective buyers in exchange for an agreed commission, normally between 1 and 1.5% of the sale price. 

The role of an estate agent consists of the following activities:

  • Promoting your services to Vendors (sellers)
  • Providing sales valuations
  • Sourcing buyers
  • Applicant matching
  • Carrying out viewings 
  • Negotiating sales offers
  • Liaising with buyers and sellers
  • Referring mortgage, insurance and conveyancing services
  • Producing a memorandum of sale 
  • Progressing the sale to completion with solicitors
  • Chain management
  • Key handover

Do you need previous experience?

The key attributes required are; a degree of common sense, the ability to listen, learn and communicate effectively, to be proactive and to understand people from all walks of life.


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Our Packages

Is becoming a letting or estate agent worth it?

The role of a letting or estate agent will offer you an exciting, dynamic and well-respected position within your local community, with opportunities to meet new people on a daily basis, where no two days are the same. The financial rewards are excellent and you'll be in the driving seat of your business.

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Business Package

£495 inc VAT
  • Step by step lettings & estate agency training & operating manual (400 pages)
  • Provided in both online & printed formats
  • 200 + Letter, marketing & legal templates
  • Fully customisable letting and estate agency agreements
  • Agency brochure and stationery templates
  • Gain instant access to our online learning portal & support hub
  • Rapid start up marketing plan
  • 1-2-1 telephone and email support
  • Access preferential supplier rates
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Complete Package

£894 inc VAT
  • Step by step lettings & estate agency training & operating manual (400 pages)
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  • Provided in both online & printed formats
  • 200 + operational, marketing & legal templates
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  • Fully customisable letting and estate agency agreements
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  • Agency brochure and stationery templates
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  • Gain instant access to our online learning portal & support hub
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  • Rapid start up marketing plan
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  • 1-2-1 telephone and email support
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  • Access preferential supplier rates
  • Marketing customisation portal
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  • Royal Mail leaflet distribution software
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  • Everything from the website package
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  • Free business emails set up
  • Modern, multi platform responsive website with 12 ready made options
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  • Full set up included
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  • Marketing & management agency software
  • Upload to all major property portals
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  • Includes SSL certificate (worth £100)
  • We build within 5 working days
  • Bespoke layouts
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  • Multiple branch capability
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  • Handles sales, lettings, commercial, rooms, & holiday lets
  • Intuitive CMS
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  • Free domain name registration
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  • Integrated blog
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  • Includes essential search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Display featured and similar properties
  • Video, 3D tours, VR & Carousel
  • Built in analytics
  • Display floorplans & EPCs
  • Display nearest schools and transport
  • Powerful property search options
  • 6m free web hosting & support
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Website Package

£690 inc VAT
  • Modern, multi platform responsive website with 12 ready made options
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  • Full set up included
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  • Marketing & management agency software
  • Upload to all major property portals
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  • Includes SSL certificate (worth £100)
  • We build within 5 working days
  • Bespoke layouts
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  • Multiple branch capability
    i
  • Handles sales, lettings, commercial, rooms, & holiday lets
  • Intuitive CMS
    i
  • Free domain name registration
    i
  • Integrated blog
    i
  • Includes essential search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Display featured and similar properties
  • Video, 3D tours, VR & Carousel
  • Built in analytics
  • Display floorplans & EPCs
  • Display nearest schools and transport
  • Powerful property search options

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