Brien Firmin has established a long tradition of providing a professional service with an honest and friendly approach. We believe that vendors and purchasers want consistency of staff and would prefer to deal with senior people throughout the whole moving process.
Valuations are carried out by the most experienced staff. They have a wealth of local knowledge supported by factual comparable evidence of recent sales. They will give you the right advice on marketing price, use their expertise to achieve the best possible offer for your property and help guide you through the daunting process of moving home.
Our sales staff access our powerful database to match properties and applicants and provide full property matching and viewing reports for vendors. We also provide instant email, text messaging and mailing services to all buyers and live uploads to our website as well as Facebook, Twitter and major property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location.
We offer digital photography and full colour property details including internal photos, floor plans and Energy Performance Certificates. Our instant email and website service means that your property reaches our prime applicants the instant we receive your instructions.
Once your sale has been agreed we will help you progress the transaction to a satisfactory completion within the time scale you need. We will liaise with solicitors, financial advisors, banks and other estate agents involved in your move and provide you with regular updates.
Brien Firmin Independent Estate Agents offer a full Lettings and Property Management service. We are members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme for letting agents and the Deposit Protection Service. We presently act for a large number of Landlords in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and have clients all over the world including Europe, United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East. Our fully computerised management system means we are able to provide electronic money transfer, full management statements, e-mail communication, Inland Revenue payment statements and much more.
We offer digital photography and full colour property details including internal photos, floor plans and Energy Performance Certificates. Our instant email and website service means that your property reaches our prime tenants the instant we receive your instructions. We provide live uploads to our website as well as Facebook, Twitter and major property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla, and Prime Location.
Landlords can choose from a range of services and varying fee structures including:
- Let Only
- Let and Rent Collection
- Letting Management
For a successful let it is imperative that the tenancy starts on good foundations so we will of course reference your tenants for affordability, employment and credit worthiness. We use major companies such as Endsleigh Insurance Services, Experian and FCC Paragon to provide referencing, credit check and insurance services for our landlords.
However, choosing the right tenants is about more than just their financial status. We have met hundreds of tenants over the years and we believe we are excellent at judging who will be the right tenant for you. We aim to find you the perfect tenant that will pay your rent on time and look after your property.
If you decide to appoint us to manage your tenancy you can be assured that we give you the highest possible standard of service providing you with peace of mind to leave your property in our hands. We have well practiced procedures in place and structured daily routines to ensure that the management of your property goes as smoothly as possible. We will also carry out inspections and provide feedback as to any issues that may arise. Be assured that our expertise accumulated through many years of experience will be able to help you through any problems.
Are you getting the best deal?
With our association with RJ Mortgage and Finance we are able to help you through the minefield of the mortgage market. You may be looking to finance your first home or perhaps looking for a re-mortgage or buy-to-let finance. Whichever it is you will need the expert advice of a qualified financial advisor with access to the latest mortgage rates and schemes from a vast number of providers.
Building Maintenance Service
Many of our landlords own investment property on a long terms basis and after a number of years more major improvements are required, such as new kitchens, bathrooms, central heating systems, electrical installations and exterior repairs. This is time consuming and awkward for landlords to deal with, especially if they live abroad. Brien Firmin are able to arrange, supervise and manage more extensive property repairs and refurbishments on your behalf via our qualified and experienced contractors. Please ask for more details and fee levels.
Additional Services Available
- Gas certificates issued by accredited contractors
- Electrical testing and inspection certificates issued by accredited contractors
- Pre and post tenancy cleaning
- Full inventory service with check in and check out available
- Energy Performance Certificates
- Floor plans and professional photography
Insurance for Landlords
We offer a range of competitively priced insurance products designed especially for landlords, which provide extra security and peace of mind. These include:
- Rent Guarantee Cover
- Legal Expenses Cover
- Contents Insurance
- Buildings Insurance
Our lettings management service can include FREE Rent Guarantee for the first tenancy period. (Subject to terms and conditions. Details available on request)