About Us

East Links Residential is an independent Estate and Lettings Agent, specialising in all aspects of residential Sales, Lettings and Property Management. We believe in modern work practises, coupled with traditional old fashioned values, such as professionalism, a quality and personalised service along with an absolute commitment to keeping a promise.

Our Promise To You

We specialise in both Residential Sales and Lettings, we give our very best care and attention to all our clients. We promise you will love our services, we understand how stressful moving can be and aim to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible! We do what we love and we love what we do! You will not find a friendlier Estate Agent in Colchester.

Contact Us

Phone:
01206 765222
Email:
info@eastlinksresidential.co.uk
Address:
21 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1EG

Our Fees

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Tenant Fees

Before You Move In

  • Deposit: A deposit equivalent to one and half months rent (of which £300 is payable as a holding fee to secure the property)
  • Referencing Fee: (identity, immigration and visa confirmation, financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers/landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability).
    £200 inc VAT (1st Person)
    £150 inc VAT (each additional person/persons, over the age of 18)
  • Guarantor Referencing:(Covering credit referencing and preparing a Deed of Guarantee as part of the Tenancy Agreement) £100 inc VAT (per guarantor)
  • Check Out Fee: (Attending the property to undertake an updated Schedule of Condition based on the original inventory and negotiating the repayment of the security deposit/s.) £75 inc VAT (payable upon move in)

During Your Tenancy

  • Renewal Fee: (Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further tenancy agreement. £75 inc VAT (per each year renewed).

Landlord Fees – Monthly Fees

Fully Managed: with Rent Guarantee Insurance: (inc VAT)

15% of the Monthly Rent. Includes:

  • 1 Year Rent Guarantee Insurance. (£150 per year thereafter)
  • Registering of tenants deposit with The Deposit Protection Service.
  • Periodic Property Inspections.
  • Hold keys throughout the tenancy.
  • Pursue non-payment of rent & provide advice on rent arrears action.
  • Arrange routine repairs & instruct approved contractors.

Fully Managed: without Rent Guarantee Insurance: (inc VAT)

12% of the Monthly Rent. Includes:

  • Registering of tenants deposit with The Deposit Protection Service.
  • Periodic Property Inspections
  • Hold keys throughout the tenancy.
  • Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears action.
  • Arrange routine repairs & instruct approved contractors.

Rent Collection Only: (inc VAT)

10% of the Monthly Rent. Includes:

  • Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears action.

Tenant Find Fee

Tenant Find Fee (inc VAT)

  • Tenant Find only: 95% of the first months rent. Minimum fee of £360 applies
  • Tenant Find if managed: 85% of the first month’s rent (includes 1 year free rent guarantee insurance) Minimum fee of £360 applies
  • Tenant Find for Rooms: £240 inc VAT

Tenant Find Fee

   Includes:

  • Collect & remit initial months rent received.
  • Agree collection of any shortfall along with payment method.
  • Provide tenant with method of payment.
  • Draw up tenancy agreement.
  • Tenant Referencing and Credit Check.

Additional optional fees and charges inc VAT:

  • Deposit Protection Scheme Registration: £30 (Plus a further £30 in the event of a dispute at the end of the tenancy.
  • Renewal Fee: Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further Tenancy Agreement: £75 (includes yearly registration to Deposit Protection Service).
  • Inventory: A comprehensive inventory to be carried out by a third party company detailing the condition of the property: £105 per property. (An additional charge of £10 applies to furnished properties.
  • Gas Safety Certificate: Gas Safe Registered Engineer to carry out a gas safety check of all gas appliances in the property: £90.
  • Energy Performance Certificate: An accredited domestic energy assessor will carry out an energy assessment of the property and produce an Energy Performance certificate: £75.