As we’re in the problem solving business and know lots of landlords who are looking for partners across the UK to help them solve their rental issues or become more hands free we’ve tried to make that search a little easier by compiling this quick list which includes a short review to help you find potential providers and make an informed decision about the guaranteed rent companies available.
The Table of Contents below is clickable and will help you jump quickly to the region of the country most relevant to you. Eventually there will be a further contents within each section to allow navigation to a town and city level. Hope you find this useful. The website images are clickable and will take you to the external website if you decide you want to take a look and find out more. Of course, we’d love you to stay here and talk to us about complete guaranteed rent, especially if you’re based in the Midlands.
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Guaranteed Rent Businesses in Central England - East & West
This company is focused on the short term accommodation market like AirBnB, operating from their central Birmingham office. They seem to be increasing their reach to other cities and have a nice front end.
The only downside with their approach, unlike ourselves at 2N Property, is that if your property doesn't suit (or you don't like) the short term accommodation sector then they may not be able to help you which leaves you where you started, with the task of making more calls and sending emails to find the right partner.
Appears to be a conventional estate agency business established in residential sales and lettings that also offers a straightforward no fee, no hassle, fully managed service to ensure landlords get their rent paid every time, on time, as we do.
Their main office appears to be located in central Birmingham, like ourselves, and they do elude to having 25 qualified local experts in most major UK cities, however when reviewing their locations, most, if not all were based in the Birmingham area, however I'm sure they could provide their services anywhere, as can we.
Their marketing is the most intriguing part about this business which features their outspoken mustachioed twiddling figurehead Bobby Singh.
This is one of those businesses dedicated to guaranteed rent only and when you dig around the site you will soon see that there is very little information or content. It seem to be designed specifically for lead generation only, and whilst the design is good some visitors might be wondering what's really under the hood and who's behind the business.
At 2N Property we try to put our company and as much information about what we do and who is behind it out in the open as possible, just like this article, because we know that it can help those that might need some assistance.
An estate agency providing a guaranteed rent service. What I found most interesting about their website was the promise to pay landlords a specific figure, however it does not mention whether its gross or nett (before or after costs) and how they justify it. At 2N Property we individually review each property and we can typically pay all the bills (excluding your mortgage and insurance) so the figure is tailored to your individual circumstances and is exactly what you will receive after the costs agreed.
As a landlord you need to be certain about where you stand and we understand that. Whilst 2N Property may not be the cheapest of the guaranteed rent companies listed here, it does aim to provide a great service at a fair price.
Primarily a property sourcing business which also provides a guaranteed rental service. Difficult to get behind the business again as the website is more a brochure style "we're great because .....", which is fine and they may well be, however the world today wants to get closer to the real people behind the business.
At 2N property we like to do as we say and even make a marketing a useful tool for every visitor, not just a glossy veneer.
This organisation provides social housing services and has a guaranteed rent scheme to help bring in the properties which will ultimately home those vulnerable individuals. Whilst this can potentially deliver a very positive social impact, there are downside for the landlord, so it may not suit everyone.
The bulk of our rent guarantee at 2N Property is within the the professional market, however we do have (although not marketed well) a social arm for those landlords and properties that are an exacting fit. As long as these people get the help they need we don't mind who you work with.
It took me a while to find some specifics about their offering which was explained in a paragraph on a page within the website and doesn't really tell you much. They seem to be focusing on the following cities Brussels, Cambridge, Hertford, London, Manchester and Oxford. providing luxury accommodation, serviced apartments, and short term rentals which is great if your property suits that particular market.
Based in Henley in Arden, Warwickshire this online letting specialist offers a chargeable guaranteed rent service. Fees start at £149 upfront and £49 per month thereafter. They do all the basics that you would expect a letting agent to do, however unlike some of the other services mentioned above they charge a fee, which may or may not be to your liking and they merely do what any standard letting agent would do, just remotely.
Nationwide Providers With Offices In Central England
Companies In The North Guaranteeing Rent
This company provides a complete service package focusing more on serviced accommodation (SA). They are based in Leeds, and say they are nationwide providers having properties (not offices) in various locations throughout the UK.
This company is based in Manchester and they have a pretty thin website so it's difficult to get a sense of their offering. What is clear is that they are a social housing specialist and they also offer guaranteed rent to property owners.
This companies charges 12.5% for their service package and also offer 6 months in advance rent. What concerned me about their offering was the use of Home 3 Assistance which no longer exists and all links to that site now redirect to a very questionable website. It could just be that their website is out of date, however its a concern that things aren't improving.
Southern Rental Guarantee Schemes
This site is part of Lebern.co.uk who provide a range of property services and claims to be a Nationwide provider. I was unable to find details for any other offices around the UK other than the main London office which is why I placed them in this section, unlike Northwood's that does have a nationwide presence. However, this does not mean they cannot provide their services nationwide with a distributed and mobile team, as can we, although our focus remains in the Midlands.
They guarantee no void periods and provide property management services that include ongoing inspections and tenant finding services free of charge and there are no commission fees, admin fees or management fees to pay just like we provide in the Midlands.
Another online letting agent based in London, similar to Letting A Property that specialises in providing letting services with the option to pay for a guaranteed rental income, which is essentially like an insurance blanket.
Langhams is an estate agents that provides a guarantee of sorts. They say the property will be returned to the landlord in the same condition as initially presented, subject to fair wear and tear allowances (so not in same conditions) and that they only cover annual maintenance up to £100, which would not cover any maintenance really as we usually work on around 10% of rental income on general maintenance.
A simple guaranteed rent service for short and long term accommodation to corporate clients much like ourselves. However not mention of how they look after or bring the property upto the required standard. They seem to be focusing on Milton Keynes, Northampton, London, Bedford, Aylesbury, Liverpool and Chester.
This company manages over 600 properties across London and seem to be a very strong and capable outfit. I couldn't see any refurbishment offering, however everything else seemed to be there.
This estate agent based in Ilford covers areas such as Barking & Dagenham to Wandsworth and Westminster and Milton Keynes they provide a fully managed package, however they don't do refurbishments.
Nationwide Rent Guaranteed Providers
These businesses tend to have a nationwide presence, so they have established offices in various locations across the UK. Some of the companies above may also provide coverage in other locations, however their offices (like our own) are in a central location.
A very large, nationwide estate agency providing a standard guaranteed rental service.
Where this type of services differs to say the one 2N Property provides is that we take the time to optimise a properties ability to perform, not just manage it, in the typical way Estate Agents do. This also means that we are picky about which properties and landlords we work with.
I'm sure they deliver a great standard service, however if you are looking for a true value add partnership then why not give us a call.
And there we go folks ….. a complete list of guaranteed rent companies from across the UK which has hopefully saved you a bit of unnecessary searching around.
If you have any personal insights that you would like to share about the companies listed here or maybe you want to suggest new ones to add to this list then please feel free to leave a comment below.