Let your property with confidence

We find the quality tenants and offer expert advice every step of the way.

Finding the right tenant for your property

We understand that letting your property can be a worrying experience. With this in mind our most important consideration is providing you with the best possible service and the right tenant for your property.

Residential Lettings Specialists

We are a local, independent firm specialising in Residential Lettings and Property Management. As specialists we are fully focused on the priorities and needs of the Landlord.

We understand that letting your property, especially for the first time, can be a worrying experience and with this in mind our most important consideration is providing you, the Landlord with the best possible service and the right tenant for your property.

We never forget that the property is your most important asset and we can confidently assure you that by instructing us to act as your Letting and Management Agents your asset will be in professional and caring hands.

Lettings Services and Fees for Landlords

Finder’s Fee
(Minimum £600 inc VAT)
3 Weeks rent + VAT 2 Weeks rent + VAT 2 Weeks rent + VAT 2 Weeks rent + VAT
Management Fee
(Minimum £72 inc VAT)
7% + VAT (8.4% inc) 10% + VAT (12% inc) 12% + VAT (14.4% inc)
Quarterly Inspections
(per appointment)
£60 inc VAT £60 inc VAT
Photographic Inventory & Changing of utilities £150 inc VAT £150 inc VAT £100 inc VAT
Check out & Changing of Utilities £150 inc VAT £150 inc VAT £100 inc VAT
Arranging non routine maintenance 10% of gross invoice 10% of gross invoice
Lodging of deposit
(With DPS)
£50 inc VAT £50 inc VAT
Dealing with deposit claim £120 inc VAT
Tenancy Renewal £96 inc VAT £96 inc VAT £60 inc VAT £30 inc VAT
Monthly Invoices
Section 21 Notice £60 inc VAT £60 inc VAT £30 inc VAT
Rent Review & Section 13 Notice £60 inc VAT £60 inc VAT £30 inc VAT
Rent protection available

Included in all levels of service:

  • To Let board
  • Rent negotiation
  • Client Money Protection insurance
  • Professional Photography
  • Floorplans
  • Marketing (including Rightmove, Zoopla & OnTheMarket)
  • Accompanied Viewings
  • Independent Professional references for all tenants over the age of 18 (where applicable)
  • Right to Rent Check
  • Initial Tenancy Documents provided
  • Collection of first month’s rent & deposit.

Additional costs in all levels of service:

  • Gas Safety Certificate - £72 inc VAT
  • Electrical Report - £160 inc VAT
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) - £90 inc VAT
  • Key cutting (per key) - £10 inc VAT
  • Arranging Emergency Callout - £30 inc VAT
  • Charge Out Of Office Hours
  • Rent protection £500 - £999 (6 months) - £110 inc VAT
  • Rent protection £500 - £999 (12 months) - £130 inc VAT
  • Rent protection £1000 - £2499 (6 Months) - £160 inc VAT
  • Rent protection £1000 - £2499 (12 Months) - £200 inc VAT
  • Rent protection £2500 + (6 Months) - £300 inc VAT
  • Rent protection £2500 + (12 Months) - £350 inc VAT

The Property Ombudsman

Gower Dawes Ltd is a member of ‘The Property Ombudsmen (TPO)’ redress scheme for property lettings, as well as sales. Details can be obtained from TPO website – www.tpos.co.uk

TPO is a free, impartial and independent service for the resolution of disputes between consumers and property agents.

For ease of reference their address is:-The Property Ombudsman, Milford House, 43-55 Milford Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2BP (Tel: 01722 335 458).

The Property Ombudsman

Client Money Protection Scheme

It is a legal requirement for letting agents to join a Client Money Protection Scheme for the benefit of their clients, typically tenants and Landlords, in order to safeguard money they hold on their client's behalf. In the event that the owners of the business steal or misappropriate any of this money there is a route of redress against the letting agent by contacting the Scheme and claiming against the Scheme. If a genuine claim is accepted by the Scheme, the Scheme will recompense the landlord or tenant and seek recovery from the letting agent or it's owners.

A Client Money Protection Scheme does not act on behalf of the letting agent. It is an independent membership body that provides the protection of client money whilst held by it's members and the Scheme insures its liability for the payment of any claims.

A copy of our CMP Certificate can be found here

Full details can be found at www.clientmoneyprotect.co.uk

Client Money Protect

Deposit Protection Service (DPS)

Most deposits paid to us are lodged with the ‘Deposit Protection Service (DPS)’, a custodial scheme, under Gower Dawes Ltd – scheme no.1231743. DPS website – www.depositprotection.com Their address is: - The Deposit Protection Service, The Pavilions, Bridgewater Road, Bristol BS99 6AA (Tel: 03303030030).

In some cases the Landlord(s) may want to protect the deposit in their own scheme, but you will be advised of this and it will be clearly stated in the Tenancy Agreement (Usually applies when the Landlord(s) manages the property).

The amount of the deposit required from Tenant(s) is not fixed as it will depend on individual circumstances. In most cases an amount equivalent to the monthly rent will be required, but an additional amount may also be required e.g. in the event of the Landlord(s) allowing pets (usually an extra half month’s rent).


A Personal Service

Because we are a relatively small firm, we are able to offer a personal and friendly Service, whilst at the same time maintaining a high standard of competence and professionalism.

Competitive Rates

Our fees are competitive and may be open to negotiation dependent on the level of Service required. We are particularly committed to investment Landlords and savings can be made on the smallest of portfolios.

Carefully Selected Quality Tenants

Drawn from a continually updated register, all prospective Tenants are thoroughly referenced and credit checked. In some cases we will also require a guarantor.

Insurance for Landlords

We offer a range of competitively priced insurance products designed specially for Landlords, providing extra security and peace of mind. These include:

  • Guaranteed Rental Insurance
  • Legal Expenses Cover
  • Contents Insurance
  • Buildings Insurance