Whites Lettings – Independent Lettings Agent in Fareham
Letting Agents in Fareham for Landlords
Are you fed up with agents who nod as you talk but then try to sell you a service you don’t need?
At Whites Independent Lettings we are different. We listen to you, understand your needs and then tailor a service to fit them.
Whether you want a full letting service, tenant find only or something in between, our experience and dedication to our customers means that renting your property in the Fareham area is as easy and hassle free as possible. We offer a FREE appraisal to all of our prospective landlords so that you receive a personal service to suit your needs.
- Regular inspections
- Full management
- Tenant find only
Letting Agents in Fareham for Tenants
Are you searching for a new home to rent? Finding it hard to get past the sales pitch and be shown the property that you and your family really want?
We let and manage furnished and unfurnished residential properties throughout Fareham and the surrounding areas.
Our friendly and experienced team will work for you to find your perfect home but the service doesn’t stop there – we will make sure that you remain happy throughout your stay, we are only ever a phone call away.
Tenant’s Guide Properties to Let
Come and see us
You are always very welcome to pop in and see us in our office in central Fareham. Whether you are a landlord or a prospective tenant you are equally important to us and we will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.
If you can’t make it in to see us just now please take a look at our “Find a Home” page which will take you to our listings on Rightmove. We don’t just put on 2 photos and a vague description. You will find all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether to view
Telephone: 01329 286545
For all tenant emergencies only, outside of our opening hours, please call 07542 185 987
9:30am to 5pm Monday – Friday
Saturdays by appointment only
WHITES INDEPENDENT LETTINGS RESPONSE TO THE PROPOSED BAN ON LETTINGS FEES FOR TENANTS
In his Autumn Statement speech, the Chancellor pledged to ban lettings agents from charging tenants upfront fees “as soon as possible”. He quoted letting agents’ ability to charge unregulated fees, and the spiralling cost of these fees, as the reason behind this move.
Consultation will begin in the New Year (2017) but currently, it is unclear what will be classed as an ‘up-front fee’ and whether the ban will include costs for referencing and inventories or just focus on agents’ tenancy arrangement fee.
Consultation with key stakeholders, including agents, will take at least a couple of months and we expect the bill to be announced in the Queen’s Speech in May next year. However, given the fact that the bill will need to be passed by the House of Commons and House of Lords, we don’t anticipate the ban becoming law until Spring 2018 at the earliest.
Hugh White, Managing Director of Whites, comments “We charge our tenants fees – to cover the complex work required for referencing, to negotiate with the landlord on behalf of the tenant and for the preparation of draft tenancy agreements that often include unique and complex clauses inserted at the tenant’s request for their protection.
We are supportive of any regulation that prevents a small number of rogue agents from charging tenants extortionate fees, but we also believe that passing the fee onto landlords will simply see those landlord’s increasing their rents in response, therefore making no real different to tenants.”