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Welcome to Shire Properties

We’re not “just another lettings agency”.

Serving Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area, we are a family run lettings agent, providing a personal, honest, and professional service to landlords and tenants.

We go above and beyond, listening to our clients and focussing on their needs. Offering them exceptional value for money and total transparency across our fees.

Priding ourselves on outstanding service, our aim is to ultimately improve the standards of the property lettings industry.

About Us

Shire Properties is a lettings agent covering Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas.

Being landlords ourselves, we know how important it is when choosing your lettings agency. Each landlord is individual, with individual needs. For landlords we take as much care and pride in your property as we would our own, which means we are able to offer our tenants a home.

Attention to detail is something we pride ourselves on.  We will update you throughout the process whether you are a landlord or a tenant. We’re also great listeners, we’ll return your calls, update as much or as little as you want and keep our promises.

We have a transparent pricing structure with no hidden costs which we believe is the key to building trust with our clients.

Shire Properties offer a personal, honest and professional service, you can put your trust in us every step of the way, helping you to focus on the things that really matter in life.

We are a member of the The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and subscribe to their code of practice for Letting Agents (membership number T00008) This membership ensures we offer a professional service of the highest standard.

Tenants

Shire Properties are here to help you find your perfect home. We will help you through the process, making your move as stress free as possible.

We only let properties that meet our high standards and ensure that our landlords are fully aware of their legal responsibilities.

Whatever your needs or budget, we will help find the ideal home for you.

Next Steps…

The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We will then search our database for suitable properties for you to view.

Viewings

Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends.

Application

Once you have found a property you like, you will need to fill out an application form and pay a ‘holding deposit’.

References

All of our tenants are fully referenced and credit checked.  We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor.

Rents

Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account or your landlord’s bank account.

Deposit

A security deposit of a minimum of one month’s rental will be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of when it has been protected. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

 

Landlords

Renting out your property can be a daunting process, but this is where Shire Properties can help. Whether you’re a first time landlord with one property or you have a portfolio, we can provide a personal service just for you.  We believe that the key to a perfectly managed property is the relationship between us and the landlords. A strong relationship allows us to fully understand your requirements and enables us to provide you with a tailored letting service.

Shire Properties offer a choice of services to suit any landlord;

Fully Managed

A comprehensive and hassle-free service. We look after every aspect of the tenancy for you, from rent collection to maintenance and repairs with of our suppliers.  Our aim is to make your life as easy as possible.

We can provide this service for a monthly fee of just 8% of the monthly rent, subject to a £35 minimum (plus VAT)

Part Managed – Rent Collection

Landlords who want the benefits of the ‘Tenant Find’ service along with the peace of mind from knowing the rent is collected every month and monthly accounts are provided.

We can provide this service for a monthly fee of just 6% of the monthly rent, subject to a £25 minimum (plus VAT)

Tenant Find

If you need to find the ideal tenant, have them properly referenced and have the legal formalities handled for you, but you prefer to look after the day to day running of the property, this is the service for you.

We can provide this service for a one off fee of just 50% of the monthly rent, subject to a £350 minimum (plus VAT)

Book a free letting valuation with us today.