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What we offer

Free market appraisals for your property, without obligation and free advice on current rental market trends 

No let no fee policy, with flexible contracts 

Fully managed or let only service 

All inclusive fee structure, with no extra charges for marketing materials and market exposure 

High quality full colour property details using professional digital photography 

Properties marketed immediately on receiving your confirmed instructions. 

Computerised matching of your property to potential tenants who have registered on our mailing list, and who are currently house hunting 

Potential tenants contacted by telephone, e-mail and post and property details made available for downloading on this web site

Full colour advertising in local newspapers 

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Advertising on websites including: Rightmove, www.plandj.co.uk  and other top property portals 

Property details will be displayed in the window display of our Worcester office, which is in a prime location for Estate Agents – and we are open 6 days a week, with extended opening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays

All tenants personally interviewed. 

All tenants professionally referenced 

Accompanied viewings. 

PL&J are members of the Lettings Ombudsman Scheme plus the Safe Agent scheme and are Client Money Protection scheme registered

FREE Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) on all new lets

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ALL ABOUT LETTING PROPERTY

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LANDLORDS - tune in to Philip Laney & Jolly TV and find out everything that you need to know about letting property.

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to see local Upton-upon-Severn presenter Nikki Reeves ask the property professionals at the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) about:

  • Making lettings pay: The insider guide for new landlords looking to invest.
  • Inside inventories: Absolutely essential for a successful tenancy - we take you inside inventories
  • Deposit protection: The inside track on protecting deposits and resolving disputes.
  • Renting a property - rent increases: My landlord wants to increase my rent. Is there a limit to how much it can be raised?
  • When can my landlord enter my rented property: What are my landlords or letting agents right to enter my property?
  • Why choose an ARLA agent: The benefits of choosing an ARLA member to look after your investment are explained.

Philip Laney & Jolly employs members of ARLA and is one of the largest Letting Agents in Worcester and the Shire villages

We also employ members of the National Association of Estate Agents and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Our staff are local, exceptionably knowledgeable, and professional.

To arrange for a FREE, no obligation, market appraisal on your property, please call Holly or Tom on Worcester 01905 26664

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BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

 

What does this new logo mean for landlords and tenants?

This new Kitemark offers a one stop shop, a sort of ABTA for Letting agents, where tenants and landlords can be absolutely sure that the agent is covered by a client money protection scheme.

To become a SAFEagent, the agent must have proved that they maintain and operate separate designated client accounts where your money is held completely separate from the operating funds of the firm. 

If the agent you are using cannot provide you with the assurance of knowing they are covered by a client money protection scheme the question you need to ask is "why not"?

So why has it come in now?

Because so many letting agents are operating in an unsafe way. The whole idea is help clean up the industry and support the consumer. 

SAFE – Safe Agent Fully Endorsed – is a mark denoting firms that protect landlords and tenants money through client money protection schemes

Philip Laney & Jolly, along with as many other professional letting agents, will be supporting it wholeheartedly 

What other measures have you got in place? 

All agents regulated by ARLA/NFOPP, the Law Society, NALS and RICS maintain and operate separate designated client accounts where your money is held completely separate from the operating funds of the firm. 

Philip Laney & Jolly are also regulated by ARMA, the Association of Residential Managing Agents. 

An annual check of our client funds is carried out by BDWM, the well respected local firm of Chartered Accountants

BDWM are then required to report direct to the regulatioy body on our compliance.

How can I check up on my letting agent?

It is important to ensure you ask your agent for details of the organisation they are regulated by, and whether or not they are covered by a client money protection scheme.

 

Visit www.safeagents.co.uk and see if your agent is registered.

 

As registration is FREE for agents in established client money protection schemes, with a nominal £50 charge for marketing material, the question you need to ask is “why are you not registered?”

Just look at the support for the new scheme!

Ron Gainsford, Chief Executive of the Trading Standards Institute: “The Trading Standards Institute welcomes the introduction and promotion of a single mark to identify letting agents who are in Client Money Protection insurance schemes. Raising the money for a deposit and rent places a great financial strain on many people who wish to rent property and it will be invaluable to have one mark that can be promoted as the sign on the door that their money will be safe with that letting agent. Having just one mark will increase recall levels of the scheme and enable consumers to make sensible and safe choices of letting agents based on a raised awareness of the Client Protection Insurance scheme. In turn this will help trading standards services in the fight to reduce the number of rogue and ‘uninsured’ letting agents who disappear with consumer money.”

 

The Council of Mortgage Lenders:
“The CML is pleased to support efforts to raise awareness of schemes designed to protect landlord client monies held by letting agents. We therefore welcome the campaign, co-ordinated by NALS, to offer a single mark to identify agents in Client Money Protection insurance schemes to raise awareness of the risks of using an “uninsured” agent.”

 

The Residential Landlords Association: Alan Ward, chairman
“A clear and recognisable brand will help build confidence with landlords as well as tenants who place large sums of money on trust with professional letting and management agents. It will place the onus on agents operating without CMP to answer the question “why not?”

British Property Federation
“This campaign brings home to landlords that their money is a lot safer with some agents than others. We want professional agents to prosper at the expense of rogues and therefore have no hesitation in supporting the campaign. We would encourage agents to join in their throngs and landlords to remember the old adage ‘you are better SAFE than sorry’.”


Nick Cooper, Chair of the SAFE Steering Group said: “We believe this is a very positive move for the sector and having the backing of industry bodies will help enormously to galvanise the sector into demonstrating its commitment to best practice and protect consumers and landlords from those unscrupulous agents. We also anticipate that ultimately we will get Government recognition for this new mark.”

 

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Philip Laney & Jolly is one of Worcestershire’s leading Estate Agents. Founded in 1966, we are one of the most successful Letting Agents in the area. We are members of recognised industry bodies including ARMA and NAEA. We are proud to have become members of the SAFEagent initiative.

SAFE – Safe Agent Fully Endorsed – is a mark denoting firms that protect landlords and tenants money through client money protection schemes.