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At Richard Kendall Estate Agent we are proud to be the area’s largest and most successful independent letting agent. We are well established in renting property in Wakefield, Pontefract and the surrounding area for over twenty years. With a portfolio of over 1,000 managed properties we are the leading specialists in the market place for rental properties.

In addition to this, as a Company we also deal with the letting of over 500 properties a year and strive to guarantee the best personal service you will find in the local area.We have a strong presence in the local market place and Richard Kendall has personally been dealing with property for over 50 years. This expertise, together with having over 50% of the staff in the rental department being qualified members of The Association of Residential Letting Agents gives Landlord the assurance that their property is in good hands.

Here at Richard Kendall we are ‘proud to be independent’ offering a quality and professional service. If you are looking for peace of mind that your property is in safe hands and being professionally managed then look no further than Richard Kendall Estate Agent Lettings Department.

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At the time of our valuation we will also discuss with you the various options you have in renting out your home through Richard Kendall Estate Agent.

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When you book a market appraisal for your rental property with Richard Kendall, one of our experienced and qualified members of staff will initially visit the property and provide our opinion in respect of the presentation of the property, together with a view of the monthly rent that you could expect to achieve if Let in today’s market.

Our Managed Service

All our properties for rent are marketed from our six branches and we can arrange viewings for interested parties within each of these offices, over the telephone or via email. It would be our pleasure to accompany all viewings if you or the present occupant are unable to facilitate them. We have 3 dedicated accompanied viewers who are available 7 days a week.

Once a tenant is interested in renting your property a full application is completed, which is then put forward to you for your consideration. If you are satisfied with the applicant we then move forward to fully credit search and reference the tenants. These references are carried out by Homelet. Once satisfactory references are obtained, we then arrange a tenancy commencement date, liaising with you and your prospective tenant.

The tenancy is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and is usually for a six month fixed term initially. A full inventory is carried out prior to the commencement of the tenancy.
The first month’s rent and bond/deposit is collected on commencement of tenancy and we will hold the deposit as stakeholder under the terms of the TDS.

Fees & Charges to Landlords on a Fully Managed Service


The trend of purchasing a property with the intention to let it out, also known as Buy-To-Let, is increasing across the UK. The combination of high demand for rental property and house prices generally being low has made the activity an attractive opportunity for budding landlords and property developers.

For those of you who are considering this increasingly popular option, ARLA has created several guides that cover the Buy-To-Let market.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Buy-To-Let

DO think of buying to let as a medium to long term investment.

DO seek advice from an ARLA letting agent on local market demands.

DO get your sums right – will the rent cover borrowings and costs, after allowing for void periods?

DO decorate, fit-out and furnish to high-quality standards, especially kitchens and bathrooms, to attract the best tenants and let quickly every time.

Don’t let personal taste cloud your judgement. Be sure the property you choose meets market requirements.

Don’t purchase anything with potential maintenance problems, such as a lot of woodwork or large gardens. It will add nothing to the rental value and cost a lot to keep up.

Don’t think that the running of an investment property to let can be left to friends or relatives in your absence. Tenants require a full management service.

Don’t Use off-the-shelf tenancy agreements from HMSO or law stationers, or forget to issue the right notices or fail to have a property inventory or condition report made before a tenant moves in. Leave all documentation to a professional agent.

Don’t furnish with second-hand furniture or cast-off soft furnishings. These will probably contravene the Furniture and Furnishings Regulations.


Once the tenancy has commenced periodic inspections are carried out throughout the tenancy and reported to you, giving you peace of mind that your property is being looked after at all times.


These are carried out on all our managed properties. We provide a schedule of condition of the property both internally and externally, together with photographic evidence to ensure that once a tenant has vacated the property we know exactly what condition the property should be left in.

Find a Tenant Service Only

Properties are advertised and viewings arranged, once a tenant is found the process of full credit search and referencing is carried out by Homelet. Once satisfactory references are obtained we then prepare the Tenancy Agreement which is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

The first month’s rent and bond or deposit is collected on commencement of the tenancy and then paid over to the Landlord. The Landlord is responsible for placing the bond/deposit in an approved Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme – a Custodial Scheme where a third party administrator holds the deposit or one of two insurance backed schemes.

Fees & Charges to Landlords on a Find a Tenant Only Service

Other Charges


What do I do now if I want to rent my property through Richard Kendall?

Make contact with our rental department on 01924 260022 or 01977 798844 for Pontefract where one of our representatives would be happy to talk through any further questions you may have and arrange a free market appraisal on your property at your own convenience.

What happens if the tenant fails to pay the rent?

We strongly advise that you take out a rent guarantee, this will pay any unpaid rent by the tenant up until vacant possession is obtained on the property for a maximum period of 12 months.

Arrange a FREE rental valuation

At the time of our valuation we will also discuss with you the various options you have in renting out your home through Richard Kendall Estate Agent.

Arrange valuation here

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