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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 thirty years. With a portfolio of over 900 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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Valuation

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.

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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Our Managed Service

All our properties for rent are marketed from all our local 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 Rightmove Referencing. 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

  • Set Up & Marketing Fee (Non-refundable) – £360 including VAT
  • Management commission (of gross monthly rental) – 12% including VAT
  • Re-marketing fee – £360 including VAT
  • Withdrawal fee – £200 including VAT
  • Renewal of Tenancy charge – £100 including VAT

Inspections

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.


Inventory

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 Rightmove Referencing. 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

  • Set up & Marketing Fee (Non-refundable) – £100 including VAT
  • Letting fee upon commencement of tenancy agreement – £495 including VAT
  • Withdrawal fee – £120 including VAT
  • Renewal of Tenancy charge – £100 including VAT

Other Charges

  • Energy Performance Certificate £100 including VAT
  • One Off Inventory (Furnished) £150 including VAT
  • One Off Inventory (Unfurnished) £120 including VAT
  • Gas Certificate – Contractors charge – £90 including VAT, Arrangement fee £40 including VAT
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report – Contractors charge – £150 including VAT, Arrangement fee £40 including VAT

FAQS

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.


Latest Properties

Leeds Road, Wakefield

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In Outwood stands this BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED four bedroom semi detached property, boasting spacious accommodation and front and rear GARDENS. VIEWING ESSENTIAL. Awaiting EPC rating.

Woodthorpe Manor, Sandal, Wakefield

£1,150,000

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Tastefully decorated throughout and presented to a stunning standard, a large five bedroom detached family home situated in a select gated enclave in the heart of this highly sought after area. VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE. EPC rating C79.

Esther Grove, Wakefield

£170,000

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WELL PRESENTED two bedroom end town house located in a SOUGHT AFTER AREA of Wakefield. The property features front and back gardens, with the rear being landscaped, private, and providing off-street parking. Additionally, it boasts a MODERN and spacious fitted kitchen, along with two double (...)

Kingsway Court, Ossett

£315,000

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Nicely appointed throughout and positioned on a PLEASANT cul-de-sac, is this appealing and contemporary THREE BEDROOM detached family home.

What Our Customers Say...

Richard Kendall were marketing the property that we have recently purchased. Liz was looking after the sale and she kept me updated every step of the way with weekly calls. Any queries were dealt with quickly and efficiently and her communication between ourselves and the vendor was excellent. I had more contact from her than I did from the estate agent who was marketing my property. I would recommend anyone using Richard Kendall to sell a property requests for Liz to handle the sale! LB 22/03/2024
This is now the second house that I have sold via Richard Kendall and to be quite honest I wouldn't consider using anyone else. Yes there are cheaper agents around that make you pay upfront, take all your own photos, arrange your own viewings etc but in my experience moving house is stressful enough without having to do all that as well. With Richard Kendall you can be confident that they are doing their upmost everyday to market your property via there many different media platforms to get you those viewings. The beauty is that they don't charge until completion either so you know it's in their interest to do everything they can to make that sale. Always professional, quick to respond and pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend them to anyone. Amanda and all of the team at the Normanton office were brilliant! I don't plan on moving anywhere else just yet but if I do I will be straight on to Richard Kendall once again. Thanks guys. Neil 22/03/2024
This is not the first time I have used Richard Kendall’s. Having moved plenty of times over the years I have always been so happy with the service I have received. The ladies looking after my property, Shireen and Catherine was amazing. They took care of everything for me, updating me with what was next at every stage. I cannot rave about this estate agent enough. I hopefully have found my forever home now, but highly recommend to anyone looking to move home. Sheila 22/03/2024
Friendly and professional service from beginning to end . Amanda always kept me updated and informed of progress and was brilliant. Thank you I can certainly recommend Richard Kendall’s. Annette 22/03/2024
Thank you to Liz Cooke who made sure that the sale of my house went through smoothly, and ensured buyer/seller/solicitors were all kept in the loop. Rowena 22/03/2024
Just want to say thanks to Amanda, Kelly and everyone at Richard Kendall for their great service. I have sold my property to my tenants who were first time buyers. I felt I could always get in touch with the office and get an update from Amanda. So as well as the great service at a good price this made the process easier. I would not hesitate to use Richard Kendall again in the future. Thanks again A Nixon 22/03/2024
Karen Marijewko has been great throughout the experience! Very straightforward and to the point in a lovely polite manor which made things very efficient. Always quick to respond and deal with any issues that came up. Really glad we had Karen to guide us through the process. Ryan 22/03/2024
We would like to say a great big thank you to Suzanne and Donna at Richard Kendall’s Ossett branch for their help with our house sale. They have gone above and beyond dealing with a number of glitches along the way, always keeping us well informed and ensuring us they would not give in until everything was sorted and true to their word they did P Carter 22/03/2024
I'd like to share my wonderful experience with Jessica Judd at Richard Kendall. From start to finish, Jessica made our renting process incredibly smooth. We truly appreciate Jessica's professionalism and clear communication. She was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had, and her attention to detail ensured that everything was taken care of efficiently. She was extremely helpful in getting all details negotiated with a landlord. Jessica was not only highly competent, but she also had a friendly approach. Her dedication to providing excellent service made all the difference in our renting experience. If you're looking for someone reliable, friendly, and knowledgeable to assist you with your rental needs, I can't recommend Jessica more. Anna 22/03/2024

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