Information & Advice for Landlords

Your ideal partner in Letting – John Shepherd Lettings is proud of its partnership with its diverse client and landlord base. Our client-centric approach ensures that your interests are our priority whether you require a Full Management Service, Rent Collection Service or Tenant Introduction Service.

Landlord Information Sheet Summary of Services

Why rent through John Shepherd Lettings?
We enjoy the relationship with our landlords and clients and having been a lettings agent since 1991, we know exactly how to let and manage your property. John Shepherd Lettings is a forward thinking privately owned company capable of acting speedily to the changes in the market and our client’s business environment. 

We provide a full range of services tailored to your needs with straightforward impartial advice on all aspects of lettings and property management with comprehensive consultancy service to landlords, developers and property owners.

As licences members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and members of The Property Ombudsman for Lettings (TPO), whether you are letting a single flat, house, apartment or home for the first time or an experienced investment portfolio landlord, you interests are in safe hands.

Another key strength is our people, who are fully trained and experience. With a philosophy of continued improvement and learning, we will continue to work hard for our clients to achieve our goals and unite our experience and knowledge.

We have long been the leading letting specialist in your area and our level of customer service is second to none. We look forward to helping you.

For a free consultation, please contact us or call your local branch.

We'll deal with it all

Where will my property be advertised?
We advertise on our own website and all of the major property websites giving the millions of annual visitors the ability to see your property as soon as it is listed. Other national & local websites are also utilised in conjunction with the local press uploads. Internet coverage including Rightmove, Find A Property and Prime Location to name a few.

Local press for each branch with full page adverts plus our office frontage with highly prominent modern offices and visible window displays.  To-Let boards on all our properties. Direct recommendation and referrals by word of mouth has always been a very good avenue of enquiries and as with all good companies we have grown to benefit from our loyal client base, which has brought us repeat business on many occasions.


How do we vet your tenant?
All tenants must complete a comprehensive application form and provide a deposit, which will be registered with the appropriate Tenancy Deposit Scheme. To determine a tenants suitability a professional referencing company will conduct tenant checks and references taken from employers and previous landlords. We also carry out ID and credit check.

What Tenancy Agreement is best for you?
Our Tenancy Agreements comply with the Housing Act or contract law if it is a company let and are written in plain English and are easy to understand. They are designed to fully protect your rights as a landlord and are subject to regular reviews to take account of new changes in legislation.

What is the Tenancy Deposit Scheme?
John Shepherd Lettings is a member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The TDS was set up as a government approved scheme to ensure deposits we hold are protected and any disputes about the return are resolved impartially.

Do I need an Inventory?
In short yes. A detailed Inventory is one of the most important documents when letting your property, particularly following the introduction of the Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation. Our detailed inventory and schedule of condition is prepared by a qualified and experienced member of staff and on occasion an independent inventory clerk. The record of the contents of your property and the condition is documented on check-in and check-out.

What is the John Shepherd Lettings Rent Protection and Legal Expenses Cover?
We are able to offer our clients a rent and legal costs protection plan which is a market leader and only available to a limited number of agents who meet the most stringent requirements regarding their professional conduct. As a consequence of this, the cover provides key benefits to safe guard landlords rent and provides peace of mind. Cover is available for any number of residential properties let, please click here for further details.

How do I ensure my property is properly insured?
We have partnered with a leading insurance provider for the private rented sector LetRisks who are specialists in insurance for rented property. They have selected the best insurance products on the market and made it simple and convenient for you to buy via their dedicated website. If you manage your own property or portfolio or your insurance needs are more complex, LetRisks have the relevant knowledge and expertise to tailor make products and support just for you having the perfect balance of cover, service and premium price to suit you. Visit their website here or click on the logo below.

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What’s the Next Step?
To become a Landlord, contact us and we will arrange a free consultation and rental assessment. Our Terms and Conditions of Business will be sent to you, please take the time to read them thoroughly. All owners are required to sign the Terms of Business, then simply return them to our offices at which point we will commence marketing and conducting viewing.