What is it going to cost?

McCartan Lettings Swansea like to keep things as simple as possible for our landlords. 

Unsure which service type you need? If you are a licensed landlord making a career of buy-to-let investment, Let Only might be for you. If you find yourself thinking there’s more important things you want to be doing with your time beside handling maintenance calls and chasing rent, we’d recommend Full Management.

We are transparent with our fees, and you can find them all listed below with VAT included.

Fully Managed Landlord Relaxing Premier Full Management Service

Tenancy Set-up Fee:
55% of the 1st months rent, (minimum fee £375.00)
Premier Full Management Monthly Fee:
15% of monthly rent
Renewal Of Tenancy:
Express Rent Guarantee:
Free for the first 6 months
Renewal Of Express Rent Guarantee:
£60.00 (per tenant, per 6 months)
Hourly Rate:
£30.00 per hour, (minimum fee £30.00)
Transfer Of Ownership:

Handing over keys to a Let Only Landlord Specialists Let Only Service

Tenancy Set-up Fee:
75% of 1st months rent, (minimum fee £495.00)
Deposit Management (optional):
Rent Protection & Legal Cover (optional):
£95.00 (6 months cover)
Renewal Of Rent Protection (optional):
Renewal Of Contract: (optional):
Hourly Rate:
£30.00 per hour, (minimum fee £30.00)
Issuing Of Notices (e.g. Section 21):
£30.00 per notice

Contractor Costs (No VAT Applicable)

EPC Report:
£85.00 (valid for 10 years)
Gas Safety Certificate:
£60.00 (valid for 1 year)
Gas Safety & Service:
£95.00 (mandatory with all back boilers)
Electrical Condition Report:
£160.00 (valid for 5 years)
Legionella Risk Assessment Report:
£75.00 (valid for 2 years) £50.00 thereafter
Vacant Property Visit & Report:
Independent Inventory:
£80.00 plus £10.00 per bedroom, plus £15.00 if furnished
Independent Update:
Independent Check-in & Check-out Service:
£150.00 – (optional 3x £50 installments for managed service)

Avoidable Costs

Obtaining Proof Of Ownership:
Re-issuing Or Amending Contracts:
Minimum Fee (in case of early termination):
Duplication & Testing Of Keys:
£12.00 plus the cost of key cutting
Administration Of NRL Tax Returns:
£180.00 per year
Duplicate End Of Year Statement:
£15.00 (£50.00 for statement requests in January)

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Transfer Management:

Making the most of investment Project Management

Organising Property Refurbishment:
12% of works over £750.00, (maximum fee £420.00)

What is included?

Whichever you choose, you can be confident we are giving your property the same exposure, and that your applicants will undergo the same diligent referencing procedures.

It’s then up to you whether you’d like us to take the worry off your hands completely, or set you up for a smooth and successful tenancy you manage yourself.

Take a look at what our landlord services entail in the table below.



Let Only

  • Consultation on your property, presentation, market conditions and current legislation
  • Create an online marketing brochure with professional photographs
  • Online advertising with Rightmove and Zoopla, as well as our website
  • Premium listings on Rightmove
  • Additional advertising: A3 window display, social media, and email marketing
  • Qualify enquiries against landlord requirements prior to viewing
  • Arrange and accompany viewings
  • Weekly feedback and statistics about your property’s performance online
  • Negotiation of the terms of the tenancy
  • Detailed referencing of the applicants (and guarantors) with credit & fraud checks
  • Ensuring the property is legally compliant for let with the relevant certificates
  • Arranging an independent inventory report to be compiled
  • Preparation and execution of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
  • Preparation of deposit prescribed information
  • Compilation of a standing order mandate
  • Deposit submission into the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS)
  • Notification of tenancy start to the utility companies and council tax
  • Free Rent Guarantee & Legal Expenses cover
  • Monthly rent collection and statement of account
  • End of year statement of account
  • Primary contact for tenants to report maintenance issues
  • Conduct quarterly property visits and provide report to landlord
  • Obtaining quotes and coordinating maintenance by qualified and insured contractors
  • Administration of invoices relating to the property from rent received
  • Serving of Section 21 and Section 13 legal notices
  • Preparation and execution of renewal of tenancy
  • Provide the tenant with a comprehensive end of tenancy letter
  • End of tenancy management, negotiating deductions from deposit if required
  • Notification of tenancy end to utilities and council tax
  • Preparation of evidence for dispute resolution or court hearings
  • Re-advertisement property

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