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Waterfronts provide a full range of lettings services in the Docklands, to private landlords, investors and companies with property portfolios. Our services include sourcing tenants with initial marketing and more, through to moving in new tenants, rent collection and management.

The current lettings market is the most competitive we have experienced in years. That’s why we’ll take extra care to give you the best prospects of securing new tenants.


Why choose us for Docklands letting

  • Our rental properties are featured on leading property portals.
  • We advertise rental properties extensively in national media, as well as local Docklands and other London-based publications.
  • All partners of Waterfronts are available to speak to personally. If it’s more convenient, we’re happy to meet with you at your property or your choice of location in the locality.
  • Our extensive market knowledge helps you find the property – and the price – you’re looking for.
  • We’ll give you regular updates by text, email or phone, whichever you prefer.
  • To make sure we fit in with your needs, we’ve extended our viewing hours, with viewings up to and even beyond 8pm.

Our Charges

  • Letting Service 9.6% inc vat minimum charge £12000.00 inc vat
  • Full Management Fee (includes Letting Service) 18% inc vat
  • Tenancy Administration Fee £350.00 + vat

We are members of the following;
Client Money Protection: CMP Client Money Protect. Membership number: CMP008766 please follow this link to view our certificate
Deposit protection scheme: DPS (Deposit Protection Service), Membership number: 1359427
Property Redress Scheme: The Property Ombudsman. Membership number: D03862


Our Process

Rental valuation

When you chose to let your property in London, your valuation and marketing appraisal is an important step in the rental of your investment, as is the property's value. One of our experienced valuers will assess the property whilst factoring in your needs and desired timescales. Rental values are affected by many variables and our advice will be based upon numerous factors including the location, number of bedrooms, recently let properties, the property's condition and the current local rental demand.

Property management

Looking after a rented property is logistically more straightforward when you have responsible tenants and live locally. However, should anything go wrong, from a boiler breaking down to a water leak, it can become stressful and is why you should consider a property management service. Our experienced Property Managers will manage the day to day demands of your tenants, ensuring your property investment is well maintained and that your tenants abide with their tenancy obligations.

We will also ensure that you adhere to over 125 pieces of Landlord legislation and for additional peace of mind, an experienced Property Assessor will carry out regular property inspections. These inspections are prevention minded and can reveal issues of required property maintenance amongst other items. They also present an opportunity that could highlight changes impacting tenancy obligations, revealing them before they become a larger potentially more costly problem. We are proud of our extensive industry knowledge and we will always act in your best interests.

Preparing your property for a tenancy

An initial decision to make is whether to let your property as furnished or unfurnished. Furnished properties will give a better visual impression to the prospective tenants on how the property will look, making it more likely to rent quickly. Should you opt to market an unfurnished property, as a minimum we highly recommend that you provide white goods (washing machine, cooker, fridge/freezer). Offering flexibility is key as a landlord and will broaden the appeal of the property to prospective tenants as individual requirements vary.

Marketing your property

We provide maximum marketing exposure across a wide range of media channels, internet directories and property portals. Digitally, our website is an interactive resource with excellent functionality for both Landlords and Tenants. New properties are immediately uploaded and circulated, alerting matched tenants by SMS and email. In turn our website feeds the major property portals further exposing the property to the market.

Our experienced Property Consultants personally match properties with their actively registered tenants and there is often an instant response to new property listings. Even in today's technology led society many of the tenants and landlords we encounter prefer in-person communication from a property professional. Our CRM has an extensive existing database of prospective tenants, there are frequently tenancies generated very quickly from this pool of tenants.
The wider we expose your property to the market, the better opportunity there is to reach the largest selection of tenants which ultimately maximises interest and offers received.

Receiving an offer

Once we receive an offer, we will relay that information to you, together with detailed information regarding the potential tenants. We check their situation, employment status along with details of who is intending to move in, and the fixed tenancy term.

Offer agreed

Upon your acceptance of a suitable offer, you will receive formal written conformation outlining details of the proposed tenancy. Tenants will then be required to provide Waterfronts with their Right to Rent documentation and photographic ID which will be checked and copied, along with submitting their referencing information to our third-party tenant reference provider.

References checked

All tenants will undergo thorough background checks. We use an independent reputable referencing company to report on their suitability and credit-worthiness, including their payment history on any previous lending and any adverse credit e.g. CCJ’s or bankruptcies. Their identity is also verified as is their right to live and work in the UK – We cover the Right to Rent checks including whether they are subject to any immigration control. If they have rented properties in the past, we will ask their Landlords to provide us with a reference. This information is provided by a variety of sources including credit reference agencies and is compiled into a report which gives a final credit score.

Tenancy agreement & move in monies

Once all referencing is completed and deemed satisfactory, we will draft the Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) agreement for all parties to sign. We then ask the tenants to pay their first month's rent and security deposit. All deposits are to be protected in a Government approved deposit scheme.

Lettings and rental – get in touch now

For more information on how to sell or buy a waterfront home or investment property, and to discuss your individual requirements, please call 020 7474 5757 or go to our contact page