At Concentric Birmingham South, our priority is to provide the very best Estate Agency and Lettings service to you. We recognise that our landlords and our tenants are the most important people in our agency and our continued success is dependent on the quality of service and advice which we give to you.
"Our aim is to be the most highly recommended estate agent in Birmingham and we won't stop striving to improve until we get there."
We are also able to work with our landlords on an impartial basis to help and advise with growing their buy-to-let portfolios through acquisition.
We keep a constant eye on the local property market, watching out for great buy-to-let deals, identifying local property hot spots and we share this all with our landlords as well as regular visitors to our property blog at www.bhampropertybuzz.com. If you haven't already visited our blog and you are interested in the Birmingham property market, we recommend you take a look.
From our local office in Edgbaston we cover Birmingham City Centre, Selly Oak, Selly Park, Bournville, Moseley, Kings Heath and Balsall Heath in addition to nearby Druids Heath, Maypole, Stirchley and Cotteridge.
The Branch is headed by the hugely experienced Daniel Sperber and Neville Casnello, with a combined 44 years in the lettings, estate agency and the property market in general. Between them, they utilise their experience to offer a high value service to those wishing to sell or rent property locally.
Understanding and sharing our experience of the sales market is of crucial importance to vendors these days and sets us apart from many of our competitors, especially considering the many agencies which now encourage you to liaise merely with a website as opposed to a person!
Any new vendor will get the benefit of the initial consultation along with recommendations if necessary on how best to present the property and the best marketing methods to secure a fast sale. Details will be created with floor plans and be marketed on rightmove.co.uk as well as exposure through extensive the social networks of the group.
If the property is a suitable investment property, it can also be promoted across the whole Concentric network as a potential investment purchase to our extensive landlord investor database.
At Concentric Sales & Lettings, Daniel, Neville and the team are dedicated to providing the best legal and professional advice a landlord can find anywhere. They maintain high levels of staff training and spend the time necessary to ensure their landlord clients can proceed safe in the knowledge they are compliant with current legislation and ever-changing regulations applied to the private rental sector. This includes issues such as gas and electric safety, smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide regulations, Housing Act regulations, immigration status and the right to rent, plus many more crucial areas that represent hazards for landlords!
Also included, of course, is the best way to market and rent property, exploring all options to utilise the best methods available to optimise rental income and ensure any future in-going tenant has a happy and safe home to live in.
Our Property Management department has a full team of management experts to carry out all the functions you would expect in managing a property, including handling maintenance, arrears, contract renewals or disputes, rent reviews, deposit negotiations, inspections, HMO licenses and LHA claims. The management hub is staffed by fully trained experts in their field, who have the luxury of being able to focus on the property management function and not diverted into other activities, to ensure consistent service throughout. The hub is also ARLA-licensed and as part of the Concentric Sales & Lettings network we have a huge bank of in-house expertise to call on should it be necessary.
Daniel and Neville specialise in working with investors in the sourcing, conversion, setting up, compliance, marketing and letting of HMO properties in and around South Birmingham to help landlords achieve high yields yet stay complaint to any local licensing, HMO or planning regulations.
Being landlords ourselves, we really understand the importance of buying the RIGHT kind of property to let. Our years of experience in the Birmingham area of letting and managing property and of the property investment market means we can offer the best in advice locally for the property investor.
Our buy-to-let advisory service consists of a full review of a landlord’s personal goals and objectives in property, followed by a full scour of both the properties available on the market and those “off market” too.
Our network’s buy-to-let advisory and acquisitions service has operated since 1997, and collectively has helped over investors purchase over 450 properties successfully.
Buy to Let workshops- These are for 2.5 hours and include a full overview of what the client is looking to achieve. At the end of the workshop, all the key aspects of buy-to-let will have been discussed, and the purchaser will have a clear picture of what sort of property and location would be the best investment to suit their needs and requirements.
Property Sourcing services- This is a full investment property sourcing service. Following the initial consultation, Daniel and Neville will use their many contacts in the property industry to find suitable properties to suit your needs, that will rent well within the market that suits you.
Refurbishment and Conversion management- If there are works required, the branch has a team of contractors used for many years to work on your property for you. It may just need a coat of paint or a full HMO Conversion, either way, the team can take care of this for you.
Landlord Seminars- The landlord seminar is an opportunity for all client landlords to get together and share new ideas and experiences, whilst learning from educational speakers on topical subjects of interest across the property sector.
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The majority of the tenancies set up and created at the Birmingham office are for professional working tenants, and the team maintain strong company databases of corporations moving people into the area for work. This means there is a steady stream of tenants looking to move when the right property becomes available on their books.
The team have the backing of a dedicated property management and client accounting team, which is ARLA-licensed. This is to take care of all the day-to-day management issues that may occur, meaning that the Birmingham office can purely focus on the fast letting of their properties, NOT on leaky taps and rent arrears. The management team, will take care of all the rent collection, arrears chasing renewal agreements and extensions, vacates, inspections, check outs, and deposit registrations and returns.
The Concentric management team have one of the lowest arrears rates in the UK, with overall rent arrears maintained at less than 2% (the national average is 10%). This is through strong arrears management with strict processes followed to find resolves and work with the tenants to conclude to a satisfactory result for all.
A happy tenant is also more likely to be a long term tenant and handling maintenance is therefore very important. The management team have a team of contractors ready to attend to any issues there may be but also a 24 hour out-of-hours, call monitoring service, with trained property managers on call around the clock to always be on hand when needed.
All landlord clients of Concentric will of course have the protection of full client money protection through ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) being members of the TPO (The Property Ombudsman) and TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme) for your peace of mind.
Estate Agency – Advertising, marketing, viewings and feedback, sale progression to completion and chain management.
Letting Only Service - Advertising, marketing, conducting viewings, finding a tenants, referencing, tenancy agreement, inventory and utility set up, move in - then over to YOU
Let and Rent Collection Service - Advertising, marketing, conducting viewings, finding a tenants, referencing, tenancy agreement, inventory and utility set up, move in, deposit registration, rent collection and accounting to the landlord.
Letting and Management Service – The full letting and management service for ALL landlords. This includes:
· Tenant find and referencing
· Tenancy agreements produced
· Inventory produced
· Rent collected throughout tenancy
· Arrears chasing when necessary
· Tenancy renewals negotiated
· Deposits held and returned
· Inspections organised
· Maintenance organised and handled on behalf of the landlord if required
Property Investment Advice – Initial assessment of your property purchase plan and resources, followed by guidance and advice on what type of property to buy, where and within which market, for example, standard lets, HMO, LHA to suit your budget and goals.
Concentric Sales & Lettings Birmingham South branch offers you a wide range of both lettings and property management services right across the Birmingham regions of: Birmingham City Centre, Edgbaston, Selly Oak, Selly Park, Bournville, Moseley, Kings Heath, Balsall Heath in addition to nearby Druids Heath, Maypole, Stirchley and Cotteridge.
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Since 1990, our in-house experts have let and managed over £1.1 billion worth of property and have over two decades of experience so, it’s fair to say, with US you are in safe hands, please download our brochure to find out more.