We have attempted to answer a range of typical questions that we are regularly asked, but if we have not covered a topic please get in touch to ask us.

Why choose Barnard Cook?
The practice of Wood & Loach was established in 1902 as Letting and Management agents, and subsequently merged with Barnard & Cook to form Barnard Cook Wood & Loach, better known and BCWL. These days the company trades as Barnard Cook with the same principles and service level which we have upheld since the start and with over 115 years of experience in this field. 

What is our aim?

Our aim is to provide a professional service with honesty and integrity, at a competitive price and to maintain and enhance the value of a client’s property asset through pro-active management. As managing agents we are the buffer between landlords and tenants, being qualified and experienced to know how to deal with issues effectively and efficiently. 

What type of properties do we manage?

We manage a wide range of property types including residential ground rents, regulated tenancies, assured shorthold tenancies for houses, flats and maisonettes plus commercial tenancies, portfolios, blocks, estates and even some parking spaces and garages.

What is our client base?
We have a varied client base, ranging from Buy to Let investors with a single property to clients with mixed portfolio’s. We realise that every client is different and what they require of a Managing Agent is also different so we tailor our service to suit, but above all we pride ourselves on providing a personal and professional service to ALL our clients.

Is Barnard Cook capable of handling a large portfolio?

We are happy to advise clients upon the merits of disposing of properties and/or acquiring new ones, thus ensuring that their capital investment is not only maintained, but through positive management it also produces maximum returns. Our dedicated accounts department is also equipped to deal with large portfolios and our team is experienced in many aspects of land aquisition, development, renovation and more. 

How will we find your tenants?
We have a large database of tenants and applicants that we can market your property to. Barnard Cook also enjoys an excellent reputation locally and many would-be tenants are recommended to us.
We also use all the conventional methods for finding a tenant including: Advertising on multiple websites & portals (including Rightmove and Zoopla), mailing lists, ‘To Let’ boards, office displays, property lists and more.

 

 

What does our letting service include?
Advice on property suitability and rental value
Full marketing of the property
Internet listing on multiple websites
Accompanied viewing service
'To Let' Board
Photo display in office and shopfront
Financial vetting and referencing of tenants
Preparation of Tenancy Agreements
Taking and holding of deposit (subject to current statutory control)
Setting up of Standing Orders for rent payments

How do we charge?

We appreciate that some clients only want us to find them a tenant and then manage their property themselves, while others will want a full property management service, so we offer a choice of services. Whatever option is best for you we will agree a simple transparent fee structure with no surprises. This is something that we believe sets us apart from other agents who are known for their hidden fees. 


Can we act for clients based Overseas?

Yes we have several clients who are resident overseas and can comply with HMRC regulations relating to overseas landlords.
 

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