Gloucester

7a Worcester Street, Gloucester, GL1 3AJ,

Hi, and thank you for choosing to learn more about us here at Sure Sales & Lettings Gloucester. With 90% of all buyers and tenants now making their next move by searching online first, we believe an online presence is essential and that’s why you’ve found us here. Covering Gloucester and the surrounding villages, the Forest of Dean, Stroud and the Five Valleys, we pride ourselves on having an extensive knowledge of all locales and what will best suit you, your buyers or your tenants.

Situated close to the M5 and with good road and rail links to London, Birmingham, Bristol and Wales, it is no wonder so many choose to settle in Gloucestershire. Boasting seven grammar schools, the University of Gloucestershire and Hartpury Agricultural College, the county is both family and student-centric.

We are passionate about property and with our fresh approach to Residential Sales, Lettings and Property Management, we hope we will be the Agent for you. With over 15 years’ experience in property and with NFoPP credentials, you can be assured that we have the right attributes to help you make your next move.

We’re also passionate about people and with our expert knowledge, not only of property but people and their individual needs, we are committed to finding the right buyer or tenant to ensure your sale or let runs as smoothly as possible.  We want to give you the edge in making your next move; whatever your property needs, we’ll have you covered:

Sales:

  • Valuation
  • Marketing
  • Sale & Purchase
  • Investment

Lettings:

  • Residential Lettings
  • Property Management
  • Sure Students
  • HMO Lets
  • Holiday & Serviced Lets

Whether you are buying, selling, renting or letting you cantrust us at Sure Sales & Lettings to help you.

Best wishes

Jemma, Rob & Tom
Directors

Sure Sales & Lettings Gloucester

Find Us

7a Worcester Street, Gloucester, GL1 3AJ,

Meet the Team

Jemma Wilkinson | Director

With over fourteen years' experience in the Lettings Industry, Jemma began her career in accounting. With AAT Level 4 you can be assured that your rental investment will safely be achieving a profit in her hands. Having worked for Surelet since 2002, Jemma has a broad scope of experience including valuing, property management, inventories and the administration of letting out properties. Her most recent role before becoming Franchise Director was Branch Manager for Rent It. In her current role Jemma handles new business and existing client care together with marketing and events. She also manages the accounting of the business, monitoring the all-important rent collection as well as figure analysis, in order to give advice on the best place to invest your money. When she's not in the office Jemma enjoys fine dining, holidays with her young family and spending time with the lover of her life; her dog, Lewi. She is a loyal Gloucester Rugby Fan as well as supporting Broadway Cricket Club (and being their tea lady!).

Tom Smith | Director

Initially involved in the Health and Fitness Industry, Tom joined a Cheltenham Lettings Company in 2009 as Lettings Manager before achieving Group Operations Manager in 2011. He joined the Surelet Team in 2012 rising from Lettings to Branch Manager before deciding to take on a Directorship together with Jemma and Rob in September 2015. With an extensive knowledge of Lettings and Staff Management, Tom oversees new business, marketing and human resources for the branch. His knowledge of both Cheltenham and Gloucester markets comes in most useful when renting out semi-rural properties. Tom has three young children; Alfie (9), Harry (7), and Daisy (6) and is a self-confessed, overly-competitive 'Football Dad'. Most weekends he can be seen cheering on from the sidelines, volunteering with the Under Sevens football coaching or playing 6-a-side football with a local team. And if all that doesn't keep him busy enough, he enjoys a round a golf even though he considers himself distinctly average... and very frustrated!

Robert Buckley MARLA | Director

MARLA qualified with a Diploma in Residential Lettings and Property Management and an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Residential Lettings and Management, it's safe to say that your rental investment will be well looked after in Rob's hands. Having worked as a Lettings Negotiator for Hallam & Co and a Senior Lettings Negotiator at both Naylor Powell and Surelet before acquiring a Directorship last September, Rob has specific and experienced knowledge of the Gloucester Lettings Market. Rob is responsible for the day-to-day running of the front office and concentrates on new business, valuations and viewings. Rob loves travel and enjoys regular weekends away with his partner and two daughters in their VW Campervan. When not touring the country he enjoys watching rugby and charity dog walking on Sunday afternoons.

Carole Bodman | Property Manager

Carol has worked within the Property industry for over 25 years and has an absolute wealth of knowledge. Carol works as part of the property management team and is a dedicated property manager to a part of our property portfolio. Carol enjoys her holidays and is often sporting a glowing tan as she has a love for the sun!

Emma Greenway | Inventory/Office Clerk

Emma started in 2014 as our inventory/Office clerk after previously qualifying as a Beautician. This was Emma's first job within the property Sector. Having no experience was a great opportunity for Sure Lettings to teach her our way. Emma is a valued member of our team and has even started negotiating, with securing her own lets. Emma loves traveling to Ireland and is and avid Manchester United Fan.

Sarah Hencher | Move In Co-Ordinator

Sarah started with Sure Lettings in 2005 as an Inventory Clerk. She has worked all departments but mainly as a Negotiator. In 2014 Sarah gave birth to Noah and has since then re joined the property management team to become the Move In Co-Ordinator. Sarah loves spending time with her family, her favourite food is Spaghetti Bolognaise and has recently completed a Half Marathon.

Stephanie Gratton | Property Manager

Stephanie has worked as part of the Sure Lettings team since 2012, after relocating from London. Stephanie is a valued member of the property management team and is a dedicated property manager to a part of our property portfolio. Stephanie and her husband Richard have settled well here in Gloucester and are extremely well know with the locals as they were former Landlord and Landlady of the local pub - The Coach and Horse's. Steph loves a curry and her most memorable moment was flying over the Grand Canyon.

Gwen Forster | Senior Property Manager

Gwen has worked for Sure Lettings since 2008. She is a senior Property Manager and has an absolute wealth of knowledge with in the industry. Not only does she manage a property portfolio, Gwen also looks after our client accounts, ensuring prompt payments for all of our Landlords. Gwen is well travelled and is a lover of New Zealand. As a local girl you can often hear Gwen regularly on a Saturday afternoon at Kingsholm chanting GGGLLLLLAAAAWWWWSSSTTTEEERRRR!!

Alex Smith | Administrator

Alex has recently joined the Sure Lettings Team as our apprentice , since leaving 6th form. Alex is eager to learn all aspects of lettings, supporting all departments with their administrative needs. In his spare time he loves to watch and play sports, and is a volunteer for the Cotswold Canals Trust.

News

Read the latest news from Sure Property Group

Last month, according to Mortgages for Business*, Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO’s) produced the highest yield of all buy-to-let investments in 2017 at an average of 8.9% across the UK. We’ve spoken before on the blog about HMO’s and seeing that there is a rise in popularity with these types of lets, we thought now… Read more »

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In 2017 tenants across Great Britain paid a staggering £51.6 billion in renting charges, a £1.8 billion increase on 2016. This has been put down to the number of households renting, and seeing as rent prices have risen each year in the last decade, it’s no surprise to hear of the large increase. Over the… Read more »

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This week Reuters reported that residential development in inner cities stands out in 2018. You can read the full report here: goo.gl/BNKhbc. The article discusses some of the power houses of the Industrial Revolution including Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester but other old industrial cities such as Sheffield and Bristol are following suit and here at… Read more »

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After having read Aleksander Stoyanov’s recent blog post on Property Eye, in relation to agent fees being charged to tenants, we wanted to give our opinion on the subject here at SurePropertyGroup.  Aleksander who writes on behalf of Tenants Voice, one of the UK’s largest online communities for tenants says “Tenants will have to (and… Read more »

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I was surprised when I reviewed the content of the blog over the past eighteen months to find we have given little advice to our landlords about rental increases. It’s a topic which frequently crops up in property management and a subject which is best handled well. Although no longer in a recession, the economy… Read more »

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With January 31st fast approaching, it’s that time of year again where we all seem to be scrambling around to find our reminders, references and log in details to submit our self-assessment tax returns. Like each year the HMRC prepare themselves for an influx of excuses as to why people haven’t been able to submit them… Read more »

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It’s January, a month of new beginnings; a New Year, a fresh start, plenty of ambitions and, for some, the goal of getting on the property ladder this year. We’ve started to see an increase in buyers looking for their first home and with that comes many questions about what the process of buying a… Read more »

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Things are happening in the Forest of Dean and if you are a landlord looking to make your next property investment, 2018 is the time to act. As of this week VAT has been removed from the M4 toll charges over the Severn Bridge, reducing car crossings from £6.70 to £5.60 (an annual commute saving… Read more »

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Hello, and firstly, a very Happy New Year to you. I almost entitled this blog, ‘don’t accept the first offer on the table’, but we are very early into the New Year; we can be a little bit more positive than that, can’t we? So far, since we’ve been blogging about Sales, we’ve talked about… Read more »

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Hello, and a very Happy New Year from all of us at Sure Sales & Lettings Gloucester. Whatever your plans for 2018, we hope it’s going to be a happy, healthy and successful year for you. We thought we would kick-start the year with a Lettings Round-Up but, before we do, we wanted to bring… Read more »

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Fees

Tenant Fee Structure and Examples

Surelet Tenancy Application Fee: £150.00
Tenant Referencing per person: £150.00
Guarantor Referencing (If Applicable): £150.00
Check In Fee: £75.00
Final Inspection: £54.00
Company Reference: £360.00
Renewal Fee (6 months): £60.00
Renewal Fee (12 months): £96.00
Extending Periodic Fee: £180.00

Deposits
Security Deposit in most cases will be the equivalent of One Month’s Rent Plus £100. (In some limited cases this may be One and a Half Month’s Rent).
Where Pets are allowed, an additional £100 Deposit will be payable.

Rent
The First Month’s Rent Plus the Security Deposit will be payable in cleared funds prior to move in.

Examples
Monthly Rental of £500. One Tenant. No Pets.
Total Fees Payable: £300.00
Security Deposit: £600.00
First Month’s Rent: £500.00
Check In Fee: £75.00

Total: £1475.00

Monthly Rental of £800. Two Tenants. One Guarantor, plus a Pet.
Total Fees Payable: £600.00
Security Deposit: £1000.00
First Month’s Rent: £800.00
Check In Fee: £75.00

Total £2475.00

NOTE: Sure lettings Gloucester are not part of a Client Money Protection Scheme

All Fees Shown are inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate.

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Landlord Fee Structure

Full Management Service
Set Up Fee: £150
Inventory Fee (Dependant on Size) From: £120
Monthly Management Fee: 15%
Deposit Registration FREE OF CHARGE
Rent Guarantee (Optional): £240
Inspections FREE OF CHARGE
Check out: £36
Management of Contractors 12%

Let Only Service
Set Up Fee (Percentage of first month’s rent): 96%
Inventory Fee (Dependant on Property Size) From: £120
Quarterly Inspection (optional): £60
Check out (optional): £60
Deposit Registration (optional): £30
Renewal of Contracts: £60

Additional Services
Legionella Risk Assessment: £75
Energy Performance Certificate: £90
Gas Safety Check (CP12): £90
Right To Rent: £12

Fees shown are inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate, Sure Sales & Lettings Gloucester do not charge any fees in advance except for EPC which are required for advertising. The fees listed above are the Standard Advertised Fees of SureLet Ltd and are negotiable dependant on Size of portfolio and property Type, please contact the office further to discuss or to arrange a free No Obligation Valuation – 01452 310999.

Sure Lettings Gloucester is a subscribed member of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) redress scheme and will happily provide details of our membership and complaints procedure on written request.

NOTE: Surelet – Gloucester are not part of a Client Money Protection Scheme