LifeStyle Landlords


LifeStyle are extremely focused on their Landlords, after all we work for you ! ... and with over 30 years in the letting industry, over 1,000 Landlords benefit from our experience in management and rent protection.


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What you need to know

Get better visibility over what Property Management entails and enjoy an arms-length approach to property investing knowing that your asset is well looked after. Less time on managing property means more time for the important stuff.

LifeStyle manage over 3000 property units
  • LifeStyle are an award winning agency!
  • We have been Letting, Managing & Maintaining property for over 30 years - we earned our stripes!
  • We have many client reviews & scores of over 4.7/5 on AllAgents 4.7/5 on Google, & 5/5 on Facebook
  • We have a team of 18 dedicated staff, some with us for over 20 years
  • LifeStyle have experience in most tenures from Residential to Company lets & HMO's
We're a fully regulated Property Agency
  • Whilst the UK doesn't yet officially regulate the industry - we act as if we are.
  • LifeStyle adhere to the rules of proffesional body ARLA - Property Mark
  • We are audited annually by ARLA to ensure our business serves your interests
  • The Property Omnudsman body enables us to safely resolve disputes with consumers.
Your Rent is Guaranteed as standard!
  • All LifeStyle managed services have rent insurance so your rent is always paid
  • Your rent will be paid within 2 weeks of giving the tenant legal "breathing space"
  • Our policy provider will handle and take care of the legal costs of eviction
  • LifeStyle will attend court for eviction at no extra cost for managed clients
Superior Advertising to Find Tenants
  • LifeStyle understand how to reach the people!
  • We spend thousands of pounds every month so that properties we represent can be listed on the best online platforms.
  • LifeStyle are long time partners with Rightmove, Zoopla, On The Market, Facebook
  • We are audited annually by ARLA to ensure our business serves your interests
  • The Property Omnudsman body enables us to safely resolve disputes with consumers.

Pick Your Perfect Partner

Join over 1000 landlords with approximately 3,000 property units that enjoy secure, peace of mind, rent guaranteed property management...

Dont't take our word for it!

"Best agents in Bristol. I've bought, had managed and sold a buy to let with Lifestyle and the whole experience."
Kate

"First class personal service throughout the sale process. Nothing was too much trouble and I would definitely use Lifestyle again."
Pete

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We have thousands of postive reviews

"Lifestyle managed my property in Bristol for 13 years without any problems. They kept it fully let throughout the 13 years. Lifestyle team in Bradley Stoke are very professional and always courteous and very responsive. I also used Lifestyle to sell my flat and again they worked really hard to get the best deal; thank you Cilla and James."

Mr Narbad

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Rent Insurance Included

We believe we are the only agency that provides this level of guarantee baked into a managed service. We recognise the implications to everyone in the chain, emotionally and financially, when, on rare occasion, rent is late or not paid. Our provision, protects your financial model and takes care of legal costs as well as ensuring the rent is covered within a short amount of time.

Referencing & Eligabilty

LifeStyle work with a number of 3rd party providers to ensure that tenants can financially afford the rent of a given property in addition to ensuring that they are legally eligible to apply and have no history of active County Court Judgements or outstanding bad debts. With this peace of mind in place, we are able to provide a rent guarantee policy to cover the rent and subsequent eviction in the event that payments are not made.

Tax & Accountant-Ready Statements

Each and every month we will send you a remittance of all your rental income and any costs that you may have authorised for required maintenance and repairs. At any time you have access to a full statement of account and this is "Double Entry" ready for you or your accountant to process for Tax duties.

Rent Control & Debt Management

With LifeStyle handling rent collection, you are free'd from the awkwardness of dealing direct and dealing with situations such as late rent or relunctance to adhere to statuatory rent increases. We ensure that your property remains an investment and our emotions are based on the law, the tenancy agreement and your rental occupancy. LifeStyle have the technology to ensure frequent rent reminders are sent to tenants as well as tactfully dealing with situations that should result in a postive outcome.

Repairs, Maintenance & Lock-outs

Reacting promptly to maintenance issues is a key benefit to working with LifeStyle. From tenant lock-outs or broken locks in the middle of the night to emergency leaks or fence panels down in gale force winds - LifeStyle's partnered contractors prioritise our jobs.

Superior Advertising to Find Tenants

No, not just Rightmove - even though we are a long partner with them. We adverstise on Rightmove, Zoopla, On The Market, Facebook, carefully selected Local News Papers and Magazines, Billboards and have a wonderful network of referrals from past happy clients.

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The Importance of Check-In & Check-Out

If you forgive its terminology, Check-In/Out's are an imperative part of letting a property. It's rare for a tenancy to run 100% issue free from start to finish and these processes will document the condition of your property in detail before and after it has been let.

However, written reports are not enough to give a true reflection of the state and condition of the property & a Landlord must be able to demonstrate clear evidence of mis-use or lack of care to claim from the deposit.

LifeStyle has invested in specialist inventory software that enables digital photographic evidence to be recorded against its condition. This software creates specialist reports that are built at the beginning, end and through out the tenancy.

Crucially, the software marry's these reports together to highlight issues and produce a trail of evidence illustrating where damage may have occurred - so that claiming a refund from the tenants deposit is dealt with swiftly and fairly.

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Legal Protection

LifeStyle maintain your legal obligations, keeping you up-to-date with the ever changing regulations that we have often seen un-managed Landlords carrying large fines for not understanding the required compliance proceedures.

In addition you have access to our bank of updated tenancy contracts, legal notices & other agreements.

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Fast Repair Services

One of the best reasons to use LifeStyles bank of loyal maintenance contractors is because we are given priority in their workload, meaning leaks or serious issues can be attended to promptly and save any problems arising from these annoying situations.

We regularly vet our contractors for fair rates and ensure they are charging competitively.

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Property Inspections

We attend your property every 4 months to ensure your investment is being looked after.

Using state of the art inventory software we take digital photos and document any damage. The photos and details can be automatically married up to the in-going check-in reports so that damage can be verified at the deposit deduction stage.

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No middle-of-night calls

We don't think anyone likes phone calls in the early hours for tenants that have locked themselves out or emergency issues that might have arisen - don't worry! we take care of that and maintain an emergency line so that you are not disturbed during the night.

Scale of Fees for Landlords

Packaged simply to protect YOU!

LifeStyle look after your interests - the property, rental income and your time - whilst relieving you of the mundane tasks, red tape and legal responsibilities.

Built to secure your investment
Protect +
Safest & Most Popular!
Fully managed with your rental income insured and protected from the very beginning.
LET Only
 
Pick and choose exactly which services you need from LifeStyle, we'll take care of the rest.
  Rent Guarantee Insurance
Yes No
  Rental Valuation
Yes Yes
  Find tenant
Yes Yes
  Referencing Checks
Yes Yes
  Legal Contracts & Notices
Yes + £90 + £90
  Digital Inventory with Photo Evidence
Yes + £120 unfurnished / +£150 furnished + £120 unfurnished / +£150 furnished
  Rent Collection
Yes 1st month only / optional continuation @ 7.5% 1st month only / optional continuation @ 7.5%
  Debt Management
Yes No
  Check-in (Hosted & Documented)
Yes + £99 + £99
  Check-out (Hosted & Documented)
Yes + £180 + £180
  Property Inspections (Documented)
Yes + £54 per visit + £180
  Insured Property Maintenance
Yes YES
  24 Hour Emergency Repairs & Security
Yes No
  Serving Legal Notice to Leave (s.8/s.21)
Yes + £90 + £90
  Court Attendance
Yes + £245 + £245
  Rent Increase/Re-valuation Notices
Yes + £90 + £90
  Deposit Management
Yes + £150 +£150
  Setup & Admin Fees
+ £180, once per tenancy Yes No
Package Cost
11.9% ex vat
14.28% inc vat
of rent, per month + setup charge
£290 ex vat
£348 inc vat
per tenancy

* All fees are inclusive of VAT.
** Ending a tenancy early can only occur if both Landlord(s) and Tenant(s) all agree in writing and the pursuant will be subject to administration charge of £300 inc vat.

Governing Body & Accreditation Members

LifeStyle are members and follow the rules laid out by the industry leading governing bodies, ensuring compliance and safety for all parties involved.