Picker Elliott's Estate Agency Services

Our Property Sales Services

As a leading independent estate agent in Hinckley, Picker Elliott offers an unrivalled estate and letting agency service at a very competitive price. Our our dedicated, professional team are on hand to help you today.

Picker Elliott operates within a 10 mile radius of our office, in such towns and villages as Hinckley, Burbage, Barwell, Earl Shilton, Sapcote and Stoney Stanton, as well as surrounding areas. Steve Picker and his team will make your life easier throughout the entire house-moving process - we know how stressful this can be. We have been members of the Property Ombudsman since our business was founded in 2004, and we strictly follow their guidance and Code of Practice. We are an agent that can be trusted.

Our estate agency service incorporates:

  1. Book Your Valuation
    We will visit your home and provide an up-to-date valuation for you, along with a marketing strategy to achieve the best possible price.

  2. Centrally Located Office
    Our high visibility, LED property display boards ensure that your property stands out from the crowd on Castle Street.

  3. Online Advertising
    Comprehensive digital advertising includes Rightmove, onthemarket, Facebook, Twitter, Google and our own highly regarded website.

  4. Accompanied Viewings
    Viewings can be accompanied when and if required. Feedback will be provided to you within 48 hours.

  5. Sales Progression
    Importantly, our experienced staff will liaise with you, your buyer, solicitors and other agents to ensure a smooth sale is achieved.

  6. EPC
    Required by law when marketing your home, we can provide Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) at a cost of £55 including VAT.

Estate Agency Fees

Please call us for any latest offers on fee's for selling your home. We will always be competitive.

Property Management for Landlords

Picker Elliott Lettings was established in 2007 and provide a high quality service to both landlords and tenants. We have established a large customer base mainly through recommendations, and pride ourselves that we are looking after one of your most valuable assets. Property is still an excellent way to invest money over the long-term and the current market has presented investors with some amazing opportunities.

Our property management service incorporates:

  1. Free valuation and advice
  2. Suitable tenant matching
  3. Three service level options
  4. Internet advertising
  5. Comprehensive tenant referencing
  6. Rental protection

Property Management Pricing

Whether you are new to the industry or have more time to deal with your investment, we offer a service level that will suit.

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 Letting OnlyLetting & Rent CollectionFully Managed
Advising as to the likely rental income.
Advertising and generally marketing the Property.
Interviewing prospective tenants and taking up full references including bank reference, and employer or previous landlord character reference. Where necessary, additional security would be requested by means of a guarantor. In the case of a company, a full bank reference would be taken.
Preparing the tenancy agreement necessary for the Landlord to gain protection of the relevant Rent and Housing Acts.
Liaising with a Landlord's mortgagees where necessary with regard to references and tenancy agreement.
Taking a deposit from the Tenant, dealing with this deposit under the requirements of the chosen deposit protection scheme until the end of the tenancy when the Property and contents have been checked for unfair wear and tear and handling any termination issues with the Tenant and the tenancy deposit scheme provider.-
Collecting the Rent monthly and paying over to the Landlord monthly (normally sent on the day of collection) less any fees or expenses due or incurred for the period. Payments will be made by direct bank transfer and a detailed rent statement will be forwarded to the Landlord.-
Arranging with service companies (principally electricity gas and water) for meter readings and advising them of the transfer of service contracts to the Tenant at the beginning of each tenancy.--
Regular inspections of the Property are carried out on a quarterly basis. Responsibility for and management of empty property is not normally included, and will only be carried out by special arrangement agreed in writing between the Landlord and the Agent.--
Co-ordination of repair or maintenance including arranging for tradesmen to attend the Property and obtaining estimates where necessary, supervising works and settling accounts from rents received.--
Making payments on behalf of the Landlord from rents received for costs in managing the Property.--
Carrying out a full property inspection and inventory check at the end of the tenancy and, if necessary, preparing and agreeing a schedule of costs relating to any damage or unfair wear and tear prior to releasing the Deposit.--
Collecting and forwarding Landlord's mail.--
 £150 Fee inc. VAT6% of Rent plus VAT7% of Rent plus VAT
Additional Charges

Tenancy Set-Up Fee (Fully Managed and Rent Collection services only)

£150 inc. VAT

Preparing Inventory/Schedule of Condition (included for rent collection & fully managed service)

£150 inc VAT

Immigration Checking Fee


Tenancy Deposit Service Fee


Duplication and testing of extra keys

At Cost

Tenancy Renewal Fee


Administration of NRL Tax Returns

£120 per annum inc. VAT

Obtaining estimates and supervision of Major Works (works over £750 inc VAT are consdered major works)

5% of Cost including VAT

Arranging Gas Safety Check

At Cost

Our Service for Tenants

Once you have found the ideal home through Picker Elliott, you will be required to complete our Tenant Application Form. Each individual tenant over the age of 18 years must apply by completing a form. All information provided is strictly confidential. A guarantor application will only be required where necessary.

After we have received your completed application form and relevant fee, we will be able to commence the referencing checks. These include landlord, employer, and credit checks and normally take between 1-5 working days. Once you have passed these checks you will be offered a tenancy. Normally the initial tenancy will be for a fixed term of six months.

An initial payment is then required in cleared funds before your agreed move in day. If we are managing your property, we will safely store your deposit with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS.)

Tenant Fees

Reference Fee
Referencing each tenant (identity, immigration and visa confirmation, financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers / landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability).

£80 inc. VAT (per applicant over 18)

Guarantor Fee
We are unable to accept guarantors. Applicants must pass for the property on their own merit.

Unfortunately guarantors are no longer acceptable.

Tenancy Agreement and accompanied move in fee, per property, not per applicant.

Preparing an Inventory and Schedule of Condition of the property, explaining how appliances function and taking meter readings for utilities and services

£150 inc. VAT (per property)

Tenancy Renewal

Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further tenancy and agreement


Tenancy Amendment Fee
Contract negotiation, amending terms and updating your tenancy agreement during your tenancy.


Check Out Fee
Attending the property to undertake an updated Schedule of Condition based on the original inventory and negotiating the repayment of the security deposit.


Future Reference Fee
Collating information and preparing a reference for a future landlord or letting agent.


Late rental payment charge

£30 inc. VAT
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