PROPERTIES TO RENT
Check out some of the latest and best rental properties to let from Let Me Properties letting agents in St Albans
Why Tenants choose Let Me Properties
Tenants do not usually spend a lot of time thinking about which letting agents to rent a property from. Usually, tenants will find the property they want to live in and will just put up with the letting agents who manage that property, or sometimes, will put up with dealing with the landlord directly.
We want to see this change. We want to give tenants more choice and more power to decide which letting agents to rent from.
Our property adverts are as detailed as we can make them, with most containing lots of high-quality professional photos, measurements, and details of each room so you can be as informed as possible before spending your precious time visiting the property for a viewing.
Pets or Young Children? We don't discriminate!
Tenants with pets or young children have told us that they find it difficult to find properties to rent in St Albans.
We understand that some landlords may have suffered from bad experiences in the past and therefore, may be less likely to accept tenants with pets or young children. However, we have excellent systems in place for receiving a detailed offer from tenants explaining the full details of their family. We also have great systems in place to ensure that our tenants take good care of the properties they rent from us, keeping our landlords happier and making them more likely to trust our opinion.
Wherever possible, we will put your case to the landlord and help them to understand that each case should be considered on its own merits, making it more likely that we will be the letting agents in St Albans to help you find your next home!
Relocating from abroad? No problem!
Relocating to St Albans from abroad is hard enough without the struggles of finding a safe and affordable property to rent.
At Let Me Properties, letting agents in St Albans, we have loads of experience letting to tenants who are relocating or have recently relocated to the UK from abroad. All of our systems and processes are geared to being completed remotely via the internet – the only aspects that need to be completed in person are the initial viewing of the property (which can be completed by a friend, colleague, or agent acting for you) and the “right to rent” check appointment which can be carried out when you arrive in St Albans just before you move in.
Due to all of the reasons above, we believe we are the best letting agents in St Albans for relocating tenants to choose.
How to Find and Reserve a Property:
Contact Us in an Emergency:
- DURING OFFICE HOURS: Call 01727846361 – Option 1, then Option 3.
- OUTSIDE OF OFFICE HOURS: Call 01727846361 – Option 4 –
- Only call if you have a real emergency – otherwise use one of the other options. Charges apply if you use this option for non-emergency issues.
Fire, Police, Ambulance:
- 999: Emergency
- 101: Non-Emergency
- Water, Sewage, Drains: 0845 782 3333 (Mon – Fri 7am to 8pm, Sat – Sun 8am to 4pm. Emergency service operates outside these hours)
- Ants Locksmithing – 01582 512931 (if Ant is unavailable, you can search on Google for other locksmiths, but be very careful – a locksmith should charge between £50 and £90 all-in!)
- IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for the cost of the locksmith if you lose your keys, lock yourself out, etc. If there is a legitimate fault with the lock, then you must report this to us on the emergency phone line first. We will then arrange for Ant to visit at the landlord’s expense. You will not be refunded the cost of any locksmith visits.
If you get locked out of your property, it is your responsibility to hire and pay for a locksmith to get you back inside.
If you lock yourself out during office hours, you may come to our office and pay £40 as a deposit to borrow our office set of keys (if available), when you return our set of keys (within 24 hours) we will return £20 to you and £20 will be retained as a charge. You must pay cash on collection of the keys and you must return the keys to us within 24 hours. If you borrow the keys on a Saturday, you may return them to us on Monday. If our set of keys is not returned to us within 24 hours, you will lose your deposit of £40 but may still return the keys to us within 48 hours. If you fail to return the keys to us within 48 hours, OR, if an emergency happens and we need to force entry into the property because you cannot make our keys available to us you will be charged £120 (£100 + VAT) PLUS the full cost for us hiring a locksmith to change the lock/s and issue all of the required numbers of keys to everyone (including the landlord). The option to collect the keys from our office is offered in good faith and is not guaranteed, therefore, we HIGHLY recommend that you ensure you have a spare key safely stored outside the property for you to use in an emergency.
If you have any maintenance issues, repair requests, or any other requests (like permission to hang pictures on the walls for instance) please use our online reporting system – This is the most effective way for us to deal with your issue in the shortest possible time.
Please include as much detail in the report as possible, explaining exactly what the problem or symptom is, and giving us as much detail as possible of the make and model of the appliance if, for instance, your maintenance issue is relating to an appliance repair.
Please always include photos where possible and be sure that there is actually a problem. YouTube has some excellent videos showing how to do everything from resetting your fuse board to changing a spotlight bulb, it is very important that you deal with the “Tenant Responsibilities yourself because if you ask us to send a contractor around and it turns out that there is no real problem, the issue was something you should have dealt with yourself, or that the problem is caused by you through your use, then you will be liable for the cost of the contractor visit – so please be very careful and be very sure before you ask us to send a contractor around.
Report Repair (or make a request)
If you are looking for student properties in Hatfield (for the University of Hertfordshire) for July/August/September/October this year, you should start to book viewing appointments and reserve a property in the first few months of the year to ensure you don’t miss out on the best properties.
This doesn’t mean we won’t have properties to let in June, July, or August. It just may mean that all the best properties are gone because wise students book early and get more choice and get to rent the best properties.
Visit our Students’ Area for more information and to find a great property!
We carry out regular property inspections whilst you are renting one of our properties. Will provide you with written notice (by email) at least 24 hours before one of our visits and we will send you a report within 5 working days of our visits to let you know our findings.
These are typically only on properties we fully manage, and will happen approximately every 6 months. We visit HMO Properties (Shared Houses) which are managed by us every single month, to ensure that all the health and safety equipment is working as it should and that all safety protocols are being followed. Your tenancy agreement will give you more information about this.
As a tenant, you have a number of responsibilities and duties. These mostly relate to how you (and your family and guests) behave at the property, and to your repairs/maintenance responsibilities.
Repairs and Maintenance:
The basic rule of thumb for any tenant repairs/maintenance responsibilities is that you should care for the property as an owner-occupier would and take care of any minor issues such as:
- Changing batteries in smoke and CO detectors
- Tightening loose screws
- Unblocking sinks, toilets, and drains
- Replacing blown light bulbs and fuses
- Attempting troubleshooting advice when appliances go wrong (reading and following the advice in the user manuals)
- Keeping chimneys and ventilation clear of blockages
- Keeping the property (including the garden) clean and tidy
For a full list of what you are responsible for and what your landlord is responsible for, please see “What are my repairs/maintenance responsibilities as a tenant?”
Behaviour at the property:
Some properties, such as shared houses or blocks of flats will have “house rules” or “block rules”, these are usually available to you on request, before you reserve the property. These will be simple, common-sense regulations such as “don’t make noise after 20:00 PM” or “don’t use BBQs on the balcony”.
There are also various regulations within your tenancy agreement regarding the behaviour of you and your guests at the property. These relate to no keeping noise to a minimum, not causing a disturbance to anyway, following the laws of the land, not smoking in the property, etc.
For more information, please see the example tenancy agreement found here.