Property Management in London
Our most comprehensive service for full tenancy management is very popular with landlords who reside outside of London or overseas, as well as those who do not have the time or the inclination to deal with all the various legislation, repairs and problems that may occur during a tenancy.
Even before the tenancy has begun, our expert property management team take over, providing you with complete peace of mind that your property is being conscientiously cared for as if it was their own. Preparing the flat for tenants prior to them moving in is vital to start the relationship off on a good footing.
Our property management team make sure they are well versed on all aspects of your property, from the location and general condition to knowledge of which appliances or items of furniture are still under guarantee, so we do not spend where it is not necessary.
Often a lot of calls we get are related to items which we can diagnose or even fix over the phone to save you money as a landlord. We also utilise the latest technology in an online tool on our website which advises tenants through household procedures so they can fix some of the problems themselves. We also log maintenance issues if they cannot be resolved online.
Nothing ultimately beats the personal interaction between a property manager and a landlord, whether that is on the phone, in person or via an email and we will always go that bit further to make sure you are getting value for money from our service.
The following services are included within our Property Management service.
24-hour call out service
Should an emergency occur at your property we can provide a prompt out of hours response to quickly resolve the issue.
Regular clear statements
You will receive a full statement every time we pass collected rental monies to you showing any agreed deductions. These are ideal for your end of year tax returns.
Annual rent review and property valuation appraisal
Each year we shall offer you a comprehensive update on market conditions including the rental value of your property and a current appraisal of the sales market value.
Annual safety tests
If your property requires an updated gas or electricity safety inspection and certification we shall arrange this for you.
Deposit claim negotiation
This is a particularly important part of our management service. On the conclusion of the tenancy we shall report to you on our recommendations for any proposed deposit deductions and negotiate with the tenant to make sure that you receive fair compensation for any losses to your property at the end of a tenancy. In the rare occasions that an agreement can not be reached then we shall refer the dispute on your behalf to the TDS for adjudication and final resolution.
Management of property during void periods
Part of our service can include (at extra cost) the management of your property whilst it is vacant between tenancies.
On your behalf we shall negotiate the best rent possible for any extended or renewed tenancy terms and draw up the necessary paperwork.
General maintenance and repairs
As and when repairs and maintenance are required we shall arrange and oversee any works undertaken. We can also arrange and manage major refurbishment projects where required. Please contact our office for further details.
Service charge payment
Should your property be liable for Service Charge or Ground Rent Payments we shall administer the payment on your behalf.
Furniture Provision and Interior Design
Should you require either design advice or new furnishings for your property we can arrange and source these items through a choice of specialist providers, often at very short notice.
Vetting and overseeing contractors
We only used approved contractors that we have personally vetted and for whom we have agreed working practises, fair charges and who have the relevant insurance cover in place.
Twice yearly property inspections
Our property manager will inspect your property every six months (or more frequently by prior arrangement) and send you a report. This allows us to detect any issues or problems early that might not have been reported to us by the current tenants. This also helps you have a peace of mind that your property is being well cared for.
Where required by a freeholder or managing agent we shall obtain on your behalf the requisite consents to formalise acceptance of the tenancy and satisfy the head lease condition
Overseas Landlords Tax Liability and Landlord Tax Returns
Hudsons will ensure that the tax requirements for overseas-based landlords are complied with, and supply annual information so that completing your tax return is straightforward. We can also offer a Tax Return service for landlord’s end of year self-assessment submission at an additional cost. Please contact us for more details.
Our experience working with Hudsons was excellent. From our first meeting to completion (which was unusually swift!), we had a harmonious, mutually respectful relationship. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
I was happy to use Hudson’s as I have lived in the area for many years and so got to know the area and the companies I would wish to do business with and Hudson’s was one of those companies. As they are a local company, and have been here a long time, they know the area and its specific details, it’s history along with its future and character. When you’re looking to sell a property there are so many factors to take into account and Hudson’s did tick all the boxes as far as I was concerned. So I sat back and let them do all the promotion and selling and my flat sold quickly. I have no hesitation in recommending Hudson’s to potential buyers and sellers.
Unlike any other, Margaret has been professional, transparent, and realistic, in helping me to find and buy a property. She was pivotal in the on-going transaction between me (the buyer), my solicitor and the vendor and his solicitor towards the purchase of the property. As a mediator between buyer and vendor and their solicitors, she was never intrusive but always kept everyone engaged, professionally, a very distinctive feature as most other estate agents tend to be pushy and down right rude! It is people like her who will always shine in your business given most things now can be retrieved from the internet; she has something extra to offer in ways I have described above that an internet website can never do. This survey does not accurately explain the excellent service provided by Hudson’s Margaret Connerty.
In the buying, selling and letting of property in London: Covent Garden and Fitzrovia particularly, none can compare to the personal attention of Hudsons. In well over a decade, the wise guidance, knowledge and accessibility of it's founder Jonathan Hudson has been to me a constant. His loyal staff are polite and prompt in response, with Hannah Copues and Sandrine Locatelli impressively informed and helpful with regard to maintenance and lettings; keeping me in the loop at all times. In other words they inspire trust. A vital ingredient if one is unable to be on hand. As with Sherlock Holmes, Hudsons are always on the case.
We recently put a bid in on a property but were unfortunately unsuccessful, nevertheless I just wanted to write a big thank you to Margaret and to let the Principal of the Company know how great she was. Throughout the process she bent over backwards to help us, opening the property at various times and was always very knowledgeable and very helpful. She even stayed late one night beyond her finishing time at the property so we could get some measurements done. I was really impressed with her work, and when the time does come for me to buy a property, will have no hesitation in approaching Hudson's first as a result of her efforts. I am really very grateful for all her help.
I take the opportunity of this email just to let you know that Sandrine Locatelli is a great value employee in your agency. She helped me to find my first flat very quickly - and she was absolutely amazing during the last three weeks, in an emergency situation. I complain when I m not happy (French origins) - but I think it's also important to emphasize people's qualities when they're efficient. Great service is high value and she offered me great service, in complicated conditions.
I am so impressed by the property management service that Hudson's are providing me with. As it was the first time I was using a property manager for my rental investment I was nervous about who to go to. I am currently living in the US so I wanted and needed a company who were really on the ball and who made sure my tenants were always looked after, if and whenever they had a question or problem. I have come to believe that Hudson's is a highly professional property management company with a very polite and hard-working staff. I would recommend them to anyone looking for help with their rental property.
I have used many estate agents down the years and I have not always been impressed. Hudsons and Simon Bray in particular have been something else.They provided honest , informed advice and maintained excellent communications throughout. They found a buyer in a difficult market (from Singapore) and nurtured the buyer ensuring the sale went through even when things became difficult. They liaised outstandingly well with other professionals on both sides. I am immensely grateful.
It is my pleasure to recommend Hudsons as a lettings agent for any individual or company searching for the ideal location in the West End for their business situation. As a member of the Finance Committee for a church in Marylebone it was imperative for me to find new tenants for our investment property following the vacation of a long term tenant