Letting Properties

Lake District Estates owns and manages an extensive portfolio of approximately 100 properties for residential letting purposes. The majority of our properties are located in the South Lakeland area of Kendal, and Bowness, but we also cover areas further afield such as Ravenglass and Glenridding. Our properties range from traditional Lakeland cottages to modern apartment conversions of large historic buildings. Properties are let unfurnished and benefit from a good standard of fixtures, fittings and decoration.

We have our own property maintenance team with specialist craftsmen who are able to refurbish properties to a high standard and run the day-to-day maintenance operations required to maintain the standards for letting properties. We provide a complete service for private and commercial letting clients.

 

No 1 Brantfell House, Bowness on Windermere See on map

Located in the heart of Bowness Village, within a few minutes walk of Lake Windermere, this recently refurbished apartment is arranged over ground and first floors.

130A Stricklandgate, Kendal See on map

An unfurnished, modern, two bedroom first floor flat situated in Kendal Town Centre.

Apartment 14 Singleton Park , Kendal See on map

Singleton Park is situated in a quiet rural setting just 3 miles outside of Kendal town centre. Apartment 14 is a 2 bedroom first floor apartment.

No commercial properties are available at the moment

Tenancy

Properties are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) Agreements for a six month period after which they continue as a Periodic Tenancy on a rolling monthly basis. Sample tenancy agreements are available, for inspection by prospective tenants.

Reference Procedure

We operate a strict reference system for new tenants. These include an Employer, Bank, Character and Landlord's References.

Relevant Letting Fees

As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments.

Permitted payments
Before the tenancy starts

Deposit: 5 weeks’ rent (payable to Lake District Estates Co Ltd)

Holding Deposit: £100.00 (payable to Lake District Estates Co Ltd)

During the tenancy (payable to Lake District Estates Co Ltd)

  1. Payment of up to £50.00 if you want to change the tenancy agreement.
  2. Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above the Bank of England base rate.
  3. Payment of up to £25.00 for the reasonably incurred costs for the loss of keys/security devices.
  4. Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy.

During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable

  1. Utilities – gas, electricity, water.
  2. Communications – telephone and broadband
  3. Installation of cable/satellite
  4. Subscription to cable/satellite supplier
  5. Television licence
  6. Council Tax

At certain properties, LDE will invoice quarterly for LPG gas. At certain properties the water rates are included in the rent.

Other permitted payments

Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages.

Deposit

A deposit is also charged – equivalent to 5 week’s rent which will be refunded in full at the end of the tenancy provided there are no rent arrears and the property is left in good condition. In compliance with the Housing Act 2004, tenants' deposits are held under a 'custodial' scheme run by The Deposit Protection Service (www.depositprotection.com). At the end of the tenancy, if the landlord (LDE) and the tenant agree how the deposit should be allocated, they will inform the DPS who refund the money as agreed. Further details on this scheme can be provided upon request.

Property Maintenance

Lake District Estates employs its own property maintenance team including joiners, builders and painters/decorators to maintain our extensive property portfolio. We also have a contact listof trusted tradespeople we can call upon at short notice if necessary. All properties are checked prior to letting and any deficiencies are dealt with promptly by our team.

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