False economies cause headaches for landlords, but Dewhurst's fair property management fees produce reliable long term returns.

News at Dewhurst & Co | 18/05/2017



Everybody has heard the phrase ‘you get what you pay for’, and it’s a principle that definitely applies when it comes to choosing the right Lettings Agent.

Barely a week passes without the launch of another online start-up offering landlords all singing, all dancing property management for a song, but if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is. Discounts on fees may seem enticing in the short run, but a lettings agent that doesn’t secure proper tenant references and bank details or carry out regular inspections will cost landlords far more in the long run.


Dewhurst & Co believe in competitive fees, but we do not believe in false economies. In the long-term, few landlords lose sleep at night over the odd percentage point here and there in fees or the cost of doing proper safety checks. But they absolutely do lose sleep over bodged maintenance, missed rental payments or a revolving door of dodgy tenants who leave their property in a state of disrepair or empty on a regular basis.

Everybody has heard the phrase ‘you get what you pay for’, and it’s a principle that definitely applies when it comes to choosing the right Lettings Agent.

Barely a week passes without the launch of another online start-up offering landlords all singing, all dancing property management for a song, but if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is. Discounts on fees may seem enticing in the short run, but a lettings agent that doesn’t secure proper tenant references and bank details or carry out regular inspections will cost landlords far more in the long run.

Dewhurst & Co believe in competitive fees, but we do not believe in false economies. In the long-term, few landlords lose sleep at night over the odd percentage point here and there in fees or the cost of doing proper safety checks. But they absolutely do lose sleep over bodged maintenance, missed rental payments or a revolving door of dodgy tenants who leave their property in a state of disrepair or empty on a regular basis.

Dewhurst are not newcomers to the Lettings field, and unlike many estate agents, we do not do lettings as an afterthought. Property management is part of our DNA.

Regardless of the type of property you have to let, good property management comes down to one thing: experience. Dewhurst & Co has recently celebrated 21 years as Swindon’s most trustworthy lettings agent and we’re proud to offer a level of bespoke service that makes us the number one choice for all kinds of landlords – whether that means a high end investor with multiple properties or a retired couple with a second property representing their pension top-up or an inheritance for the kids.

Our dedicated Lettings Team includes hands-on property managers, maintenance professionals, inventory specialists and buy-to-let experts with decades of experience managing rental properties in the Swindon area. We take care of every aspect of property management efficiently, pragmatically, and with utmost professionalism

The standards we uphold provide our clients with peace of mind that all matters, including the management of the building and accounts handling, are stringently reviewed and overseen constantly to ensure professionalism, transparency, and value for money. As members of ARLA, Britain’s leading regulatory body for Residential Lettings Agents, we maintain the industry’s highest standards and code of practice.

Last but not least, we pride ourselves on our personal service. There is always a friendly face to greet landlords at our Lettings Office in Taw Hill Village Centre and our online reporting system means any maintenance issues are logged immediately and dealt with swiftly. And needless to say, we believe in looking after tenants as well. In our experience, happy tenants = happy landlords, and that means building personal relationships not relying on online transactions.

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DEWHURST & CO. 1996 - 2017. 21 YEARS AS PROPERTY EXPERTS IN ONE OF THE BEST TOWNS IN BRITAIN.