Property


The property market is constantly moving fast and securing suitable property can often be a challenge.
We have a team of professional and highly experienced property consultants that will give you an advantage through their excellent network of contacts.

Dump De Fridge’s property consultants pride themselves on offering our customers a very high level of customer service through an intimate knowledge of the UK Property Market and beyond.

This ensures your specific requirements are always catered for and a complete service that helps you through the entire buying process from consultation to completion.

Dump De Fridge’s service covers every aspect of property solutions whether commercial or residential and includes:

  • Portfolio building
  • Property management
  • Property sourcing and due diligence
  • Property letting
  • Property leasing
  • Property trading

Click on the links below to find out more about each of these services Dump De Fridge offers.


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Buy to let


Buy to let

Whether you are preparing to invest in just one investment property or intend to build a portfolio of investment properties, Dump De Fridge can help. Our knowledge of this marketplace stretches over decades and we are only too happy to share our expertise with you.

As part of our service to landlords and potential landlords, Dump De Fridge buy-to-let service will help you through the process of acquiring a property and finding a tenant by:

  • Identifying available properties suitable for buy-to-let.
  • Advice on any work/improvements that may be necessary.
  • Advice on achievable rental income.
  • Rental valuation letters as required by your lender.
  • Find a range of competitive buy-to-let mortgages available.
  • Overseeing any necessary improvements organised with trusted tradesmen.
  • Identifying suitable professional tenants for the property.
  • Offering a full or part management service.

Dump De Fridge knows how important it is to find the right tenant for your property. Whether you are a first time or established landlord, we can provide the level of professional services you require.

Letting properties requires concise planning. Meeting a landlord’s requirements and remit are areas which Dump De Fridge takes very seriously. So landlords! Let Dump De Fridge take the stress out of your let, contact us by email or telephone without delay.

Dump De Fridge offers value for money services suitable for landlords.

  • Let Only – from £275 + VAT
  • Full Management Service – From 6% + VAT?

Let only services
Let only services includes:
  • UK wide property exposure
  • Accompanied or Self viewings
  • Advice on how to maximise rental income
  • Prospective tenants credit and reference checks
  • Gas and Electric Safety Certificates (extra if arranged by Dump De Fridge)
  • Inventory preparation
  • Utilities notification and meter readings
  • Government Deposit Protection Scheme (deposit/bond placement)
  • Contracts and security deposits fulfilment
Full Management Service
Full Management Service includes:
  • Includes all of the above Let only services
  • Let and Rent Collection inclusive
  • Regular property inspections
  • Tenants out-of-hours maintenance and emergency assistance
  • Agreed minor maintenance repair limit (landlord approved)
  • End of tenancy inspection to be carried out against possible property dilapidation before security/bond refund is approved
Services and fees
Services offered by lettings agents usually break down in to three parts:
  • The basic service is the introduction of a Landlord to a tenant. The cost to the Landlord for this service is normally a percentage of the total rent over the term of the tenancy and is charged up-front. The commission for this service is normally between 7% & 12.5%.
  • Tenants are charged a so-called "administration fee" up-front. This includes the processing of the application, and usually involves prospective tenants undergoing credit searches. Fees can vary widely, and can range from £50.00 - £300.00. Often fees are non-refundable, unless the landlord withdraws from the process.
  • Many agents will offer to collect the rent from a tenant for an additional 2-3% commission calculated as above.
  • Full Management is the term most often used to describe the day-to-day management of a rental property. Many agents provide this service on properties which they have let for a commission of between 7% and 12.5%. This part of the commission is normally charged monthly.
  • Let only range from £275 - £325

A renewal fee will normally be charged if the tenant extends or renews their tenancy. This tends to be at a slightly lower rate than the original introduction fee. Additional charges are often made for drawing up the Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement and protecting the tenant’s deposit to comply with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme legislation. Renewal fees can vary in cost; form £30.00 to over £100.00.

Additional letting services

Home insurance
Wide range of building and contents insurance options tailored to you individual requirements.

Auction investments
Dump De Fridge provides advice and consultations so investors can make the right choices when purchasing at auction.

Marketing
Dump De Fridge marketing strategies are sophisticated and quick. This puts you at an advantage in getting your property to the widest possible audience very quickly, on receiving your instructions. We know how important it is in keeping you update on all matters concerning viewings or lettings. So at Dump De Fridge THAT’S exactly what we do.

EPCs
We can provide Energy Performance Certificates through our vast network of experienced surveyors.

Dump De Fridge approved letting agents
Our associated agents have a comprehensive selection of houses and apartments available for rent UK wide which is constantly updated.

Property Management
Dump De Fridge has expertise in both commercial and residential property management. You can contact us to assist or advise in building a property portfolio or just to manage your portfolio. No rental is too small.

Mortgage Services
Click the text link or go to Dump De Fridge Financial Solutions if you require independent financial advice on purchasing commercial or residential property. All advice given is FREE.

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Let to buy


The Basics
  • With Rent to Buy you rent a newly built home at approximately 20% below the market rate for up to five years (exact period of time varies by property).
  • Can also be called Rent to Save or Intermediate Rent.
  • During that time period you have the option to buy the property or to buy part of the property under a Shared Ownership scheme.
  • When you get to the end of the time period you either have to buy part of the property or leave.
How does it work?
  • Homes are made available to rent with a shorthold tenancy at a reduced rate of 80% less of local market rents.
  • The expectation (although not obligation) is that this shorthold period of paying less rent gives you the chance to save for a cash deposit so you can apply to buy a share of the home later. After the shorthold has lapsed, you can purchase the property on shared ownership terms, or move.
  • This shorthold tenancy period can be anywhere between 6 months and 5 years, thus giving you varying levels of security and time to save.
  • Different housing associations use different names, such as Try Before You Buy, Rent Save Buy, Rent to Own, Intermediate Market Rent and more! So check the terms of what you are being offered by a housing association before signing up.
  • Be aware there is very limited availability under this scheme. The exact number varies by local authority.

You are eligible if:

  • your household earns £60,000 a year or less (or £64,300 if you are looking at homes in London). A household can be one person, or you and a partner or you and a friend
  • you are a first time buyer, or you used to own a home but can’t afford to buy one on the open market now
  • you have a good credit history
But, to make it more complicated, there are further eligibility criteria, which differ depending on the housing association the property is offered through. Priority is normally given to certain groups such as existing housing association tenants and council tenants, people that fit with local priorities, as well as first time buyers. Contact or email Dump De Fridge today for further information.

Should I do it?
  • If you are eligible, it really then depends on the property, the housing association’s offer and whether you will take advantage of the reduced rent to save up for a deposit. The offer is so varied from one housing association to another, you really need to read the small print of what is being offered before weighing up if it will be beneficial for you
  • On the plus side, this scheme may give you access to properties that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. You are also dealing with a social landlord, which may offer you an extra feeling of security
  • One down side though is that if house prices rise during the period you are renting, they might rise beyond your reach. A longer rental period puts you at greater risk of this.
  • If you are looking at signing up and eventually buying the property, apply with Dump De Fridge Financial Solutions filling out our enquiry form.
How do I do it?
  • First, you can register with Dump De Fridge. We will assess your application and tell you if you are eligible and add you to our database. This is worth doing as we may contact you directly if a suitable property becomes available.
  • Find a property you like the look of, and ring the number on the advert to check your eligibility.
  • And take it from there. But remember, we’re on your side.
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Commercial Property Services


Acquisitions

Dump De Fridge offers a property search and property acquisition service. Our service is on behalf of private individuals and companies of all sizes in the search and acquisition of commercial property. When appointed as your agent, we deal with all aspects of the property search, from negotiations through to completion to find your suitable property; whether it be for owner occupation, investment purposes or development potential. Our extensive experience of the national property market ensures that the buying process is dealt with both professionally and confidentially.

A high amount of commercial property never reaches the open market, but our contacts with commercial property owners, investors, property agents and auctioneers, ensures knowledge of numerous off market property opportunities.

Please contact our Dump De Fridge Property Solutions for more information.

Disposal

Dump De Fridge is experienced in handling all methods of freehold disposal, namely private treaty, by auction, formal tender, informal tender and conditional contracts. Certain property types and certain situations are better suited to particular disposal methods. We provide the best advice to ensure maximum potential is achieved.

For leasehold property we act for landlords in new lettings and we act for tenants in the assignment/sub-letting of existing leases, mitigating their leasehold liabilities and reducing their financial commitments. Our market knowledge and innovative approach, backed up by the latest technology gives us an advantageous position. Our fees for disposals are competitive and directly linked to performance.

Contact our Dump De Fridge Property Solutions for more information.

Investment

Knowledge is key in the property market and at Dump De Fridge our commercial property investment agents have years of experience working with private investors, companies and institutional owners acquiring and selling investment stock.

We have access to investment opportunities which range from tenanted blocks and portfolios to ‘off market’ and bulk buy new developments, so we can meet the investment criteria of our clients and provide them with sound and professional advice throughout the buying process.

When selling for our clients we advise on the optimum value and match with the relevant investor group. We are highly experienced in negotiating the best price and beneficial terms for the vendor within an agreed timeframe.

Please see our Financial Solutions for Financial and Investment information.

Development Consultancy

Whether seeking advice on planning or guidance on overcoming a specific development constraint, Dump De Fridge is committed to ensuring the optimal strategy for your site. Providing full evaluation services, strategic direction and support with procurement and implementation.

Our services
Dump De Fridge provides advice and practical support in the following areas of commercial development and refurbishment:

  • Pre-acquisition asset management planning
  • Acquisition & disposal advice
  • Viability & design advice
  • Concept analysis
  • Specification input
  • Neighbourly matters
  • Planning
  • Project management
  • Building consultancy & surveys
  • Sustainability consultancy
  • Value engineering

Commercial property consultancy

Dump De Fridge offers a high quality professional service for all our clients wanting commercial property acquisition or selling advice.

We have in-depth knowledge, knowhow and expertise across the UK and internationally. Our association with well established commercial property brokers allows us to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Dump De Fridge marketing strategies are geared to adapt to the current market conditions which allows us to achieve the best results on property disposals.

Dump De Fridge offers specialist advice on industrial, retail, land, warehouse and office sectors.

Services include:
  • Acquisition
  • Strategic Planning
  • Development
  • Disposals
  • Investment
  • Land
  • Leasing
  • Lettings
  • Management
  • Rating
  • Rent Review
  • Sales
  • Valuation
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Property Management Services


Dump De Fridge manages commercial developments large or small and residential portfolios no matter how small or where located nationally. Our services offer efficient professional management solutions geared to give our clients peace of mind management.

At Dump De Fridge we can say with experience that we have lots of satisfied customers and our network of associated professional contacts has helped us to achieve just that.

Client services include:
  • Building work supervision
  • All rental and service charge collections
  • Management negotiations of contracts no matter how complex
  • Tenant and resident negotiations on matters
  • Handling cleaning, gardening and 247 management
  • Dilapidation settlements
  • Disposal, acquisition and lease renewals
  • Year end accounts and returns preparation
  • Owners and freeholder reports
  • Budge/financial forecast and service charge reports
  • Collecting ground rent and service charges
  • Overseeing valuations, claim handling and building insurance
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Lands for Development, with or without planning permission


Land Identification and Acquisition

If you are looking for residential/commercial development land throughout UK, from single plots to large scale developments, Dump De Fridge can fulfil all of your requirements, from the sourcing of land to the acquisition, legal and planning process to the start of construction on site.

Land Disposal

At Dump De Fridge we are regularly approached by individuals and businesses to market and advise on the sale of development land throughout UK. We are currently negotiating the sale of sites across the UK and we aim to be very selective in the sites that we choose. Dump De Fridge can market for clients aiming for smaller, higher quality sites with planning permission or those that have an excellent potential for obtaining consent for development. We have excellent contacts with both local and national developers both large and small and would be able to gain the best possible return on the sale of development land on excellent terms.

Technical services

Dump De Fridge offers a range of technical services through our development and technical services partners with vast experience within the following sectors:

  • New Build volume housebuilding
  • Key village projects creating up to several thousand new dwellings and substantial infrastructure, including schools, retail and commercial spaces
  • High rise / mixed use waterfront and city centre developments
  • Urban Regeneration

We can facilitate any form of planning application, through to consent and development; we have formed important relations with all necessary associates.

Through this unique relationship and skill base resource, we can deliver all of the following and more, according to the requirements of the project:

  • Complete architectural services
  • Archaeological reports and watching briefs
  • Geotecnical reports
  • Complete engineering services both civil and structural
  • Tree and hedgerow reports and implementation
  • Diversions of Public Rights of Way / Highways Stopping Up Orders
  • Public Open Spaces / Play area procurement and implementation
  • Traffic Management reports and strategies
  • Code for Sustainable Homes - Start to finish management
  • Air testing / SAP calculations / EPC Documentation
  • Ecological surveys and mitigation implementation
  • Complete utilities management from feasibility, scheme design, and costs through to plot connection
  • Highways and Drainage Formal approvals and Local Authority Bonding and Agreements processing
  • Site land surveys/ Geophysical surveys

Planning

At Dump De Fridge, we understand that achieving planning permission is more than just being policy compliant, particularly in the current economic climate. We recognise it is about understanding a wider range of factors and applying these to obtain a negotiated consent, or by appeal. Our clients have been able to rely on our practical and concise planning advice in order to guide them through this period of change and uncertainty.

Our Planning Team’s work is the provision of commercially smart planning advice to landowners, developers and investors so that the value of their property assets can be maximised.

Our clients include major landowners, institutions, corporates, private individuals and public sector bodies.

Our Team is experienced in:

  • Planning applications
  • Stakeholder engagement and community consultation
  • Heritage assessments
  • Planning obligations (s106 Agreements)
  • Employment land studies
  • Planning applications
  • Retail impact work and retail research
  • Advising on statutory development plans and the implications of change to planning policy
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Planning appeals

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Farmland Services


Dump De Fridge recognises that farming companies and investors are searching beyond their native markets to carry out business. Our expertise in farming and farmland, along with our contacts across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world offer you access to some of the most exciting property markets.

Using our international networks and contacts with reputable property professionals Dump De Fridge offer a personal service fulfilling the individual needs of each of our clients whether buying or selling.

Working with our team of agricultural consultants we can add a business insight ensuring robust due diligence prior to a transaction as well as offering an after purchase service options for investors if required.

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Agricultural Services


The agricultural industry is frequently changing and most farmers and growers are reviewing practices and planning for the future.

Our expertise in this area can ensure that any transaction is accurately and efficiently dealt with and that any issues are kept to a minimum, whilst our work in the specialist fields of property development and planning law has allowed many of our clients to dispose of their land in the way they wish to.

Dump De Fridge make buying and selling of businesses, land and farms as easy and stress free as possible, by organising the transaction and by providing expert independent advice and assistance at each stage. We put great emphasis upon keeping you informed of progress and upon offering straightforward and clear advice at all times.

Contact Dump De Fridge Property Solutions by email or telephone for more information without delay.

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Brownfield Sites Services


Dump De Fridge provides services for Brownfield site across the UK including Central London. With the aim of regenerating, such land or development site.

Whether you wish to acquire, dispose, develop or invest a Dump De Fridge property consultant is waiting to discuss your enquiry.

Contact Dump De Fridge Property Solutions by email or telephone without delay.

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