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Domus Nova is an independent estate agency specialising in exceptional properties in West London.

Each and every one of the extraordinary properties we have for sale and to rent reflects our passion for remarkable art, design and style. This passion helps us to understand our clients and inspires our enthusiastic commitment to outstanding personal service and attention to detail. Our experienced staff are all dedicated to giving impartial, expert advice, whether you’re buying, renting, selling or letting.

Our offices are based in Notting Hill and Bayswater in the heart of West London, an area we believe is truly special. Vibrant, dynamic and unique, we have spent 15 years in this area and over that time we have got to know and love everything about living and working in this inspiring neighbourhood.

Landlord letting fees

The fees applicable to letting your property through Domus Nova depend on the level of involvement you wish us to have in the ongoing management of your property and tenants. Below is an overview of the professional fees you may need to pay for each of the applicable services.

 

Letting service and rental processing

Our service covers the marketing of your property, viewings, introduction of a suitable tenant, facilitating the tenancy application, guidance throughout the process (including legislation), completion of the tenancy agreement and the collection and payment of rent.

Long let tenancy
(For tenancies of six months or more)

11% + VAT (13.2% inc VAT) of the total rent due for duration of tenancy paid annually in advance

Short let tenancy
(For tenancies less than six months)

26% + VAT (31.2% inc VAT) of the total rent due for duration of tenancy

Tenancy start-up fee
Contract negotiation, amending, agreeing tenancy terms and arranging the tenancy and tenancy agreement

£275 + VAT (£330 inc VAT)

Deposit registration fee
Registration of deposit funds collected from tenant with the Deposit Protection Scheme

£35 + VAT (£42 inc VAT) annually per tenancy

Renewal of long let and short let agreements
Contract negotiation, amending, agreeing tenancy terms and arranging the renewal tenancy agreement/memorandum of renewal or tenancy extension document

£150 + VAT (£180 inc VAT)

Cancellation of tenancy
Should you decide not to proceed with the tenancy after accepting an offer

£275 + VAT (£330 inc VAT)

Pre-tenancy works

Domus Nova can organise all required and optional pre-tenancy works on your behalf including land registry checks, inventory check in, professional clean and health and safety certifications. Please refer to list of our services for non-managed properties for the cost of these.

 

Letting service, rental processing and property management

This service covers the marketing of your property, viewings, introduction of a suitable tenant, facilitating the tenancy application, guidance throughout the process (including legislation), completion of the tenancy agreement, the management of the property thereafter and the collection and payment of rent. Once the tenancy is agreed, a dedicated Property Manager will act on your behalf to proactively and efficiently manage all aspects of your property and the tenancy. For a full overview of what our Property Management service entails and any further costs you may incur please refer to the list of services for managed properties

Long let tenancy inclusive of management
(For tenancies of six months or more)

17% + VAT (20.4% inc VAT) of the total rent due for duration of tenancy paid annually in advance

Short let tenancy inclusive of management
(For tenancies less than six months)

26% + VAT (31.2% inc VAT) of the total rent due for duration of tenancy

Tenancy agreement fee
Contract negotiation, amending, agreeing tenancy terms and arranging the tenancy and tenancy agreement

£275 + VAT (£330 inc VAT)

Deposit registration fee
Registration of deposit funds collected from tenant with the Deposit Protection Scheme

£35 + VAT (£42 inc VAT) annually per tenancy

Renewal of long let and short let tenancy fee
Contract negotiation, amending, agreeing tenancy terms and arranging the renewal tenancy agreement/memorandum of renewal

£150 + VAT (£180 inc VAT)

Additional property management inspections

£100 + VAT (£120 inc VAT)

Cancellation of tenancy
Should you decide not to proceed with the tenancy after accepting an offer

£275 + VAT (£330 inc VAT)

Operating float
A sum of money held on account by Domus Nova to cover the cost of urgent remedial works to your property

Not less than £500 + VAT (£600 inc VAT), subject to the length of tenancy, amount of rent payments and the discretion of the property manager and in agreement with the client.

Pre-tenancy works

Domus Nova can organise all required and optional pre-tenancy works on your behalf including land registry checks, inventory check in, professional clean and health and safety certifications. Please refer to list of our services for managed properties for the cost of these.

 

Property management only

Even though your property might have been let through a different lettings agency, we still offer property management as a standalone service. As part of our service a dedicated property manager will act on your behalf to proactively and efficiently manage all aspects of your property and the tenancy. For a full overview of what our Property Management service entails and any further costs you may incur please refer to the list of services for managed properties.

Management fee

6% + VAT (7.2% inc VAT) of the total rent due for duration of tenancy paid annually in advance

Operating float
A sum of money held on account by Domus Nova to cover the cost of urgent remedial works to your property

Not less than £500 + VAT (£600 inc VAT), subject to the length of tenancy, amount of rent payments and the discretion of the property manager and to agreement with the client. Any remaining amount is refunded to the landlord on written request at the end of the tenancy.

Pre-tenancy works

Domus Nova can organise all required and optional pre-tenancy works on your behalf including land registry checks, inventory check in, professional clean and health and safety certifications. Please refer to list of our services for managed properties for the cost of these.

 

Tenancy services for non-managed properties

If your property is not managed by Domus Nova and you need assistance with maintenance issues, our Property Management team is on hand to help. Please refer to the list of services for non-managed properties for an overview of what we can help with and the applicable costs.

 

Vacant management

If you need management of your property in between tenancies, Domus Nova can manage it while un-tenanted. Your dedicated property manager will ensure the property is maintained throughout this period by carrying out bi-weekly property inspections, checking for obvious signs of damage and disrepair (leaks, damp patches, broken items). They will also collect post and other specific items from the property on your behalf as well as facilitate the payment of any bills/service charges provided funds are available on your account with Domus Nova. Any maintenance required and costs incurred are in addition to our management fee.

Vacant management fee

£100 + VAT (£120 inc VAT) per week until tenanted, paid monthly in advance

 

Home management

Domus Nova also manages properties for live-in homeowners or those who use their homes as a pied-à-terre (occasional use). Depending on your requirements, we can actively manage your home and ensure it is prepared for your use as and when you need it. The services provided within ‘vacant management’ are included in Home Management as well as the addition of a more ‘bespoke’ approach. This can range from moving an owner’s car from one location to another, right up to supervising and facilitating planning consent and building regulations approval on large projects. It is dependent on the individual needs of the client at any one time. Again, any maintenance required and costs incurred are in addition to our management fee.

Home management fee

£500 + VAT (£600 inc VAT) per month, paid quarterly in advance

 

About Domus Nova 

Domus Nova is a member of The Property Ombudsman.

Domus Nova does not currently have client money protection.

Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme: Deposit Protection Service

Independent redress provided by: The Property Ombudsman