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Caxtons operates one of the most successful and professional departments for students lettings in Canterbury.  Student numbers have grown steadily over recent years and the need for a specialist agent finding accommodation for students in Kent is now a necessity. Caxtons believes that the secret to successful student letting is identifying and responding to market requirements whilst avoiding the pitfalls - for both landlords and tenants.

Caxtons is a member of both ARMA and ARLA, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and regulated by RICS.


For Landlords

Student letting is a specialist market. That’s why our student letting department is staffed by a dedicated, well-qualified and professional team with more than 30 years’ cumulative experience, helping landlords feel confident to let their property to students.

We understand that your property is a valuable asset, and student lettings in Canterbury is a great market. We will advise you, where necessary, of landlord obligations and guide you through the processes for letting student property. Using relevant research, we will endeavour to achieve the best market rent for you. We undertake thorough pre-agreement enquiries – including full background and credit checks - to confirm that tenants are in a position to afford the properties owned by our clients. We draw up tenancy agreements and inventories that will be agreed and signed by tenants.

Where we are contracted for full property management service, we will organise necessary inspections and, should any repairs or maintenance be needed, we will obtain quotes for our clients to approve prior to having the work carried out.

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For Students

Our team is here to support you through the process of renting your student property in Canterbury. 

We understand that choosing the right accommodation for students is an important part of your time at University. We will help you understand everything you need to know about student lettings in Canterbury, and what available accommodation for students in Kent there is in the city. We will advise you on selecting the right property, guide you through vacating at the end of the tenancy and everything else in between.

Our student property portfolio is one of the largest in Canterbury with a wide range of accommodation and houses to suit all styles and budgets.  From modern purpose built student developments, to large period houses, we cover student lettings in Canterbury's key areas close to UKC, Christ Church University and UCA.

We are accredited with Home Stamp, and a member of both ARLA and RICS, so you can rest assured that you are dealing with a reputable and knowledgeable student letting agent.

We only charge a single administration fee with no hidden charges, will accompany you on viewings and provide all the relevant paperwork for you to agree, prior to signing.  Find out more about our student tenant fees.

 

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Case History

Problem:
Leases on properties in the student market are traditionally signed-up between November and the beginning of March, for the following academic year. This particular property in Canterbury was slower to let than usual, so we scheduled a meeting with the landlord to discuss solutions on how to make it a more attractive and desirable prospect.

Solution:
One of the Student Lettings team members met the landlord at the property, and made a number of recommendations to address the issue of take-up.


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The advice included re-carpeting in certain areas, redecorating throughout in neutral colours with feature walls in order to promote a feeling of space and light, new furniture, curtains and light shades in every room.

The landlord agreed with all of the recommended improvements and whilst the works were in progress we conducted viewings. Happily, one group of students looked around and took the property straight away.

 


25 Becket Avenue bathroom 2014

 

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main contacts

Duncan Reeves

Associate Director and Head of Student Lettings, Canterbury

Tel: 01227 788088
Email: dreeves@caxtons.com