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"Alphalets have been easy to communicate with"
Tenant, University of Essex
"Very pleasant staff"
JM, Tenant
"Good service from thoroughly nice people, as good as it gets"
CD, Tenant
"Always personal, always attentive - quality and value in a great small firm. I recommend Alphalets to any landlord"
WR, Landlord
"I am particularly pleased with Alphalets; the friendliness of the staff as well as the quality of the tenants. Good service and my preferred agency"
CS, Landlord
"It was good to deal with somebody that didn't fit the depressing stereotype of a letting agent"
CT, Tenant
"The most accommodating letting agency I've dealt with. Fast, efficient and reliable, you delivered the service you promised and more. I'd recommend you to anyone"
SL, Tenant
"Alphalets provide a professional and efficient service whilst maintaining a personal and friendly approach. They let my flat very quickly and have given invaluable property management advice"
RW, Landlord
"I enjoy dealing with Ed and Julie"
MG, Landlord
"Keep up the good work"
"Efficient, quick, informative service and communication"
AD, Tenant
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Essex University
Letting residential property to members of our burgeoning academic population should be a rewarding enterprise. In engaging this sector the market, a landlord accepts that their responsibilities to his tenants may go beyond those expected from experienced tenants. It’s worth bearing in mind that student tenants are often entering the private rented sector for the first time, which can prove to be a daunting adventure in an unfamiliar commercial environment. A good landlord recognises this.

Alphalets are here to help landlords unsure of how best to work with undergraduates and postgraduates. We are pleased to offer advice on how to cultivate and maintain a productive working relationship with your charges.

Having graduated from University of Essex in 2007; Alphalets’ Ed Lugg is familiar with ‘both sides’ of the market in Colchester; as an undergraduate tenant, and now as an agent here in town, and is well placed to offer a unique perspective on student lettings without obligation.

Alphalets are pleased to offer advice with respect to all aspects of renting a property to young academics; including:

  • Gas Safety Certificate (buy)
  • Energy Performance Certificates (buy)
  • Portable Appliance Testing (buy)
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Deposit Protection
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • HMO Licensing
  • Rental Valuation (order an appraisal)
  • Inventories (Written and Video) (buy)
  • Furnishings
  • Facilities
  • Tenancy Agreements (buy)
  • Renewals
Alphalets can help first-time and experienced landlords with all of the above, achieving complete peace of mind. Knowing that we will help you find a good, long-term tenancy, engaging tenants you can trust, who will pay rent and look after your property.

Landlords Insurance - Let Alliance
It’s worth taking into account that a property tenanted by multiple occupants for whom this is their first rented home; the level of wear and tear is likely to be substantially higher than with experienced tenants. It’s for this reason that Alphalets recommends Let Alliance Insurance solutions for the prudent landlord. Further details can be found by following the link on the right.

We are also pleased to extend our ‘Fully Managed’ service to student property. Click here for more information.

Our dedication towards attention to detail, and having a thorough understanding of the student market makes Alphalets the first choice for residential landlords in Colchester!