If you’re investing in a buy to let property, we have the local knowledge to show you the hottest rental spots, advise you on potential rental yields and locate the type of property you’re after.

Whether it’s near top existing transport links, at the heart of the best local amenities or near planned infrastructure, you’ll be the first to know about any new buy to let investment opportunities in Newbury, Marlborough, Devizes, Lambourn and Didcot before they’re even listed online.

If you’re a first-time landlord:

The process of acquiring a buy to let property is slightly different to purchasing a typical residential home. The purchase is still part of a conveyancing process but some of the charges and expectations are different.

Also consider that being a landlord means you have legal obligations to fulfil. These include things such as carrying out regular safety checks and providing a certain level of living standard throughout the tenancy.

With Jones Robinson, our expert team will be on hand to walk you through every step of the process and to help you with all the rules and regulations you’ll need to adhere to ensuring you remain compliant.

Here are just some of the reasons local landlords choose us:      

  1. We have vast experience in supporting people in a variety of circumstances in becoming a landlord, such as through a new career choice or inheritance.
  2. If lettings is a new area for you, our lettings specialists will guide you through every process of becoming a landlord and making sure your property is legally compliant.
  3. For every new property we take on, we carry out thorough rental appraisals and valuations to help landlords understand the levels of management required.
  4. We offer a wide range of services including Buy-to-Let services to Property Management and can help you with the processes for each of these.
  5. We always put the landlord's requirements first, advising on a number of queries and eliminating the daily hassles you may experience.
  6. We are members of ARLA Propertymark as well as the Tenancy Deposit  Scheme and have won numerous awards for our lettings services. 

Why choose Jones Robinson Estate Agents when buying a buy to let property?

  • Sales Progressors - 90% of our property sales are successful – a remarkable figure when you consider that almost a third of home sales in the UK fall through!
  • Accompanied Viewing - Not everyone feels comfortable on their own and sometimes a professional companion can help you appraise a property objectively.
  • Local Reputation - The Jones Robinson Group is a trusted name across West Berkshire, North Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, so many sellers instruct us to sell their home. As a buyer we can present you with the very best portfolio of houses for sale in Newbury, Lambourn, Marlborough, Devizes and Didcot.


We believe in being completely upfront regarding our fees - so you can manage the cost effectively and don't have to worry about any hidden charges along the way.

The percentages below are applied in each case to the monthly rent payable by the tenant under the tenancy agreement, and are all inclusive of VAT.

Sole Agency                                                                                  

Rent Collection Service – 11.6% (9% plus VAT)    

Premier Rent Collection Service – 13.2% (11% plus VAT)

Managed Service – 15.6% (13% plus VAT)             

Premier Managed Service – 18% (15% plus VAT)

The above are subject to a set up fee equivalent to 13 days rent plus VAT


Inventory Costs may be applicable including updating and re-typing – these costs vary dependent upon whether the Property is Furnished or Unfurnished and upon the size of the Property – please contact the Office for further information.


A reference charge will be applied to your account at the cost of £48 (£40 plus VAT) for each person added as either a tenant or guarantor to each tenancy.


Additional Charges

  1. Tenancy lease extension/renewal - £90 Inc. VAT.
  2. Providing additional printed copies of the tenancy agreement or inventory £36 Inc. VAT.
  3. Checking and making any alterations requested by the Landlord’s solicitor to our standard Tenancy Agreement: £60.00 including VAT per hour or part of an hour.

  4. Visits during a void period using our caretaking service £72.00 including VAT for one visit each week during office hours.

  5. A supervisory fee of 9% Inc. VAT of the total cost of any works required at a property in excess of £800.

  6. A supervisory fee of 9% Inc. VAT of the partial or total refurbishment of the Property costs.

  7. If the Landlord is not resident in the UK the Agent will charge an administration fee of £36.00 each quarter for tax retention and completion of the documentation required by the Centre for Non Residents.

  8. Cost to hire electric/oil fired heaters when tenants are without heating is subject to a fee of £12.00 including VAT per heater per day.

  9. Preparation of documentation for County Court proceedings or TDS adjudication will be £120.00 including VAT and attendance at court or any tribunal on the Landlord’s behalf will be charged at £240.00 including VAT per half day.

  10. Duplicate/copy statements can be provided to the Landlord or accountant for a fee of £12.00 including VAT per statement or £120.00 including VAT for all the statements covering a tax year.

  11. Arrangement a residential EPC £96.00 including VAT.

  12. If a tenant/s introduced to the property by Jones Robinson enters into a binding contract to purchase the property a fee of 1.8% Inc. VAT of the purchase price is payable to Jones Robinson within 10 days following the completion of the sale.