Letting and Property Management

Whether you’re an experienced investor or a first-time landlord, letting your property can be a rewarding investment. Equally, if you are an accidental landlord and require the flexibility of letting your home, we are able to provide you with a complete service from start to finish.

We pride ourselves on sourcing high calibre tenants, maximising rental returns and reducing void periods. We help provide safe and well-maintained homes for tenants. Our one-stop shop solution means all you need to do is sit back and receive your rental payment.

Matthew James Property Consultants is a member of The Property Ombudsman, ARLA Propertymark, and complies with the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme and Client Money Protection Scheme (CMP). These memberships provide landlords and tenants with an assurance that they will receive the highest level of customer service in accordance with current regulations, and that their money is always in safe hands.

Unlike most agencies, you are able to build a personal business relationship with a dedicated point of contact who will be looking after your asset.

We believe that an open, honest and transparent approach is key to achieving our client’s goals, especially to build relationships between client, tenant and agent.

We will provide a professional and worry-free service that you will be happy to recommend.

If you instruct Matthew James Property Consultants to act as your letting agent, then we will tailor a package that meets the needs of you and your property. We are able to offer a Let Only, Rent Collection Only and Fully Managed service.

Contact us today for your free valuation, or simply discuss your letting options.

Please click on the below documents to download our Landlords Fees (PDF) and our complete guide to letting your property (PDF)

Landlord Fees (PDF)

Complete Guide to Letting Your Property (PDF)

Landlord Fees – Managed Clients Fee incl VAT@20% Fee exc VAT

Managed Letting Fee: 70% of 1st month’s rent (e.g.-£1000pcm)

£840.00 incl VAT £700.00 plus VAT
Inventory and Checkout Fee £180.00 incl VAT £150.00 plus VAT
Tenancy Deposit Scheme Fee £72.00 incl VAT £60.00 plus VAT
Standard Commission 10.8% incl VAT 9% plus VAT
Renewal Fee £210.00 incl VAT £175.00 plus VAT
Landlord Fees – Let Only Clients Fee incl VAT@20% Fee exc VAT

Let Only Letting Fees: 90% of 1st month’s rent (e.g.-£1000pcm)

£1080.00 incl VAT £900.00 plus VAT
Inventory and Checkout Fee £180.00 incl VAT £150.00 plus VAT
Tenancy Deposit Scheme Fee £72.00 incl VAT £60.00 plus VAT
Renewal Fee £210.00 incl VAT £175.00 plus VAT
Landlord Fees – Rent Collection Only Clients Fee incl VAT@20% Fee exc VAT

Let Only Letting Fees: 70% of 1st month’s rent (e.g.-£1000pcm)

£840.00 incl VAT £700.00 plus VAT
Inventory and Checkout Fee £180.00 incl VAT £150.00 plus VAT
Tenancy Deposit Scheme Fee £72.00 incl VAT £60.00 plus VAT
Standard Commission 8.4% incl VAT 7% plus VAT
Renewal Fee £210.00 incl VAT £175.00 plus VAT
Miscellaneous Fees Fee incl VAT@20% Fee exc VAT


£90.00 incl VAT £75.00 plus VAT
Inventory and Checkout Fee From £21 per month From £17.50 per month

Contact us

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

We work by appointment only, so please contact us to arrange a meeting.

Phone: 01206 580499



Colchester Business Centre
340 The Crescent, Colchester
Essex, CO4 9AD

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

    Client Reviews

    Professional, very frank, very honest, and most importantly reliable and hard working. As a landlord, absolute top quality agent, and I've dealt with a few!
    Matthew has been excellent throughout the entire process of finding us a tenant. He acted incredibly quickly to value, put the details to market and find us a great tenant. We live abroad so it was great to have an agent so trustworthy; as we were letting out our home, Matthew was very sensitive to ours needs and ticked all of our boxes when it came to finding the right tenant.We never had to chase for feedback or updates, and general communication was handled brilliantly. Also very competitive fees and straightforward contracts, with no hidden fees. Matthew also sorted out EPC, boiler serving and key cutting. It was incredibly refreshing to know we were in safe hands throughout the process, as well as going forward as Matthew manages the property for us.We will most definitely be using MJPC whilst we are landlords and will recommend to our friends and family.Thanks Matthew!
    Emma J.
    I am very satisfied with the attention of Mr. James, My wife is very happy with the apartment and my family wishes to thank and highly recommend Matthew James Property Consultants.
    Jose V.
    A total professional experience, Matt got us good quality tenants within the week achieving a good rental. Landlords here is a first he sent over rent and deposit within 24 hours of tenants moving in, with other agents they hang on to the money for as long as they can but not this time. Very impressive all around.
    Rod R.
    A really professional and friendly service. Nothing was too much trouble. We were never left with the feeling that any of our questions were a waste of their time.
    Michaell S.
    Having traditionally dealt with the big names on the High Street it been an absolutely refreshing change to deal with a company that actually cares about what they are doing, returns your communications promptly and genuinely has your best interest at heart. Several potential tenants were found for my property and with their assistance we found what I believe to be the best tenant. I would not hesitate to use them again or to recommend them to other landlords or tenants.
    gary B.
    Me and my partner have rented 2 property’s via Matthew James and both times have been so easy and Matthew has been so helpful. First property got sold so Matthew said he would help us find somewhere which he did, this was amazing and so helpful to us especially while I was pregnant. They did such a amazing job to get us moved and settled so quickly! I would highly recommend Matthew James as most estate agents brushed us off apart from these. Everything we’ve needed has been sorted quickly and efficiently. 5* very professional!
    Olivia F.
    We have had the services of Matthew James for a year now and from the onset cannot fault them. From the very first viewing of our rental property to moving in and then aftercare was/is faultless. Fantastic customer care, always a solid professional and friendly approach with a "nothing is too much trouble" attitude. Without a doubt happy to recommend Matthew James to prospective landlords and tenants. Keep up the good work!!!!
    Lainey L.
    I can honestly say that Matthew James is the best and most professional letting agent I have ever used. Not only was Matthew wonderful when we were looking at what is not our current home, but the aftercare has also been outstanding. In the past I've found once the contracts are signed you are on your own with letting agents/landlords, but this is not the case with Matthew James , who continue to give wonderful service throughout the tenancy.Highly highly recommend using this agent for all your property needs!
    Amy R.

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