Swift Relocations

Basic Information:
Name:
Swift Relocations
Address:
1 King Street
Carmarthen
Dyfed
SA31 1BA
Phone:
01267 231394
Fax:
01267 236067
Area(s) of Business:
Letting Agent - Residential
Year Established:
1988
Company:
A long established family business.

Swift Relocations was established in Carmarthen in 1988. This is significant as a new housing act came into force in that year. The 1988 Housing Act completely altered, and opened up The Private Rental Market Sector.

David Crane and Rona Crane owners of Swift Relocations moved back to Carmarthen in 1981 taking over various family businesses and property. They initiated redevelopment of commercial and residential lettings, one of the main sites was at Jackson's Lane, 1 King Street , and 60 King Street in the town centre, as well as redevelopment and letting projects in the centre of Haverfordwest.

David and Rona Crane moved Swift Relocations into the present town centre location at 1 King Street , Carmarthen (just off Nott Square ) in 1992.

It was in 1992 that David Crane due to requests from family and property owners established Crane Property Management.

Swift Relocations and Crane Property Management grew steadily over the years due to word of mouth and recommendation without the need to advertise. David carried out numerous redevelopment schemes, for individual, and large companies, specialising in letting and management of residential housing.

The present day offices occupied by Swift Relocations and Crane Property Management have been in the Crane Family since 1883. The predecessors as far back as David's Great Great Grandfather have owned and traded at this location until the present date, over 120 years one of the longest family owed businesses in Carmarthen .
Staff:
Experienced Staff.

The Swift Relocations Team along side Rona Crane owner is as follows:

Antony Worswick joined Swift in 2006, Antony had previously worked in accounts. Antony has attended professional courses and is now working towards a Diploma in Residential Property and Lettings guided by Association of Residential Letting Agents ARLA and National Association of Estate Agents NAEA. Antony's main role is dealing with tenants from the holding deposit stage, through to the start of the tenancy.

Marrianne Von Enst joined our sister company Crane Property Management in 2001, Marrianne though born in Wales had spent many years running her own business in Switzerland and is a fluent French speaker. After five years Marrianne moved into Swift three days per week. Marrianne started off the new specialist property and residential lettings computer system. Marrianne now carries out a lot of the registrations of new properties and tenants and is responsible for the student lettings, as well as accounts and banking.
Areas of Business (Products / Services):
Swift Relocations is a long established introductory lettings and accommodation bureau carrying out a let only service for landlords, bringing together landlords and tenants. We advertise in the South West Wales newspapers weekly and liaise with local businesses, industries, and councils to market the landlords rented accommodation, therefore eliminating the need for you to advertise, deal with complete strangers and quite often time wasters. Whilst we take the effort out of letting, you still remain in control as to who you let into your property.

What does Swift do?

We have a list of over 800 potential tenants actively looking for a rented property registered within the past few months

1. Experienced trained staff
2. Experienced advice on setting rent levels.
3. Advice on selecting a suitable tenant for your property
4. Advertising (Most SW Wales weekly papers)
5. Marketing (using our long established contacts)
6. Website service updated daily in the week, including e.mail (home and abroad)
7. E.mails sent of all new properties as registered
8. Ensuring all tenants are registered for security and to avoid time wasting.
9. Organising by liaising between landlord/keyholder/outgoing tenant and prospective tenants viewing appointments
10. Directions/ Mapping.
11. Postage (home and abroad)
12. Faxing (home and abroad)
13. Collection of all initial money in cleared funds (bond and initial rent)
14. **After 5th April 2007 we will ensure you comply with the new tenancy deposit (bond) scheme**
15. Drawing up of Tenancy Agreement and distribution
16. Credit check and collection of two references, guarantor organised if necessary. Supplying a tenants information form.
17. Ensuring cleared funds before giving keys
18. Supplying a sample inventory and advice.
19. Experienced family owned and managed business with long standing trained staff who attend up to date professional courses.
20. Large town centre offices for use by landlord and prospective tenants, open
10am to 5pm Monday-Friday staffed from 9am - 5pm. Answer phone, fax and e-21.mail service available at all times.
22. Free follow up advice on any problems encountered.
23. Serving the correct legal notices if you wish to bring the tenancy to an end.
24. After 5th April 2007 advice and correct notice served for a rent rise
25. Support and advice on tenancy issues and problems.

please note that the above points 1 to 25 are all included in our letting fee. no hidden extras
Fees:
Swift Letting Service - Let Only

Cost to landlord equivalent to two weeks rent (to a maximum of £240 plus vat) no let no fee.

The Swift Let only service includes the tenancy agreement. references, credit check and guarantor if necessary as well as the tenancy agreements. Please see points 1 to 25 above. no hidden extras.

*** nb: From 6th April 2004 our service will include compliance with the 2004 Housing regarding the tenants deposit (bond) ***

The Swift Lettings service also includes on-going advertising and arranging viewings via the Landlord.
Memberships / Accreditations:
We are currently in the process of joining ARLA and NAEA to be fully professionally approved. We will also deal with alternative dispute resolution if necessary.
Swift Relocations