We’re your peace of mind

Why Swift?


Swift is a specialist, independent agency that lets and manages the southwest London properties of owners who live far away. Clients in 13 countries across five continents have trusted us to look after some 60 properties — and 95% of them chose us based on recommendations.

We know what can go wrong. We know how stressful, time-consuming and expensive it can be to deal with problems from a distance. We give you peace of mind.

Trusted

Founded in 2010 by Daniel Lees, a landlord himself who has worked with property for more than a decade, we’ve resolved more than 600 callouts — once even needing to rescue a pet python after a leak.

  • Five-star response (as rated by our clients in our Google reviews).
  • 95% of our business come via referrals.
  • Expert advice from the author of The Accidental Landlord.

Exceptional service

Your very own property manager takes care of everything. Yes, everything — freeing you up to focus on what matters most.

  • A single point of contact who knows you and your property.
  • We advise you on a choice of cost-effective solutions, but the final decision is yours.
  • All admin, hassle and red tape sorted.

Fair fees

Swift has a simple, fair fee structure. Many agents charge upfront, so lack the incentive to manage proactively. But we take our fees monthly — only after your tenant has paid their rent.

  • Reasonable rates with no hidden extras, tradesmen mark-ups or lump sums upfront.
  • Monthly statements in your inbox for transparency.
  • Recourse to the Property Ombudsman, where Swift is registered.

Safe

We’re swift (pun fully intended) to resolve issues whilst updating you at every stage. We’re local, so we vet all repair requests before sending a tradesman. In short, we give you complete peace of mind.

  • 24-hour emergency callouts, screened by our experts.
  • Annual inspections with photos as standard.
  • Industry-leading tenant referencing.

Lean

We invest in a virtual office of high-calibre people, not costly high-street shopfronts or branded cars. That means we do more without charging more.

  • 85% of our viewings are on evenings, weekends or bank holidays.
  • Adverts on Rightmove and Zoopla, Britain’s top property websites (not all agents use both).
  • Access to our network of trusted maintenance partners.

Personal

We understand that you’ve bought your London property as a home, not just an investment. Like many of our clients, you’ve lived in it — and you love it. We look after it for you as if it were our own.

  • Free valuations and advice: we meet you at your property.
  • Tenants matched to your profile; contracts tailored to your needs.
  • A long-term relationship of trust.

We know our stuff

The Accidental Landlord, by Swift founder Daniel Lees, is an Amazon bestseller that has been featured in The Sunday Times.

In the post-Brexit world of jittery prices, tax changes and 140-plus landlord laws, this hands-on guide tells you how to let out your own property with complete peace of mind.

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We come highly recommended

Our property is managed with integrity and a level of professionalism that is rare these days.Janet | Owns in Twickenham, lives in Australia
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