A leading agent in lettings.

Years of experience across Essex and Suffolk has made us a leading agent in lettings.

We offer a tailored, personal service that puts people first. From simple tenancy instructions to managed lettings, our team has been impressing both landlords and tenants historically.

Call 01206 656 333

Colchester Lettings

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Witham Lettings

Our dedicated lettings team is well-versed in the intricacies of property management and tenancy agreements, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience for all parties involved.


We strive to match you with the perfect rental property that meets your needs and budget. With a diverse portfolio of quality properties, our team is dedicated to assisting you in finding a comfortable and desirable home. At Harris + Wood, our focus on professionalism and integrity in lettings ensures that both landlords and tenants can trust us to navigate the rental market with confidence.

Before the tenancy starts (payable to Harris and Wood ‘the Agent’)
Holding Deposit: 1 week’s rent
Deposit: 5 weeks’ rent

During the tenancy (payable to the Agent)
Payment of £60 inc vat if you want to change the tenancy agreement
Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above Bank of England base rate
Payment of £60 inc vat for the reasonably incurred costs for the loss of keys/security devices
Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy

During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable
Utilities – gas, electricity, water
Communications – telephone and broadband
Installation of cable/satellite
Subscription to cable/satellite supplier
Television licence
Council Tax

Other permitted payments

Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages.


We offer comprehensive services, including property marketing, tenant screening, rent collection, and maintenance coordination, relieving you of the day-to-day responsibilities of managing a rental property. Additionally, we offer a range of insurance products to ensure you have complete peace of mind during the rental process.

Tenant protection

Harris and Wood are a member of the Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme, which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman which is a redress scheme. You can find out more details on the agent’s website or by contacting the agent directly.
Please note that lettings agents are required by law to publish on their websites information for potential tenants about relevant fees, redress schemes and client money protection schemes (including the names of those schemes). Relevant fees must also be published on third party websites, such as Rightmove. For properties to rent in England, details of the agent’s membership of any redress scheme and client money protection scheme must also be published with their fees on Rightmove. It is the agent’s responsibility to ensure that all relevant information is provided to Rightmove and is up to date and accurate. If the relevant information does not appear here, the agent may have included it within the property description.

Landlord Fees

Tenancy Renewal – £180 inc vat
Additional Property Visits – £60 inc vat
Serving of a Section 21 Notice – £90 inc vat
Inventory Cost – Property Size Depending – £120 inc vat to £180 inc vat
Inventory Check Out – included for Managed Service – £108 inc vat
Management Takeover Fee – £300 inc vat

Management Plus Service – 14% + vat
Management Service – 10% + vat
Rent Collection Service – 8% + vat
Let Only Service – 1 month’s rent + vat
Tenancy Set Up – 75% + vat of the 1st month’s rent