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Letting Agents Going the Extra Mile

Lettings agents have much more to offer you than simply setting up a tenancy. The dedicated, hard-working agents can help landlords live an easier life and make owning properties a stress-free pleasure. They can help you find that perfect tenant you’ve been looking for forever by doing viewings, getting all the required safety certificates together, credit checks and references, registering deposits, property inspections and those all-important inventories!  All of these things are there to help you live an easier life, and their jobs are dedicated to making sure this happens.

We all know those bad agents exist; they don’t know your name when you call, put bad tenants in your property and expect you to deal with every little maintenance issue, even at 3am!

But have some faith, those great agents do exist and it won’t take you long to find one if you look in the right places. We pride ourselves on being the best we can be. We look after our landlords and tenants alike. So here are those services that prove we, and others, go the extra mile.

Maintenance

This is a key area to ensure your agent is doing the necessary checks on your property. During the tenancy any number of issues could come up, from a tenant being locked out at 3am and needing help, to a more severe problem like a gas leak. It’s essential for you, as a landlord, to trust your agent to deal with these things for you. More often than not they can get you cheaper quotes and quicker service than if you were to do it yourself. Inspections are also one of the most important things an agent must do for you maintenance-wise. It gives them the chance to assess the way the tenant is treating your home and give you feedback and reassurance. 

Legislation

This is absolutely vital in order to be a competent agent. All agents must have an up-to-date and extensive knowledge of the laws related to landlords, agents and tenants alike. The industry is extremely fast-paced and laws are constantly evolving and changing. This expertise is invaluable to you as a landlord and could save you from hefty fines and even jail sentences. It’s scary how many private landlords don’t know these rules and regulations and we are hearing stories of landlords getting huge fines every single day for the most minor adjustment that sits outside of the legislation. Just be smart. Perhaps one of the most important things your agent knows is how to handle possible evictions and serving notices.

Starting-Up

A great agent is always willing to share their thoughts and expertise with any new landlords looking for a place to start and seeking advice. Getting them to visit your property can generate both good and bad feedback that is invaluable to you. This feedback could be the difference in you renting or not renting your property.

Maintenance

This is a key area to ensure your agent is doing the necessary checks on your property. During the tenancy any number of issues could come up, from a tenant being locked out at 3am and needing help, to a more severe problem like a gas leak. It’s essential for you, as a landlord, to trust your agent to deal with these things for you. More often than not they can get you cheaper quotes and quicker service than if you were to do it yourself. Inspections are also one of the most important things an agent must do for you maintenance-wise. It gives them the chance to assess the way the tenant is treating your home and give you feedback and reassurance. 

Legislation

This is absolutely vital in order to be a competent agent. All agents must have an up-to-date and extensive knowledge of the laws related to landlords, agents and tenants alike. The industry is extremely fast-paced and laws are constantly evolving and changing. This expertise is invaluable to you as a landlord and could save you from hefty fines and even jail sentences. It’s scary how many private landlords don’t know these rules and regulations and we are hearing stories of landlords getting huge fines every single day for the most minor adjustment that sits outside of the legislation. Just be smart. Perhaps one of the most important things your agent knows is how to handle possible evictions and serving notices.

Starting-Up

A great agent is always willing to share their thoughts and expertise with any new landlords looking for a place to start and seeking advice. Getting them to visit your property can generate both good and bad feedback that is invaluable to you. This feedback could be the difference in you renting or not renting your property.

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We all know how busy life can get, and it’s not ideal having to juggle work, family and properties. With a great agent on your side you can rest assured that all of the stresses that come with being a landlord will subside and you can live your life as normal, just with an extra bit of cash in your pocket at the end of each month!

There are some amazing, dedicated letting agents in the local area (including us!), so if you are a landlord, or even if you’re considering becoming one, simply get in touch and see what they can offer you. You won’t be disappointed.

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