The hidden benefits of using a (reputable) letting agent

30 Apr 2024

Thinking about renting out your property? You've likely considered the obvious advantages of using a letting agent – finding tenants quickly and managing the day-to-day headaches. But what about the hidden benefits that can make your life as a landlord even smoother? Here's a closer look at some of the behind-the-scenes advantages a letting agent can offer:
A team of experts at your disposal:
We aren't just a single point of contact. We have dedicated teams with specialised skills to handle every aspect of your property rental journey. Imagine having:
  • Seasoned letting negotiators: Experts in the local market who will secure you the best possible rent for your property.
  • Meticulous referencing specialists: Thorough checks ensure your property is rented to reliable and responsible tenants.
  • Experienced property inspectors: Trained professionals who conduct regular inspections, keeping your property in top condition.
Streamlined rent collection and reduced arrears:
Chasing rent payments can be a time-consuming and stressful task. With our finance team, you can wave goodbye to that worry. They handle the entire rent collection process:
  • Rent collection and disbursements: Hassle-free rent collection with on-time payments directly into your account.
  • Arrears management: Backed by experience in dealing with late payments, the team works to minimise the risk of rent arrears impacting your finances.
  • Clear communication: Keeping both you and your tenant informed throughout the process, ensuring transparency and reducing potential friction.
Peace of mind with legal compliance:
The world of rental regulations can be complex and ever-changing. We stay up-to-date on the latest legal requirements, ensuring you and your properties remain compliant throughout the whole tenancy:
  • Airtight tenancy agreements: We have a team of professionals who ensure our tenancy agreements are fair and secure, protecting your rights and interests.
  • Serving accurate notices: We handle the proper serving of notices for inspections, rent increases, or tenancy terminations. Ensuring every process is followed to a T, with no room for error.
  • Staying informed: Whilst we monitor and implement any legislative compliance changes, we always keep you informed of any changes that might impact your responsibilities as a landlord, but give you that peace of mind to know that we're already on it.
Outside the box benefits:
We offer valuable expertise beyond the core management tasks. We can be your go-to team for:
  • Maintenance and repairs: Access to our in-house maintenance team, as well as a network of reliable and vetted contractors for any property maintenance and refurbishment needs. All of our work comes with a 6 month guarantee, fully insured. With priority access you don't have to wait around for a contractor, our team jumps on urgent repairs promptly.
  • Insurance and protection: We've even got a dedicated Financial Services department, offering our clients the right level of cover to meet their needs, and the needs of their property. Our cover extends to tenants too, ensuring that we provide your property with occupants that are fully covered should the worst ever happen.
  • Market insights: Informed advice on market trends and strategies to optimise your rental investment, keeping tabs on rental value changes to give you the most accurate, fair rent for your property.
  • Dispute resolution: Assistance in mediating any tenant disputes efficiently and professionally. We are the tenant's point of contact, bridging the gap between you and them to achieve the best outcomes.
  • Honest fees: Your management fees are charged on each rent received. No rent coming in? No fees.
  • Professional marketing and promotion: We find an ideal tenant as fast as possible though high-quality marketing and social media exposure. With the right combination of photography, videography, social and email marketing, we have a proven track record of letting properties quickly.
Using a letting agent is an investment in your peace of mind. Freeing you from the time-consuming tasks and potential pitfalls, allowing you to reap the rewards of your rental property without the hassle. So, next time you're considering renting out your property, remember: the hidden benefits of using a letting agent might be the key to a stress-free and successful rental experience.
Give us a call to discuss your rental future on 01482 562 562 or drop an email to our lettings manager, Jake ✉️

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