Benefits of using an agent

Letting a property successfully can be a time consuming and complex process, but using a letting agent can help you to mitigate many of these risks. Whilst most tenancies run smoothly, a good agent will help you let your property quicker, for more money, to a good calibre tenant. If you do have a difficult tenancy you will quickly come to understand the value of a good letting agent.

Can I afford an agent? Can I manage without one?

Using an agent is not as expensive as you might think and what it costs you in ££, saves you in time and worry.

Agents are especially great if you’re new to being a landlord and want:

  • To reduce stress and hassle
  • Guidance and advice
  • A safety net if something goes wrong
  • Help because the property is far away from where you live
  • A barrier between yourself and the tenants
  • To save time
  • Legal aspects covered, taking care of deposit schemes etc

A professional letting agent will begin the process by giving you a substantiated view on the market and a realistic idea of the average monthly rent that you can expect to achieve on your property. They will also be able to offer advice on the type of tenant that your property will appeal to.

Source: Rightmove

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