Why private landlords need an agent more than ever

Why private landlords need an agent more than ever

Throughout the last few years, we have seen many changes within the property market. From tenants moving homes en-masse to the laws and regulations being constantly adapted - even the most adept landlords have had their hands full.

Landlords now, more than ever, need experience and lettings expertise to guide them through successfully. 

Should I work with an agent?

Working with an agent eases the pressure and offers assurance that everything is being done to the highest standard and with the best possible outcome in mind. It can also provide peace of mind that the all-important quality stream of tenants does not run out.

How can I find new tenants? 

As a landlord, chances are that finding new tenants is the hardest part of your job.
Filling a tenancy quickly and ensuring that rent is paid is the top priority in the short-term, but long-term, it’s important to find good tenants that respect and enrich your property and avoid falling into arrears.

We are fully equipped to ensure that if a tenant leaves a property, they can be promptly replaced. We can help you to understand the value of your property and present it immaculately to prospective tenants. In some cases, we may have the perfect person waiting on standby.

Once we have found an ideal tenant, we can promptly deliver a contract and perform credit checks to ensure that they’re a great, long-term fit for your property.

Dealing with tenant-landlord communications

If a tenant is struggling to pay their rent or is slipping into arrears, we will act as a mediator (in a potentially fraught situation) to prevent things from escalating and find a resolution that suits all parties. 

Due to our large national database of homes and tenants, we can act quickly to find alternative accommodation for struggling tenants to help avoid excessive arrears. We can also find more suitable tenants to take their place. 

Local knowledge, support and advice

Working with local agents means that there will always be somebody who can visit the property to complete inspections and viewings. In this way, you and your tenants will have a trained and qualified expert nearby to ensure that your property is being managed within the law and guidelines at all times. 

Conducting repairs safely

Knowing who to contact and dealing with repairs is another reason why working with an agent is highly beneficial to you.

As an agent, we deal with various maintenance requests every day and our staff are always fully compliant and up to date on current regulations.

Legal disputes

Laws surrounding tenancy agreements are constantly changing. Our team of property experts are here to help and, in the worst-case scenario, can act on your behalf.

If you’d like to know more about why private landlords need an agent now more than ever, contact us today.

Contact your local lettings branch

For further information about the lettings market or about the lettings management services we offer, get in touch.