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5 Ways Letting Agents Can Give Landlords Their Life Back

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Today, being a landlord can be a very fruitful way to earn your living. In contrast, it can be a huge headache, full of derailments and pain if it is not properly managed. Landlords face the daily juggling task of troublesome tenants and pets, legal issues, false information and maintenance. Using a competent letting agent is a great way of alleviating these stresses allowing a landlord to earn, have some free time and maintain healthy relationships with tenants and loved ones alike, without all the stress!

Staying up to date with legal obligations 

It is a requirement of letting agents to be competent in all the legalities surround letting. Legislation is in a constant state of evolution and your letting agent can advise you accordingly to ensure you are not given any legal headaches.

Finding a suitable tenant faster

Letting agents have the benefit of having pre-existing respected platforms with very high exposure to potential tenants in a variety of areas. Individuals looking to rent will typically search online for suitable properties and letting agents will advertise far and wide on property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla along with social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

Getting your property the best preparation for letting

Letting agents deal with landlords, their properties and tenants all day every day. As such, they have a professional and experienced knowledge of the standard a property should meet. Agents can make educated suggestions on how a property’s chances of finding a good tenant, and securing a good rent, can be increased. In addition, letting agencies can provide very high-quality photography packages to present your property in the most attractive light.

Screening potential tenants

All prospective tenants are put under scrutiny by the letting agent to seriously reduce the risks that are associated with tenants that may be involved in criminal activities and such. This is a longwinded process that is essential to try and prevent rent being missed, criminal activity taking place, and more minor issues such as destructive pets.

Mediating disputes as a third-party

Certain disputes can and will arise between tenant and landlord that can easily sour the relationship beyond repair without the intervention of a non-biased third-party. A letting agent’s job is to serve the best interests of both the landlord and the tenant. For example, a letting agent can take a proper inventory and remove the possibility of either party wrongdoing the other, avoiding costly and lengthy court-proceedings in the process.

In conclusion, being a landlord can be a very difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be. A good letting agent will take care of all the above and more. Here at Miller Metcalfe, our Lettings team are fully focused on the priorities and needs of our Landlords. We have been established for over 130 years, and have vast experience of dealing with the North West market and understand the importance of finding and placing the right tenant in your property. We will work with you to maximise your rental income and ensure that letting your property is effortless and straightforward.

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