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Landlords’ Top Choice: Agents vs. Self-Management

Landlords, discover why using an agent is often a smarter choice than self-management.

Time Savings:

Managing a rental property can be time-consuming, involving tasks such as advertising vacancies, screening tenants, handling maintenance requests, and resolving disputes. Real estate agents or property managers can handle these responsibilities, freeing up the landlord’s time for other pursuits.

Tenant Screening

Experienced agents can thoroughly screen tenants, which can help reduce the risk of renting to problematic tenants who may cause property damage or payment issues. This can save the landlord time and money in the long run.

Legal Knowledge

Real estate agents and property managers are often well-versed in local and state landlord-tenant laws. They can help landlords stay in compliance with regulations, reducing the risk of legal issues and potential fines.

Marketing Expertise

Agents have marketing skills to help attract suitable tenants quickly. They can create appealing property listings, market the property through various channels, and determine appropriate rental rates.

Property Maintenance

Property managers can handle maintenance and repairs efficiently, often having a network of trusted contractors. This can extend the lifespan of the property and improve tenant satisfaction

Emergency Response

In case of property emergencies (e.g., burst pipes, or electrical issues), a property manager can provide a 24/7 contact point for tenants and arrange for swift repairs, minimizing property damage and tenant frustration.

Rent Collection

Property managers can handle rent collection and ensure timely payments. They can also pursue overdue rent and initiate eviction proceedings if necessary.

Handling Tenant Complaints and Disputes

A property manager can act as a buffer between tenants and landlords, addressing complaints and disputes professionally and impartially.

Reduction in Stress

Managing rental properties can be stressful, especially when dealing with difficult tenants, maintenance issues, or legal matters. Property managers can alleviate this stress and improve the landlord’s quality of life.

Record Keeping and Reporting

Property managers maintain detailed records of income and expenses, providing landlords with accurate financial reports for tax purposes.

Why Choose Miller Metcalfe?

Choose Miller Metcalfe for a hassle-free, experienced approach to property letting. With over 130 years in the North West market, we prioritise your needs, ensuring the right tenants and maximizing rental income. Protect your valuable asset with our expert team, whether you have one property or a vast portfolio.

Get in touch with out team today! https://millermetcalfe.co.uk/lettings/

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