LANDLORDS, AGENTS & TENANTS NEED EACH OTHER
few days that go by without me seeing some negative press about scumbag,
rip-off landlords, or negligent agents failing in their duty of care and
charging exorbitant fees, or tenants not paying their rent and wrecking
Press just can’t resist having a pop, because we love a good story that blames
someone else for the wrongs in our society.
a novel approach to all that negativity, a positive spin on the rental market!
There have been a raft of new regulations hitting Landlords and Letting Agents in the past few years, and it can be difficult to keep up to scratch with all the changes.
As a Landlord you are responsible for ensuring that your properties meet the current standards as defined in The Housing Act. If you engage the services of a Letting Agent to manage your property, you need to be sure that they know what they are doing, that they are keeping abreast of any new regulations, and are ensuring that you are fully aware of any upgrades that might be needed.
Landlords properties needed
Seriously, I know most agents always need more properties for 'tenants in waiting', but it is a fact today that more and more people are choosing (more likely 'need to') rent.
Mortgages are still hard to come by and it is not easy to find the large deposits needed to get a reasonable interest rate. So, if you can't buy you have to rent!
I really do have to turn people away because I do not have enough vacant houses and flats for let. Part of the reason why I have so few vacant is that I work hard to make sure tenants feel they are getting the best service around.