Letting agents make the lives of landlords easier and free up their time to grow their businesses. A good letting agent will be inspecting the property regularly and making sure that everything is in order. From checking gutters and drains to making sure your tenants are happy a letting agent can be indispensable.
Property Expert Series: Tracy Wardle from from Abode Property Management
- Part 1: Introducing Tracy Wardle from Abode Lettings
- Part 2: Successes and Mistakes
- Part 3: What Are the Best Rental Areas in Greater Manchester?
- Part 4: What Questions do Landlords Need to Ask Their Letting Agents?
- Part 5: Tenancy Fraud – Possible Problems for Landlords
- Part 6: How has Manchester’s Rental Market Changed in the Last Few Years?
- Part 7: What Is a Letting Agent?
- Part 8: How to Avoid Tenants From Hell
- Part 9: Housing the Homeless and Local Housing Allowance
- Part 10: What Does the Ban on Letting Agent Fees Mean for the Industry?
Amy: What would you say be the benefits of employing a letting agent would be for a landlord? So, if we have any landlords who are sitting on the fence and thinking, should I self-manage? should I employ a letting agent? What would you say the benefits of going with an agent and paying that monthly management fee would be?
Tracy: It would, most definitely, free their time up. They wouldn’t have to think about anything. A great agent should do everything for you and should be advising you and informing you before anything is needed.
Regular inspections, obviously. That looks after your property. So, we check gutters, drains, which tenants don’t always do.
So, it could be, that we go out and see growth in the gutters and then we can let the landlord know that there is a slight issue that, then, isn’t going to become a bigger issue.
So, regular inspections help with maintaining the property and making sure your tenants are looking after the place and making sure the tenants are happy and everybody’s a winner.
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