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Protecting your Rent…and your Investment| 07.09.2018
One of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a letting agency is whether or not they subscribe to a Client Money Protection Scheme. There have been several examples of unscrupulous letting agents who have mysteriously closed holding many thousands of pounds in client monies - primarily rental receipts that should have been paid over to the landlord.Read more...
The Critical Importance of Referencing| 07.07.2018
In an ideal world, once a tenant has been found, it would be good to think that you, as a landlord, can simply sit back and watch your investment deliver the anticipated return on investment without further involvement. Indeed, this is one of the reasons why some letting agents only offer a tenant finding service. Simple really – or is it?Read more...
Maximising Your Sale Prospects| 06.28.2018
The vast array of property-related TV programmes proliferating our screens is certainly an indication of our appetite for home improvement. Presumably this has something to do with pride of ownership and making the most out of “an Englishman’s home is his castle”.Read more...
Agents’ Skills in Demand| 06.01.2018
The overall shortage of housing stock in relation to demand suggests that finding a buyer should not be too difficult irrespective of which agent you choose to sell your property. So it’s tempting to become less discerning over your choice of agent and simply choose the cheapest!Read more...
Working In Partnership with your Letting Agent| 05.21.2018
When the time comes to let your property it is important to ensure that you entrust the sale to a reputable letting agent if the stress involved in finding a tenant, managing the property and maximising you investment is to be minimised.Read more...
Getting Rentals Right| 05.11.2018
Just as anyone can open up an estate agency, so they can also start up a lettings business, without any training, experience or qualifications. This should concern landlords, because there is far more to the business than meets the eye. In some ways, finding a tenant is the easy bit!Read more...