Lanarkshire Letting CompanyOctober 26, 2016 1:37 pm
When you begin as a landlord, you will quickly encounter one of a number of letting agents that offer their services to you. While using a Lanarkshire letting company to help with your rental property is by no means compulsory, many landlords opt to do so for a variety of reasons.
First, there are several checks to be carried out on potential tenants and letting agents can easily do this without overstepping and infringing the tenant’s rights. These checks include background checks, credit checks and collecting references. The letting agent can compile these to help you the landlord make a decision about the person or family in question.
Once you are happy with the tenant they can collect the deposit and put this into their government approved scheme. They can organise any pre-tenancy work to the property and ensure all the relevant annual checks have been done.
Afterwards, you can also have the letting agent handle the tenancy and deal with areas such as rent collection, annual checks and any emergencies that arise. If you work, don’t live locally or simply don’t want to be a hands-on landlord, then using this kind of service can be ideal. There is a charge involves, usually a percentage based around the rent but the letting agent will discuss this with you when you engage their services.