Letting Agent KilsythDecember 1, 2015 4:53 pm
One of the questions many new landlords ask is what is a letting agent and do they need to have one to run a successful tenancy? The answer is a little more complex than a yes or no! No, you don’t have to have a letting agent but yes you should consider one for the amount of benefits that they can provide.
Managed properties is a term used by most letting agents and describes their full service. When you speak to a letting agent in Kilsyth, they will give you their service specifics but these will generally start with appraising the property then advertising it. They will accompany people to view the property and then established references for the potential tenant.
The legal side of a tenancy is vital and this is another service a letting agent will offer. This will include preparing an inventory of items in the property belonging to the landlord as well as implementing the Rental Protection Policy and notifying local authority and utilities of the new tenant.
Once the tenancy is up and running the letting agent will arrange annual checks such as the gas and electricity as well as periodic inspections of the property. Should there be a breakdown or an accident, they will handle repairs and insurance claims.
Finally, when the tenancy ends, they will sort the tenant’s deposit from their guaranteed scheme and start the process all over again. If this sounds like a useful service for you, then a letting agent is an important part of your new business.
Contact Let-it to discuss you letting requirements in the Kilsyth area.