Letting Agent West-End of GlasgowJune 22, 2015 10:50 am
What do you get when you hire a letting agent in West End of Glasgow?
Investing in the buy-to-let market can be a long term investment that produces real results. To you, the investment property you have bought may be the long term investment vehicle that is effectively your pension in old age. Or, it may be a way of investing surplus cash.
Whatever your reasons for investing in buy-to-let property, there are many responsibilities, rules and regulations that as a landlord, you will be to be aware of.
Your property will need to meet a certain standard and with the private rental market coming under recent media scrutiny, there are many moral reasons too why a letting agent in West End of Glasgow could be the solution you need to all your property concerns and woes.
Why hire a letting agent?
There are many reasons why and they fall under two broad headings…
Peace of mind
With rules and regulations abound, it is important that you meet all of these requirements and for many people, not doing so can land them in hot water, legally and financially.
For example, in Scotland you cannot let out a property without first registering as a landlord. By doing so and not being a registered landlord, you are committing a criminal offence.
As a landlord in Scotland, you have many responsibilities such as:
Ensuring the property remains free from hazards
All gas an electrical equipment supplies is safely installed and maintained
Fire safety regulations also need to be followed
The property must also have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
Your tenant’s deposit must also be protected in a government approved scheme
A letting agent in West End of Glasgow will be able to talk you through all these regulations, arrange for re-tests and so on, so that your property remains safe.
Everything will be taken care of
Once you have peace of mind that your property meets all the necessary regulations and so on, you need to find tenants.
However, there may be instances in which the property is not suitable for all kinds of tenants; over-crowding a 2 bedrooms flat with a family of 6, for example, is not a great situation.
It takes both time and effort to find tenants but, you also need to know that they can pay the rent on time, as well as the fact that they will look after the property too. After all you do not want to be left with a huge repair bill once they have left.
An established reputable letting agent in West End of Glasgow can provide this ‘everything taken care of’ service that so many landlords value and crave.