When choosing a letting agent to let and manage your property in Derby or Burton-on-Trent – probably one of the most valuable assets you own – you need to be sure that they know what they are doing!
A letting agent should have only 2 priorities for landlords;
Firstly, they need to show that they are maximising the potential value of your asset.
This includes things like achieving the highest market rent, keeping void periods to a minimum, carrying out proper tenant referencing, preparing detailed photographic inventories and inspecting the property regularly.
Secondly, the agent should always be keeping the landlord compliant and the property safe by adhering to the 170 plus rules and regulations that govern the private rental sector.
Don’t put your property into the hands of someone who will not look after it properly. The consequences can be disastrous and financial penalties severe.
You need to obtain every piece of information from your shortlist of agents to make the final decision as to which one to choose.
Have a good look at the agents website and check their social media activity too.
Here are some pertinent questions with an example of acceptable answers. These are by no means exhaustive so please ask as many questions as possible.