The last 18 months has been a challenging time for many landlords, with tenants choosing to move home, the difficulties of COVID-19 restrictions and new laws and regulations coming into play… even the most experienced landlords have found it tough.
Why landlords need an agent more than ever
As a result, there are a number of very good reasons why landlords now need a lettings agent more than ever.
For peace of mind
When working with a reputable lettings agent, landlords can be assured that everything is being carried out to the highest standard and it gives them peace of mind that their properties are being managed correctly. This is even more important now with private landlords recently coming under the spotlight of local and national government, there is a very real need to be acting in a proper, fair and appropriate way.
Finding new tenants
The time that a lettings agent’s contacts and expertise becomes absolutely invaluable is when a tenant decides to move on. The landlord then does not have the hassle of trying to find another suitable replacement, as this is all taken care of. Filling the gap left by a tenant can be carried out quickly and, in some cases, we may have an ideal tenant waiting to fill the gap.
Getting the most from a property
We can help a landlord to understand the value of their property in the current market and how best to present it to appeal to prospective tenants. As experienced lettings agents, we can find an ideal tenant and deliver a contract and carry out credit checks to ensure they are a long term fit for a property, minimising the amount of time the property is kept vacant.
Dealing with difficult tenants
If a tenant is experiencing difficulties with paying their rent or is falling into arrears, we can act as a mediator to prevent a situation from escalating and find an appropriate solution. Because of our extensive database and advanced property tech, we can quickly and easily find alternative accommodation for tenants who may be struggling in a place they cannot afford. We also pull out the stops to find a more suitable tenant to take their place.
General support and advice
One of reasons lettings agents are usually highly valued is because we keep up to date with the latest laws and regulations. Whether it’s advice on making a property inventory, Section 21 evictions, Housing Health & Safety legislation, Tenancy Deposit scheme or AML Procedures, we are here to help and advise. The global pandemic has presented a number of disruptions for tenants, including local lockdowns and difficulties with carrying out property viewings and inspections. Here at PropHome, our experienced team can advise on meeting any challenges that arise as a result of the pandemic, now or in the future, as well as keeping you up to date with new regulations and
dealing with unforeseen issues with tenants. When working with an experienced lettings agent, landlords can be assured that their properties are being managed correctly and in line with latest guidance and legal requirements.
Prop Home is a professional online lettings and property management agency. We offer competitive rates and a transparent service that landlords trust. We provide a highly personalised and unique landlord experience; this includes everything from an initial free consultation through to full management and all landlord services in between. The business is owned by Paul Harrison and David Wright, who collectively have over 40 years’ experience in the property management and lettings business.
If you are a private landlord who would like to know how we can help, call 0345 8686 868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.