Why use a letting agent?

Deciding to let your property is a big step and doing it with the help of a reliable agent such as Norfolk Property Lettings and Management might be the answer.

Here are just some of the reasons why using a letting agent might be the best option for you in 2019:

  1. Your rental property may well be your biggest asset and it is vital that you look after it and make it work for you as well as it possibly can.
  2. Letting agents are specialists in their field – they know the property industry inside out and can help you to avoid pitfalls.
  3. They can advise you on what you should be paying for a property if you are considering a buy-to-let and tell you about levels of income you may expect to gain.
  4. They can offer you guidance on how the property should be presented, fitted out and maintained.
  5. A good letting agent will also know the law inside out, inform you of your obligations and ensure you comply with legal requirements when you need to.
  6. Between lettings they will market your property in an appropriate manner in order to find you the calibre of tenants you are seeking.
  7. A good agent will find you the best tenants and ensure they are rigorously vetted via written references, bank statements, wage slips, employers’ details and identification.
  8. If you wish them to, they will then continue to monitor the tenants and manage the property – carefully and with professionalism – on your behalf.
  9. They will arrange for the tenant’s deposit to be held in a government approved tenancy deposit scheme (to provide tenancy deposit protection).
  10. The agency can be a vital shield between you and your tenant, acting as a go-between, resolving problems and helping to ensure everything runs smoothly.