CHEAP AGENTS AREN’T THE BEST OPTION
With the demand for property in the rental sector never having been so high, the emergence of non qualified and unregulated letting agents trying to make a ‘fast buck’ has risen at the same alarming rate. These agent’s offer low fees in order to increase market share but unfortunately, their levels of customer service and inability to protect their landlords against the many pitfalls involved in renting property mean they actually cause more harm than good. A success story with such an agent is rare and is frequently followed by stories of unpaid rent, damage to property and ‘legal documents’ such as Tenancy Agreements being unusable in court.
It is also common for these agents to over value properties at the outset, in order to ‘gain the instruction’. The promises of achieving the inflated rental figure will soon disappear and be replaced with conversations about reducing the asking price to a more realistic level but unfortunately no mention of the long void period and lost rental in between.
In this industry, the phrase ‘You get what you pay for’ is generally true. At Latham Smith, we believe that great customer service, offering the best quality advice aligned with the right qualifications along with competitive fees, which may be slightly more expensive at the outset but in the long run will save you both money and time. As an ARLA agent we will ensure that all the legalities are met, that you and your tenants are provided with the highest quality tenancy agreements and that should any legal issues arise, the advice you are provided with is correct.
Call us at Latham Smith with any questions you have and if you have a property on for let, perhaps already with another agent and progress is slow, we would be delighted to have the opportunity to discuss with you how we can help provide you with a seamless, stress free experience of letting your property, whilst achieving a top rental rate with minimal void period.
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