Top Tips For Landlords When Choosing A Letting Agent

Date Published 04 January 2022

Do your own research

Make sure your agent has comparable evidence to back up their valuation: incorrect advice from agents can result in costly void periods.

β€˜Mystery shop' your chosen Agent

Every agent can look good on the outside but it's what's on the inside that counts! Customer service and experience are what you need when you are letting your property.

Every picture tells a story

At We Let Properties we don't take or use another agents images from the Internet as We Let Properties we will only use the images we have taken with our professional camera to ensure you have property specific photographs. This increases the click through rate on Rightmove, Zoopla, etc, and in turn gets more people through the door.

It's the little things that count

A clean well presented property can secure a fast lucrative let. Just making up a bed or dressings a dining table will have a positive impact on prospective tenants.

Opening the doors

Is your agent accessible? At We Let Properties we will arrange viewings to accommodate both the new and old tenant. We also offer late viewings by appointment.

It's good to talk

Although it's your property, we have to work together on letting your property so feedback from your agent is key as this can save you void periods and simple problems can be overcome.

Keep an eye on your property

When your property is let, regular inspections allow problems to be addressed quickly and avoid those becoming bigger problems. When your property is managed by We Let Properties properties, we inspected the property every three to four months to ensure the property is being looked after and cared for and that there are no obvious signs of damage. We will send you a report, not for you to action, just so you know you are getting the service you are paying for. Also remember a happy tenant will stay longer!

Tenancy turnaround

A quick turnaround is often needed when your tenant vacates the property. At We Let Properties we have the resources to clean and carry out any maintenance to ensure there are no delays in placing your new tenants.

Keep within the Law

Landlords have so many obligations now, with Energy Performance Certificates, Gas checks, Electric checks before a tenant moves in. Failure to comply can result in a fine or even prison! It's worth using an agent that cares for you and your property and who is up-to-date with the relevant regulations.

Is your Letting Agent on ?

This website is invaluable when choosing your Letting Agent as you can read reviews from other Landlords and Tenants regarding the service they are receiving from their Letting Agent. We Let Properties are proud to be part of transparent agent scheme.