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How to choose letting agents in Edinburgh

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  • Andrew whitmey
    started a topic How to choose letting agents in Edinburgh

    How to choose letting agents in Edinburgh

    Most landlords will assign an agent to manage the rental and the selection is extensive. Take care of these things:

    Choose the service level
    Most letting agents offer three levels of service. Tenant-find, tenant find + rent and the full management. For new or less experienced landlords, the full management would be great choice for peace of mind.

    Letting agent location
    Always make sure to use a letting agent that is located in the nearby as the rental property. Agents who are members of a trade or professional body such as ARLA Property mark (formally the Association of Residential Letting Agents) because they should be following codes of professional conduct and have proper guarantees in place to protect landlord and tenant monies.

    Paperwork
    A professional and leading letting agency will manage all the paperwork involved in a letting.

    Marketing, advertising and rent
    Without a tenant a property, it will cost you money, so make sure the letting agent should be very pro-active in searching a good tenant as soon as possible after they are directed.

    Client Money Protection
    The lettings agents should be professional and always make sure your money is on safe hand.

    Repairs and maintenance
    Ask the letting agent if they will check if there are any maintenance issues or not and carry out regular inspections to ensure the tenant is keeping the place in good manner.

    Accounting to the landlord
    Check with the letting agent the account management is systematically or not.

    If you have any doubt regarding letting agents in Edinburgh, you can read other articles too at Umega lettings.

  • Alina Angle
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    Hi, Andrew Whitmey. Interesting post. You sum-up with good points. Nowadays to find the Good letting agent is very difficult. Two months ago my friend recommended me Letting agent. He has to manage own website Lettingsbyapex.com. They provide services in many areas in the West Midlands. For the new landlord, they offer £200.

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