Five Reasons why changing could work in your favour as a landlord
Like many services, there comes a point where it pays to switch your service provider to get the best deal. When it comes to letting agents, this could also be true – if you’ve harnessed a great working relationship with your agent then that’s fantastic, but if you are feeling like you need something more, then it might be time to switch. Take a look at some of the reasons why change is good…
Get the Best Rental Price
It’s been reported that since the pandemic monthly rental prices have risen by 10% in certain areas, so has your estate agent assessed if your rental property could achieve more? With rising costs all round, it’s imperative to ensure you are getting the maximum rent for your property. Changing agent would mean they could take a fresh look and perspective moving forward.
Value for Money in Landlord Fees
How long have you been with your current agent? Have your needs changed over the years? Did you start by only needing a let only service but now you might require something more hands on with full management?
At Clarendons we offer flexible services for all letting needs, so it’s well worth sitting down with us to discuss options. Plus, right now we are giving new clients six months free fees on their first let with us (subject to full terms and conditions).
Keep on Top of your Compliance
Over the past few years there have been many new rules and regulations for landlords have been coming into force at speed – from EICRs to Carbon Monoxide alarms, and even the tenant fee ban. It’s vital that your agent keeps themselves educated so they can inform you of any changes you may need to make.
As time goes on it is vital you maintain and improve your rental property – this is for both yourselves as a landlord to achieve the best rentsand also for your tenantsso they can live in a comfortable home. For example, bathrooms and kitchens should be updated around every 10 years withcarpets and decoration every 5-7 years.
When you choose a new agent, they can give you an honest opinion on what improvementsmay beneeded – and here at Clarendons we have a trusted network of reliable contractors who can do anything from a small painting job through to a full refurbishment. We are here to manage and arrange all improvement needs.
Not Just a Number
At Clarendons our motto is that we are small enough to care, but large enough to make a difference. Are you with a large corporate agency and you feel like you are just a number? As an independent agency we pride ourselves on customer service and making sure every client is heard – we have dedicated departments including our accounts team, property management team, client satisfaction manager and negotiating team so are established enough to offer the full service without forgetting who you are.