Why do you need a letting agent?
Letting a property is not quite as straightforward as it might seem. Finding a suitable tenant, collecting rent and managing a tenancy can be complex and time consuming.
The letting industry operates within a strict legal and regulatory framework which embraces property law, health and safety law (including fire, electrical and gas regulations), The Housing Act, The Landlord and Tenant Act as well as general commercial and civil law. This framework is designed to protect landlords and tenants and ensure fairness.
In the event of a dispute between landlord and tenant or where a landlord needs to take possession of a property, there are often set statutory procedures laid down. If the procedures are not followed diligently, the landlord's position could be compromised. Employing a reputable, experienced letting agent offers the landlord relief from this burden of responsibility and peace of mind.