Your property is a huge investment, so if you do not understand landlord and tenant law self-managing is very much like taking the risk of not having insurance or using your seat belts. You only really see the value when there is a problem, but if you have no cover, a problem will be expensive and or painful!
More importantly a trained professional will excel in their own profession. After all most people go to a solicitor for legal advice, and a mechanic to get the car fixed. It must surely be most appropriate to use a specialist to handle the letting of something as valuable as a house or flat.
The Housing Act of 1988 gave landlords the ability to let their homes/properties with an absolute right of repossession. It also gave tenants security of tenure for pre-agreed periods.
It all sounds very straight forward. However, badly prepared tenancy agreements lack of knowledge of the various Acts which regulate the rental of properties (there are 75 in total at last count), lack of knowledge of the constant test case and best practice changes plus poorly prepared inventories are just some of the pitfalls that a landlord could fall into.
Once you become a landlord, you start a business. Some people feel uncomfortable dealing directly with their customers, particularly when it comes to asking for late rents or serving notice to ask your tenant to leave ‘their’ home. Also there are many technical pitfalls on the legal aspects – if notices are not served properly you may not be able to get possession of your property.
By using the services of a reputable licensed letting agent you can ensure that the legal aspects of renting your property are covered. You can also be assured that correct procedures are followed for the set-up, running and conclusion of tenancies.
As a licensed ARLA agent Maxine Lester Residential Lettings aim to explain clearly, in jargon free language, what needs to be done to best protect your interests and make the most of what you have.
Not only are we technically competent, we deliver award winning levels of customer service – this is essential as your relationship with a letting agent will mean working closely with the people managing your property.
For an informal chat about your requirements and expectations please call us on 01480 494939, or fill in the form below and we will get in touch.
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All staff at Maxine Lester Residential Lettings are trained to a high standard and I have always found Lisa Gadsby very efficien
Every time we have contacted Maxine Lester everyone has been so helpful. We have always had any issues dealt with promptly and...
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