Superficially, lettings could be seen as relatively straightforward, and some firms do indeed regard themselves as a simple broking operation.
However, if your investment is going to provide you with peace of mind as well as a great return, then you will want to know that the property is being managed by people who really care.
Our response to the ever-growing rentals market has been to take a good look at the opportunity to deliver a service to landlords which not only meets expectations, but goes way beyond. Indeed, many of our clients have commented that they have found our lettings service to be a “breath of fresh air” when compared to their previous experience!
For example, it is critical that all prospective tenants are thoroughly vetted and credit checked in order to ensure that they will not only pay the rent on time, but that they will also look after your property as if it were their own, if not better! Indeed, we are passionate about this issue, and during every tenancy we regularly visit the property personally. This not only means that we can keep an eye on how the tenants are treating it, but also allows us to advise you if any preventative maintenance should be undertaken (eg gutters cleared).
We find this ongoing relationship with your tenants is also an excellent way of showing them that you care, resulting in them treating you and your investment with the utmost respect, resulting in an optimum return and a peaceful night’s sleep! After all, that’s what a good letting agent is all about!
So when choosing a letting agent, why not choose the one who regards every property as if they owned it themselves? Why not call your local branch for an initial chat.
Neil Newstead FARLA MNAEA
CEO – Oakfield Estate Agents