52 % of landlords do not currently use an agent to manage their properties - Ministry of Housing 2018 Survey
In June 2019 the Tenant Fee Act will come into force which will ban agents and landlords from charging sign up, referencing or administration fees to tenants.
This has forced the majority of traditional agents to increase their commissions to landlords which now generally range from 10% to 14 % plus vat.
The private rented sector is facing a time of great change, and many landlords may feel safer using full management packages from local accredited letting agents located near to their rental property.
Landlord Direct will carryout your letting requirements , we advertise your rental property, then carry out tenant & guarantor reference /s , Right to Rent checks, and then proceed to arrange for a an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement to be signed, and set up payments due for rent and the Tenancy Deposit:
Advertise your rented property on Rightmove - landlord carries out viewings
Tenant Right To Rent Check - legal requirement
Proof of past residency in U.K. if applicable.
Send Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
Collect copies of I.D. and other documentation for tenant's and guarantors
Landlords who wish to self-manage in the changing private rented sector will need the back up of easy to use letting and legal support. There are a number of organisations to help landlords run their letting business competently. Landlord Direct recommend a long standing and respected support service; Landlord Law, who have an excellent online platform that delivers the up to date forms, information and advice that private landlords need:
Repair Service Agreements / Repair Contractor - see our Landlord Shop
Landlord Direct has teamed up with Fantastic Services who provide a wide range of property maintenance services that are perfect for the private rental market.
Opt for a frequency that works best for you. Just visit their website to arrange your one-off service or to set up regular maintenance.
The company covers most London postcodes and offers flexible booking options, even on weekends and public holidays. Go to fantasticservices.com to check current prices and availability
or Tel: 44 2078462609.
Fantastic Services operate in a number of UK locations.