If you are considering renting your property in Scotland there are two obvious routes to go down. One is to manage the rental yourself and the other is to have a letting agency manage it for you. If you decide to manage the rental yourself, then there are many regulations that you need to know about and adhere to. This is quite an overhead and it may be simpler to outsource the headache to professionals who know the industry inside and out.
If you Google for “letting agents” in your town or city, you’ll see many companies listed and it is a daunting task to choose one that is right for your property and budget. So how do you choose?
A good letting agency is one which is there to serve its landlords and tenants fairly and professionally. It should be able to answer your questions quickly and knowledgeably. Does it know current legislation? Does it train its staff? Here are a few points which we believe are essential when choosing the best letting agency for your property:
A bad letting agency is one where there is:
We don’t want to be too cruel, but if their vehicles are dirty and their property managers turn up unkempt and disorganised to meet you – you’ll imagine that their business might not run as slick as you’d want!