Thursday, 4 June 2015

Its just to much hassle to switch agents…isn’t it?

If you are receiving our Warrington Property newsletter for the first time, or you have read our previous offerings, you will not be surprised to learn that, having firmly established ourselves in the Warrington area since 1999, we have started to attract many landlords seeking residential lettings advice and ultimately a better and more professional service than they receive from their current letting agent.

We are getting more and more landlords approaching us who are unhappy or dissatisfied with their current agent, and have been asking us how to go about moving management of their property to us. If you have a property in or around the Warrington area and are unhappy with your current agent then why not switch?

There is a general feeling amongst landlords that it is better to wait until their current tenant has given notice to leave the property before they even contemplate changing agents as it is far more problematic to change agents midway through a tenancy. Well, in a lot of cases this can be true, however, although it may seem like there is a lot of hassle involved in moving agents mid tenancy, it is not your hassle as we can do most of the work for you!

Have a look at our 5 step process if you are considering moving from your current letting agent if you are dissatisfied with their service:

1. Firstly you will need to find out how much, if any, notice you are required to give your current agent as detailed within the Terms and Conditions you signed at the start of your contract. Having determined this, give the required notice in writing to terminate your agreement. If you need any advice regarding this, then please contact us as it may help if your notice coincides with your current rent due date as it will make the switching process much more straightforward.

2. If you are on a fully managed service then it would be prudent to obtain the contact details for your current tenant which your agent should give you.

3. We will arrange to meet you, either at your home, or at our offices where we will go through our terms of business as well as outlining to you our lettings process and our commitment to providing an unrivalled lettings and management service. We will provide you with all the necessary paperwork for you to read and complete.

4. We will arrange to meet your current tenant at their property to explain everything to them and provide them with a welcome pack which will include a new standing order to pay their rent. We can also advise on cancelling their existing standing order. Part of this transfer may include a new tenancy agreement for the tenant to sign, This is to protect all parties as all of our tenancy agreements are updated regularly for changes in legislation. We will also deal with any necessary deposit transfer/registration.

5. Both you and your tenant will be assigned a dedicated property manager who will be your contact throughout the tenancy should any matters arise that require our attention.

That’s it. It really is that easy!

If you wish to discuss any aspect of this process in more detail, then please contact Andy Shaw on 01925 235338 who will be happy to speak to you.

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