What to consider when choosing a Reputable Letting Agent in Northfield

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Looking for a Northfield letting agent? AP Morgan understands how the process can be long and tedious if you do not know what you are looking for, or if you are new to the property market. Being a landlord has always come with its challenges but having professional and specialist advice from an experienced letting agent can help ease the stress and demands that a buy-to-let property can bring. Letting agents can help fill the gaps in your knowledge they know the do’s and don’ts when renting out a property to make sure that you get the very best return on your property.

But which Northfield letting agent is suitable for you and your property?

 With many different letting agents in Northfield, and with the area having such a competitive lettings market, it is important to know the crucial factors to look out for that will determine whether you are getting value for your money from your letting agent.

3 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing Letting Agents in Northfield

Listed below are three of the most important factors to look out for when choosing the right letting agents in Northfield for you and your property. These factors consist of the services that are important to you, as a landlord, to ensure solid and reliable return on your investment. The help and advice that a letting agent should provide to you will help to guarantee that you get the most out of your buy-to-let property.

Does The Letting Agent Provide The Level of Service That You Need?

The level of service you choose for your property is one of the most important steps towards marketing, and ultimately letting out your property. Most letting agents offer several service levels. At AP Morgan, our service levels consist of the following

  • Tenant find only – The letting agent will put your property on the market to find a tenant. At AP Morgan, we undertake a full marketing campaign for your property, including professional photography, online listings, accompanied viewings where possible, in-office advertising, and more. 
  • Fully managed service – Everything to do with letting this property is handled by the agents from start to finish. Includes everything Perfect for first-time landlords and inexperienced property owners.

Will The Letting Agent Handle Repairs and Maintenance Effectively?

You want to make sure your property is left in good hands when handing the keys over to a letting agent in Northfield. Our recommendation here is to ask how frequently they inspect the property and what is included in the inspections. It is also important to consider how their inventories are carried out and stored, are they fully photographic, timestamped, and stored online for instant accessibility?

It is also important to gain an understanding of how tenants report maintenance issues to the letting agents. Are they required to phone or email? To manage repairs effectively, we recommend choosing a letting agent like ourselves, who provides an online platform AP Morgan online which tenants can access 24/7, and allows for full visibility of all maintenance issues, including landlord access to monitor reports and approve quotes.

Paperwork and Legal Documentation

When choosing your letting agent, it is vital that you find someone that can complete the necessary paperwork efficiently and correctly. As a landlord, there are hundreds of pieces of legislation you must follow. A good letting agent will sort out references, tenancy agreements, and credit checks as quickly as possible by making use of modern technology to make the process easier for everyone involved. They will also be able to advise on things such as gas and electrical safety certificates, by recommending trusted local tradespeople to carry these out for you at competitive pricing.

Contact Your Local AP Morgan Letting Agent

Our team of specialist estate and letting agents understand the local property market well and are committed to selling or letting your home for the highest possible price in the shortest time. All of our team including the branch manager, property consultants, after-sales consultant, Independent Financial Advisor, Domestic Energy Assessor and a professional photographer will make your property transaction as stress-free as possible - you can meet them (virtually) here.

You will find us open six days a week for any face to face enquiries with a fully bespoke online service, that combines traditional and digital values available across numerous offices in the West Midlands. If you’d like to know any more about property selling or letting in Northfield, get in touch with your local AP Morgan estate agents from Halesowen and Stourbridge to Redditch and Bromsgrove, do not hesitate you contact your closest office.

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Halesowen Office

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