When you’ve found your ideal property to rent, often times you don’t think about the letting agent that will be managing the process – not just when it comes to moving in, but also when you are living in the property. In fact, many agents are no longer involved once you are moved in, and you deal directly with the landlord. Depending on what is best for you, it’s important to consider how much this may impact your day-to-day living situation. We have written this small guide to help determine what the ideal qualities are in a Redditch letting agent for you.
Firstly, consider how long you may be living in the property – if you are looking at moving into a house for a long-term home for you and your family, then it may be important to have a responsive, full-service estate agent that you can build a good relationship with and will deal with any problems quickly and swiftly as and when they arise. For this it’s crucial you find a letting agency with highly trained staff with genuinely local knowledge who can assist you as best as they can. Also, if you are a long-term tenant who does not cause any trouble and deals with everything promptly and responsively, then your letting agent is likely to assist you in finding a new home when it comes time to move – whether that’s another rental, or if you’re now in a position to be considered a first-time buyer.
Another thing to consider is how long you are planning on staying in the property – for example, if you’re in the same position as above and you are looking at staying in the property for a number of years, then a good letting agent will see what they can do in terms of negotiating deals and organising a longer agreement – after all, not having to go through the hassle of renewals will benefit all parties in the long run; landlords, tenants, and agents.