Switching Letting Agents

Posted On:
December 20, 2017

SWITCHING AGENTS

If you have a property in or around the Edinburgh 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. While this can be true, 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:

Step One: Giving Notice

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.

When you have determined your notice period, give the required notice in writing to terminate your agreement. If you need any advice regarding this, please contact us. It may help if your notice coincides with your current rent due date as it will make the switching process much more straightforward.

Step Two: Collecting Tenant Details

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

Step Three: The Paperwork

We will arrange to meet you, either at your home or at our offices, where we will go through our terms of business. We will also outline 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.

Step Four: Informing Your Tenant

We will arrange to meet your current tenant at their property to explain everything to them. We provide them with a welcome pack which includes a new standing order to pay their rent. We will advise on cancelling their existing standing order.

We will also deal with any necessary deposit transfer/registration.

Step Five: Your Personal Property Manager

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 are looking for an agent that is trustworthy, professional and communicative, then contact us to find out how we can get the best out of your investment property.

Email me on peter@vanilla-homes.co.uk or call on 01875 811121

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