Many landlords who are either unhappy or dissatisfied with the level of service they are receiving from their current agent contact us asking how they go about moving the management of their property to us.
Lots of landlords think that they have to wait until their current tenants have given notice to leave the property before they can change agents as they feel it would either be a big headache or didn’t realise they could change midway through a tenancy. It doesn’t need to be a headache as we can do most of the work for you.
If you are considering moving from your existing letting agents, then take a look at our 5 step process:
You will need to find out how much notice, if any, you need to give your current agent. This will be detailed in the Terms and Conditions you signed at the beginning of your contract. Once you have found this, give the current agent the required notice in writing to terminate your agreement. If you need any advice regarding this, then please do not hesitate to contact us. Ideally your notice should be from the rent due date to make the switching process more straightforward.
Obtain the contact details for your current tenant from your agent which they should give you.
We will either meet with you at your home, at our offices or if not possible we will discuss on the telephone our letting process and our terms of business. We will provide you with all the necessary paperwork for you to read and complete.
A meeting with your current tenant at their property with be set up so we can introduce ourselves, view the property and answer any questions they might have. We will provide them with a new standing order to pay their rent and advise them on cancelling their existing one. If mutually agreed, 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.
We begin managing the property.
That’s it. It really is that simple! Oh, one more thing…