Should I use a letting agent?

For professional landlords, they have time and resources to manage properties in their portfolios. If you’ve inherited a property or you’re securing your first investment - using a letting agent could save you time and money.

What does a Letting Agent do?

Our Lettings team at Darlows offers three levels of property management service; 

  1. Full Management
  2. Rent Collection 
  3. Let Only 

Depending on how much help you need - our team can be as involved as you need us to be. Our Property Management services can include managing maintenance, safety inspections, and collecting rent. Find out more about Property Management packages here.

Advantages of using a Letting Agent 

Many landlords don’t live locally to the property they’re letting. Having a local letting agent can give you peace of mind that your tenants have a point of contact, at any time. 

Advantages of using Darlows include; 

  • Keeping you compliant with the latest legislation (including safety certificates)
  • Removing the stress of day to day management and emergencies
  • Quickly resolving maintenance issues using their directory of local contractors 
  • Protecting your investment and co-ordinating all rent collection

Should I let my property myself?

There’s no obligation for landlords to use a letting agent - but letting yourself can cause problems, including: 

Pricing your property wrong 

Underpricing or overpricing the rental value can put off viable tenants. Letting agents can conduct a valuation, considering other properties in the area, making sure you’re realistic and competitive. 

Falling behind with management 

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Letting agents will show off your property in its best light. Our Property Management packages include professional photography and videos. 

Speak to your local Darlows team

See what Darlows Lettings can offer by reading our guide on Why choose Darlows as your letting agents