The advantages of using a letting agent vs self managing

  • Experience - normally 100’s of years’ experience in an agency to gain from
  • Rent reconciliation- you need accounting software for this but is vitally important to keep your accounts in order
  • Statements - again, you need accounting software for this and is very important when issuing accounts information to your accountant
  • Annual return- this can be provided for your yearend return at the click of a button
  • Marketing reach – this includes Rightmove, Zoopla, Boomin, Social Media, Google search, mail-outs, To Let board, and branch window displays
  • Database - access to over 10,000 clients worldwide
  • Right to rent checks - this is a legal requirement and is often overlooked by landlords operating on their own
  • Stringent Reference checks - we outsource our referencing which is then verified by the agency to confirm no errors have been made
  • Legal up to date tenancy paperwork- we are affiliated with a legal letting firm that provide up to date documentation regularly
  • Accredited Agency – most agencies are credited with an organisation that ensures high standards and proper practice
  • Full management – this includes quarterly property inspections and 24/7 emergency tenant hotline for any emergency issues that may occur during a tenancy
  • Rent arrears – should the tenant not pay on time, rent is chased according to a strict process with legal letters, emails and text messages. This process is in line with current legislation
  • Section notices – notices must be issued correctly to evict a tenant and court representation if required which agencies provide in their service as standard
  • Inventory and check out inspection – detailed reports are conducted by the same inventory clerk at the start and end of a tenancy which is vitally important if a problem arises at the end of a tenancy
  • Deposit repayment service – Davidson Estates currently have a 98% conversion rate in the favour of the landlord. This is now an extremely lengthy and arduous process and an agency will deal with this for a landlord as part of the standard service
There are lots of benefits when using an agency but it’s important to carry out your due diligence before instructing an agent.
If you would like to discuss our letting and management services, please contact the agency and we’ll arrange a meeting to discuss further.