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5 Tips to Find the BEST Manchester Letting Agents

5 Tips to Find the BEST Manchester Letting Agents

When it comes to finding the best Manchester letting agents, then choosing correctly will have a huge impact on your experience as a landlord.

Don't forget too that residential letting agents will be helping your property investment become the success you want it to be.

However, a bad letting agent will create stress and worry, while a good letting agent will make your life much easier.

Indeed, finding a good letting agent in Manchester means they will be working proactively to find you good tenants, handle the paperwork and do this for a reasonable fee.

Here are some tips from the team at Bergins who currently look after more than £20 million worth of investment properties for a wide range of clients.

Decide on what you need

Letting agents offer a range of services so you need to decide on what you need them to do: either for them to manage the property or offer a tenant finding service.

Finding tenants means the agent will charge a fee for finding them and deal with the tenancy agreements. They will also collect the rent.

A property management service includes finding quality tenants and dealing with issues that occur such as property repairs and maintenance and chasing up late rent payments.

Local letting agent research

With all rental property investments, research is key so you should consider a shortlist of potential letting agents in Manchester.

You should check any reviews, particularly from other landlords, and speak to the agent to see whether they give a good first impression.

Consider letting agent fees

Quality letting agents will be crucial to enjoying a successful property investment in Manchester.

However, that means they will charge a range of fees, with a full management offering usually being 15% of the monthly rent.

A tenant-finding only offering will be around 10%.

Remember too, that it is now illegal to charge fees to tenants for references and inventories so be wary of any agent that wants to do so.

Check letting agent memberships

It's important that your letting agent is registered with the Property Redress Scheme and the Property Ombudsman Service.

They should also be a member of a professional body such safeagent, or Arla Propertymark.

Money protection schemes

Another crucial legal consideration is that your tenant's deposit needs to be placed in a tenancy deposit protection scheme.

This could be a big financial mistake to make if the deposit isn't held securely and the tenant isn't informed.

In addition, letting agents must now belong to a client money protection scheme (CMP) that has been approved by the government if they are holding client money. They must have a certificate confirming this membership and display it prominently on their website and offices.

Finding the best Manchester letting agents

Essentially, these are the important considerations when it comes to finding the best Manchester letting agents to ensure that your property investment is a success. The friendly Bergins team help property investors find homes in the Manchester area and can find quality tenants and manage those properties on a daily basis successfully, so call them today on 0161 945 6937 to find out more.

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Dear Tony Mike and Anna Thanks so much for all your hardwork getting my house sold ! Your efficiency is second to none and it was great to be able to sell my house without the usual "estate agents" headaches!

Helen M

Dear Mike Our sincere thanks to you and Bella for your support in the sale of my late fathers home we have never been represented by a estate agent before, you have been most helpful and re assuring i would like to thank you so much for your patience and determination over the last 6 months. Its been a pleasure dealing with you.

Elaine Lomax - 02/09/2016

Dear Tony and Mike Guys I just wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you for all you have done to help me with the sale of my home.After trying to sell my house for a year with other agents and getting nowhere, you sold it after only three days at the asking price.You called me when you said you would.You answered all my questions and went beyond what I would of expected. A brilliant brilliant service I can't thank you enough. I wish you both the very best for the future 

David Sydenham

Dear Tony and Mike I just had to write to say thank you once again for everything you have done for us. The thought of having to sell my late fathers house was filling me with absolute dread, having never bought or sold a property before I didn't know where to start. From the moment I met you though I felt completely at ease, you took all the stress and worry away and within 24 hours the house had been sold and you had arranged a lovely solicitor to take care of the legal side. I'm still amazed at how smoothly everything was, especially as I have 3 siblings who were also involved in the process. I keep seeing houses that have been on the market for a while and I want to knock and say, "get in touch with Tony and Mike at Bergins, they'll soon have your house sold". Thank you again guys for everything, you run a top class business

Jane Busby

I am so glad I chose Bergins to sell my property and I am extremely impressed with the service that they provided.. They were informative, punctual,professional and really friendly.They were happy to deal with all of the viewings and when the sale was agreed acted in a swift and efficient manner.

Andrew Bowcock
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