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5 Great Tips for Using Letting Agents in Manchester

5 Great Tips for Using Letting Agents in Manchester

The importance of using letting agents in Manchester for anyone who is planning on renting out a property isn't something to be overlooked.

With so many potential tenants looking for rental properties, competition can be fierce and there is always the potential for legal issues cropping up.

Here are five great tips from the letting experts at Bergins to help ensure that you get the most out of your experience with a letting agent in Manchester.

Tip 1: Take advantage of pre-letting services

When it comes to renting out a property, even if yours is just a 1 bed flat in Wythenshawe, one of the best things you can do is make sure that the property is ready to rent before putting it on the market.

A lot of letting agents in Manchester offer pre-letting services which provide advice on how you can best market your property. This work also includes assistance with drawing up any relevant contracts or paperwork before renting out your property.

Tip 2: Find an agent who specialises in your area

Making sure that your chosen agent knows your area inside and out is vital if you want to get the maximum return from renting out your property.

That's because an experienced local letting agent will have an abundance of knowledge when it comes to current rental prices, available properties in the area as well as how best to market them.

For example, if you have a 3 bed house in Wythenshawe that is suitable for families, you will not only attract people in the area but lots of potential renters who are working at or near Manchester Airport.

So, while a major letting chain may appear to be a sound choice, they may not have the local detailed knowledge you need for renting success. And they may not have a long list of quality tenants ready to sign up for your home.  

Don't settle for anything less than an expert who really knows their stuff! And that means contacting the experts at Bergins if you want to enjoy rental success in Wythenshawe or Northenden.

Tip 3: Get all legalities signed before moving in

Nothing puts potential tenants off more than not knowing where they stand legally before moving into a new home or flat.

You should ensure that all the necessary documents are signed off by both parties before anyone moves into your property - this will help protect you against any surprise legal fees further down the line and give tenants peace of mind about their tenancy rights.

There are also various legal steps that need to be taken, such as placing the tenant's deposit with a recognised scheme and carrying out the 'Right to Rent' checks.

Tip 4: Audit your property regularly

Regular audits are essential when it comes to monitoring how a tenant is looking after your rental property.

At the very least you should visit once a year - with or without your letting agent - and many landlords will schedule two visits per year.

If there are issues, for example, finding damage to your home, then you can resolve these before they become more serious – and costly.

Tip 5: Choose an agent that has your best interests as their priority

When choosing a letting agent, it's important that you look around until you find someone who puts their focus firmly on representing you and protecting your interests first and foremost throughout the process.

Make sure that all contracts are watertight and include everything needed from insurance coverage to emergency contact details; this way, everything should run smoothly from start to finish no matter what surprises might crop up along the way.

If you would like more help and advice about using letting agents in Manchester, then it's time to contact the friendly experts at Bergins - we are happy to help!

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3 bedroom semi-detached house For Sale in Manchester - Property photograph.
3 bedroom semi-detached house For Sale in Manchester - Property photograph.
3 bedroom semi-detached house For Sale in Manchester - Property photograph.

Overwood Road, Manchester, M22

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3 bedroom detached house For Sale in Manchester - Property photograph.
3 bedroom detached house For Sale in Manchester - Property photograph.
3 bedroom detached house For Sale in Manchester - Property photograph.

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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 the Staff of Bergin’s, On behalf of my sisters and myself I would like to thank you all for your advice, and support with regard to the sale of our late parent’s house. You took all the strain from us at a very sad time in our lives. We all would recommend you and your company to anyone. Kind Regard and wishing you every success in the future.

Gill Robinson, Valerie McCarthy, Christine Scanlon

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

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 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
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