Guide for new landlords
7th August 2010
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New Landlord guide - choose a reliable letting agent.

If you’re thinking of renting out your home, or you’ve invested in a buy-to-let property, you need the services of experienced letting agent. Poole & Bournemouth, like many other towns, is attractive to commuters, families and young professionals, all of whom are looking for good quality properties to rent. Your best chance of finding great tenants in this area, or any other part of the UK, is to find a letting agent to help.

What can a letting agent do for you? If you’ve never rented out a property before, you might not know what your responsibilities are as a landlord. It’s important that you meet these legal obligations if you want a hassle-free tenancy. Letting agents will be able to tell you exactly what’s expected of you – and also what the tenants’ responsibilities are so that you can be a confident landlord. In addition to helping you sort this out, a good agent will be able to:

Find tenants – this is one of the most important parts of the lettings process. You may have stipulations about what sort of tenants you want – non-smokers, no pets, only professionals – and your agent can make sure that the tenants they put forward meet your criteria. They can also follow up on references and perform credit checks to ensure that your tenants can afford to pay your rent.

Repairs – depending on the type of agreement you have with your letting agents, they may be able to handle any repairs and maintenance that your property needs. This is particularly useful if you live a long way from your rental property, or just don’t want the hassle of organising these things yourself.

Disputes – in the event that a dispute arises between you and your tenants, a letting agent may be able to help both sides to resolve things, acting as a mediator or enforcer, depending on circumstances.

For a great service and peace of mind, talk to a letting agent today and get your landlord career off to a great start. To find a reliable letting agents in Poole & Bournemouth, visit

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Mike B

Member since: 4th September 2010

Belvoir Poole is now in it's 3rd year in Westbourne. A Lettings specialist dedicated to the constant pursuit of excellence for our Landlords &amp; Tenants. Read more about Belvoir Lettings Information...

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