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12th October 2020

Is a Letting Agent right for you?

The lettings market in the UK has been increasing in complexity for some time, resulting in an ever mounting workload for self-managed landlords. And once again this calamitous corona-virus pandemic has unleashed an unexpected curve-ball, causing added disruption to an already perceived turbulent private rented sector.

Many landlords are likely to be asking themselves whether now is the time to offload some of the pressure by taking on the services of a letting agent to help them let out their property in a post-Covid world.

Whatever decision you take, ensure that you review the support available and the costs you will incur. It has never been a truer statement to suggest that ‘it pays to shop around’.

You may want to consider using a letting agent if:

  • You don’t have much spare time
  • You’d prefer not to have to deal with tenants’ queries and would rather have an intermediary barrier between you and your tenants
  • Your rental property is in a different area from where you live
  • You’re new to being a landlord and are not familiar with private rented sector legislation
  • You want to reduce stress and prefer to have the peace of mind that the agent will deal with things if something goes wrong

You might consider managing your property yourself if:

  • You really want to keep your costs down to maximise your returns
  • You want to be a hands on landlord and have the time and expertise to deal with tenants’ queries and any problems that crop up during the tenancy
  • You live in the same area as your rental property
  • You know a network of reliable professionals, such as plumbers and electricians, that you can call upon to help with any issues
  • You are an experienced landlord and you keep abreast of all the regulations that apply to the private rented sector

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Testimonials

Joe has provided a 5 star service. My mum’s rental property has stood vacant for some time as she has had an extended stay in hospital. He met me at the property within days of making contact, and found us a tenant within 3 days! He even treated the weeds, fixed a broken window and sorted out the safety checks for me. It took all of the pressure off and was a very friendly and professional service. I would highly recommend!

- Rachael

As a tenant, the service I received from Joe was extremely quick and professional. Everything I asked about was dealt with prior to me moving in and he is very responsive to any queries I may have. I would highly recommend Target Property Services NE.

- Barbara

My property was on the market with 3 other agents for over 2 months without any success. To be honest I felt they weren’t even trying. I thought I would give Target Property Services an opportunity to market my luxury quayside apartment as I had heard good reviews about them. Within 24 hours of them listing the apartment to let, they had 2 viewings booked in and within a week a new tenancy had been agreed. First class service at a very competitive price that puts others to shame, plus an unrivaled personal touch that cannot be found with any of the better known high street estate agents. I am now very happy for Target Property Services NE to market and manage all my property portfolio. Highly recommend.

- Chris

Joe has been our landlord for 5 years now and we cannot be happier. Renting from him has been an absolute pleasure. He is professional, helpful and caring, and if we ever have a problem, he is there to sort it out quickly and efficiently. The house we rent from him is lovely, and safety checks and boiler servicing are carried out regularly. We feel very much at home and cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you Joe.

- Simon & Christine

I would highly recommend Target Property Services NE. Joe has been fantastic support to getting my first home and very quick at responding to any questions or queries I've had about the property. Very friendly and very professional.

- Grace