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09th October 2020

Landlord Guide to choosing a Letting Agent

Letting a property successfully to a good, reliable tenant can be a time consuming process. The increasing complexity of legislation and the risk of hefty fines for non-compliance also add to the potential stress of letting out a property.

The calamitous corona-virus pandemic has further complicated the process, as more restrictions along with health and safety measures have been introduced to protect all those involved. But the pandemic has also forced letting agents to up their game, with many rising to the challenges they have faced, by accelerating innovation in the sector.

If, like many landlords, you are short on time, unequipped to do the essential tasks, or don’t live near your rental property, the benefits of using a letting agent are quite likely to outweigh the costs. A good agent, who knows the local area, will be able to rent your property out more quickly, for more rent, to a good tenant, saving you time and hassle.

But it is important to choose your agent wisely. Spend some time on your research as ultimately there should be no such thing as a ‘let and forget’ landlord and therefore you have to get your partner right.

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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

We had to organise our house move at short notice and although there was quite a lot of work to be done before we could move into the property, Joe went above and beyond to ensure everything was sorted for our moving in date. He is always very patient and quick to answer any queries and resolve any issues that may arise. We cannot recommend his company highly enough - Elliot

- Elliot and Kana

I would like to thank Target Property following the sale of our house. It was a pleasure to work with this estate agent. Always very professional, quick to respond to queries and they kept us informed throughout the process. Our house sold within a day which was just amazing. Could not fault the service we received and would highly recommend to anyone. Many thanks.

- Simon and Vicky

Great local estate agent with a personal touch! Joe knows the local market, and has dealt with rentals and a sale for me. He is very responsive and pays attention to detail for landlords and tenants alike! Would highly recommend

- Rachael

We found our dream home that was ideal for our family, but the estate agent wouldn't accept our offer until we had our own property sold first. After trying a couple of other agents in the area who were quoting a week to 3 weeks to get to us due to high demand because of the Stamp Duty holiday, we got in touch with TPS. Within 48 hours our house had been valued, pictures taken and was listed online. We had our first couple of viewings within 72 hours, and had accepted an offer within 1 week! I truly believe we wouldn't have got our new house if it wasn't for the swift response of Joe at Target Property. They also managed to get us a competitive solicitor quote and kept us up to date with the process, saving us additional time and phone calls. Thank you!

- George and Maria