About letting agents

Letting agent dismissal guide

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For landlords wanting to end their management contract with their letting agents - and maybe bring a claim

Letting agents can be a boon to landlords and a good agent can definitely be worth the money.

However, it has to be said that not all agents are satisfactory, and many landlords come to Landlord Law because they are unhappy with their agent's service and want to manage their properties themselves.

The problem then is - how can they do this in a legal manner?  And what options are available to you if you want to complain about your agent?

Letting agents

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This page looks at content ABOUT letting agents (as opposed to information specifically FOR agents). Here are links to the relevant content available on Landlord Law for Non members, standard members and +Plus members.  

Choosing an agent

Finding the right agentChoosing an agent

Letting agents vary widely. At present there is no legal regulation so anyone can set up as an agent. It is important that you rent a property which is managed by a reputable agency. For example:

Tessa's Ten Top Tips for landlords on choosing a letting agent

Tips on choosing letting agents
  1. Try to chose a letting agent who is a member of the National Approved Letting Scheme, or one of the professional bodies that support it. These are:-

    - The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)
    - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    - The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

    You should also make sure that they are registered with a Property Redress Scheme.

Notes: 
If you are experiencing problems with your agent, see our >> guide here.
We have members only articles on choosing an agent and problems with agents and how to deal with them.
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