We often write blogs about the benefits to landlords in using a letting agent, but what about tenants? Is it better to rent a property through a letting agent rather than a landlord who has chosen to ‘go it alone?’
Finding a property
With over 250 new homes to let in Scotland every month, we will be able to match you to the right type of property in the right area. If the property isn’t quite right for you, we will most likely have other options available and can work with you to find out what’s important to you. You can also create a custom alert, specifying everything you require in your rental property, and we will send you an email as soon as a matching property goes on the market.
It’s worth also remembering that a letting agent will not only show you around the property, they will also have in-depth knowledge of the area and rental values, so you’ll not only know what to expect by living in the area, you’ll also be assured that you’re paying the right price. We carry out our viewings to suit you, and most take place in the evening or at weekends. You will be accompanied by an experienced Clyde Property Viewing Agent who will give you a thorough tour of the property and can chat you through any questions you may have.
Safeguarding your deposit
One of the other key benefits of using a lettings agent is that your deposit will be held by one of the tenancy deposit schemes. With Clyde Property, your rental property deposit is safeguarded by the Tenancy Deposit scheme for the duration of your tenancy. We place your money with LPS Scotland, a government-approved independent third party, within 30 days of your tenancy start date.
Taking away the worry
When things go wrong in your home it can be stressful and time consuming. When renting through us, we can solve issues efficiently and painlessly. As a Clyde Property tenant, you will have access to our dedicated Letting Property Management Centre 7 days a week and can report any maintenance issues and utilise our approved contractors. You can contact us via phone or email, or report your issues quickly and easily through our online Repair Report System.
Talk to our letting experts at Clyde Property if you have any questions about the rental value of a property and to find out about how take the stress out of renting a property so that you can spend time on the important things in life. Click here to access the Letting Agent Code of Practice, effective from 31st January 2018.
Clyde Property is a leading independent, multiple award winning estate and letting agent with more than 30 years’ experience in selling and letting property in Scotland. Just calltoday, for friendly, impartial advice on finding your next dream home.