Changing agents is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Like all relationships, the one between landlord and manager doesn’t always run smoothly – and sometimes the landlord wants “out”.

Sometimes the Agent is not providing the service you may expect. A few reasons we have heard over the years about why landlords change agents are as follows;

  • Lack of service they were getting, not returning calls, emails.
  • Not access to the Principal of the business
  • Not inspecting their property regularly
  • Not reviewing the rent
  • Constant change of managing agent
  • Feeling like a ‘number’ not a valued client
  • Not being notified before maintenance completed / charges are taken out of rent

A good agency prides themselves with their excellent service, has a good response rate, within less than 24 hours in most cases. Maintenance is dealt with swiftly, with consent and Routines are conducted on a regular basis on all our properties.

Some landlords have a misconception about the Managing agency agreement and are under the false impression that when they sign a 12 month tenancy agreement with a tenant that they have also signed an Exclusive Management Agreement. As a result many landlords wait until the end of the 12 months to change managers when in fact they can change sooner – the process of changing managers is simple.

All you have to do is;

  1. Contact your current Agent & give them your required notice, which is usually 30 – 60 days notice in writing (email is acceptable)

Letting your agent know why you are choosing to change agents is also a good idea, it will help them better their service.

  1. Sign an authority with your new selected agent. They will then inform the previous agent that they have taken over management & ask them to prepare the file for collection on the due date.

They will also contact the tenant and advise them of the change.

  1. Relax, and enjoy your new stress free management.

We hope this information has been beneficial, if you need any more information don’t hesitate to talk to us today.