Buying a buy-to-let investment property is not as straight forward as buying your own home. You will need to seek advice from a lettings agent who really understands the local market before making a commitment.
In addition, a proactive lettings agent can assist in finding and vetting suitable tenants. After all, the rental property is an investment. You don't want the worry of whether or not the rent is going to be paid on time, if the tenants are looking after your asset and if they will leave the property in a fit state at the end of the tenancy.
In addition to finding a suitable tenant, a good lettings agent can provide a comprehensive property management service to ensure that your property and your tenant are looked after to the highest standards.
Typical property management includes tasks such as collecting rent, handling all administration issues and assisting with more complex issues that should arise. They can even recommend decent and competitive tradesmen and suppliers should you need work doing to your property.
Below is a list of some of the responsibilities associated with being a landlord.
A property management service can take on these tasks for you, leaving you free to sit back and watch your investment grow.