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11 Good Reasons To Use A Lettings Agency

December 8, 2021 | Landlords  


Why use switch properties?

You may have considered not using an agent and letting + managing the property yourself.

Here is why we recommend using switch properties:

Letting a property can be stressful. Right now there are around 150 laws which Govern landlords who wish to let a property. Many of which come with financial penalties, inability to evict, and even prison sentences for not adhering to them. In addition to this, the rules and regulations landlords have to follow are continually changing. Don’t worry, it’s ok if you don’t know them all, that’s what we’re for.

We’re regularly contacted by landlords who have suffered weeks of rental void period, achieving less than market value returns, tenants defaulting on rental payments, damages to their property or simply not being aware of the consequences of getting the administration right at the start of the tenancy. We see the same situations arise frequently and usually in an attempt to save paying an agent fee; however, a proactive and reputable agent, like Haus Will more than save you the cost of their fee, and we are happy to explain how….


We opt to be regulated to ensure we work to a higher standard than the law requires; offering you better financial and legal protection. So in the unlikely event that something did go wrong, you aren’t left dealing with it alone and you won’t end up out of pocket.

Local Knowledge

With extensive and up-to-date local market knowledge we can value your property at the maximum achievable rent. We Factor in the current supply and demand, the time of year, along with the specification of your property. Our experienced lettings value is our key to getting this right first time.

Colossal Tenant Database

With access to hundreds of prospective tenants we can let your property quickly and minimise your voice period, saving you hundreds and even thousands of pounds in Lost rent for every week your property sits on the market, unlet.


We market your property on websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla which aren’t available to private landlords.

Pre-tenancy service

Whether it is advising on how to achieve the best rental return, guidance of your legal obligations and arranging cleaning and inventory preparation, our qualified team are here to help you get it right at the start.

Checking in your tenant

With hundreds of tenants moving in and out of properties over a 24-hour period, we know how important it is to get it right first time. With years of perfecting this busy season, we are experts on ensuring a smooth changeover in tenancies. A full inventory and condition report is carried out as standard for our fully managed properties along with arranging the essential safety certificates ensuring you and your tenants are fully protected. We issue your tenants keys and handle any initial enquiries, maintenance and cleaning requests. We will even notify the utility companies and local council of the tenancy commencement, so you won’t be hit with any unexpected bills.

Reference Checks

We carry out comprehensive references as well as credit and identity checks to reduce the chances of you getting stuck with a bad tenant.

Remove Stress

We provide a buffer zone between landlord and Tenant helping our landlords avoid promising something that they later regret, or simply the tenants having their telephone number 24-hours a day 7-days a week.

Network of contractors

We have access to the most reputable and reliable tradespeople at competitive rates. Because we provide our contractors with a regular stream of work, we can save you the money and provide peace of mind by using fully vetted and recommended tradespeople.

Professional Advice

We can advise you on many aspects of the property industry such as repairs and maintenance schedule to ensure that your property holds its value. As well as putting you in touch with our reputable trading partners such as local accountants’ solicitors, mortgage and financial advisers. All of whom can offer you a preferential rate, should you require it.

Save Time

Most importantly; we save you time! We can’t quantify this but we believe your time is priceless, so let us take care of everything so you can spend your time doing something you enjoy!

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With our fully managed service with fees ranging from 10% + VAT. None of these would be on your head! we aim to make the property management process a breeze from start to finish. We believe the only things you should be worrying about is where to take the next holiday!
Why not give us a call? 0113 345 3031

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