Finding the right property agent to look after your property

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The private residential property rental market has dramatically expanded in recent years as an attractive long-term investment.  Most landlords will appoint a letting agent to manage the property rental and it is absolutely vital to choose the right one.

We’ve created a 5 point guide to help you find the right Letting Agent for your property.

    • 1.  Professional agent

It is imperative to select an agent who is professional, transparent and will look after your property as if it was their own.  It also makes sense to use a property agent that has extensive knowledge of the city as they will understand the area, have a network of local tradespeople who can deal with problems quickly and an excellent local database of potential tenants.   One Stop Properties has been in operation for 15 years, has 400+ properties under management and with offices in key locations across the City, are well equipped to service landlords across the whole of Glasgow.

    • 2.  Accreditation and Regulations

To ensure that you and your property are looked after and that you receive a fully professional service, you will need to select an agent that is fully qualified and accredited as they will be required to comply with their professional bodies’ codes of conduct and have proper safeguards in place to protect landlord income and tenant payments.  One Stop Properties staff are all fully qualified by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and abide by the Scottish Government’s Letting Agent Codes of Practice.  In addition, One Stop Properties was one of the very first Scottish Letting Agents to be registered by the Scottish Government following recent changes to the housing legislation which affects the private rented sector.

One Stop Properties operate regulated separate client bank accounts and hold appropriate client bank money protection insurance.

    • 3.  Excellent marketing and Thorough Tenant Vetting

Getting the right tenants ready to move into your property is an essential element of any professional Letting Agents service.  Appoint an agent who actively markets your property to a wide network of potential tenants and who, by a robust selection process ensures that the right tenants are selected for your property. Anyone can find a tenant, however, is it the Right tenant for you and your property?

One Stop Properties are registered with all the leading property rental portals and have access to a ready-made database of tenants waiting to move into your property, In addition, One Stop Properties operate a very strict underwriting process on every prospective tenant to ensure they can afford your property which minimises any risk.

    • 4.  Compliance with all Legal and Health and Safety Requirements

There are quite a number of legal and health & safety regulations that each rental property must comply with. Appoint an agency who will advise on all these critical matters and manage the process for you. One Stop Properties will remove the stress of managing and organising all your legal and Health & Safety Compliance checks as part of our overall service.

  • 5.  Compliance with the law regarding tenant deposits.

A Professional Letting Agent should have a fully compliant deposit collection scheme in operation to protect a tenants’ deposit throughout the lifespan of their rental agreement in accordance with the Scottish Government’s Letting Agents Codes of Practice. One Stop Properties are registered with SafeDeposits Scotland which guarantees full protection of all tenants’ deposits during their rental period.

Speak to us to find out how we can work with you to manage your property portfolio.

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