Life with a two year old is complicated. It gets more complicated with another little one on the way. So, when you find yourself with a property to let on top of all that, you want to take the easiest route.
That’s what Jo Davis wanted to do. Jo explained, “It was all a bit accidental really. Me and my husband, who’s self-employed, decided to move to a bigger property, and found ourselves left with another. We chose to rent it out, and initially chose a local agent.”
The high street agent’s costs seemed on the high side – the tenant find-fee alone was the equivalent of the first month’s rent. Jo was also given a proposed monthly rental figure that was underwhelming.
Her qualms led her to the Internet.
Jo continued, “We wanted to know if there was anything else out there, so had a look and found LettingaProperty.com. The reviews were good, so I asked LettingaProperty.com to assess our property. They valued the rental income higher than the agency, so we were happy to proceed with the online agency.
“I was really impressed that a national company seemed to have such a good understanding of the local market.”
LettingaProperty.com valued the property almost £100 a month higher, persuading Jo to take up LettingaProperty.com’s Silver 'Full Let Service' package. She also opted for LettingaProperty.com’s Gas and EPC services too.
Jo continued: “Once the property was online, I started to receive email alerts on my phone when people were interested in a viewing – I think the first alert came through on day one!” There were in fact three viewings booked in the first week.
Once the first viewing had taken place, the following day saw an offer come in at the full asking price. It was an understandably delighted Jo that instructed to LettingaProperty.com to proceed with arrangements, which included referencing, a tenancy agreement and a deposit secured with the Deposit Scheme.
All in all, choosing LettingaProperty.com had left Jo almost £2,000 p.a. better off than if she’d stuck with the High Street agency. As Jo concluded, “I like using the Internet, so it made sense finding a company like LettingaProperty.com. They made the whole process less stressful that I thought it would be.”
Quite rightly proving that letting a property should always be a lot easier than becoming a parent of two…