Everchanging and complex laws, rules and regulations are being introduced to ensure that rental properties in the UK are of a very good standard. For example, PAT (portable appliance testing) is to become obligatory, as will a thorough 5 yearly test of the electrics in the property.
Finding a tenant is now only a small part of the story, with a number of legal obligations that must be carried out before the marketing stage is even reached such as filing the correct paperwork.
A good Letting Agency will generate more income for you and ensure unnecessary costs are not incurred through the unintentional breaking of regulation. If you’re a Bristol landlord, hear from our Managing Director, Steve Harris about why you can no longer afford to not use a letting agency.