Renting a property is not the ideal way for someone to have a place of their own. It has to be said that it may not be the cheapest option, but for many people it is the only way to leave their parents’ home and achieve independence. Renting is also useful for those workers who are on short-term or fixed term contracts with their employer and may need to move on at the end of their contract.
But there are enough horror stories of rogue landlords, converted airing cupboards, sheds or outhouses to put lesser mortals off the idea of renting for good. There are, however, some rental agencies which actively work with their landlords to make the rental experience as pleasant as possible for both tenants and landlords.
Ogilvy & Sneyd, who are letting agents in Stapleford, is one such agency. The founding partners aim to make renting simple and hassle-free for both sides of the agreement.
Let’s be honest, renting can be a lottery. No matter how many properties a potential tenant chooses to view, there will always be downsides. The wrong area of town, a difficult journey to work, a poorly maintained property or the famed nightmare housemates can all play a part. Renting is all about choosing the best that budget and other requirements can afford. It may not be ideal, but it will probably be better than a converted airing cupboard.
Responsible letting agents (in Stapleford or anywhere else) such as Ogilvy & Sneyd will do their best to help both sides. Ogilvy & Sneyd manage properties across West Nottingham, and in Stapleford their average letting time is six days. They offer a 24-hour reporting service for any issues and their fees are stated on their website. Both landlords and tenants know how much they can expect to pay for any given service.
There are always two sides to every story, and for every satisfied tenant, there is likely to be an dissatisfied landlord. Sometimes the attitude of one or the other determines how the relationship will go. The level of service the landlord has purchased from the letting agent dictates the level of involvement the agent will have, so sometimes involving the agent can help, and other times it may hinder the resolution of problems. The landlord’s own experience in property management can also play a part – an inexperienced or absentee landlord may be better off appointing the agent in a full management role if they consider this is better for their rental and reputation.
Landlords in Stapleford may have specific rules and regulations which they expect their tenants to observe. No pets, no excessive noise after a certain time of night; that kind of thing. Ogilvy & Sneyd offer landlords the option to state these from the outset, while prospective tenants are likely to be completely clear about the terms of their lease before they sign up. Communication is key, especially between landlords, letting agents and tenants. The best letting agents in Stapleford will ensure both their landlords and the prospective rental clients are fully informed before they commit to their contract.