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Hi, I'm a new BTL investor and my first purchase is due to complete on Friday.I signed up with a lettings agency which I thought had a good reputation but thus far I've had difficulty contacting them and getting what I've asked for from them. It doesn't bode well. I had difficulty contacting them before I signed up but was assured I would have a named person to contact once signed up.Since signing the contract I've had no contact from the agency other than trying to sell me snagging services.As I'm within the 14 day cooling off period I'm thinking I might be better off cancelling and going elsewhere.Can anyone recommend a company they have dealt with?
I have a property in Preston and I would highly recommend Northwood. Because I'm so far away, I have mine let on a guaranteed rent scheme. You don't get as much each month, but there are no headaches, Northwood deal with everything, and they keep me in the loop if anything needs to be done.
Hi Carol /Shirley
Are your properties standard single let BTL. I am considering purchasing a student house in Preston but starting the DD process.
All the best.
Yes, mine is a single let BTL.
Thanks Carol. I'm not really looking for a guaranteed rent scheme. I need a decent return and losing 12% is enough of a loss at this point in time. I might change my mind down the line though! Good to know Northwood are good for future reference.
Hi Shirley,Welcome to the wonderful world of property and also to the tribe. I am sorry to hear of your less-than-positive experience of the agency you have started out with.Property Tribes lettings partner is Northwood, one of the best-known lettings agencies, with 85+ offices across the UK.They have an office at:Preston
5 Butler StreetPrestonPR1 8BN
Visit the office I am sure they would be pleased to assist you.They offer a wide range of lettings options from tenant find to full management to guaranteed rent.I also recommend that all landlords vet their prospective agency and here is how to do that:How to vet a lettings agent ... 12 questions to askI hope that helps all all good wishes for your landlord journey.
Vanessa Warwick Landlord and Co-Founder of PropertyTribes.com **If you have got value from Property Tribes, find out how you can support it in remaining a free to use community resource**
Thanks Vanessa, I didn't realise they did full management too so I'll give them a call.
Hi Shirley, I am in the same situation as you and I was also in talks with this agency today and as you mentioned they are a difficult agency to get hold off, if you don't mind can you drop me a line at Ravi.email@example.com I just want to catch up and find out the difficulties you are experiencing with them and your opinion on them? My property is in whittingham park
Mine too Ravi. I'll message you.
Get rid of them while you still can then do lots of reading here on property tribes to figure out your way forward.
Hi, we are based in blackpool but manage a few properties in preston and surrounding areas, you have direct contact with me the director 7 days a week.
If you struggle drop me a line
Stephen Coles Dip RLPM
Coles Property Management
32 Lune Grove