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    My tenants moving out, so I now have the chance of going with another agency.

    I think I'm going to use UPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midiman View Post
    My tenants moving out, so I now have the chance of going with another agency.

    I think I'm going to use UPad.
    Yes...............................and?
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    Hi. We have just used Upad, very pleased with service. There are cheaper and free online agents available - free to the landlord and I assume they charge the prospective tenant.

    What I like about Upad is you can pay for extras like inventories, etc, so you have flexibility to do some things yourself.

    Here is a list of everything you need to do to prepare for a new letting. I'm sure I've missed a few things!


    decide on rent/deposit/furniture/available dates

    update building insurance to unoccupied if needed

    EPC cert
    gas safety test
    electrical tests

    take photographs

    advertising, using Upad or other

    viewings

    decide on type of tenant, eg housing benefit/pets or not

    credit checks/referencing

    inventory

    photographs

    write tenancy agreement

    give bank account detail to tenants

    cut keys and consider changing locks

    Moving in:
    agree inventory/agree tenancy agreement

    change over of gas/electric/water/council tax

    take photos of meters

    protect deposit and give prescribed information

    update insurance policy if needed

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    Thanks Isabella.

    Updad are still not cheap.

    I don't need the full letting package.

    What I want from them is to help me with my AST and deal with all the deposit and money handling.

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