The buy-to-let market is thriving. Known for its low housing supply and high demand, the UK’s rental market has become inundated with investors seeking to capitalise on the rising demand for rental housing and the excellent yields that rental property offers. UK buy-to-let has therefore inevitably grown from strength to strength in recent years, as more and more investors gained faith in a burgeoning and highly lucrative market. So it is no surprise that there are over 1.6 million property investors in the UK alone, who on average own three buy-to-let properties.
The rental market is growing at an incredible rate and, because of this growth, is changing beyond recognition. Gone are the days of tired, run-down buy-to-let properties and hands-on landlords. Now, more and more landlords are looking to lettings agents to manage their properties on their behalf, as modern property investors increasingly have neither the expertise nor time to commit to managing their investment on a full-time basis.
Being a landlord involves a multitude of time-consuming tasks, from attracting tenants and drafting tenancy agreements to collecting rent and carrying out regular maintenance on the property, so many investors naturally see property management as tiresome and time-consuming. If this is the case, utilising the assistance of a lettings agent is a natural progression in the lifecycle of your property investment.
It has been said that finding the perfect lettings agent is pivotal to the smooth running of your investment. A trustworthy company contracted to maintain your property on your behalf will ensure that you can make the most of the excellent financial returns that your property investment will yield, but without having to deal with the fine-print involved in being a hands-on landlord.
One such lettings company is Intus Lettings, a new independent lettings and management company that specialises in student and residential lettings. As one of the few lettings agents in the UK that offer complete coverage nationwide, Intus offers a comprehensive service on either a let-only or fully-managed basis. Intus Lettings’ easy and straightforward service means that they take the hassle out of sourcing a tenant and maintaining the management of your property. Each property in Intus’ expansive property portfolio is individually managed, with a presence on Rightmove, Zoopla and Gumtree to ensure that the process of sourcing a tenant is quick, easy and efficient, minimising landlords’ void periods.
The level of service provided by Intus is first-rate. Their let-only service guarantees the quick and effortless process of sourcing, securing and fully-referencing a tenant in the quickest possible time-frame, whereas their comprehensive fully-managed service involves the full maintenance of a property, from the on-going management and regular inspections of the property, to contracting out any maintenance issues and organising rent collection. Intus Lettings’ main focus is to provide a service that is both high-quality and as easy and hassle-free for the landlord as possible.
If Intus Lettings sound like the perfect agent for you, speak to one of the team and discover how you can save up to £700 on your lettings fees, including 6 months’ free management and your first month’s let free.
Article Courtesy of: Nick Gill, Intus Lettings Manager