There are horror stories in every profession and landlords are no different. The challenge is determining fact from fiction where a problem is exaggerated. That’s why when a national newspaper reports on the extortionate prices letting agents charge landlords for basic services the RLA must respond.
Reports of landlords being charged double, and sometimes more than that, for basic services is all the more reason for landlords to protect themselves and their tenants by registering with a landlord association to make sure that they aren’t being taken advantage of unfairly.
The minority of letting agents are creating a bad name for themselves because many provide excellent service and value for money for landlords that may need a helping hand in managing processes. The RLA has recently acknowledged some questions landlords should ask themselves and letting agents to determine where to place their trust and hard earned cash. Read the article here.
The RLA provides its members with services at knock-down prices and there are many letting agents and agencies as corporate members of the RLA, providing quality professional services to landlords and tenants alike.
Tenant credit checks can cost as little as £10 with an additional £5 for each extra address.
The RLA Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement has been written by our Policy Director and has achieved the “Plain English Crystal Mark” providing unparalleled simplicity for tenants and landlords alike when setting up a tenancy.
The RLA website has banks of information from Guide to landlord responsibilities, list of crucial Landlord Service provisions, and of course Landlord training courses the RLA has everything to keep your practices at the highest professional standard, without shocking bank balance statements.
Coupled with the incredibly well informed and popular Landlord Advice Team (LAT) the RLA works tirelessly to make the private rented sector (PRS) and landlords operating within the market as professional and reputable as possible.
If you are a member, head to the RLA website to take advantage of our offers by logging in. If you want to find out more, call in and find out what we can do for you!