Why Hire a Property Manager for your Buy-To-Let Property?

13th September 2021
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Most private landlords who have just let their property asked themselves whether to manage their buy-to-let property or not.

 

There are many responsibilities that come with being a landlord. Some of which they have to undertake while others they can pass onto a property manager.

 

The main purpose of a property manager is to take out the burden from a property landlord. In this article, we are going to give you the top 10 reasons why you should hire a property manager for your buy-to-let property.

 

1.    Market Your Property

Some property management companies exist as a part of a letting agency. This means the property management company can take on the responsibility of finding tenants for your property and at the same time take over once the property is rented out.

 

2.     Contracts

As part of finding a tenant for your letting property, property managers draw up the rental agreement. In this way, you will not have to go through the hassle of creating a contract agreement from the scratch. The property manager will draw up the rental agreement and the landlord puts their final approval.

 

3.     Property managers know the law

A property management company like Bluestone Properties that has been in the industry for years is very familiar with the law of landlords and tenants in the local market. We are updated with the current laws governing London.

Thus, it is important that if you are going to hire a property manager, get a property manager that knows the local laws in the area.

 

4.     Keeping the Landlord-Tenant relations professional

Letting a property is a business. Getting yourself too personal with your tenants is a risk for problems. If you have a property manager, your interest is best served by keeping your relationship with your tenants on a professional level.

 

5.     Property managers liaise with tenants

When you have a property manager, he/she is the go-to contact for tenants to deal with all the particulars of the letting property. The property manager deals with the general questions from tenants.

 

6.     Property managers arrange and oversee repairs

Property repairs are one of the most exhausting parts of being a landlord. If you have a property manager, the property manager takes the responsibility of handling maintenance issues related to the property. The property manager takes the responsibility for maintenance requests and finding the right vendor to fix the job.

 

7.     Making sure that the buy-to-let property complies with the safety regulations

Property managers are knowledgeable with it comes with the safety requirements needed such as gas certificates, EIRC, etc. Property managers can arrange all the relevant safety checks for your property and confirm the related certificates.

 

8.     Collecting rental payments

Property managers can collect rental payments from your tenants and release the funds to the landlord.

 

9.     Hiring a property manager gives you peace of mind

When you know that a professional person is handling your property for you, you have peace of mind. It makes sense to pay for a good property manager to know that everything is being taken care of.

 

10.  You save your time

You probably have a full-time career, family, and much more to deal with every day, property manager can save your time. So instead of spending your valuable time on managing your buy-to-let property, the property manager takes that burden from you. In that case, you can focus more on what is more important for you.

 

 

The benefits of hiring a professional property manager go far beyond what has been discussed here. If you need any help deciding whether you are in a position to manage your buy-to-let property, contact Bluestone Properties today. Call us on 0208 355 3405 and we can tell you more about the benefits of having us as your property manager.


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