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I am going to emigrate

Hello Martin

I need some serious advice. I am going to emigrate & want to go in late august. My house is on the market & has had some good interest but no good enough offers yet. I am now looking in to rental as time is getting on. I have heard such horror stories from friends about what has happened to them when they rent its scary.

I need to know the following & anything else you might think is useful

Can you recommend a good rental management company for my area who will manage while I am abroad?
What should they be doing for me?
What are the checks that they need to be do on tenants?
How do I get good quality tenants?

I've known people who tenants have defaulted & the done a runner with all the furnishings & wrecked the place. How do people get away with this & more importantly how do I avoid this?

These days we can be traced so easily if we do anything wrong so this amazes me, is it really that easy to get away with this, am I missing something?

Many thanks

The following websites may be useful if you are already, or thinking of becoming a landlord. Alternatively, become a Member and gain access to a library of landlord related information as well as downloads and templates for you to use

www.rla.org.uk – the website of the Residential Landlords Association.

www.landlords.org.uk – the website of the National Association of Landlords

www.rentright.co.uk – Gives you the latest rental price statistics taken from the RRPI (Residential Rental Price Index). The RRPI can give you the average rental prices down to town level across the UK.  If you are looking to rent property this is a valuable resource to help assist in giving a guide to the market in different areas of the country.

www.tenant-reference.co.uk – Offers a Tenant Reference service for landlords.


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