You may be dissatisfied with your current agent, just want a change or you may want to take over the management of your own property! Whatever the reason changing your letting agent can be as simple as you need it to be.
It is generally agreed to be good practice when you sign up with an agent who manages your rental property that you are contractually bound into the partnership until the property becomes vacant. You can then continue with the same agent or simply switch over to a new agent of your choosing. This is the easiest time to change your letting agent.
The process of switching is different if your property is still rented and there is a contract in place. However the first step would be to read your contract thoroughly, to see what you have contractually agreed to. Contracts can vary from agent to agent and you have signed to say you will follow the details of the contract.
You can still give your current letting agent notice of termination of contract, however you may need to pay a finders fee and or possibly admin fees to transfer out of your contract. We would always suggest that you talk to your agent, they can let you know upfront what fees would be associated to leaving them.
The process would be longer and possibly cost you more in the short term if you switch mid contract, but if you decide you did want to change agents it could be easier than you think.
Simon Yarwood, Bournemouth Landlord
“ I have recently moved one of my properties over to CJP at the end of a rental agreement, I was initially sceptical as CJP do not have a high street office, however I have been proved wrong, within 4 days of my property being with CJP,
Clair lined up three viewings on one day and my property was snapped up by a local professional. Clair has been informative and has had everything under control from the start, I have utmost confidence in my choice of changing rental agents and would have no qualms in moving my other property over when it becomes vacant.”
For more details on how to change over to Clair James Property Group in 2016, call Clair on 01202 944 326 or 07583 433 854.