There is a general feeling amongst landlords that it is better to wait until their current tenant has given notice to leave the property before they even contemplate changing agents as it is far more problematic to change agents midway through a tenancy. Well, in a lot of cases this can be true, however, although it may seem like there is a lot of hassle involved in moving agents mid tenancy, it is not your hassle as we can do most of the work for you!
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1. Firstly you will need to find out how much, if any, notice you are required to give your current agent as detailed within the Terms and Conditions you signed at the start of your contract with them.
Having determined this, give the required notice in writing to terminate your agreement. If you need any advice regarding this, then please contact us as it may help if your notice coincides with your current rent due date as it will make the switching process much more straightforward.
2. If you are on a fully managed service then it would be prudent to obtain the contact details for your current tenant which your agent should give you.
3. We will arrange to meet you, and go through our terms of business as well as outlining to you our lettings process and our commitment to providing an unrivalled lettings and management service. We will provide you with all the necessary paperwork for you to read and complete.
4. We will arrange to meet your current tenant at their property to explain everything to them and provide them with a welcome pack which will include a new standing order to pay their rent. We can also advise on cancelling their existing standing order. Part of this transfer may include a new tenancy agreement for the tenant to sign, this is to protect all parties as all of our tenancy agreements are updated regularly for changes in legislation. We will also deal with any necessary deposit transfer/registration.
IT REALLY IS THAT EASY! ITS SIMPLE TO SWITCH WITH RF&O!
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