On X, formerly known as Twitter there have often been posts referring to eviction notices.
It is difficult to know if these are merely fake news, but if they are genuine notices from a letting agent to their tenant, then there are so many reasons why it is completely unacceptable.
We thought it opportune to give some strong tips to help landlords and tenants alike, in order to find a professional letting agent who will work hard on your behalf. An agent who can be relied on not to deliver notices like those on Twitter!
The best way to start is todo some online research of your own. A good place to begin is to look at their marketing material. How are they currently advertising their properties? Do the pictures seem to be professionally taken and are the descriptions well written and acurate?
What do their customers say about them? Take a look at their online reviews, such as Google and TrustPilot. There are consumer rather than corporate driven and many not match the marketing information that companies send out.
Are they local and do they belong to a professional body such as ARLA? This is crucial as it shows that they have standards to adhere to and they also have a complaints, and compensation, system in place if things go wrong.
Once you have decided upon shortlist, these are some questions that we feel you should ask them:
At Ringley we strive to tick all of these boxes.
We are confident that we offer value for money and a great service to our clients.
Please contact our Ringley Group team at www.unaliving.co.uk
Mary-Anne Bowring FIRPM FRICS FARLA FCABE Founder/Head of Asset Management
Strategic partnerships, holistic delivery/ opportunities, growth, value engineering, thought leadership
Ian Barber MD BTR Mobilisation & Leasing
Runs HQ & site lease-up teams. Drives rent pricing, mobilisation, marketing, happy residents!
Jon Curtis MRICS Head of Building Engineering
Chartered Building Surveyor. Lectures on EWS1 & building safety. Runs CapEx programmes.
Kate Robinson MIRPM MD Blocks/FM Management (London Region)
Master plan setup, ops and staffing and resident engagement. ISO45001 champion.
Lee Harle Partner Ringley Law
Plot conveyancing. Debt litigation. Group Company Secretary.
Anthony Kingdon MIRPM AssocRICS MD Blocks/FM Management (North Region)
Stakeholder engagement. Mixed tenure specialist. Budget management. Plant audit, PPM compliance.
Chris Georgalis MRICS Head of Commercial Valuation
Chartered Valuer. Rental valuations: retail, leisure. IRR modelling and valuations for secured lending. Compulsory purchase & rent reviews
Nichola Pughe MRICS Head of Residential Valuation
Chartered Valuer. Rental development & mixed use valuations, IRR modelling. Leasehold enfranchisement specialist
Libby Chen MSc Compliance Manager
Operational Plant & Equipment strategy PPM Compliance lead, Asset tagging Client major projects
Dipesh Parekh Director PlanetRent
Customer centric, vertically integrated PropTech/fin-tech solutions.
Leana Aristodemou MIRPM MARLA AssocRICS Strategic lead: ESG & Asset Business Plan delivery
Financial modelling, valuation analyst to support underwriting & fund reporting.
Natalie Birmingham Helpdesk Support Manager
Trainer & Helpdesk Manager: people, systems,contractors. ISO45001 supply chain accreditation.
Steve Norman Planning Director
Land due diligence (opportunities & constraints) Has contributed to a number of award winning schemes.