New landlord – Letting agents?

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    My daughter is buying a property to rent out as an investment. She lives abroad so I will be involved in managing the house. Would you advise using a letting agent to find a tenant? If so, how do I find one locally that does not charge tenants fees for inventories, referencing etc? I know how difficult it is for tenants to find money for a deposit let alone several hundred pounds in addition for letting fees.



    Piper Property are rather unusual in that we don’t charge tenants fees, and we’d be delighted to have a chat with you just send me an email We can probably tailor a service for finding a tenant to your needs irrespective of the location.

    There are other agencies that don’t charge fees but they are few and far between I’m afraid. you could try a google search. Some local groups publish articles etc. to draw attention to the issue. Below is an example from a group based in Bristol (please excuse the language they use in their title, fitting as it might be);

    Taking The Piss: Agency Fees

    For the record, they have mistakenly referred to us as “Piper Properties” but they mean Piper Property.

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