Although a good letting agent will of course expect to accompany prospective tenants who want to view your investment, and are trained to maximise the opportunity, there is a lot to be said for you meeting your tenants before they move into your rented property.

For example, a tenant who has met the landlord is much less likely to pay their rent late or default as there is some degree of social accountability! Likewise, if the tenant feels that the landlord really cares, then they are likely to treat your property with the respect it deserves. Issues can usually be resolved more easily when the parties feel they know each other. It’s also good to know who’s renting your property!

Transparency and confidence are key to good tenant relationships, and meeting the landlord is the first step. It gives both parties the opportunity to ask questions, rather than hearing everything second-hand via the agent – no matter how fastidious they are. 

If you’d like to take advantage of this potential benefit in future, please feel free to contact us on 01202 554470. We appreciate this may not be for everyone, in which case we will continue to vet and secure the best possible tenants for you.