What skills do you need to have to be a Letting agent.

One of the most rewarding, and growing parts, of the UK’s housing market that you can work in is that of Lettings. Letting Agents Cheltenham way such as http://www.meandyouestateagents.co.uk/ work on the behalf of a landlord to ensure that they have a decent tenant in the property that will pay rent on time and also respect the property. You will also deal with any requests or questions the tenant has. They have employed you to do this so that they do not have to! Therefore one of the first skills you need is diplomacy.

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One thing that you will need for each property is a property inventory so that you, the Landlord and the Tenant know what state the property is in when the tenancy starts. You might need training in any special software that your agency uses but other than that it is something that you can learn on the job.

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You’ll also need a keen eye for detail and a good memory. You can be called anytime in regard to a property and need to have the information to hand. As the “go between” between tenant and landlord it is also a good idea to be skilled in dealing with two parties.  They may have very different views on something that has happened in the property or how something needs to be dealt with.

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