All landlords need three things from their tenants:-
- Rent paid on time
- Respect for the property
- Respect for the neighbours
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If you are going to use the services of an agent to let and/or manage your properties the two most important things to check are:-
- They are currently a member of ARLA, UKALA, NALS or RICS (re-check this every three months)
- They have valid Client Money Protection and Professional indemnity insurance policies (re-check this every three months)
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