Why a Letting Specialist is essential when you need to find your ideal home rental?
Whether you’ve been living in Cyprus for decades or have just arrived on the island, it always makes sense to work with a letting specialist when looking for a new property to rent. Below we go through some of the main reasons why this is the case.
Time is a precious commodity for all of us and the last thing you want to do is waste a lot of it while looking for a new property to rent. There are various reasons why a letting specialist will save you time. Firstly, it’s an agent’s job to know what properties are available in the area you’re looking to move to. This means they will be able to quickly identify a short list of properties that suit your needs, tastes, and budget. At QuickLets Cyprus we currently have some 3,000 short and long let properties listed across the country, ranging from apartments to villas and everything in between. Another factor that will help to save you time is that letting agents also know the landlords and this pre-existing relationship and trust will certainly speed up viewings any negotiations.
Peace of mind
Another important reason for using a letting agent is the peace of mind it will give you as a tenant. Although a letting agent’s primary responsibility is to protect the landlord, he or she also has a duty of care towards tenants. This duty of care includes making sure the property itself is safe and well maintained as well as guaranteeing that the tenancy agreement is fully compliant with all relevant legislation which just like any other country can be complex and confusing for the most people. He or she will also be able to make sure that all the fine details are taken care of including the inventory list of items that are included in the property.
Additionally, the letting agent will also be able to accompany you on all your viewings, helping you to better understand the pros and cons of each particular property in relation to your specific needs. Throughout the process, a letting agent will also be there to answer any questions or concerns you may have without having to go through the potentially awkward experience of speaking directly to the landlord. This channel of communication will also serve you well throughout your tenancy, making it easier for you to raise any issues that come up and to ensure that any inspections the landlord wishes to carry out are done properly and with the right amount of notice.
At the end of the day, it is in the letting specialist’s interest to make sure both landlords and tenants are happy with the rental agreement and that means they should so everything possible to ensure both sides are satisfied with the outcome.
Beyond ensuring that the property you rent is up to the required standard and that your rights as a tenant are protected, a letting agent can also open your eyes to new opportunities and solutions which you might not have considered. Perhaps there is a up and coming district that offers bigger and better properties but at a more affordable price or maybe there is a new development or infrastructure upgrade being planned that you are not aware of, and which could impact your current preferred location. A professional letting specialist will also ask you the right questions to help you better understand what you really want from your rental and, importantly, what you can actually afford.
Planning for the future
Establishing a good relationship with a professional letting specialist is also a good investment for the future, especially if you are new to Cyprus. As you settle in and discover more of the country, your views about where you would like to live may change. Your letting agent will be there to discuss your next move and, given the fact that they will not only know all the best landlords but also many other estate agents and service providers, he or she will also be able to offer you effective guidance should you wish to move on or even decide to buy a property.
QuickLets Cyprus, with its offices in Limassol and Nicosia, is on hand with its eleven specialists to provide prospective tenants with the advice and support they need when looking for a new property to rent. Founded in Malta nearly a decade ago, the QuickLets family has always been committed to providing the best possible experience to landlords and tenants. You can find out more about our story and how we can help you by visiting quicklets.com.cy.