Can I change my Letting Agent? Yes you can!

News at Newton Fallowell | 30/07/2019









For one reason or another Landlords frequently ask us whether they can bring their rental property over to Newton Fallowell without any disruption to their tenant or to their monthly payments. Many Landlords assume that to change your letting agent you must wait until the end of an existing tenancy, which is not the case! 

A tenancy agreement is a contract between the Landlord and the Tenant, and changing agent does not affect the legal rights of either. If a letting agent has not been delivering on service, it is likely that the tenant will be pleased that the management is changing and they may be more likely to stay in the property for longer. Once you have given your agent wrtitten notice that you would like to leave, we'll take it from there!

You can switch agents in 10 easy steps...

We are experienced in taking over management from other letting agents and make the process as straight forward as possible for our clients using these simple steps: 


Contractual Obligations
Assist you with understanding your existing agents contract and any financial penalties that you should be aware of and advise you on how to give notice. 





We'll refund your exit fees
Don't worry if your old agent tried to charge you for leaving, we will cover the cost of your exit fees. Subject to terms and conditions.





Contact the tenant
We will liaise with the tenant directly regarding the changeover, letting them know who we are and when we will be taking over the property. 





Contact your current agent
We will liaise with your agent to start the switch process and advise them of the process we will undertake.





Obtain tenancy documentation
Including the Tenancy Agreement, Deposit Scheme Prescribed Information, referencing and check-in documents and inventory report. 





Obtain property documentation
Including safety certificates and warranties. We will check that your property is fully compliant with current safety legislation. 





Collect keys
We will collect all sets of keys that are held by your previous agent and register them on to our system. 





Transfer of deposit
We will transfer your tenants deposit and issue them with a new Deposit Certificate and Prescribed Information if necessary.





Arrange a property visit
We will arrange to visit your property as soon as possible, inspections are then carried out every quarter. 





Change of standing order
We will make sure that your tenant updates their standing order to our client account to pay their monthly rent. 




It's as simple as that! We'd be delighted to discuss with you about how easy it is to switch your rental property to Newton Fallowell with no interruption to your rental payments at all. We take pride in our pro-active and forward thinking approach to Lettings and always make sure that we keep our Landlords legally compliant with legislation changes and maintain their property as if it was our own! 

We don't want you to be out of pocket by switching your management over to Newton Fallowell so once you've successfully switched We'll refund your exit fees?* (T&C's apply) 

Want to discuss our Let's Switch Guarantee further or ready to make the move? Call our friendly and pro-active lettings team or visit them at our town centre offices today! 
 
OAKHAM :  01572 335005  ||  oakham.lettings@newtonfallowell.co.uk  ||  6 Market Street, Oakham LE15 6DY
STAMFORD :  01780 754530  || stamford.lettings@newtonfallowell.co.uk  ||  4 Ironmonger Street, Stamford PE9 4DY
BOURNE :  01778 422567  ||  bourne.lettings@newtonfallowell.co.uk  ||  2 North Street, Bourne PE10 9EA