I wanted to take the opportunity to make you aware of some upcoming changes that will affect all residential landlords and their properties. This change in the law will apply from the 1st October 2022. There are two main changes: 1) Landlords will be responsible for repairing alarms – Currently, the rules in England are…
I’m Angela Westgarth, owner and founder. I am a letting agent based in both Braintree and Bishop’s Stortford, covering all the surrounding areas. I established The Personal Property Shop letting agency in 2014 with the aim of offering a more personal service for landlords. As a landlord myself, I understand what it takes to get the most from your investment and how to take the hassle out of letting your property.
I am a small enough letting agency to be able to get to know both you and your property, to ensure I can offer the best service. I have invested in a fantastic lettings system, which helps me manage properties efficiently, and my wealth of experience both as a landlord and an agent means there’s not much I haven’t dealt with over the years. Whether you’re just looking for someone to find new tenants for you, or you’re looking for someone to fully manage your property, then I can help.
I find the key is in dealing with your property as if it were my own – being just as selective with which tenants I put forward, and adopting a common-sense approach. If I wouldn’t allow a tenant in one of my own properties, then as a letting agent, I won’t recommend them to you either. Better tenants lead to less problems down the line, and less hassle for everyone. Good tenants tend to pay their rent on time, look after your properties and stay for longer.