Choosing The Right Letting Agent

In sea of agents, how do you choose the right one?

Well obviously we say 'Choose Avery'.. but what is it about a letting agent that you should be looking out for?

Does the agent have an established office and postal address?

Avery Lettings registered office is situated within a busy residential location central to Weston super Mare and Worle. Our office has been in situ since 1988 and is regularly visited by customers due to our prominentposition.

Is the agent transparent about their fees? All Avery Lettings fees are prominently displayed within their office and also clearly displayed on their website for both tenants and landlords to obtain detailed information.

How many years has the business been established? Avery Estate Agents was established in May 1988 and has been “Matching People with Property” ever since. Avery Lettings was launched in May 2014 under the same work ethic that the residential sales side has succeeded in for the past 30 years. Quality over Quantity.

Are the staff qualified? Eva, who heads the letting department, is qualified to ARLA Propertymark Level 3 being the Award in Residential Letting and Property Management. As a member of ARLA Eva will be required to remain up to speed with all legislation and industry implementations and changes and will continue to demonstrate and retain this qualification by carrying out at least 12 hours of continuing professional development per year.

Mandi, oversees the lettings department and is a Director at Avery’s. Mandi gained her LLB (Hons) Law Degree in 2013 and offers vast experience within all areas of property transactions – both sales and lettings. Propertymark Level 3 In Residential Letting and Propertymark Management qualified Mandi ensures that her continual professional development always exceeds the bare minimum required keeping abreast of all industry updates.

Does the agent research the tenants? Each tenant is met, interviewed and a detailed application is required prior to being presented to a landlord as a viable tenant. This process ensures that ALL our landlords and their properties have suitable tenants that will treat and care for the property and respect it as their home.

Is the agent a member of one of the three Government Approved Deposit Schemes?

Avery Lettings have a registered custodial account in place with Deposit Protection Scheme providing protection to both landlords and tenants alike.

Is the agent a member of professional body? Avery Lettings are members of ARLA Propertymark, the leading membership body for property agents and also NRLA which ensure that we are well informed, up to date and conforming with all legislation and regulations at all times.

Is the agent using client money protection? Avery Lettings as members of ARLA Propertymark have client money protection in place as part of their membership. All client monies are help within an approved client account and as such are correctly protectedfor clients.

Does the agent belong to a redress scheme? Avery Lettings are members of The Property Ombudsmen.

What portals do the agents advertise through? Avery Lettings provides professional advertising of properties via all the leading property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and On The Market.

Does the agent have lots of good reviews and are they recommended by their clients? “Avery have let and managed our property since March 2020 when we left the UK for 12 months in Australia to be with family. Due to Covid we are still enjoying life here and have continued to use them. We find Mandi and Eva to be very efficient and prompt in dealing with any issues and replying to emails etc. We thoroughlyrecommend Avery to anyone considering letting out a property” “Our letting agent of choice, absolutely first class, nothing is too much trouble. Excellent advertising and tenant screening. Fantastic value for money, Mandi and team really do a great job and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.” “We moved to Averys letting department 18 months ago and we couldn’t be more pleased. Our only regret iswe didn’t move to them sooner. The professionalism of Mandi and Eva is exemplary.”

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