Intire are different to any other letting agent you have come across. Not because they are specialists in residential lettings. Not just because they are accredited and regulated by the leading industry bodies. No, its because they are the only letting agents offering an all inclusive fee to their landlords.
Why Choose Intire:
Why our fees are all inclusive
Our fees all inclusive and not the traditional a la carte method adopted by all other agents because research shows one of the biggest things landlords find irritating about letting agents are their open ended fee structures that are complex, loaded with add-ons and hidden costs. Intire’s all inclusive fixed fees are simple to understand and often significantly lower than other agents.
Landlords are commonly quoted in the media and in regulatory reports complaining that agents have charged for extra services they were not told about. Complaints to the property ombudsman soared by 22% between 2012-2013. The reputation of letting agents is at an all-time low. It is not uncommon to hear the term “dishonest” being associated with the industry. Until legislative changes are made forcing other agents to be transparent and clear about their fees, the practice of charging separately for each item involved in the letting process will continue.
Why do other agents charge separately for each item? Because they can charge landlords higher fees. In isolation, the cost of each item seems acceptable. But, when landlords add them up, they are almost always higher than landlords were led to believe by the agents clever marketing. For example, a typical tactic used by a majority of other agents is to quote a low headline management fee of say 10%. The unsuspecting landlord will be taken in by this rate (because it appears good value) and proceed to place the property on the market with the agent. The landlord believes that it is only going to cost 10% to let and manage the property. But, once a potential tenant is secured, the landlord will automatically incur all the add-on costs (usually hidden or not disclosed at the beginning ) associated with the let. By then, it is often too late to stop the add-on costs mounting up. These items are things like landlords gas safety test, energy performance certificate, inventory and schedule of condition, tenancy agreement and deposition protection. Some agents even charge separately for property inspections! Our research shows that these add-ons on average amount to an extra £860 per tenancy, resulting in the quoted headline rate of 10% almost doubling to 19%.
If an agent is not disclosing full details of their fees and charges (not just what they include in their service) on their website, ask yourself why. What don’t they want you to know? Some agents will only tell you their headline fee on the phone. The rest will only disclose details at the property valuation. No other industry works like this so why are these agents being so secretive about their fees? In contrast, all of Intire’s fees are fully published on this website so landlords know exactly what we include in our service.
Being a landlord should be seen as a business. The costs of any well run business are managed properly. If landlords are being over charged by their letting agent, they need to take action as this is eating directly into their profit. Increasing the rent to off-set the high agent cost is not good business. Staying put and accepting the higher fees should not be the preferred choice for any landlord. Loyalty and relationships between landlord and agent go along way but at what cost?
Smarter landlords are making the switch to Intire because our all inclusive fee is cost effective, transparent and honest. The easiest time to switch is when the property comes up for let or re-let. However, if you want to switch mid-tenancy, our dedicated Landlord Switching Service will take care of everything for you. We will handle all the related administration to ensure that the switch is smooth.
If you would like find out more about our award winning all inclusive lettings services, please contact your nearest branch.
Google reviews for Intire...
JON & CLAIRE
“The best Letting agency in the region. Intire have been managing our property in Portishead since 2011 and I am full of praise for them. They are proactive in their approach, always quick to respond, have a great rapport with the tenants and thorough in their administration. When they put the property on the rental market how they advertised it and the marketing material they produced was top class. They are thourough in their vetting of their tenants. Living overseas I am con?dent to leave my property in the competent hands of Intire and secure they will manage and look after it as a professional Letting agency should.”
“Excellent team. Would award 10 stars if it were possible, I'm that impressed! Efficient, polite, knowledgeable, helpful and always one step ahead. Would (and have) recommended to friends and family. Thank You for showing what good service means.”
“I have trusted Intire for a few years now to manage a property I let out and have received nothing but excellent service. Having used other letting agents before, Intire's attention to detail and pro-active approach has put others I have used to shame. I can honestly recommend Intire Letting Agents for Landlords and from the feedback I have received from tenants of mine, for tenants also.”
“Having recently entered the lettings market as a first time landlord, I feel very fortunate to have worked with Intire. The staff are friendly and extremely supportive and I was very impressed with the proactive and efficient service I received. My property let extremely quickly and I was kept fully informed of all developments throughout the process. A massive thanks to all the team!”
“Superb, professional company to deal with. Have managed our city centre apartment for 3 years without any issues. Proactive company I would recommend to anyone.”
“Intire provide a first class service. They rented our property very quickly with good quality reliable tenants.They provided an invaluable level of advice and guidance for our first rental property and their ongoing service is impeccable, covering everything that we need. The team are always professional and efficient, giving us complete confidence that our property is in safe hands.”
“Nothing but the highest quality service from Intire. I have been a tenant in the past and now use their fully managed service for our rental home, I would defiantly recommend them to friends and family!”
“As a landlord with properties in Bath, I use Intire. I have found the team at Intire to always be professional and incredibly efficient. As letting agents go, they are top of their game. They know the market very well and always have a good stock of tenants on their books. Both sets of tenants for my two Bath apartments were found, referenced and moved in within 10 days. Ive always been very pleased with them. Highly recommended.”
“Atif, Kirsty and the team have let two of my properties to multiple tenants over the past 4 years, they are by far the most professional letting agency I have come across. Intire focus on delivering a great service to their landlords and tenants, They were so thorough in their approach to letting my properties but this didn't cause any delay in them taking the necessary actions and finding good quality tenants immediately. First living overseas and now in London I have absolute confidence in leaving my property needs in their capable hands. I cannot recommend their services highly enough.”
“I have only been with Intire for two months ,but the process has been an excellent experience. All the staff that I have been in contact with have been very professional and courteous. I have found the team from Intire a pleasure to work with and I know they will go the extra mile to resolve any problems and keep me informed on problems or issues with tenants renting my house. I was pleased to meet the tenants that were going to rent my property and found them to be courteous. I hope with your support the smooth running will continue.”
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