Tuesday 4 March 2014 6.40pm
Following up on this thread, I have a nice 2 bed in Shad Thames
which I listed via an online estate agent at the end of Jan (move in date 1st of April) at what I believe to be a much better price than if I went to an agent. The ad has been fed through to all the portals. I co-own this flat with my parents, who rely on the income so the more we can save the better.
I have not really had any inquiries, so to all the renters in Shad Thames
1. would you be reluctant to deal with a landlord directly via an online estate agent, even though rent is lower, and admin fees are lower? If this is the case, which agents would you trust when renting a property in this area?
2. Also I've had a fair number of viewings casually through a couple of agents, while the feedback has been very positive, there has been no offers yet, so how long before your move out date do you start making committed offers? Is one month before still too early to put in an offer/would you still keep looking?
I've never had experience renting myself and I really want to avoid void periods for the sake of my parents, so any advice would be hugely appreciated.