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Would You Join These Celebrities in Using an Online Letting Agent?

Em Morley - July 30, 2016

Online letting agents are now commonplace in the rental market and are replacing the conventional ways that landlords let their properties. Would you join these celebrities in using an online letting agent?

Who remembers Hear’Say? The early 00s pop group’s Noel Sullivan has since turned to renting out properties. He joins the A&R of Universal Music, Benjamin Scarr, in using Upad to manage their lettings business.

With high street agents seeing their market shares decrease year-on-year, now could be a good time to look into what an online letting agent can do for you.

Noel Sullivan explains why he likes using an online agent…

Q. How did you find tenants before using an online agent?

Would You Join These Celebrities in Using an Online Letting Agent?

Would You Join These Celebrities in Using an Online Letting Agent?

A.I always used high street letting agents before I discovered Upad.

Q. Is it your first time using online letting agents?

A. It is my first time using online letting agents and I couldn’t recommend them enough. Despite my initial reservations of using an online agent, my property was let within a week of me advertising. Upad did everything, from tenant referencing and deposit collection, and even arranged a Gas Safety Certificate.

Q. How do you think it compares to a high street letting agent?

There is no comparison; the service has been second to none. The last high street agent I used charged me astronomical fees and the customer service was shocking. Upad fees are incredible value for money, and I felt I could contact them for help or advice at any time. Now I’ve gone online, I’d never go back to the high street agents.

If you’ve never let a property before, you may like to take some advice from Benjamin Scarr, a talent scout at Universal Music, who has given some insight on his experience with online letting agents:

Q. How did you find tenants before using an online agent?

A. This was the first time I’ve ever let a property!

Q. Is it your first time using online letting agents?

A. It is, yes.

Q. How do you think it compares to a high street letting agent?

A. We’re in an age where you can often cut out the middleman via internet-based services or straight off your phone via the app store – saving yourself both time and money. With Upad, you get to do just that and still have the peace of mind that a traditional estate agent would give you when it comes to finding a tenant securely.

Founded by James Davis in 2008, Upad has experienced a great surge in properties to let and a close to perfect customer satisfaction score.

With online letting agents shaking up the property market, now could be the time that you switch to online. Will you choose an online letting agent to manage your properties?