As a landlord, whether you are new to the business or a seasoned pro, you will probably be aware that there are a number of options available to help you find tenants.
There are paid platforms like OpenRent, which offers to advertise your property for free and charges £49 to create tenancy agreements. There are also free platforms like Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree or Spareroom.com, which are all options available to you.
While you can certainly gain interest and even hook a tenant that way – all of these have their issues, from spend to potentially unsuitable tenants. You might get someone through the door, but can you really guarantee that these free methods of finding someone to live in your property – essentially becoming custodians of something worth a fair bit of money! – are safe and trustworthy?