Please think carefully which service suits you best. Landlords often confuse management with maintenance.
Whilst informing you of maintenance issues or arranging for a contractor to attend on your behalf is certainly part of it, the major element of on-going management concerns the tenancy itself, ensuring rent is paid on time, ensuring that the property meets the standards set by the complex legislation required of Landlords, receiving out of hours calls including holiday periods, dealing with any reports of tenancy breach or anti-social behaviour and in worst case scenarios guiding you through the eviction process.
Unfortunately for a Landlord to see us at our very best, then things are going wrong with the tenancy. At this point our percentage commission seems like very little money for the peace of mind that we offer to Landlords in this scenario. We often point out to Landlords that using an agent to find a Tenant is no guarantee of a successful tenancy, we cannot control people, but what we can do is react fast and with the knowledge and resources available to us we can deal with difficult Tenants with a high degree of professionalism. This often results in vacant possession without the need for court proceedings.