The benefits of online letting agents for private landlords
Online letting agents allow private landlords to make significant savings on letting services, especially when compared to the costs of traditional high street agents. Online letting agents also offer more choice, flexibility and the power to still have an active role in your rental property. Through these agents, everything can be done online, making it easy and convenient.
With Portico Direct, you can advertise your rental property on Rightmove and Zoopla for £1. You’ll do the viewings, and we’ll do the paperwork. We save you time and money, let you have control over your property and offer more choice and flexibility on how you run your property.
There are also advantages for tenants to rent directly from private landlords as opposed to through traditional high street agents. Tenants and private landlords can build rapport with each other and establish trust by communicating directly – instead of having to deal with a middle-man.
Advertise your rental on Rightmove and Zoopla for £1
We know some private landlords are on a tight budget, so Portico Direct has found a way to get your tenancy advertised and set up for as little as £1. We'll advertise your property on Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket and Portico’s website and then send you any applicants' details directly.
In the digital age, the majority of people looking to move house use the internet to find their next property, making online advertising, especially on portals like Rightmove and Zoopla, imperative to finding quality prospective tenants.
With Portico Direct, you upload your property details and photos straight to our online dashboard. Then, we'll check through it and get it published on the portals, normally within a few hours.
As applicants start to enquire, you can directly arrange property viewings with the ones that look suitable. This helps you find the right tenant for your property quickly and gives you the power to make your own decisions on who you want to rent your property to.
Get help with the tedious work – legal paperwork and tenant credit checks
Drafting, checking and submitting legal paperwork is one of the more tedious and time-consuming duties of being a private landlord. However, Portico Direct can take care of putting together the necessary paperwork for you for low cost fixed fees, so you don’t have to deal with it if you don’t want to.
We can help you document the offer and then collect a holding deposit through our online dashboard. And to further help you make informed decisions on whether to rent your property out to a prospective tenant, we can do tenant credit checks and referencing.
If you're happy with the tenants’ credentials, you can then use our customisable tenancy agreement template. We'll also help you and the tenant sign the document digitally. Or you can use your own agreement if you prefer a pen and paper.
Then, once the tenant pays their deposit, Portico Direct can take care of the submission and registration of the deposit through a suitable tenancy deposit scheme to help insure you comply with legislation.
Collecting and protecting your rent
Portico Direct can even collect the rent, taking the stress and awkwardness out of having to remind and chase tenants to pay rent. There’s no holding period, so you’ll get paid quickly and securely. However, you can choose to take care of rent collection yourself.
Additionally, if you want peace of mind over your earnings, we offer cost effective rent protection. If your tenant becomes unable or unwilling to pay their rent, rent protection covers you, so you won’t suffer a loss of income. To set this insurance up, your tenant must pass our reference checks.
No strings, no contracts
You can also find out more information about our cost-effective services and pricing for private landlords here. Keep in mind that after you have advertised your property, there's absolutely no obligation to take any of our other services, unless of course you would like to. We give you the flexibility to pick what services you want to use.