Jonathan answers a question about how much rent you should charge, emailed in by one of our website visitors.
If you’re looking to rent a property and you’re not wanting to use an agent to do it for you, you’ll need to do your research on how much rent to charge.
You can do that by asking a couple agent to look at the property and picking their brains, free of charge, or they may not like it if you do that.
You could otherwise go on something like Zoopla.co.uk, register yourself as an applicant looking for properties in the area and then just see the comparisons that there are around, after all that’s really the way that the estate agents or letting agents value your property anyway. It’s all about comparison.
So, if your home is slightly better than another, but slight worse that the next one, then just pitch your rent somewhere in between. But, of course, there is no substitute for using a good agent who will really be able to give you the best possible market advice.