Whatever your reason for renting – you have been posted to the UK for an indefinite or defined period; you need to rent for a short time to give you breathing space before you commit to purchasing; your lifestyle simply dictates that renting is the best current option – talk to Middleton.
We apply the same focus, diligence and independence as we do when we are advising on buying, but we have built a unique service tailored to the specific demands of prime property rental.
The Middleton way is to fully understand your motivation, your circumstances and your lifestyle now and in the future, as well as practical factors such as timescales, location and the likely length of your rental. Often, when you are renting, you’ll be less familiar with a location compared to a buyer. You may be focused on the property itself, but lifestyle factors such as schools, commuting routes, local amenities are just as important, and so our advice and forensic knowledge of prime property zones acts as a form of accelerated learning.
The contacts and inside knowledge that have been the foundation of our buying business, apply equally to the rental market, and enable us to identify a short-list of suitable properties for you to view, often before they come to the open market. Our job is to eliminate the hassle of searching by taking you direct to properties that match your needs.
We generally organise half-day or full-day tours to enable you to view a short-list of properties in maximum comfort, and to ensure that no time is wasted. We’ll pick you up from wherever you are staying, and we usually use a ‘meeting room on wheels’ for transport, giving us the opportunity to discuss and analyse the property you have just seen or are about to see, in between appointments.
With rentals, speed is of the essence. An hour or two can make all the difference – there’s nothing more disappointing than identifying the perfect property and finding you’ve lost out. And conditions tend to change much more rapidly than the buying market, with key areas going from under-supplied to over-supplied in the course of a few months.
So professional advice is invaluable. Letting Agents prefer it when other agents are involved, because speed of reaction benefits all parties. At Middleton, however, we do not sacrifice detail for speed. Our deep well of property knowledge, commitment to meticulous preparation and innovative methods give you the ability to take good decisions, fast.