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Mourne Management brings many years of expertise to a variety of fields associated with property. Whether you are thinking of venturing into the profitable buy to let market, want to put an extension on your home, have seen one of the many property programmes such as Homes Under The Hammer and want to move into refurbishing properties bought from auction or simply want to rent out your home then we have the experience and expertise to help.
One of the things to realise from the start is that while property is profitable there are many expensive pitfalls for the unwary especially if wrong decisions are made in the early stages of a project. One of our areas of expertise is in the letting and management of property and in one of the sections on this site we set out the consequences of choosing the wrong letting agent to manage your property.
As in everything you get what you pay for and a golden rule is “If something looks too good to be true that’s because it probably is”. There are reasons why letting agents will offer cut price deals and it is usually because they are keen to get business in what is an unregulated market in which anyone can start up without any qualifications or experience.
It is because, in our experience, many people are confused by the complexity of the market and all of the regulations that confront anyone venturing into the world of property that we have designed this site to be of use to you even if we do not go further and enter into a business relationship with each other.
The site is broken down into sections which deal with every aspect of the property letting and management business with, where necessary, references and case law. We set out clearly what a tenant and property owner can expect from us, what everyone’s legal obligations are and what happens when things go wrong so that we can put them right as soon as possible.
We explain the law on the holding of client’s monies in separate accounts and give details of how we have an account that does just that. In spite of the fact that this is a legal requirement the vast majority of letting agents simply hold tenants deposits and landlords rents in their own personal accounts with the consequence if the business is would up both sums disappearing . This happens on a regular basis, don’t let it happen to you.
Some of what we outline is quite frightening but forewarned is forearmed. We are moving through some very rapid changes in all aspects of housing both in terms of the law and the market and while there is money to be made there is also not only money to be lost but people who will be only too happy to help you lose it! Remember, it costs nothing to ask. We look forward to hearing from you.