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    Letting agent receiving rent

    I have been with a small agent for a few years now and few problems to be fair...
    I am aware however that many agents are going down and am conscious that the agent receives the rent each month and passes onto myself (with deductions for their fees/repairs)

    Is this an issue or can I request that the rent comes to me directly?

    Thank you

    #2
    As long as the human occupant(s) are named as tenant(s) on AST then yes you can direct them to pay you not agent: They would fairly want proof of who you are (eg land reg deeds, ID copies..) - well, I would want that before I started paying just anyone you sent me a letter/email saying "pay me now..).

    But you need ALL the paperwork from agent 1st...
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      Usually, the agent deducts their fee from the rent before passing on the residue.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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