As I live more than 200 miles from our flat in Wales, I appointed a firm to act as my agent in March. I paid them a retainer to last the length of my licence, and paid them separately to do viewings. I do everything else myself with your help. Now they are seeking to terminate our agreement because they do not fully manage the property.
1. Are they legally correct to do this?
2. Am I right in thinking that anyone who is a licensed landlord could act as my agent as long as s/he lives within the 200 miles? (Thinking of my brother.)
It’s absurd, as I have successfully managed a portfolio from a distance of 3000 miles for 8 years. But I recognise the need to be the right side of the law.