We do get asked frequently to take over the management of a property that is with an agent already. The first thing I advise the landlord to do is ensure they have given the correct notice to the existing agent or if relationships have broken down then we would just ask to be copied in on correspondence advising that we are taking over. That is all you need to do. We would do everything else. This includes, collecting keys and paperwork from your existing agent, setting up your tenant on a new tenancy agreement, visiting the property to establish condition and reporting back to you if necessary. We ensure the tenant is aware of the change in where they pay their rent to and we also request the deposit to be switched over to our DPS account.