In short, the answer is yes.
We can understand any reservations that you may have when it comes to letting through an agency, but as long as you do your research and pick an agency you trust, then it should be plain sailing from thereon after.
A lot more comes to managing a property than you would think, and if you use a professional agency, it will take a lot of stress and worry off of your shoulders.
Experts in their field, they will book your gas safety checks, keep up the maintenance of your property and chose tenants that they believe will treat your property right. A letting agent, when assigned your property, will chase up any lose ends and also keep you up to date with your property, and before any works are booked, nothing goes ahead without your say so first.
It is also now mandatory for all agents to own a CIH Level 3 in Housing Management Qualification, which means your agent will be fully qualified in managing your property to an expert level standard.
You may read this and think that you would be able to manage your property by yourself, and maybe you can, but for a small fee per month, you would be leaving your property in the trusting hands of professional agents giving you peace of mind so that you can enjoy that extra income worry free.