Preparing your house to secure a tenant
WHAT HAPPENS FIRST? APPRAISING YOUR PROPERTY
If possible, we will meet you at your property so that you can show us any particular features or maintenance issues. After inspecting the property, we will forward a detailed report. Our aim is to get the best possible rent for your property in the quickest timeframe, whilst still securing a responsible tenant who will look after the property. We achieve this by our realistic approach to an achievable rent. We don’t offer inflated rental amounts just to gain your business – there are no winners when the property remains vacant for weeks on end. We take the following factors into consideration when setting the rent.
• General demand for similar properties/ current vacancy levels.
• Seasonal demand - expected inquiry levels for the time of year.
• Rent obtained for similar properties currently leased.
• Rent asked for similar properties currently available.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY PROPERTY FOR RENT?
It is important that the first impression of your property is a good one. Take the time to critically assess the appearance of your property from the road. Does the mail box need a lick of paint?.Is the front lawn neat and tidy?. Is the garden easy to maintain?. Does the property look inviting and well maintained? Take the time to replace tap washers and blown light bulbs and attend to any other minor faults - you may have grown to accept them, but a paying tenant may not. Steam clean carpets and rugs and leave the house clean - that way we can enforce the same standard when the tenant vacates the property. Windows need cleaning, as do chimney flues. We can provide a detailed checklist to assist you. If this all sounds too daunting - don’t worry we have a team of professionals who can attend to these matters at very reasonable rates.