Preparing your property for letting
A good relationship with tenants is the key to a smoothly run tenancy. As Property Managers the relationship is our job, but it is important that the tenants should feel comfortable in their home and that they are receiving value for their money; this is your job. Our policy is offering a service of quality and care. Quality properties attract quality tenants.
Electrical, gas, plumbing, waste, central heating, and hot water systems all must be safe and sound and in a good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the landlord’s expense unless misuse can be established.
Similarly, appliances such as the washing machine, fridge freezer, cooker, dishwasher etc should be in usable condition. Repairs and maintenance are at the landlord’s expense unless misuse can be established.
Interior decorations should be in good condition and preferably plain, light, and neutral.
It is recommended that you leave only minimum furnishings, and these should be of reasonable quality. It is preferable that items to be left are in the property during viewings. If you are letting unfurnished, we recommend that the property contains fixtures and fittings such as flooring and curtains, etc. Our tip is: until you know who is going to be moving in to your property do not rush out and buy any new/additional furniture – unless you are prepared to be flexible and remove it again (especially in spare bedrooms). You could put potential long term lets off; couples with their own furniture tend to stay longer than tenants who move without it. So that expensive new sofa could actually be putting off potential tenants!