Thursday, 2 April 2009

Make your rental a Spring success

At this time of the year the most important thing that any landlord can do is to ‘spring-clean’ their property, ensuring it stays in good shape and attracts the highest rental income possible.

At the moment there are a large number of rental properties on the market so it is vital that your one stands out from the crowd. We strongly recommend that landlords give their properties a thorough clean not just internally but externally too, to gain the best return on their investment.

As a result, we’re advising landlords to carry out any necessary renovation or remedial work over the May bank holiday to ensure they don’t miss out on rental yields during the key summer months.

First impressions count so it is important that landlords ensure that their properties not only look good but are also in good repair.

Now is a good time to check things like roofing, guttering and brickwork, which can all be severely affected during the winter months. This will pay dividends as it will not only make the property attractive to potential tenants but will help to avoid expensive repairs in the future. It is also wise to pay attention to outside spaces such as gardens and patios as these become particularly important to tenants during the summer months.

We are always on hand to advise landlords on how they can maximise their investment and are firm believers that the way to ensure tenants respect and look after your property is for you to look after your tenants.

In the current competitive climate the most valuable thing landlords can do is ensure rental properties are presented in immaculate condition to boost their appeal and attract a high rental income.

Internally, landlords should consider giving their properties a lick of fresh, neutral coloured paint and ensure that things such as light fittings, curtain rails and carpets are in good order.

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