While these are challenging times, the demand for rental property isn’t going to go away. Landlords will need to be proactive in managing their rental property. Therefore, it is helpful for landlords to familiarise themselves with preparing a property for rental.
It is easy to see how circumstances will change for many people, and a lot of tenants may decide it is time to move on. This is far from ideal, but it is how landlords respond to challenging conditions that will determine how well they do.
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At Hunters Greenwich, we are pleased to say we have helped many local landlords, and we are here for you right now. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us, and we will be more than happy to assist you in making an informed decision.
Critical tips for Greenwich landlords to consider when preparing a property for rental include:
· Make sure the front garden or outside area of the property is tidy and well-maintained
· Make sure the entrance point, including communal hallways, are kept in good order
· Take the time to clean windows inside and outside of the property
· Make sure all light bulbs and shades are present and in good working order
· The rental property should be cleaned and decluttered to a high standard – it is sensible to pay special attention to appliances, kitchen units and sanitary items
· Remove all debris around the property
· Review the rental accommodation for any health and safety issues
If you follow these steps and make sure your rental property meets these standards, you will be well placed to list your property. However, you will also need help in reaching out to tenants, and then vetting tenants.
You must find suitable tenants
Even in challenging times when landlords are keen to avoid void periods, tenants must always be vetted before being given access to the rental property. A tenant that doesn’t pay rent fails to pay rent on time or who treats the property with no respect is of no benefit to the landlord. With our help, we will ensure you reach the most suitable tenants, and with a thorough vetting process, you reduce the likelihood of welcoming unsuitable tenants to your home.
Landlords should also ensure their rental property complies with all regulations. You may be surprised to learn how many regulations landlords must comply with. There are also new regulations being introduced while existing rules are being updated. Staying in touch with rental property regulations is a full-time job in itself, which is why so many landlords rely on the support of a property manager to ensure they aren’t breaking regulations.
If you are a Greenwich landlord looking for assistance, we are more than happy to assist you. At Hunters Greenwich, we provide you with localised support while being well-connected to a national network. Therefore, you can be confident you will receive the best standard of guidance and support when you choose Hunters Greenwich, and you should contact us today.