Tips for preparing your property for renting:
If it's broke, fix it
From the letterbox to the back fence, and everything in between, carry out any repairs to make sure your home is in tip top condition. This also applies to anything small that you’ve just grown used to living with, like mouldy bathroom grout, leaking washers, dripping taps, broken tiles or chipped paint. A small repair or some maintenance now could save you a bigger problem in the future.
Think about what you will be leaving behind or letting the tenants use and make sure it’s in good working condition. For instance, if your kitchen has space for a dishwasher, it’s usually best to leave it as it can add value. Or if your laundry has a particular shaped space for a built in washing machine you might be better to leave it rather than expect a tenant to buy their own.
You want your property handed back to you in good condition, so set the initial benchmark high. Just as you would if you were going sell, before you rent out your property give it a good spring clean and make sure it’s sparkling. Don’t just do the basics – we’re talking a proper spring clean including:
- Curtains and blinds
- Garbage bins
- Garage and more
Prospective tenants are the same as prospective buyers – they’ll be more attracted to a well-presented property So while you might not want to go so far as to get the property stylists in, make sure you do your best to have it looking great for the photos and that it is tidy for any viewings.
Don't forget the outside
Is the letterbox in need of repair? Are the gutters clean? Is the fence in good condition? Are there any pests or insects you need to deal with? And make sure you mow, sweep, rake, prune and have the garden looking tip top.
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