Mass appeal: How to approve your property’s rentability

For any landlord, rentability is key. The reassurance that you can contact a letting agent and acquire a tenant on a schedule that meets your needs can never be underestimated.

However, it’s not always easy.

Some properties are more difficult to let out than others, and through today’s guide, we’ll look at some easy-to-implement tips that can help make your property appeal much more to the masses.

Make the kitchens and bathrooms do the talking

They say that kitchens and bathrooms sell a home, and the same is true when it comes to renting. If your property’s bathrooms and kitchens need an update, make sure to do so before listing the property.

Invest in new fixtures, paint the walls, and ensure the space is clean and clutter-free.

If your budget allows, you could go the whole hog and purchase completely new facilities. However, at a minimum, try and stick to the above advice.

Keep it clean and clutter-free

This one should go without saying, but it’s important nonetheless. When potential tenants come to view your property, they should be able to picture themselves living there.

That’s difficult to do if the space is cluttered and dirty. Make sure to declutter and deep clean your property before listing it.

And, if you have existing tenants still in place while marketing your property, ensure you perform sufficient due diligence to confirm that it will be in a satisfactory condition when potential new tenants arrive to view it.

Consider pet-friendly policies

More and more renters have pets these days, so it’s important to consider whether or not your property is pet friendly. You may miss out on a large pool of potential tenants if it isn’t.

Of course, some homes just won’t be ready to deal with furry occupiers. You might need to consider some of your own changes in these instances. For example, if your property is covered in carpets, it goes without saying that it’s hardly prepared for a tenant with pets to move in.

This is about moving with the times and ensuring that your property is ready to sell itself to the masses.

Don’t forget curb appeal

Curb appeal is important, no matter what type of property you’re trying to rent. And again, while this famous term often grabs the headlines for buying and selling properties – very similar rules apply to renting.

Potential tenants should be able to see the property and immediately be drawn to it.

Ensure your property is well-maintained and the exterior is clean and presentable.

Tick all the paperwork boxes

Nowadays, there are many items that can make you look better on paper, which stretches far beyond the classic landlord insurance obligations.

For example, some local authorities will allow you to become a “certified landlord”. In other words, you satisfy terms and conditions that will enable you to have an accreditation next to your name.

Such schemes will come with a cost, but again, to appeal to the masses, it can be an expense worth considering.

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