Property letting tips
Tips for letting your property
To gain that all important first impression to attract the best quality tenants, we recommend you present your property for marketing in the best possible condition. Here’s a few handy hints. We are always available and happy to visit your property.
- Property should be clean and tidy throughout.
- Ready for immediate occupation, clean & tidy. Furnished/unfurnished.
- Decorations and flooring as neutral as possible.
- Gardens and external areas well presented
General Condition Of Property
In order to let the property quickly and at the best possible rental value it is essential that the property is presented well in good decoration, clean and tidy. A property will let perfectly well furnished, part furnished or unfurnishe. As part of our initial assessment we willhelp with the decision based on the demand and our experience of similar properties in the area.
We find properties are best viewed after any decoration or refurbishments have taken place, neutral colours are more favourable and any personal items should be removed.
We recommend that the property is professionally cleaned and additionally if carpets are not new they should be professional cleaned.
What To Leave In Your Property?
The following notes have been prepared for guidance only and are not a comprehensive list.
- Carpets and curtains at all windows and all in good quality and condition
- A cooker
- Any other items you wish to leave behind
- White goods and kitchen utensils
- Cutlery and crockery ensuring that there is sufficient for the number of bedrooms
- Iron and Ironing board, Vacuum cleaner and other household cleaning appliance
- Sufficient quantity and good quality seating for the lounge and a dining table with chair
- Good quality beds and matresses (with protectors) wardrobes and chest of drawer
- A selection of gardening tools in good order to enable tenants(s) to easily maintain gardens
We do not recommend that television sets or stereo units are included as they would have to be repaired at the landlords expense.
Inventory And Schedule Of Conditions
Furnished or unfurnished, all properties have fixtures and fittings which need itemising and condition recorded. It is an essential document relating to the letting of the property and the tenant will be required to signand check the inventory on commencement of tenancy.
At the end of the tenancy the inventory will be checked against dilapidations on the property.
The landlord must supply three sets to the property one set of keys per tenant will be supplied at commencement of tenancy plus a set retaining by Charles Harding for access in emergency and for inspections.
The landlord should ensure that mail is re-directed by the postal serivce during the tenancy and likewise it is a condition of the tenancy agreement that tenants make arrangements for the re-directing of mail, Tenants are not required to receive and store mail on behalf of the landlord.