Friday, 15 June 2018
Whilst some wear and tear is inevitable in your rental properties, there are several ways you can keep it to a minimum. Here are some tips to help keep your property in the best possible condition:
- Keep your tenants happy! Tenants constantly moving in and out can increase wear and tear from furniture and boxes being hauled through the house. Happy tenants will stay in the property for longer, which means less wear and tear caused by the moving process. There’s also a lot more chance of a tenant taking good care of your property if they love living there and feel looked after.
- If you have long-term tenants, it pays to freshen up the property at regular intervals. This could mean painting rooms and replacing carpets when needed. This helps to keep your tenants content and also means you won’t need to do a full refurbishment when they do eventually move out.
- Make sure your tenants are aware of your expectations from the outset. Take photo and video inventories and remind your tenants that regular cleaning and maintenance helps keep the property in good condition.
- Conduct property inspections every 3 – 4 months to check the property is being well-maintained and to keep track of any maintenance issues that may arise, such as blocked gutters, damp or ventilation issues.
Part of our fully managed service is providing regular property inspection and landlord reports, as well as overseeing any maintenance and compliance issues. Our team of lettings experts can help to remove any hassle from being a Landlord.
If you need help conducting property inspections, you can find out more about how we help our managed landlords with quarterly property inspections here. Or you can simply call and speak directly to a member of our lettings team on 01604 823456, we’d be delighted to hear from you.