Given the importance of letting your property and gaining rental income each month, this is too important a process to speculate, but at Holmes Estate Agents, we are here to assist you in presenting your rental accommodation in the best way.
Light is essential for tenants
Although lighting is rarely an issue that is top of the stated priority list for tenants, it is hugely important. The more natural light you can offer at your rental property, the better. Factors may impact some landlords outside of their home which limits the amount of natural light that comes into the rental property, but you can take steps to ensure as much light floods into a room as possible. If you are a landlord keen to extend your property portfolio, don’t forget the importance of natural light when reviewing properties.
Tenants want cleanliness and space
Again, tenants probably won’t state they are looking for a clean and spacious property, because this is a common desire. If you are a landlord, it is vital you declutter your rental accommodation and clean it to the highest possible standard. In doing so, your rental property becomes more appealing to tenants, and you should generate more interest in the accommodation.
What the local transport links are
There may not be much you can do to improve transport links around your rental accommodation, but if there are great links close to the property, make sure the tenant knows about them.
To make sure tenants find your home attractive, you must be proactive in promoting it. Many tenants are looking for reliable transport links to get to their work, to study or to enjoy their spare time. If you have invested in property that is close to a major transport hub or which is well connected, make sure that prospective tenants know about the benefits.
Promote local amenities and facilities
Similar to the importance of local transport, tenants want to know about local attractions, shops and entertainment options. If you can provide guidance and information concerning these aspects, you will find that tenants will pay more attention to your home and be more likely to have an interest in the rental property. An excellent rental home offers more than just the rental property; it provides a local community.
Other features that tenants look for in a rental property include:
• Outdoor space
• Storage space
• High-speed internet connection
As a landlord, if you can provide tenants with what they are looking for, you will significantly increase the likelihood of letting your property. If you need assistance in letting property in or around Streatham, contact Holmes Estate Agents, and we will be delighted to help you connect with tenants.