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Top Tips for Successful Letting

Top Tips for Successful Letting

Presentation

-          De-clutter- make sure personal items are put away as they are distractions to viewers. They like to see space and struggle to look past lots of belongings.

-          Decoration- Pale, neutral background colours work best with a dash of colour brought in with furniture and furnishings is ideal.

-          Kerb appeal- Make sure that external decoration is tidy and there are attractive features on show e.g. hanging baskets or window baskets

-          Flooring- Ideally there should be the same neutral carpets throughout or good quality wooden or laminate flooring. Bathrooms and kitchens should always have wipe able flooring.

Letting dont’s

-       Old fashioned curtains, pelmets

-       Patterned or brightly coloured carpets

-       Dated kitchens and bathrooms

-       Old fashioned storage heaters

-       Cheap and/or mismatched furniture

-       Building works- most viewers cannot see past extensive building work, however final touches are usually ok.

-       Not taking advice or being flexible- Sharers can make excellent tenants. Pets don’t always cause destruction- why don’t you meet the pet if you’re unsure?

-       Fall for the over-inflated rental quote- Some agencies will often value your property too high to win your business. Remember- a property sat empty will earn you nothing.

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Other Considerations

-       Communal areas- These should create a good first impression so make sure they are neat and tidy

-       White goods- Remember if they are supplied then you are expected to repair or replace. Don’t let this put you off providing them though, some Tenants on a tight budget cannot afford to buy them all for a short term tenancy.

-       Technology- Most tenants need cabling for satellite TV, phone and broadband

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