Your tenants are looking for more than just a place to rent. They are looking for a place to call home. We understand that.
When we value your rental property we don’t just give you a realistic price, we use our unbeatable local knowledge and understanding of the rental market to find the best way to present it to market too. Everything that sets your property apart, that makes it a home, forms part of your valuation.
By the time your property reaches our huge network of tenants – from across the UK and beyond, including an extensive database of corporate clients – they will see more than just an amount Per Calendar Month. They will see a picture of themselves in a new home.
Decide whether you want to let your property furnished or unfurnished. It's great if you can offer both options, as this means the agent can market it to a wider audience. In terms of decorating and soft furnishings, keep it fresh and neutral. A well-maintained, clean property will attract good tenants.
The safety of your tenants is very important, so make sure you have a Gas Safety check every year and get all electrical equipment tested once a year too. It goes without saying that your rental property should be fitted with smoke alarms throughout.
By law, you will need an EPC (energy performance certificate) for your rental property. Your estate agent can help you to organise this. You won't be able to market the property without one, so get it sorted as soon as possible - they're valid for 10 years.
It's a really good idea to get a professional inventory taken at the start and end of each tenancy. Your estate agent will be able to manage this for you. It can help with any disputes that may arise when a tenant moves out.