As a landlord, preparing for a house viewing goes beyond simply ensuring that your property is clean and tidy. In order to attract the right tenants and ensure that you are as prepared as possible for a viewing, we’ve put together a few tips to keep in mind.
It’s important that the property is clean and tidy for viewings. A cluttered, messy house looks far from appealing and can put potential tenants off. It’s always a good idea to get the property professionally cleaned to ensure that it is sparkling and looks its best.
If there are tenants already living in your property, make sure you communicate with them to let them know exactly when the viewings are taking place ahead of time. This will ensure that they have enough time to tidy up. Remember, happy tenants are a good selling point for finding new tenants, so make sure that you keep your current ones in the loop and updated.
Potential tenants will likely have lots of questions for you about the property and the area, and it’s important that you are prepared to answer them. Make sure that you keep all of the benefits of renting the property at the forefront of your mind and any relevant information that they might require.
Be clear on the deposit you require along with the type of renter. Have the tenancy agreement, utility bills, council tax and water charges to hand, too. It’s always best to give as much information as possible to potential tenants about the property and always answer questions honestly.
It’s important that the tenants you choose meet your requirements and are right for your property. During a viewing, don’t forget to ask the tenants about themselves and find out as much as you can about them. This is a good way to check that they are genuine and honest, and to find out what type of renters they are.
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