Is Your Property Ready?
For first time landlords, the idea of getting your property ready for tenants can be daunting. Foremost Lettings are here to help! We have put together some information to help ensure your property is ready.
Is your Property in Good Condition?
Ensuring your property is in tip top condition is vital. This can attract a better quality of tenant and encourage them to look after it.
Take care of the following;
- Professional Cleaning – Hand over your property in top condition. Invest in professional cleaning services it will benefit you and marketing your property.
- DIY – Now is the time to take care of any outstanding DIY.
- Photos – Your property is now at its best, take the time to get some good quality photos as this will be important for marketing. You may have an agreement with your agency which means they will take photos for you, let them know when your property is in peak condition.
- Readings – Meter readings, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be fitted and tested
Handle any Compliance Issues
There is plenty of legislation that needs to be addressed to be a landlord, are all your insurances taken care of, gas safety checks, electrical installations and certificates for energy performance? It is important to ensure all the above is in hand. Speak to your agent, some will offer a Full Management Service to take care of compliances on your behalf.
Are you and your property protected? It is vital that an inventory of the property is taken noting the contents and it’s condition. At this point you should know the type of tenant you are seeking; for example, will you accept pets? If you’re unsure you should visit our article Why You Should Accept Pet Owners which contains useful information to help you make your decision.
It is important that you have an agency who can support you in making sure your property is ready to put on the market. If you would like information on the Foremost Full Management Service please contact our friendly team and we will be happy to help.