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How To Find Good Tenants

How To Find Good Tenants

How To Find Good Tenants

When it comes to renting out a property, it pays to invest time in finding the right tenant. Good tenants will pay rent on time and leave your property in a good state when they move out. So how do you find them?

Get Your House In Order

Before you start, make sure your property is clean and presentable. Don’t cut corners on maintenance and upkeep. If the property looks cheap and shoddy, you’ll attract tenants who will treat it like a mosh pit rather than a high spec home. Remove clutter and ensure communal entrances are tidy. This sends potential tenants a signal that you, the landlord, can be trusted.

Get The Price Right

It’s tempting to go for broke and try for the highest price you think you can get. But you don’t want to price yourself out of the market. Every week your property sits empty, is a week without rent. Research the local market to find out what similar properties are achieving – and keep your expectations real.

Target Your Marketing

We would identify the target market before writing promotional material. We wouldn’t  just mention bathrooms and bedrooms, it’s good to include features like storage and parking if they’re on offer. Remember, you’re not just marketing a property, you’re selling a lifestyle. If you’re targeting young professionals, it is good to mention nearby restaurants and cafes, and transport links. If you’re aiming for families, we would talk about local schools (especially if they’re outstanding), parks and leisure facilities.

Screen Time

It is important to streamline the viewings process by screening potential tenants first.

But Wait There’s More

If we think we’ve found a suitable tenant, we then would reference them. This includes  a credit check and a Right To Rent check. The latter is something you are required to do by law if you are in England. It ensures a person has the legal right to live in the UK.

Whether you are selling, buying, letting or renting, we’re here to help. Call Adil and our team on 01276 539111 or email: enquiries@knightspropertyservices.com  for expert advice which is honest, accurate and informative.

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