For anyone who owns property that they intend to let out, it’s vital that you make it as attractive as possible. With so many options on the market, it is exceptionally easy for you to get the buy-to-let property that you want in the shape it needs to be to get taken up. However, the work that has to go into making your property good enough for the market can be quite stark.
With the help of a letting agency, you can make the following adjustments which have a long-term effect on the overall quality and realized potential of your home:
- For one, take a look at the feel of the home. Many buy-to-let properties keep the same theme and furnishing for a little too long. Take a look at the place and see what you could modernize or change. Is that sofa beginning to look a little stale? Could the colour scheme perhaps be dialled back a little? There is always something that you can do to succeed here.
- Always be sure to take the time to look into every tenant. For example, make sure that you look into things like credit checks, tenancy agreements, references from trustworthy sources and also management of deposits to help keep that safe. This can cost you a fair amount to do with each tenant, but it can help to verify that the tenant you are picking up is one who you can immediately trust.
- You will also be able to boost your general quality of management if you take into account the importance of maintenance and repairs. While fully tax deductible (outside of renovation) you can find that this helps to make your property one of the more attractive objects on the market, ensuring that it makes the exact impact you intended on the marketplace.
- You should also look to work out who will pay things like council tax and/or utility bills. Most of the time this can be easy to work out with a client, and it can help to determine if they will keep your property on or not. Keep in mind that you can usually claim this back, too.
As ever, you should look to take the load off your shoulders and hire a letting agency. They can work with you to help create a clear plan of action to help reduce the stress, effort and challenge in owning property and keeping it in top condition.
With the right assistance, you should find it much easier to start making your property more interesting to the buy-to-let market. In what can often be a trying and confusing experience, this can add clarity and ensure you can make positive improvements to how your business works and operates overall. The end result? Better tenants, higher profits and more time to yourself!