Preparing your Property

Are you looking to rent out your property and want to ensure you attract high-quality tenants and achieve a good rental return? The key to success is presenting your property in the best possible light. Here's a checklist to help you achieve that:

  1. Ensure that all appliances are in working order, including heating/cooling, fans/exhausts, cook top, and oven.
  2. Make sure that the property meets minimum standards and is compliant with regulations.
  3. Thoroughly clean the property, including carpets, curtains, blinds, and windows. Eliminate any odours, such as cigarette smoke or pet odours.
  4. Consider painting the walls and woodwork. Neutral tones tend to help the property lease faster.
  5. Ensure that the garden and lawn are neat and tidy, and any garden waste is removed.
  6. Attend to any outstanding maintenance, such as doors not opening/closing, loose door handles, leaking taps or running toilets.
  7. Clean gutters and spouting of debris and fix any leaks.
  8. Remove any spider webs on both the inside and outside of the property.
  9. Attend to any external paintwork to make a great impression before tenants walk through the front door.
  10. Ensure that tennis courts are free of weeds, the pool is clean and fenced to meet legal requirements.

Updating your property can also help to attract high-quality tenants and increase your rental return. Consider making upgrades to your kitchen or bathroom, replacing outdated fixtures or appliances, and installing energy-efficient features. These updates not only make your property more attractive to tenants, but they can also help to reduce ongoing maintenance costs and utility bills. Additionally, updating the property can increase its value, which can benefit you if you decide to sell in the future. While updating your property can involve an initial investment, it can pay off in the long run by attracting quality tenants who are willing to pay a higher rental price.