Getting your property rent-ready

Getting your property rent-ready is critical to finding a great tenant!

I’ve come to do a viewing this morning on behalf of an owner….

The inside of the property is well presented, but check out the back garden…. to attract great tenants it’s so important to present the property well both inside and out.

So, here’s a step-by-step guide to preparing your property for rental:
  1. Thorough Cleaning: Start by giving your property a deep clean. This includes scrubbing floors, walls, and windows, cleaning carpets, and ensuring all appliances are spotless. A clean property sets the right first impression for potential tenants.
  2. Repair and Maintenance: Address any outstanding maintenance issues. Fix leaky taps, replace broken tiles, repair faulty appliances, and ensure all electrical and plumbing systems are in working order. A well-maintained property not only attracts quality tenants but also helps retain them in the long run.
  3. Fresh Coat of Paint: Consider giving the walls a fresh coat of paint to freshen up the space and make it more inviting. Stick to neutral colours that appeal to a broader range of tenants and help them envision their own furnishings in the space.
  4. Enhance Kerb Appeal: Don’t overlook the exterior of your property. Make your property more appealing by maintaining the garden, trimming bushes, mowing the lawn, and repainting the front door if necessary. A well-kept exterior creates a positive first impression and entices potential tenants.
  5. Safety and Security: Ensure that your property meets safety and security standards. Install smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, and secure locks on all doors and windows. Consider investing in a security system or CCTV cameras for added protection.
  6. Utilities and Amenities: Ensure that all utilities are connected and in working order before tenants move in. This includes electricity, water, heating, and internet connectivity. Highlight any additional amenities such as laundry facilities, parking spaces, or outdoor areas to attract tenants.
  7. Document Everything: Take detailed photos of the property before tenants move in to document its condition. This helps protect both you and the tenant in case of disputes over damages or wear and tear.
  8. Legal Compliance: Make sure your property meets all legal requirements. This may includes adhering to safety codes, healthy homes regulations and drafting a comprehensive tenancy agreement.

By following these steps, you can effectively prepare your property for rental and attract quality tenants who will appreciate and care for your investment.

Remember, a well-maintained and inviting property not only commands higher rental rates but also fosters positive tenant relationships and long-term success in the rental market.

Need help with getting your property rent ready?

Give us a call on 096 302 655 or by filling out our contact form – Renthub – lettings agent in Auckland

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