Successfully letting a property depends on several factors, including the location, the price and how well the home is presented. Tenants will always prefer properties that are decorated to a high standard and properly maintained. They will have more pride in the home when this happens, and will generally take better care of it as a result. In some cases, you could even find tenants want to stay for the long term because of the condition.
Rental properties can be offered on a part or fully furnished basis, or they may be unfurnished. When the property comes with furniture the maintenance requirements increase slightly. The condition of these items needs to be monitored to ensure they are not being damaged by tenants. This should include a complete inventory before and after tenancy. It may also result in additional repair services if damage is due to wear and tear over time rather than misuse.
It is wise to weigh up the costs of maintaining furnishings against the value they will provide. This is the best way to decide what furnishing option to opt for. Landlords should also keep in mind what prospective tenants are looking for. If you’re targeting students, it is highly likely they will be seeking a furnished property that will help them keep their costs down. Older audiences may be looking at part or unfurnished options so they can invest in their own possessions for the future.
We specialise in complete property management in Hammersmith and Fulham and throughout the rest of London, covering every aspect including property maintenance and inspections. We can advise landlords about lettings and how to make the best returns for their properties, and arrange professional maintenance services to ensure every property is professionally monitored and maintained.
One of the biggest benefits of working with us is the fact that we will ensure all maintenance is carried out by experienced tradesmen, whether it is electrical work, plumbing or landscaping. To learn more about our services and get professional advice please contact us.