Upgrading your rental property will make it more attractive to good, reliable tenants. Plus, the process needn’t cost the earth.
In this post, we discuss how you can restyle your property for the rental market to ensure it’s appealing to high value tenants.
Even though they do not own the property they’re living in, tenants in rental properties still want to be proud of their homes, and may want some curb appeal.
Remember that the exterior of your property is the first impression that prospective tenants will get of your property. If this first impression is negative, then the tenant may not even want to come inside. You should:
- Remove trash and debris
- Mow the lawn, cut the hedge and remove any weeds
- Remove any chipped paint, broken door bells or faulty signage
By taking these simple steps, prospective tenants will know that the property is not only welcoming, but also well-maintained.
Transform Through Paint
A fresh coat of paint can really transform any space. If your walls look tired or your hallways look dark, then a coat of paint can help.
For a rental property, you should keep the color scheme neutral. Choose whites, creams and natural tones. When you’re buying your paint, it’s wise to opt for satin paint rather than matte, and hard-wearing options are usually worth the extra expense. This is because, if there are any accidents or spills, these forms of paint can usually be wiped clean.
Provide the Correct Finishing Touches
Good tenants will often look for a home’s finishing touches. Whether you’re providing a property fully furnished or without furnishings, there are certain items you should provide as standard. White goods in the kitchen are generally always provided, for example.
However, beyond this, think about finishing touches. Bare windows will look uninspiring and cold, so consider installing some curtains or blinds, or even provide sound-proof insulation to the windows. Blinds are probably the preferred option here, as curtains can tear or stain easily. Instead, some made to measure blinds from somewhere like Direct Blinds can be durable and the perfect fit.
Elsewhere, consider other choices. Fresh carpets are always appealing to tenants, so either consider installing new or having your current carpets cleaned professionally. Likewise, ensure the kitchen and bathroom especially are professionally cleaned before you start taking viewing appointments. These rooms usually sway potential renters the most, so it’s worth the expense.
To sum it up
To conclude, if you’re targeting good, reliable tenants, then you should upgrade your rental property. Restyling the property needn’t cost the earth and spending a couple of hundred pounds before you put your property on the market could make that all-important difference.