5 quick tips for finding tenants fast

Client sharing details with potential customerFor a landlord, an empty property means missing out on rental income. There are various ways to avoid this.

In this post, Romain Coleman details five quick tips to find tenants fast.

To prevent your property from remaining empty, here are five quick tips to find tenants fast.

Use good quality photos

Good quality photos are essential when attracting tenants. As this is the first impression they may be receiving, it is a good idea to make them as professional as possible. We advise taking around five to eight photos of your property, ensuring that the kitchen, sitting room, bathroom(s), bedroom(s) and outside areas are adequately photographed.

Here are some tips to help you take that perfect photo:

  • Take photos during the day to make use of natural light
  • Use a good camera for high-quality photos
  • Do not show your reflection in any mirrors
  • Ensure that each room is immaculate and tidy before you photograph it
  • Try and get as much of the room in the photo as possible, using a wide-angle if necessary

Use accurate floor plans

Tenants will want to know if your property has the space they need. Allowing prospective tenants to see the layout of the property before they come to view it will give them a rough idea of the space. It will also ensure that their or your time isn’t wasted.

Update your property descriptions

The description of your property should be detailed and clear. You should include details that aren’t evident from the photos, focusing on what prospective tenants should know about your property. We don’t believe there’s such thing as too much information.

Break down your description into bullet points, which are easier to read, and include:

  • All rooms and their dimensions
  • The features of the property, such as any included appliances, and if there’s a garden or balcony, shed or garage
  • Amenities, such as local public transport, local shops, schools in the area, and nearby entertainment venues
  • The terms for renting the property, such as the minimum length of tenancy, the total cost of bills, and whether or not you allow pets/smokers

Set a competitive rent

Do some research to find out how much people are charging for properties that are similar to your own. Use this information to set a rental price that’s competitive, which will help you find tenants quickly. You want to charge enough so that you’re making a healthy income, but not too much that nobody is interested in what you have to offer.

Be open to different kinds of tenants

If you need a new tenant as soon as possible, think about allowing smokers or those with pets to rent out your property. You can ask them for a higher deposit or negotiate a higher rent if you’re concerned about them damaging your property with their pet and/or smoking.

As well as this, you should also think about opening your property to other types of tenants such as students or those who claim housing benefits. Many students receive loans from the government to help them with rental payments. Similarly, people who claim housing benefit receive a monthly housing allowance, which ensures that they should be able to pay the rent every month.

ROMAIN COLEMAN’S LANDLORD SOLICITORS CAN HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

Following these tips should mean you find tenants fast. If you require further support and advice regarding your rental property, contact Romain Coleman. Our Property+Plus service provides advice to landlords as and when they need it.

For more information on how Romain Coleman and our Property+Plus service can help you to make the most out of your property, call us today on 0208 520 4555 or fill out our Online Form.

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