The late May Bank Holiday. Barbeques curtailed by rain. Shopping centres snided. Roads gridlocked.
But it needn’t all be bad news.
If you are a buy-to-let landlord looking to rent out your investment property, the extended weekend can offer an excellent opportunity for you to secure viewings.
Should you be staying in close proximity, then be sure to offer any would-be renters the opportunity to assess your home, even late in the evening or on Monday.
However, if you are looking to get away for the long weekend, then viewings and a potential tenancy agreement needn’t be out of reach.
A reputable letting agent will be able to arrange viewings on your behalf while you put your feet up and relax with a glass or two of something cold!
Make sure you do the following before you leave!
Tell your agent: A simple enough task but you must inform your agent that you are planning on going away. Ideally, this should be done in good time so that they can arrange viewings and access accordingly. You do not want the embarrassment of having to turn away would-be tenants!
Spring-clean: Another self-explanatory process but before you leave for your break, ensure your property is clean. Hoover, polish, wipe-down surfaces and wash your dishes!
Smell a successful deal: In-line with your cleaning, you should be sure to rid your property of anything that could cause unpleasant odours in your absence. Empty all bins, take fruit that will go off out of your bowl and flowers from the vase. Be sure to purchase new flowers or an air freshener to give your property a sweet smell-hopefully of success!
Stay in touch-Despite the fact you are going away, make sure you are contactable. Your landlord insurance policy will stand for nothing should you have no renters in your property!
By following these simple suggestions, you stand a good chance of making this bank holiday a very profitable one!