Are you struggling to find tenants for your buy-to-let property? Is your property experiencing a lot of void periods? Have you had to claim on your unoccupied property insurance?
Don’t panic! There are simple ways to guarantee interest in your rental property.
Take the time to read through these five simple steps and wait for your ideal tenants!
- Find the key to the door-Think about the best features and the key selling points of your property and highlight them in your description. Does your property have a large garden with great views? Have you just had your bathroom re-fitted? Include these details and describe them thoroughly to entice tenants!
- Apply some character-It is important to mention the characteristics of your local area. Perhaps your property is in a quiet, leafy area? Or maybe there is a stream or woodland nearby? Consider how these sorts of characteristics can sway potential renters.
- Research the region-If you are trying to attract renters into your property, you must have a good knowledge of the area and its amenities. Be clear on what type of tenant you are looking to attract and think about what they would be looking for. Make sure to mention if your property is near a good school, should you be looking to attract a family. Young-professionals or lone-renters will be interested in features such as transport links, restaurants and shopping, so highlight the best places to go in your advert.
- Get on with your neighbours-Should you know and get on with some of the people living in close proximity your investment property, mention that in your description. Renters will be attracted to homes in good, friendly neighbourhoods. Making your property sound more personal is only a good thing!
- Honesty is the best policy-The most important thing to consider when describing your rental property is to maintain honesty at all times. You will not have to claim on your rent guarantee insurance for your tenants not paying rent after false promises! If you don’t live in a quiet location or if you don’t have an idyllic setting in your garden, then don’t make claims to the contrary! Giving false information will guarantee your property remains on the market.