Tenants Looking to Move Into New Home by Christmas
Whether you’re a landlord with hundreds of properties in your portfolio, or a homeowner who has a spare room, now is the perfect time to get your home on the rental market. According to letting agent Leaders, many tenants are hoping to move into a new property by Christmas.
This means that you have a great chance of your house being let very soon!
Lettings Director at Leaders, Jane Wilkinson, explains: “The run up to Christmas might not seem like the obvious time to put your property on the lettings market, but demand from tenants is extremely high at the moment, with many people keen to move and get settled in their new home before Christmas, so it is actually an excellent opportunity.”
Stay one step ahead of your fellow landlords at this time by making your property available to rent now – many wait until the new year to put their homes up to let.
Wilkinson continues: “Everybody knows January is a busy time for lettings, but by putting your property on the market now, you can get a head start on the competition to secure motivated and quality tenants. In the unlikely event your property is not let before Christmas, you will be in pole position to reach out to applicants looking to move in the new year.”1
If you are currently going through a void period, now is the perfect time to prepare your property for the winter and any prospective tenants that may be moving in in the very near future.
And if you’re considering selling your rental property at this time, it is good to know that millions of people start their search for a new home during the festive season. A huge 15.7m visits were recorded on Rightmove between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day last year. Therefore, it is a good idea to get your property listed during this time, while fewer homes are available.
Whether you’re looking to rent your property or put a house up for sale, remember to find all of the latest residential landlord information on Landlord News over the festive period!