Whether it’s your first time renting out a property or if you’ve been doing it for years, preparing for new tenants can be a daunting task. Here, we share tips for preparing your rental property for new tenants so you can be confident that you’ve done everything you need to before they move in.
Ensure you have your certification in place
When renting out your property, there are a number of certificates that you need to have in order to do this safely. It is compulsory that you have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and that you have this available to give to your new tenant.
This certificate shows how efficient your property is when it comes to energy and can be a deciding factor when prospective tenants come to choose where they’d like to rent. If you have a gas supply in your property, you’ll also need a Gas Safety Certificate. This shows that your gas appliances are safe and working effectively. A copy of this will need to be provided to your tenant too.
Put an information pack together
When someone moves into your property, they’ll want to know how everything works rather than having to spend time finding out for themselves. By putting together an information pack, you can ensure that they feel welcome and will have all that they need in order to settle in.
This pack can include everything from instructions on how to work the heating to information about when their rubbish will be collected and which bins to use. Not only will this be helpful to the tenant, but it will show them that you’re a thoughtful landlord too.
Have the property deep cleaned
There’s nothing nicer than moving into a sparkling clean home, so having your property deep cleaned is an absolute must before your new tenants arrive. From scrubbing skirting boards to thoroughly cleaning the oven and other kitchen appliances, a deep clean will leave your property looking as good as new and will create a welcoming feel for your tenants.
Plus, having everything deep cleaned beforehand will make it easier to provide an inventory when it comes to listing any damage.
Now that you’ve read our tips for preparing your rental property for new tenants, contact us for a deep cleaning quote so you can leave this task in our capable, professional hands.