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What does rent ready mean?

Letting   Renting  

February 23, 2022 | twentytwo

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Are you letting a property? Make sure your property is ready to rent. Whether you have bought an investment property or you are letting out your home, it’s important you get your property in the best shape.

Rent ready means your property is in working order and is in fantastic condition for a tenant to move in. A good question to ask yourself is, would you live in it? The sooner it’s ready, the sooner you can start letting out your property and collecting rent.

Tips for making your property rent ready

  • Furnishings

If you have decided to let your property as furnished, check it is in good condition and the furnishings you have are going to withstand substantial wear and tear.

  • Appliances

Check all appliances are working and instruction manuals are available for your tenant. Even switching your appliance on and off is a good start.

  • Walls & Doors

Inspect the property for any damp or mould issues, these can cause problems down the line if they are not solved early. Also, could your walls and doors do with a lick of paint? Freshen up the property with a neutral colour.

  • Safety

The safety of your tenant is really important. Checking and preventing hazards should always be a priority and consideration before letting out your property.

  • Deep clean

Give the property a thorough clean, inside and outside. Work from the top to the bottom of a room to ensure nothing is missed. This is important for your marketing, viewings and for when tenants move in.

Landlord responsibilities

The UK government website gives details on the responsibilities of a landlord, these include:

  • keep your rented properties safe and free from health hazards
  • make sure all gas and electrical equipment is safely installed and maintained
  • provide an Energy Performance Certificate for the property
  • protect your tenant’s deposit in a government-approved scheme
  • check your tenant has the right to rent your property
  • give your tenant a copy of the How to rent checklist when they start renting from you (you can email it to them)

It’s good to note, this is the minimum legal requirement that all landlords need to adhere to at all times. Follow best practices by doing more and keeping up to date with the latest legislation. If you don’t have the time and need some guidance or assistance to look after your investment property, we are here to help.

Professional letting agent in Willenhall

At Redstones we provide a comprehensive letting and property management service for landlords in Willenhall and the surrounding areas. We’ll find the right tenants and look after your investment as if it were our own.

If you’re a landlord for the first time or adding to your portfolio, you’re in safe hands. We know the process inside and out and can take you through each stage.

Ready to get started? Get a free property valuation to find out what your property is worth or if you would like to know more – get in touch.

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