Landlords – Is your property what tenants want?
Landlords – Is your property what tenants
When you are getting a property to rent, are you just focusing
on getting it let or taking the time to understand the needs of
Brighton’s tenants? Across the UK tenants are looking for a
home to rent not just a property, research suggests that’s
the biggest complaints from tenants are that properties that have
damp and mould as well as poor quality fixtures and fittings. If
you want to attract the right tenant and achieve a higher rental,
you need to ensure that your property is what tenants are looking
Hitting the right spot!
We’re going to start with everyone’s favourite property
topic, location, location, location. People want to have things
nearby, a local shop for those emergency buys, some will want to be
in the thick of it and close to entertainment, others will be
looking for calm and easy access to parks and walking trails, but
regardless the preference, all will want easy access to
Pride of place
Tenants are not after anything too complicated, they simply would
like a property that is clean and tidy which looks like it has been
loved. People want to have pride in their home, a place that looks
and feels fresh with a new coat of paint, clean flooring and if
furnished, attractive furniture. No one wants a home with dated
furniture; they want a property that matches their tastes and
style. Yes, they can add personality with accessories but surely
you want them to fall in love with your property at first
Even though the number of people renting in Brighton and Hove is
high, that doesn’t mean tenants are lowering their standards
to secure a rental, in fact, they are prepared to pay more for the
right property. Those at the top rental bracket, if the property is
in a new apartment development they want additional amenities such
as a concierge, gym, pool, and security.
Feeling warm and safe
No one wants to live in a damp and cold home, and nor should you
want to let one. A neighbourhood that is safe will be a must for
many. Make sure that the property has good locks and maybe even an
alarm system, the more effort you make to make your tenants feel
safe, the more it will appeal to them.
The make or break
It is often said that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses; the same
is true for a rental property. They are looking for modern, clean
and stylish kitchen and bathroom that provide a luxurious feel
rather than a shocking experience. You want potential tenants to
imagine themselves relaxing in the bathroom after a long day at
work or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. If you serve them
avocado bathroom suites, dirty grout, broken cupboards and dodgy
plumbing, they will think they are visiting a house or horrors and
not a potential home.
A space for everything
If your tenants own a car they will be looking for a property that
has a space to park their car. Whether it is on-street parking or a
designated parking space, show them that your property really does
have a space for everything.
Not in the dark ages
We live in a high technology era therefore not providing high-speed
broadband and even sky, will put your property on their no list.
Bear in mind that many employers provide mobile working
opportunities which means they can work from home from time to
time, if you property can’t meet the needs of a home worker
then it truly is living in the dark ages.
Nothing but the truth
One of the most important things tenants are looking for is honest
and transparent communication with their landlord and managing
agent. They want someone who proactively responds, reacts and
Brighton Homes we deliver such a service adding value to your
property portfolio and creating happy and successful tenancies.
Is your property what tenants want? Call 01273 672 333 to find