Whether you are looking at renting out your old home or a new property you have purchased, there are many essential steps you will need to follow. These will all help towards getting your property ready for the rental market.

Getting your property ready for renting out does not have to be complicated however, it can at first seem like a daunting task.

Some homes require extensive updating, whereas others are only in need of a quick lick of paint. You may be unsure as to what your home needs.

That is why we have come up with a helpful guide to give an idea of everything you will need to do to get your property ready.

1.      Update and re-decorate the property, keeping your tenants in mind.

When it comes to preparing your property for renting, it is always important to ensure the house is appealing. Whether you have outdated décor, stained carpets or a unique colour painted on your walls – it may be time for you to re-decorate.

In some cases, outdated features can put off a lot of potential tenants. This is why it is the perfect time for a simple and classic update throughout.

Choose neutral simple colours and shades for your décor and furnishings. This allows the potential tenant to feel as though there is the opportunity to add their own personal touch to the home.

2.      Make all necessary repairs to ensure the property is up to standard.

You must complete all of the necessary repairs to ensure that your property is fit to live in and safe according to the standards set by the UK Government.

Renting out your property is not as easy as handing over the keys and getting money every month for it. There are many responsibilities that you, the landlord, will have to take on.

3.      Furnish the property and fit appliances.

Depending on your preference and your potential tenants, it is worth considering whether you would like to provide furniture or if you would like the property to be advertised as unfurnished.

If you choose for it to be furnished, be sure to go for neutral and carefully selected pieces of furnishings. Anything such as a white sofa, expensive décor and fragile furniture is best to avoid as these can all be easily and quickly ruined over time.

Appliances are not a necessity to include however, they are incredibly appealing to some tenants.

4.      Clean and prepare the property.

A clean and fresh-smelling home will be expected from your potential tenants. Be sure that your property is thoroughly cleaned, and any distinct smells are removed.

It is important to make the potential customer feel at ease in the property. When they come to view the property, they should feel as though the space is fresh, inviting and tidy.

Consider all the simple tasks that overall make a big difference. Cut the grass, clean the windows, dust, hoover and wipe down inside of the property. Use a deep cleaning company to complete the job if you are tight on time.

5.      Find a reputable lettings agency to advertise your property.

Finding a reputable lettings agency that you can rely on to champion the property and have your best interest at heart can seem impossible!

We are here to prove that it is not! At Farr&Farr we will always put you first! Our specialist team of experts is not only experienced with handling lettings, but they also are great at managing property sales. This means that our team has a diverse understanding of both the rental and buyer market.

Finding the right lettings agency is key for a smooth procedure! So, be sure to get in touch with us today.

Whether you are looking to put your property up for rent or, are looking to sell your home – we can help. Our specialist team is always on hand to help you find the perfect solution for your property.

We encourage you to get in touch with any queries you may have.