Be aware of what tenants want
With the popularity in the UK property market at the moment almost solely lying with the rental homes sector, it is important landlords stand out.
In order to make sure that a home is appealing and attractive to prospective tenants, the number one rule is simple; know their needs.
This is the advice of James Davis, chief executive officer of Upad, who said that it is also now the case that 92 per cent of people who are seeking out a property are doing so online, making it vital that landlords are advertising their property in a way to make sure that they are getting themselves out to the market.
As well as simply being online though, it is important that you post as much information as is possible, as a lack of this, such as one simple exterior photo, is likely to damage the perception that those seeking homes have, and will mean they will go elsewhere.
"You need interior shots, ideally shot with a wide angled camera lens that makes bathrooms and kitchens look a lot more spacious than they do with a traditional camera lens.
"Floor plans are increasingly important because people want to know whether rooms are big enough to have things like dinner parties. People want to know all these things before they go out and do their viewing. Landlords are really doing themselves a disadvantage if they don’t provide this information," Mr Davis said.
He went on to add that it would be like seeking out an item on eBay, and the seller gives absolutely no information; most people would simply move on.
It is perhaps more important than ever that landlords provide as much information as they can to attract tenants, after it was announced earlier this week by LSL Property Services that the average cost of renting a piece of UK property has reached £718 per month, the highest total since the record last October of £720.
Posted at 04:56 25/07/2012