Embarking on the exciting yet daunting task of renting out your property requires thought and consideration, taking in both the practical and legal requirements involved. As a landlord, you need to make yourself aware of the obligations placed upon you as well as having the knowledge of how best to deal with your tenants and any issues which may arise.
1. Getting your property ready
It is strongly advisable to have your property in the best condition possible prior to marketing. We are now in a time when the number of people renting is on the increase, and therefore expectations are much higher. Keeping on top of any maintenance, adding fresh coat of paint and ensuring a clean and tidy interior will all assist with presenting the property in its best possible light.
2. Your responsibilities
As a landlord, it is crucial that you are aware of the responsibilities placed on you both legally and practically. Whilst we would all like to think that a certain degree of common sense comes in to play, this is not always the case so you need to be prepared to receive calls from your tenants at any time.
3. Choosing the right agent
This can play a big part in setting the scene for you as a landlord. All good agents should be on hand to give you honest and reliable advice whilst guiding you through the full process from viewings, referencing and drawing up paperwork right to the day of moving the tenants into the property and beyond.
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