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London Landlords: Here’s What Tenants Look For

  26 Oct 2018

If you’re a landlord in London, you don’t have to look very far to find a tenant. However, you don’t want to let anyone into your property, it is best for you to find a tenant who can be trusted and who is more likely to treat your home with respect.

Landlords can increase their chances of finding a dependable tenant by making sure their property is of a high standard and by knowing what tenants are looking for. When your property appeals to tenants, you will have more prospective tenants showing an interest in your property, and this gives you greater flexibility and control in choosing which tenant stays in your flat.

If you want to make being a landlord easier, get the right sort of tenant in and here are some things that tenants are looking for.

Natural light and a good standard of light

Natural light provides a psychological boost to any tenant, making a property seem spacious. You’ll find that tenants don’t openly say that they are looking for a property that offers natural light, but this is a subconscious matter and one that influences what a prospective tenant will feel about a property.

If you already own a property and there isn’t much you can do to ensure more natural light enters your home, you must make sure that what natural light does enter can fill the room. Make sure that there is nothing around your windows which blocks natural light flooding into the property.

White goods

Most tenants would expect white goods to be provided, even in an unfurnished property. If you offer spacious and good-quality white goods, you provide your tenants with an important feature and it saves them time and money.

You may not think offering a spacious freezer is an important issue for a landlord but if you do this, your tenant can freeze more food, which may allow them to buy in bulk more readily. This can help your tenant save money, without compromising on the quality of life, and this can make your property more appealing than other options on the market.

Other things tenants look for in a rental home include:

  • Reliable and high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Storage space
  • A garden or outside area

There will also be matters that you can’t do too much to create for the tenant but if you do have them, it is important to promote these aspects. If there is an excellent quality park close to the property or an open space, make sure the tenant is aware of it. Feel free to talk about the local transport options available close to the flat and where these can connect to. Also, talk about local shops and restaurants, providing tips and recommendations if you can. If you persuade prospective tenants that your property has a lot to offer with respect to nearby amenities, these tenants will view your property in a more positive light.

If you’re a landlord looking to find the right tenant, come and speak with Jezzards. We are very pleased to say we have helped many London and Surrey landlords let their property and we look forward to assisting you, so please get in touch with us today on 03330 433 633 or contact us online.


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