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New Year Means New Demand For Rental Accommodation – Prepare Your Property

  21 Jan 2019

It is likely that you are heading a lot of talk about changes and a fresh start. This is always the case in New Year with many people believe that a New Year equates to a New Me. Some people look to improve their health, other people want to make positive changes in their life love and there will be some people looking to change their surroundings.

At Jezzards, we know that the New Year brings new demand for rental accommodation, which means this is a time of year when landlords are likely to be busy. Challenging weather conditions make January a busy time of year for most landlords but whether you are dealing with current tenants looking to new horizons or you are keen to attract new tenants to your property, there is a lot of work to be going on with.

January is a time for a fresh start

No matter what your current situation is, January presents a chance to prepare your home for new tenants and for the future. There will be many people up and down the country making changes to their home and freshening up their surroundings, which means that landlords who choose to do so will be in step with many people in the United Kingdom.

If you are looking to make changes to your rental property at the start of the year, don’t rely on your own taste and preferences. It is more important to present your home to meet the needs of your most likely tenants as opposed to what you would like to see in your home. Far too many landlords fall foul of this, so consider who your tenant is likely to be and then take steps to present a home that will appeal to this buyer.

You can make your rental home more appealing to likely tenants

There are also practical steps you can take at this time of year to improve a home, making it more appealing to likely tenants. Some of the most popular ways for landlords to improve a home include:

  • Checking the condition of the central heating system to ensure it remains in a suitable condition
  • Review the condition of the flooring, some landlords prefer the style of hardwood or tiling but for others, carpeting provides more comfort and insulation
  • If there are any repairs to be made to a home, carry these out now
  • Review the condition of window frames and doors and if these require being repaired or replaced, do so

The start of the New Year is also a fantastic time for landlords to familiarise themselves with the latest regulations that apply to their industry and local area. It is essential that landlords comply with all relevant regulations as a failure to do so could see them facing a large fine or being excluded from acting as a landlord.

If you are a landlord with a property to let and you are keen to capitalise on the increased demand for rental accommodation that occurs at the start of a New Year, contact Jezzards on 03330 433 633. We are pleased to say we have helped many landlords connect with tenants and achieve success in the rental market.


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