Budget-friendly ways to spruce up your rental property and attract tenants
You have decided to rent your house out – or perhaps you have been a landlord for a while and simply need a few tips to help you keep your tenants happy and protect your investment.
Whatever your situation, you know that substantial changes are costly and time consuming, and more time spent on preparing your property means less rent revenue for you!
There is no need to break the bank when it comes to attracting tenants to your property. As with so much in life, it’s all about the detail.
Here are some budget-friendly tips which will help you freshen up your rental property.
Paint The Tiles
Did you know that tiles can be painted? There is no need to tile the bathroom and spend thousands simply transform the bathroom by adding a nice coat of colour to the tiles.
Bathroom Fixtures and Accessories
A new toilet seat, a mirrored cabinet, a toilet roll holder that matches a soap dish, a heated chrome towel rail to replace an old radiator can be bought from around £40. Is the pull cord a little less vibrant than it used to be? Replace it for less than £3.
Lighting And Light Fittings
Good lighting affects the shades, shape and mood of all that lives in your home, not only your new tenants but all the inanimate objects too. A new light fitting is another cheap fix and is not a huge task to replace.
Handles And Doorknobs
Perhaps the cheapest of all the quick fixes are doorknobs and handles, consider all doors, kitchen cupboards, and bedside cabinets, not just the internal doors!
Taps And Sink Plugs
New taps can freshen up the kitchen and bathroom, and a new sink plug costing a few pence shows prospective tenants that no detail goes unforgotten.
These just make life easier for your tenants when it comes to living a more stress-free life without the need for lots of unsightly charging plugs. It also tells potential tenants that the home is up-to-date and modern.
Are You Letting Your House Furnished, Part Furnished Or Unfurnished?
If you let your home furnished with lots of fixtures and fittings, beware that unless stated in a contract you may be called on to repair these items if they break due to ware and tare, so try to keep things minimal.
Curtains And Blinds
New blinds can be fitted easily and if replacing curtains will create an illusion of wider space and improve the light of every room in the house. This is also a great way to freshen up the room with a pop of colour or an interesting pattern!
New carpets can be fitted quickly and easily, and there are some great deals to be had so it’s worth getting a quote if nothing else. A transformative improvement might not be as expensive as you think! There is a bit more to fitting laminate, but it will add a new lease of life to your rental, making your house more desirable, with new underlay needing to be fitted for either choice – your tenants will live better insulated against cold winter nights.
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This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.
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