As a landlord, something that plays on our minds in the small hours, is our tenants…
How do we find and keep the right ones? What is right in terms of our property? How can I do all of this on my own??
All this added stress can give us nightmares!
So, what do we do?
Here are our Letting Team’s top five tips to finding a great tenant partnership:
“Look for someone who wants to look after the property as if it were their own.”
Do they talk about making improvements, or finding furniture to complement certain spaces? These are definitely positives to look for.
“Look for people with a stable job.”
Stability at work leads to stability at home and the ability to pay the rent in full and on time.
“Are they communicative with you?”
Good communication in the early stages is indicative of great ongoing communication – a must between landlord and tenant.
“Trust your gut – be choosy!”
If you feel uneasy or you notice anything that you really don’t like, take it as a sign that these are not the tenants for you. You’re looking for a less stressful process, not to add pressure. Meet people in person – or make sure your agent does. See where they are in their lives and have as much insight into them as tenants and as people as possible.
Tenant referencing is the best way of finding out information about a prospective tenant and there are several options to choose from. Referencing gives you much more confidence in your decision.
Don’t want to go it alone? Want some support to alleviate those sleepless nights?
Contact us today for more information on how we can support you on your rental journey! Why not call us on 01234 290685 Or drop us a line at email@example.com