Most times when an Agency undertakes a leasing and marketing campaign for a rental property, the presentation is a result of the last tenant.
Legislation keeps the responsibility of vacating tenants to ‘reasonably clean’ which leaves a lot of room for interpretation .
There is much to gain getting the presentation of a rental property to a high standard. In the first instance, the gain comes from the highest level of rent possible for the market at the time and a choice of tenants also comes to those who invest in a home that is well presented. The cherry on top moment is the shortest possible vacancy period.
To get a property looking its best is not as expensive as you might think.
Things like sparkling windows, neatly pruned trees and an exterior house clean can result in setting the property apart from the rest on the rental market.
When was the last time you inspected your investment property just before a new leasing and marketing campaign? Is it a property you would live in?
Between the tenancies, investors can also check that everything is in working order. For example, do the kitchen cupboards all close properly, is the toilet roll holder attached to the wall, do all the blinds/curtains close? From a fair wear and tear point of view, do the carpets need replacing, does the interior/exterior need painting or does the guttering need repairs?