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Try to improve the standard of lighting at your home

While not many tenants will cite it as a crucial factor in finding rental accommodation, there is no denying that natural light is crucial. There is almost a subconscious approach to natural lighting and if it isn’t present in a property, prospective tenants will not like the home as much.

As a landlord, you may not be able to do too much outside of the home to allow more natural light to enter the property, but you can certainly make sure that natural light isn’t being blocked inside the property. Ensure that curtains are pulled back and make sure that tables, chairs, desks and cabinets don’t block light flooding in.

You should also consider the light fittings you have at your property. Adding additional lights around the room can create a cosier and more comfortable setting, which is what many tenants are looking for in a rented property.

Make sure that there is storage space

One of the most important things for tenants in rental accommodation is storage space. It is best that you leave this storage space clear. If you are selling the property, it is recommended that you fill it half or three-quarters full, as this shows the storage capabilities without filling it to the brim, but when you are letting property, leave the area blank.

This is probably so you don’t use storage space as an excuse to hide items away to create more space in the home. If you need to acquire or rent additional storage space, do so, as this will make the property more attractive.

Decorations should be neutral

It makes sense for landlords to keep rooms sparse and to ensure that decorations are kept neutral. No matter what demographic of tenant you are looking to appeal to, there will be a wide range of tastes and preferences. Therefore, it is best to appeal to the middle ground when you present rental property, and this means that a simple style is best around the home.

You’ll also find that tenants are interested in the local area, so create a list of shops, restaurants, bars and other facilities that you are happy to recommend. If you can provide information about transport, you will provide valuable information, which may help you engage the prospective tenant in a more effective manner.

If you’re a landlord in Slough, it is vital to know what tenants are looking for. At Addison Giles, we are pleased to say that we have helped many landlords meet the needs of their tenants and we look forward to assisting you.

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