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However, the time in between tenancies gives you a chance to improve your property, ands for you to check its condition. When a tenant is in place, you often don’t get the chance to do anything above the bare minimum. Therefore, having the chance to review your house thoroughly is good for landlords.

Hopefully the void period will not last too long, but you should utilise the time, as it will provide you with significant benefits in the long-term.

Hire a professional to carry out a deep clean

There is a lot to be said for offering a clean rental property, especially at the start of the rental process. When a tenant comes into clean rental accommodation, they are far more likely to maintain this standard. In the long-run, this benefits you, but it also helps the tenant. Also, you may be surprised to learn how a clean rental property helps you charge a higher rental fee.

Therefore, it makes sense to call in the experts to improve the cleanliness of your home. You may be capable of cleaning a property, but can you carry out a deep clean? Experts and professionals have cleaning equipment, they have experience in cleaning homes, and as they are doing this work, you don’t have to. Calling on professionals costs you money, but it provides you with time to do other things, and of course, a very clean rental property is worth paying for.

Make sure appliances and fittings are checked

You want to make sure appliances and fittings are in excellent condition, but this is often difficult for landlords when a tenant is in place. You should take the time to review these aspects of the property when it is empty, and there is no one to disturb.

If you need to make changes to your home, this is the ideal time to do so.

Carry out electrical checks

You should have your electrical system checked every five years, but if your property is empty, this is as good a time as any. Call on a qualified professional to carry out this work, and you will feel significantly more confident about your property, and in letting to tenants.

Being a landlord is challenging, and void periods are to be avoided. However, when your property is empty, make sure you make the most of this time by carrying out tests and checks that leave your home in excellent condition.

If you can stay on top of these problems, you’ll find being a landlord becomes a more straightforward process. If you need helping managing rental property in and around Slough, contact Addison Giles, and we’ll be happy to help. We can also provide you with a valuation for your property, so contact us to book an assessment.

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