New Tenants? Ensure Your Property/Letting Is Up To ScratchOctober 15, 2013
Whether you are renting out a singular dwelling to help pay off your mortgage, or have a large portfolio of properties throughout the UK – ensuring your property is up to scratch prior to new tenants moving in will benefit both you and the tenant immensely.
Beyond simply finding tenants to fill your property as a source of income, finding the right tenant who will respect and care for it for the entire duration of their rental period means you won’t have to withhold deposits or pay for costly repairs which might have otherwise been avoided. In order to achieve this, a well-kept property will set the right tone for potential tenants, as well as create a positive atmosphere which new tenants will seek to uphold. Tapping into the student market for example is highly lucrative; you can charge by the room and can set a shorter lease period, thereby giving you a chance to carry out essential maintenance in the summer months.
However, beyond aesthetic repairs as well as more essential ones such as replacing broken tiles, gas safety is an unavoidable issue. As a landlord you must ensure your property is safe, therefore whether you are targeting students, young professionals or family renters, having your property gas safety checked is an essential step you should take.
Here at Village Heating we offer a variety of services suitable for landlords, with gas safety inspections included. A gas safety inspection will identify any faults within your system, be it a leak or an incorrectly fitted gas appliance, so that you can take the appropriate action to ensure your property is up to scratch as well as obtaining certification to prove it. All of our technicians are highly trained and follow the latest in industry practices.
We also offer an electrical repair service to make sure your appliances are safe and in full working order. This ranges from Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) to repairs and installations for security alarm systems. Our high quality, professional service will ensure that your property is as safe as possible, giving and your tenants peace of mind. Any electrical work we carry out will be compliant with the relevant safety legislation, to ensure maximum safety.
But our services for landlords don’t stop there, if you need any external work done to improve the appearance of your property and attract the right kind of tenant, we also have a handyman for general property maintenance, such as fixing border fences for security and resealing bathroom suites to avoid water damage. Choosing the professionals at Village Heating will ensure that all jobs are done to the highest quality, meaning both you and your tenants can relax and enjoy your property as it was intended to be.
To find out more about our landlord services and how they could benefit your property to let, speak to a member of the VHL team today!