If you’re a professional landlord then you’ll know that keeping your properties in tip top condition is the key to keeping happy tenants and full properties. When you don’t live in a home it can be really easy to overlook things, but with just a few tweaks to the home and by following our home improvement tips for landlords, you’ll have a gorgeous rentable property on the high end of the market!
Home Improvement Tips For Landlords
Whether you own one property or several, we can help with all renovations, from fitting a new bathroom or kitchen to general repairs ready for the new tenants. Here’s what we consider to be our top 5 home improvement tips for landlords, designed to make your rental property as appealing as possible!
- Focus on the Kitchen and Bathroom
- It sounds obvious but it’s the kitchen and bathroom that really sell a rental property and these two rooms can make or break a decision. While a brand new bathroom or kitchen is a great investment, if you’d rather just have a spruce up then talk to us about a facelift. We can retile, clean up the grouting and silicone, add new cupboard doors or a new floor, and make your kitchen and bathroom have as much appeal as possible!
- Appliances Checked
- This doesn’t just add appeal for tenants, it’s a legal requirements. You must get your gas and electric appliances checked every 12 months to ensure the safety of your tenants.
- Clean and Tidy
- A team of professional cleaners in between tenants can make the difference between you renting your property out, or not. No one wants to clean up someone else’s mess, and anything that won’t come clean will need replacing! While you might not want to go for a whole bathroom refit, replacing a stained sink, regrouting tiles and generally making things look spick and span will have tenants banging the door down to move in.
- Kerb Appeal
- First impressions count so the outside space needs to look appealing too. It’s amazing what a small effort can make in the front garden, making your property hot from the moment people see the for rent sign.
- Stay on Trend
- While it doesn’t always feel necessary to replace fittings that work in a rental home, people do like to live in properties that feel modern and a few simple changes here can make all the difference. Just changing handles, cupboard doors, or putting a bright new bath panel on can bring your rental home bang up to date, and keep your tenants as happy as possible.
If you are a landlord and you’re looking for any home improvement advice, carpentry, or a team to help with your renovations, talk to our team and see how we can help you! Keeping rental properties fresh and clean is an important part of the landlord’s job, and happy tenants mean a happy landlord!