Whether you’re a first-time landlord or own an impressive portfolio of buy-to-let properties in Hove, Brighton or the surrounding Sussex area.
One thing remains the decision to become a landlord involves a lot of time and well thought out planning. To encourage a smooth letting process we have outlined key factors to help you let your property in East Sussex and the greater South-East England area.
THE RENT MUST BE REASONABLE
As a landlord, you need to note the factors that influence the value of a house. Carry out extensive market research, check current rates and values of properties similar to yours in your targeted area. Whether you’re renting a whole property to a single family or a HMO. You should aim to charge rents based on the demand of the unit and what will effectively attract tenants.
ATTRACTING THE RIGHT TENANTS
Proper housing is a lifestyle. How you present your house largely determine the tenant’s interest to move in. Ensure that your property is presented in the best possible light when advertising online. Providing plenty of clear photos of the house and the surrounding area along with marketing the property at a desirable price.
GIVE A VIVID DESCRIPTION
In addition to a well-presented property, giving a clear description of your home can attract potential tenants. Describe every room in your property and any unique feature that would make a tenant want to live there. Provide potential tenants with useful information about the surrounding area, local amenities and other area based news.
ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY ON THE RIGHT PLATFORMS
Most people go online whenever they are searching for a new home. It’s important to market your property on all major property portals to increase visibility. Examples of property portals include Rightmove, Prime Location, OnTheMarket and Zoopla to name a few.
PUT UP A BOARD SHOWING THE VACANT HOUSE TO LET
As well as online advertising, it’s important to use a mixture of marketing techniques. Having a ‘To Let’ board signals to potential tenants walking past that your property is available to rent. If you choose to use a letting agent they will discuss this in more detail.
FIND THE IDEAL LETTING AGENTS
This is one of the most important factors to consider when looking to let your property. Charging a small fee, the role of a letting agent is to help you market your property to attract interested tenants. Enlisting the services of a letting agent could save you time and effort. They will deal with all aspects of the letting process from finding and vetting tenants to helping maintain and manage your property.
At Harringtons Lettings, we focus solely on lettings to ensure that we provide out landlords with a service that’s second to none. Our letting agents in Hove have over 24 years’ experience operating within the Sussex rental market. Making sure that your property isn’t vacant for long periods and we find the right tenant for your rental property.