One of the biggest concerns for landlords is how to avoid empty periods in their rental properties or property - as just one month of your property being empty could strip out a year’s profits. One of the ways in which you can avoid your rental property being vacant is to employ the services of an ARLA, Association of Registered Lettings Agents, lettings agency such as Intercounty – where the average void period of a rental property last year was only 6.1 days.
So why does employing the services of a professional rental company make the difference?
There are many reasons, one is that an experienced letting agency will have many years of experiencing in the pitfalls of letting out property, which means they are already one step ahead of an inexperienced landlord. They will also have a list of vetted potential tenants lined up to view and potentially rent your property, so you won’t need to spend time advertising to find a new tenant.
If you were to employ the services of Intercounty they also offer an extended customer service period, being open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Fridays and 9am until 5pm Saturdays. They also maximise communication channels with landlords and tenants by using a specially designed support centre, backed up by regular training and technology updates.
Another way to avoid empty periods in your rental property is to ensure that it is well maintained, including being decorated regularly. More and more people are finding themselves in rental periods for longer so if you want to ensure that your tenant stays for a long period make sure you make your rental property comfortable and affordable to run.
Energy efficiency of a rental property if also very important, if your property is expensive to run then this could put off a potential tenant. Make sure you have a good energy efficient heating system and a well insulated home, preferably with double glazing.
If you would like to try and avoid void periods in your rental property why not check out the different letting services that Intercounty offer.