One of the most popular questions our lettings negotiators at City Rental Services are asked by our letting-only landlords is how to prepare a rented property in Bristol for letting.
There is no doubt that the better a property looks, the easier it will let. Here are some of our simple tips:
Decoration – use neutral colours in living areas. A feature wall can bring a touch of class to a room. All woodwork should be white.
Flooring and windows – use fresh neutral-coloured hardwearing carpets or laminate flooring. Curtains and blinds should be plain and light in colour.
Kitchen – worktops should be smart and light in colour. Standard-sized pieces are always a good idea if you should need to replace a section.
Bathroom – white suites, tiles and laminate flooring has a chic look and is easy to maintain.
Bedrooms – consider built-in wardrobes for added impact, whilst plain walls with a feature wall can also be very attractive. Good storage is always a great selling point especially if there is no garage.
Garden – keep a well-presented front garden to give the property curb appeal. Front doors should always be kept looking smart and well-painted. A bike parking area can save damage to inner hallways.
When a potential tenant visits a property for the first time they are looking for a place to call home. Creating a clean-looking blank canvas will allow them to imagine what it would look like with their own belongings inside.
We’re more than happy to offer advice on an informal basis, and also provide interior design hints and tips via team member Bonnie, who provides professional interior design services for many of our letting-only landlords, too.
If you’re looking for advice on rented property in Bristol, please call into 58 Gloucester Road to see us – as an independent letting agency in Bristol, we’re here to help.