Landlord Q&A

Should I rent out my property furnished or unfurnished. My friend has told me that most tenants want to bring their own furniture, is this true?

 

It all depends on the type of tenant you are aiming to attract and also the style of property you are looking to rent out. For example a young professional or corporate tenant would often prefer a furnished property as they are just starting out or staying at the property on weekdays, preferring to commute home to for the weekend. A family on the other hand renting a three bedroom property would more often want to bring their own furniture.

 

What are the legal requirements for me to rent my home out?

 

Fortunately this is something we are more than happy to help you with and can carry out if you so wish. As a landlord you have a duty of care towards your tenants and legally this is covered by a variety of acts depending on the type of property you are renting out. At Howell & Wall we’re happy to guide you through all aspects of the legislation.

 

Will the tenant respect my property and leave it in a good condition?

The quality of your tenant is the key to this question, years of experience have taught us that. Along with conducting extensive referencing and credit checking through a specialist third party provider, we also use our gut instinct and ask ourselves would we rent our own homes to this person.

 

When your tenant leaves a managed property our property management team conducts an extensive check out. This is where the detailed photographic inventories taken on move in come into there own. Our team will complete a detailed condition report based on the original inventory and advise on any damages or wear and tear. We can also prepare and negotiate any deposit repayments directly with the tenant.