Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Void periods in your rental property can be tough at anytime of the year, but the Winter months can be the most challenging. Keeping your property in excellent condition is one of the best ways to keep it let. Renters will be more inclined to let properties that are insulated and warm during the colder months and making sure you are on top of any minor repairs can save you from major ones appearing in December.
As property management experts, our maintenance team helps landlords with everything from minor repairs and routine compliance checks to complete refurbishments prior to reletting.
Here are six tips to get your property ready for Winter:
You can also advise your tenants on how to manage the property during a cold spell. For example, keeping the heating on if they go away so the pipes don’t freeze and making sure they have emergency contact numbers for repairs.
If you do have a void period you can take advantage of that time to renovate and increase your letting potential.
Have a look at these two major refurbishment projects that our maintenance team did on behalf of our landlords.
Letting Properties: The FSS Way
We work hard at FSS to avoid empty rental properties and with over 1000 properties in our portfolio we have a wealth of experience to limit void periods in our lettings. We have a maintenance team on hand who can carry out any repairs including emergency contractors for when things go wrong suddenly. Keeping your tenants happy and informed means that they are more inclined to re-sign their lease and we include at least two internal observation visits per year to keep an eye on your property and maintain a good relationship with the tenant.
Partner Simon Croft says: “If you choose to rent your property, you need to know that it’s in the hands of a trusted agent who will value it honestly, market it imaginatively, find suitable people to rent it and manage the whole process carefully and professionally. With us you can be sure that your rental property is in safe hands.”
You can read about one happy client’s experience with our letting team here: https://www.fssproperty.co.uk/news/a-letting-agent-we-can-trust.html
If you have a property you would like let and managed call 01423 501211 or find out more about our letting services here: https://www.fssproperty.co.uk/residential-lettings/letting-a-property.html