If you are a relatively new landlord and are currently finding your feet. Take some guidance from us and get yourself ahead of the game when it comes to securing a great new tenant for your property.
Follow these top tips for the greatest chance of success
Your Telephone Manner
When taking enquiries from potential tenants, keep your telephone manner in check. Be specific, friendly and open to answering questions from a variety of people.
When attending viewings with potential tenants, punctuality is key. Prospective tenants will often arrive early to take a look around the area. Take this into consideration when planning your diary.
Create Actions with Deadlines
If your prospective tenant wants to proceed, agree deadline specific actions such as when they will provide ID, when you will instruct credit checks etc.
Keep communication channels open so that you are up to speed with how prospective tenants are progressing their application for the property.
Trust the Facts
Although it can be easy to become emotionally attached to a prospective tenant, especially if you have a property that you are keen to fill asap, trust the information provided in your credit check and similar due diligence documents.
If you have a selection of prospective tenants interested in your property, be objective when choosing the right tenant for your property. Your tenancy agreement and the success of the tenancy relies upon it.
Follow A Process
Be systematic when collecting the deposit, exchanging keys and organising inventories and this will give your tenants confidence that they are in the hands of a professional and efficient landlord.