Getting Your House Ready To Rent Out: What To Do

If you own and live in a large house with too much space that you want to make money off or if you have another property that you are willing to lease out or rent, there are a few things that you have to pay attention to. Read on to find out what you need to look into in order to get things going and not to disappoint your tenants.

Tidy Up the Place

Before you take promotional pictures and before you even think about offering up your space for rent, you need to make sure that everything that is up for rent is scrubbed and washed. Hiring carpet cleaners, interior decorators and a person to individually look into aspects of your place is something that you must do. This is simply because they will do a much better job at making your place someone’s dream home for a reasonable price at half the time and more of the effort that you will take individually to do the same.

Fix Up the Place

Making repairs to furniture, electrical outlets, toilets, bathroom shower heads, tiles and floors is important – this adds to the whole look of the place and your tenants will not bother you about inadequacies later. This will also help you to keep track of any damages that they do to your property so that no scamming takes place and fairness prevails.

Spruce Up the Place

To make your space liveable, you need to make it look pleasant. To do this, the easiest way is to hire the services of an interior decorator. These people will attend to your needs according to how you inform them of what you want done. There is a payment involved, of course, but if you look in the right place, this will not be over your limit. You can also invest in decorative ornaments of some sort, air freshener and perfume, a few potted plants to liven up the place. The plants, however, will require you to constantly maintain it. If you are up to this, you can keep the place green and pleasing to the eye.

Make It Bare

It is important that your space is bare enough so that your occupant can personalize it to their liking – if you add too much of your personal touch, it may lead to your tenant uprooting the entire place to redecorate, which will make you feel like your effort was all in vain.

Additional Things

To aid to the maintenance of your space, you can suggest to your tenant that they hire commercial carpet cleaning services occasionally, to keep the place liveable. You may also agree with them to hire the services of such a company at a specified time to make it easier for all parties. Being a concerned landlord or landlady should be part of your responsibility towards your space.

This may seem like a lot, but with meticulous planning, this can be easily achieved. Make sure you follow the steps above, and you will be ready to rent your space out.


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