What You Can Do to Secure the Best Tenant
September 4, 2019
Attracting good tenants seems to be a daunting process, however it is not as complicated as you may think – as long as a number of steps are followed.

Firstly, remember that a good first impression is everything so, spending a little time before marketing your property to ensure that it is tidy and well presented puts you well on the path to securing good and responsible tenants who will want to move into your property.

You may have to give your property a facelift at some time during the lifetime of your investment. A refurbished and well-presented property not only attracts good tenants but also gives a greater likelihood of a obtaining a higher rent and reduced vacancy period. In short, a poorly presented property will only attract a tenant of the same calibre.

Property investors need to budget and create a sinking fund to cover expenses that will occur during the lifetime of their property. On average an investment property will need to be updated every 4 to 6 years. Things to budget for over this timeframe include:

  • replacement of hot water system
  • replacement of white goods such as stove, clothes dryer, dishwasher
  • internal and external painting
  • replacement of floor coverings and window coverings.

It should be noted that expenses incurred making your property attractive to tenants are also tax deductible.