Absolutely Richmond: Darling Buds Of May
Wed 01 May 2013
The first bit of advice I'd give all you landlords, is of course, to choose your estate agent carefully! Secondly, all landlords should spend some time preparing their property for the rental market. the recommended marketing price will relate to the quality, size and location of the property, but you can maximise te this price with a fresh lick of paint and a good deep clean. Consider fixing that broken window or chipped tilling! 'Dressing' a property with soft furnishings and artwork will brighten up an empty flat. During viewings, make sure the the property is a good temperature and light bulbs are all in working order.
a good agent will also assist in organising the legal documentation, but the two main basics to remember are a Gas Safety Certificate and an Energy Preformance Certificate. Additionaly, electrical certificates to prove the safety of wiring and appliances are recommended.
Graeme Young, Lettings Manager at Marsh and Parsons, Brook Green