We’re not that far beyond Halloween, Bonfire Night and Remembrance Sunday, so even thinking about Christmas may seem a little premature.
But the reality is that the festive season kicks off in earnest next month, and if you have a place to rent out and want tenants to be celebrating their first December 25 in their new home, you only have a matter of weeks in which to act. So really you need to market your property right away.
What’s more, if you’re looking to change a tenant or tenants currently on a shorthold tenancy, perhaps because they have said they want to move out, they will be entitled to give or receive a month’s notice first, cutting the amount of time left before Christmas still further.
So what do you need to do to boost your chances of getting people in your property before the year is out?
- The right advertising
Clearly, you need to put your property in front of the right potential renters using the right channels, so that you not only get the best people but achieve the correct rental yield.
- Your price needs to be right
Bear in mind that, before and during the festive period, price is going to be absolutely vital, arguably more so than at any other time of year. There will be fewer people looking to rent in December, and so you may need to be pretty realistic about rents. Remember that even a brief void period of just a few weeks can have a disproportionately negative impact on your rental yield.
- Spot-on marketing
Below-par photos, half-hearted property descriptions that fail to highlight a flat or house’s best features, or rehashed words from a previous letting, will all fail to inspire prospective tenants. They will simply move on to the next listing.
How we at Oakfield are different
For a start, choose us to let out your property and you’ll benefit from a quarter-century of local experience. What’s more, some of our clients have been with us almost from the beginning. We know our local market and areas inside out, and love working with landlords to secure successful, long-lasting tenancies.
We’re experts at marketing property, with a range of tools at our disposal, including video tours.
Additionally, we vet new tenants rigorously before allowing them to move in anywhere, including stringent financial checks plus employers’ references.
On our books, we have hundreds of potential tenants, and one of them could be absolutely right for your property. Business is brisk in the current market, so if you want to relax this festive season, with peace of mind that your house or flat is safely let out, and making money for you, you can.
Talk to us today and we’ll put a plan swiftly in place to get your home off the rental market and let out as quickly as possible.