Landlord Guide: Preparing The Property For Rent In Peterborough


Here at Mandairs Estate Agents, we have many years’ experience letting properties in Peterborough. During this time, we have found that a good relationship with tenants is the key to a smooth-running tenancy. As your Property Managers in Peterborough, this relationship is our job. However, it is important that the Tenants should feel comfortable in their temporary home, and that they are receiving value for their money.

It follows therefore that a well presented and maintained property in a good decorative order will go towards this, whilst also achieving a higher rental figure. Tenants in Peterborough are also more inclined to treat such a property with greater respect if it’s a home in good condition and a home where they feel respected and appreciated.


The General Condition of Your Rented Property in Peterborough

Electrical, gas plumbing, waste, central heating and hot water systems must be safe, sound and in good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the Landlords expense unless misuse can be established. Interior decorations should be in good condition. This should preferably plain, light and neutral.


The Furnishings of Your Rented Property in Peterborough

Your property can be let fully furnished, part furnished or unfurnished. We can help you decide which of these is appropriate to your property. This will depend on the type of property and local market conditions. Our team are experienced in rented properties in the local area. We will be pleased to give you advice on whether to furnish or not and to what level. As a minimum you will need to provide decent quality carpets and light fittings. Remember, there will be wear and tear on the property and any items provided.


The Personal Items, Ornaments etc. in Your Rented Property in Peterborough

Personal possessions, ornaments, pictures, books etc. should be removed from the property. This is especially the case for those of real or sentimental value. Some items may be boxed, sealed and stored in the loft at the owner’s risk. All cupboards and shelf space should be left clear for the tenant’s own use.


The Gardens in Your Rented Property in Peterborough

Gardens should be left neat, tidy and rubbish free. Any lawns should be cut. Tenants are required to maintain the gardens to a reasonable standard. This is provided they are left the necessary tools. However, few tenants are experienced gardeners. If you value your garden, or if it is particularly large, you may wish us to arrange visits by our regular gardener for your property.


The Cleaning of Your Rented Property in Peterborough

At the commencement of the tenancy the property must be in a thoroughly clean condition. At the end of each tenancy, it is the tenants' responsibility to leave the property in a similar condition. If they fail to do so, cleaning will be arranged at their expense.


Information for the Tenant of Your Rented Property in Peterborough

It is helpful if you leave information for the tenant. This could include information on operating the central heating and hot water system, washing machine and alarm system, for example. You could also include the day the bins are collected and so on.


The Keys for Your Rented Property in Peterborough

You should provide one set of keys for each tenant. Where we will be managing, we will arrange to have duplicates cut as required.

Are you a landlord in Peterborough? Do you need help preparing your property for rent? Call our experienced lettings team now.

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