Spring is in the air at The Letting People


It’s that time of year again – when the sun finally decided to peak out from behind the gloomy clouds and throw a new light on the dusty corners and crevices that have been overlooked for the past few months.

Unfortunately, cleaning is a very contentious subject in residential property lettings – as no two people ever seem to share the same opinion on what is reasonable ... or indeed a ‘professional’ clean.

However, Rightmove, the UK’s number one property website has gathered some interesting research to find out what is important to tenants looking for a new property, and discovered the following common tenant turn-offs:

43% = Dirty bathroom
40% = Dirty kitchen
30%= Internal decoration dirty
29%= External decoration poorly cared for
15%= Untidy front garden
12%= Unkempt rear garden

In addition, 27% of prospective tenants viewed more than 5 properties before finding their new home.

So it looks as though landlords can increase their chances of securing a quality tenant quickly by ensuring that they provide gleaming kitchens and bathrooms, freshly painted interiors and exteriors, and weed-free and trimmed front and back gardens.

If you would like help from reliable cleaners, decorators, and gardeners The Letting People can recommend many excellent local contractors.

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I can not thank the company enough for all their help over this past year. After my mother passed away, I heard Michael Lomax on the radio and was empowered to make contact with him, to act for us as our agent to rent the house out. I thoroughly recommend this company who act in a totally professional manner, very knowledgeable, friendly and every detail expertly handled. The company are never biased towards either tenant or landlord. Everyone is treated equally. Communication is good, in every aspect. Expert representation is first class. having had a really good relationship with my agent over this past year, my tenant has now vacated my property although several weeks after their tenancy ended. Unfortunately the tenant did not hand back the property on time or in the same condition as when they commenced the tenancy, which is no fault what so ever of the company. As a new landlord I feel it is important to be correct, concise but fare . I have been expertly advised every step of the way, and totally trust Michael and Philip at the Milton Keynes office. if you are looking for an agent in the Milton Keynes area and want a personal touch rather than a call centre and no one knows who you are then contact The Letting People. I am looking forward to many more years of a great working relationship with this Company and would`nt go anywhere else.    Mrs A. H. of Milton Keynes
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