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 was getting married and moving into our new house. We decided to let out my property to keep it as an investment for the future. I interviewed a few companies and The Letting People seemed to be the most down to earth, and I felt that they would look after my property. I guess that the rest is history and I was right as I am still using their services over 9 years later! Mrs W, landlord, Leamington Spa
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