Make sure the property is clean.
H&H Residential Properties recommend you acquire a specialist bond cleaner. Ensuring the home is handed over in a high clean standard leaves no room for tenants to dispute an entry or exit condition report.
The kitchen is the hub of the home and is also a focal point for potential tenants, a few areas to consider; do all the appliances function correctly, is the lighting sufficient, is there enough cupboard space, are the fittings in good order – a simple change of handles could modernise the appeal, have you considered installing a dishwasher, are the drains clean and free from odour, have you supplied sufficient plugs.
Bathroom areas should be clean and free from mould and mildew, do the taps need updating, is the silicon & grout maintained, plugs available, new shower curtain, is the lighting sufficient, does the bathroom/s have exhaust fans to prevent mould.
Go through the property’s contents and ask yourself the following question- Does this item have a definite benefit to a tenant, does it add beauty to the home and am I going to replace it if it breaks/down. If the answer is no, then get rid, or store it off site.
Make sure that the garden is tidy and inviting. Consider putting fresh mulch on the gardens. There is nothing more off putting to a potential tenant, than an overgrown lawn, out of control hedges/weeds or a green pool. Are you able to maintain this whilst it is vacant or do you need to arrange a regular service?