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How to attract and keep quality tenants during the Covid 19 downturn

May 25th 2020

Between tenancies:

  1. Bring forward planned maintenance such as repainting the bathroom or living areas
  2. Update landscaping with easy care shrubs and plenty of mulch
  3. Add extra heating or ventilation systems, such as a heatpump or air exchange/ HRV type system near bedrooms
  4. Replace the kitchen benchtop with a durable and contemporary material
  5. Update kitchen units with new handles and re-sprayed door fronts
  6. Replace the letterbox to a modern style
  7. Repaint the front door in a bright and contemporary colour
  8. Clean out gutters and replace any broken or leaking downpipes
  9. Add a french drain to deal with water pooling and soggy lawns
  10. Waterblast paths and steps to remove moss and improve the look of accessways
  11. Repaint window exteriors
  12. Replace south facing bedroom windows with double glazing
  13. Have the house exterior commercially cleaned before photos
  14. Replace damaged fence palings

Easy updates during tenancies:

  1. Add a bathroom heater and heated towel rail
  2. Replace lighting with LED for lower energy costs
  3. Update older style curtains to lined, warm fabrics in neutral colours
  4. Add a front porch canopy
  5. Fit security motion detector lights to the front and rear of the house
  6. Add an auto garage door opener
  7. Cut back overhanging trees and shrubs to allow more light and fresh air into the home
  8. Scarify lawns and re-sow bare patches
  9. Install a paved path to the clothesline
  10. Extend or add hard paving for an outdoor seating area in Summer
  11. Install additional power points
  12. If there is space consider adding a dishwasher
  13. Have storage systems installed in the wardrobes and garage