As a landlord, there is a lot of importance on finding a good tenant for your property. It is essential that you have a tenant you can trust with your home, someone that will look after the property, not upset the neighbours and pay their rent on time.
So, how do you find good tenants in Peterborough?
First, lets look at what makes a good tenant.
A good tenant is someone that will look after the property as if it was their own. Someone that will live in the property for a long time and someone that will pay their rent on time, every time. The best tenant often isn’t the one that can move in soonest or pay the highest rent!
To find good tenants in Peterborough, you need to provide a good quality home. The better your home looks, the better quality of tenants you will attract. Homes with upgraded kitchens or newly decorated bedrooms will attract those tenants that are looking to rent longer-term. These newly refurbished homes will also command high rents too.
It’s a good idea to work with a letting agent or property management company, like the team here at AGT Property Management. We take all the hard work of advertising away for you. We will advertise your rental property in Peterborough on your behalf. It will go on social media, well known rental property sites, local media and more. If a tenant is searching for a rental property in Peterborough like yours, they’ll be sure not to miss our adverts.
While it may be tempting to speed up the process of viewing by arranging open days or group viewings, these may not be the best option for you. A face to face viewing, either with you or the property management agent, is the best way to get to know a tenant. You can quickly tell from a quick look round the house if the tenant is a good match for you and your home. A viewing is a great chance to find out their plans in your home and if they plan on staying in the home for the long term or the short term.
Reference checks are essential when it comes to finding good tenants in Peterborough. Here at AGT Property Management we will complete those tenant checks for you. These checks include current landlord references, affordability calculations, employment checks, credit checks, background checks and more. A reference check on a tenant gives you the peace of mind that your property is in safe hands.