It is, therefore, crucial to minimise void periods where possible by acting fast and making sure you get the next tenant for your property. Circumstances will inevitably change and people will move on but there are quick and easy steps to reduce void periods.
Fish where the fish are. One of the most effective ways of finding a new tenant is to advertise your property where tenants are looking and the main sources of available properties are the property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla, so it makes sense to advertise there. Using an agent such as Seymours will ensure that your rental property will get noticed without you having to do all of the work yourself. When advertising online, it is also important to make sure your property stands out and there is a variety of viewing options, excellent photography and quick response to enquiries can make all of the difference.
This platform is proving ever more popular for tenants looking for properties to rent. Seymours promote properties across a variety of social media channels and have a specific strategy in place to ensure they reach as many people as possible.
Word of mouth
Telling people that you have a property to rent is very old school but still effective, and you can feel surprisingly reassured if you get a recommendation from someone you know. Within Seymours, we have a database of qualified tenants who we will call as soon as a property is listed. Getting to know your tenants also means you can immediately book viewings as soon as new properties come available.
It’s always good to do a little research into competitive rental rates. Rent, size, location and condition are some of the most important factors when searching for a new home. The team at Seymour’s can advise of the right rental values in any market and correctly priced properties with repairs up-to-date will make your home attractive to potential tenants.
Finding the right tenants
Referencing is proving ever trickier with recent periods of furlough and the job market casting doubts on potential tenants’ ability to cover rent payments. Right to rent, job security and income checks are all important factors however, good old fashioned common sense and instinct is also valuable. All of our agents have a wealth of knowledge and excellent people skills, you can pick up quickly hints that someone is unreliable.
Trying to fill the void period may be time-consuming however, it is part of the day job for Seymours, and finding quality tenants quickly, is something we pride ourselves on. Experience has shown us that it is worth spending time finding tenants who will be delighted to call your property their new home – and this is always our end goal.
Contact the team
For more information on how we can help you to find the right tenants and reduce void periods when letting your property, speak to your local Seymours branch today