Preparing a Rental for New Tenants

Renting a property to new tenants requires a great deal of preparation. The property needs to be reviewed after the old tenants have moved out and any changes made before new tenants move in.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018

  Stephanie Clarke

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Renting a property to new tenants requires a great deal of preparation. The property needs to be reviewed after the old tenants have moved out and any changes made before new tenants move in. with quality property management software in place, you will be able to ensure the turnover process runs smooth. Below is a simple checklist to consider when renting to new tenants.

Walkthrough

When a tenant decides to move out, it is imperative that you schedule a casual walkthrough of the property. This way, you can make a list of things to do before you can rent the property to new tenants. There are also issues that your current tenants need to take care of before they move out. By completing a walkthrough, you have a head start when it comes to moving in new tenants.

Professional Repair/Maintenance

Once the current tenants have moved out, its time to give the property a maintenance and repair check. A professional team of repair experts needs to visit the property and check everything, from the plumbing to the HVAC unit. These checks will help to ensure all appliances and systems are functioning correctly within the space. If any repairs are needed, they can be taken care of before new tenants come in. 

Cleaning the Property

It is also important to have a cleaning crew that comes in and cleans up the property before new tenants move in. From a deep carpet clean to the scrubbing of bathrooms, you want the property to be presentable for prospective clients. A clean space will be shown as well as photographed to get noticed. A clean and tidy space is inviting and will help you to have several interested potential renters.

Re-Keying Locks

Another aspect to consider is re-keying locks. Many property owners will re-key locks after disgruntled tenants leave the premises or just as a safety precaution. It costs very little to re-key the exterior doors and can be a viable way to help new tenants feel more at ease in their new home.

By working hard to ensure your property is ready for new tenants, you will be successful in continuing to rent your property as old tenants move out. Create a checklist of your own to keep handy when you are preparing a property for new renters.



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