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How to Attract the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property in NOTTINGHAM

How to Attract the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property in NOTTINGHAM

 

Finding the best tenants for your rental property in NOTTINGHAM is perhaps the most important aspect of being a landlord.

Good tenants will always pay their rent on time, respect the property as if it’s their own, and leave it in excellent condition when they move out, giving you far less headaches to deal with.

But how can you ensure you attract the best tenants?

1. Define Your Target Tenants

Are you happy to rent your NOTTINGHAM property to students or professionals? Maybe you would prefer to rent it to a family?

Defining your target tenants will help play a key part in how you market the property, so your adverts can be tailored towards your target audience.

2. Market Your Property Well

Making your property stand out is essential, particularly if you’re advertising on a national website where thousands of potential renters are looking.

Ensure that your lettings agent or property management company take photos which highlight your property’s assets, and make sure they’re taken in a good light too. And when it comes to descriptions, these will need to be clear and concise, and aimed at your target tenants.

For example, if you’re looking to attract young professionals you’ll want to highlight local transport links, whereas if you’re targeting families you’re more likely to highlight the proximity of the local schools.

It is always worth hiring a lettings agent to market the property, as they’ll have the experience and expertise to ensure that your property stands out from the crowd and is showcased in its best light.

3. Don’t Restrict Yourself

To give yourself the best chance of finding good tenants you’ll need to cast the net far and wide to find them.

Instead, it’s a good idea to ensure your property is marketed on multiple websites with nationwide audiences, so you can get the word out to as many people as possible.

And there’s no harm in being creative either. You can check social media or marketplace websites to find people who are looking for a place to rent. Consider everything, as you may be surprised where you actually find your tenant.

4. Entrust Viewings to Your Lettings Agent

The best way to find out about your potential tenants is to meet them in person. That way you should be able to build up a good picture of them and decide if they’re the best tenants for your property.

This will be possible if you are dealing with viewings yourself, or alternatively, if you are employing the services of a lettings agent you can entrust them to find suitable tenants and then meet the potential tenant for a final say. It’s also worth clarifying with them whether they’ll conduct individual viewings, group ones or an open house session. Individual viewings help get a feel for the client and can be fed back to you.

5. Carry Out Checks

It’s vital that you perform checks on prospective tenants so you can protect yourself from potential long-term issues with problem renters.

There are numerous checks you can carry out and it’s up to you how thorough you wish to be, but one essential check is the ‘right to rent’ check.

This will tell you if your tenant can legally rent your property. If you fail to carry this out, you could land yourself with a substantial fine so it’s crucial that you take the advice of an experienced lettings agent.

6. Present the Property Properly

It’s very important to present your property in its best light. This means ensuring that all minor repairs have been carried out before viewings take place, maybe a fresh lick of paint, and of course the place needs to be clean.

If you have missing light bulbs and wallpaper hanging off the walls it not only gives a bad impression of you as a landlord, but it also suggests to prospective tenants that they don’t need to look after the property either.

After all, if you want them to leave the place as they found it, then it’s important that their first impression is a good one.

7. Improve Your Property’s Kerb Appeal

Presentation applies to the outside as well as the interior. Whether it’s just de-weeding the front garden or adding a couple of hanging baskets, it’s wise to make the property look as appealing as possible at first glance.

Again, this comes down to making a good first impression and appealing to tenants who’ll want to maintain the property to its current standards.

8. Showcase a Blank Canvas

Finally, before you even think about taking photos or starting viewings make sure that you’ve emptied the property of any unnecessary clutter.

This will help emphasise the space that’s on offer and give potential tenants the chance to visualise themselves living there.

Robert Ellis are your local lettings experts for the NOTTINGHAM area.

Robert Ellis Team

About Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis is a leading estate agent that has been facilitating house sales and rentals for customers across Nottingham and the surrounding towns and villages for over 35 years. They have branches in Beeston, Long Eaton, Arnold and Stapleford offering residential and commercial sales and lettings, property management services and mortgage advice. With houses, flats and commercial premises to suit all tastes, budgets and preferences, the team at Robert Ellis provides a friendly and comprehensive service for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants alike.

Their expertise in all areas of the property market is reflected in the positive reviews they have received from previous customers, with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 from over 2,500 reviews on Reviews.io. They are also multiple Gold-winning estate and lettings agents in the British Property Awards 2022-2023 and received a Gold Award for both sales and lettings in the Best Estate Agent Guide 2023.

To find out more about Robert Ellis estate and letting agents you can read our about us page here

Find Your Nearest Robert Ellis Branch

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Arnold Sales & Lettings

78 Front Street,

Arnold,

Nottingham

NG5 7EJ

0115 6485 485 Find Out More

Beeston Estate Agents

12 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2JP

0115 922 0888 Find Out More

Beeston Lettings

130 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2LN

0115 922 9090 Find Out More

Long Eaton Estate Agents

5 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 1818 Find Out More

Long Eaton Lettings

11 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 6946 Find Out More

Stapleford Lettings

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

NG9 7AA

0115 949 6740 Find Out More

Stapleford Sales

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

NG9 7AA

0115 949 0044 Find Out More

The Mortgage Company

50 – 52 Market Place,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LT

0115 951 8898 Find Out More

Arnold Sales & Lettings

Beeston Estate Agents

Beeston Lettings

Long Eaton Estate Agents

Long Eaton Lettings

Stapleford Lettings

Stapleford Sales

The Mortgage Company

Find Your Nearest Robert Ellis Branch

Our happy, experienced team can lighten your workload and brighten up your day

Arnold Sales & Lettings

Arnold Sales & Lettings

78 Front Street,

Arnold,

Nottingham

NG5 7EJ

0115 6485 485 Find Out More
Beeston Estate Agents

Beeston Estate Agents

12 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2JP

0115 922 0888 Find Out More
Beeston Lettings

Beeston Lettings

130 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2LN

0115 922 9090 Find Out More
Long Eaton Estate Agents

Long Eaton Estate Agents

5 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 1818 Find Out More
Long Eaton Lettings

Long Eaton Lettings

11 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 6946 Find Out More
Stapleford Lettings

Stapleford Lettings

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

NG9 7AA

0115 949 6740 Find Out More
Stapleford Sales

Stapleford Sales

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

NG9 7AA

0115 949 0044 Find Out More
The Mortgage Company

The Mortgage Company

50 – 52 Market Place,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LT

0115 951 8898 Find Out More

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  • Alice

    The branch completed a challenging house move for us. There was a double transaction with us buyer the neighbours land at the same time as the house....Mark was very understanding and patient with the complications and we are very happy with the service we received. Thank you.

    2 days ago

  • Clint Elliott

    Friendly staff with a professional attitude, did very well at selling the property with minimal hassle in a currently turbulent market.

    1 week ago

  • Adam Watters

    Lorraine and the team was very helpful and informative, always keeping me upto date on purchase.

    1 week ago

  • Robert Day

    Would like to thank everyone who has helped me and Emma sell 30 Wood avenue, keeping me updated. THANK YOU 😊.

    1 week ago

  • David

    We have received excellent service from your Long Eaton Office especially from Caroline who has been extremely helpful & a calming & knowledgeable inf...luence especially with our purchase of a new build property. We have not dealt with your estate agency before & although very stressful at times for ourselves, as our first prospective purchaser pulled out, Caroline was very helpful & approachable & contacted us regularly to keep us updated on progress. I can't recommend her highly enough. Many thanks again Caroline Best regards Liz & David

    1 week ago

  • Adrian

    Even in a fairly difficult house sale , the staff at Robert Ellis were very knowledgeable and supportive . I'd also like to give a special thanks to J...oely who was particularly helpful in the whole process . Thanks to all the team , and I would certainly recommend Robert Ellis to anyone else . Thanks , Adrian Bowley

    1 week ago

  • Rachael

    Harry Hackett and Joely Golding at the Long Eaton branch were wonderful! They were so helpful and would come at the drop of a hat to let us into the p...roperty to view, measure up and get quotes ahead of the completion date. They even offered advice on options for inside the property, which we have taken on. Everything was super efficient and we would highly recommend them! 😊

    1 week ago

  • Yulan

    Caroline has been very helpful, always friendly during our process of selling our house.

    2 weeks ago

  • Pam

    Wonderful staff, especially Holly, nothing too much trouble. Kept informed of progress throughout the sale. Helped all the way.

    2 weeks ago

  • David Green

    Thank you to Holly Who was all ways able and willing to offer advise And always available . Dealt with my enquires straight away and always return...my calls. I Never felt that anything was to much trouble for her. Excellent service.

    2 weeks ago

  • Emma Thrall

    It hasn't been an easy journey but Holly Torr at long eaton has kept us up to date and sane throughout the process thanks Holly!

    2 weeks ago

  • Rae Murphy

    Absolutely recommend purchasing through Robert Ellis Stapleford - especially happy with Beth at the branch. She was amazing from start to finish!

    2 weeks ago

  • Sally-Ann Roberts

    Brilliant service, was notified every step of the sale and a really friendly team .

    2 weeks ago

  • Mark

    Dawn was wonderful, helping me to sell my home and find a new one that I had not considered. She kept me informaed throughout and was always available...to help. Thank you Dawn.

    2 weeks ago

  • Frankie

    I would like to thank Joely at the Long Eaton office for her kind help and quick responses throughout the home buying process. Highly recommended...for her service. Wish to give her a 10* rating if I could!

    3 weeks ago

  • Gayle

    What a long journey this house sale has been - lots of ups and downs (due to 2 failed sales - not due to Robert Ellis) ....so lots of stress. This jou...rney has defintely been made much more tolerable by the lovely relationship we have established with Joely and Holly. They have kept us well informed and always been available to update us with honest, reliable information. Joely, in the later stages of negotiations even responded, on what I know, were days off work. I have so appreciated being able to speak to the team when required.. always caring and respectful and had empathy and understanding. We have received and very professional but personal service I feel. Highly recommend.

    3 weeks ago

  • Lynne

    Excellent service, our sale went through smoothly and we were kept up to date on progress by Holly Torr at every stage. Very professional and will be...more than happy to recommend.

    3 weeks ago

  • Kathryn

    Joely was fantastic during our first house purchase. She was professional and worked hard to push things along, and was always lovely to interact with...if we had questions or wanted updates. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Robert Ellis based on our experience with Joely!

    3 weeks ago

  • Sue

    Joely is absolutely amazing. She looked after us from start to finish with the sale of our property!

    3 weeks ago

  • Toni

    Dawn Stokes at Robert Ellis has done an amazing job in helping me to sell my family home - more like 10 stars not 5 :) so efficient and always on the...ball - Thanks Dawn xx

    3 weeks ago