Unfurnished or Furnished?
Fri 27 Feb 2015
An important decision that a Landlord has to make at the start of the tenancy is whether to furnish their property or not. Not surprisingly there are advantages and disadvantages for each. It will depend on several factors such as the type of property and the tenants that you want to attract. We have listed below some of the points that you may want to consider in your decision:
A property furnished tastefully with good quality furnishings will feel more homely and inviting than a bare empty property.
Poor quality furniture will have a negative impact and can actually put off potential tenants.
Tenants looking for furnished property tend to be looking for more short term lets and often have their furniture in storage as a temporary measure.
You will have to repair or replace any furniture that you provide if it becomes faulty. This will include items such as cookers, washing machines and fridge.s
There is in general a larger demand for unfurnished property.
Often tenants require a part furnished property. A flexible approach may be beneficial in this instance.
Rents are usually higher for furnished property.
Any furniture and electrical items that you supply must comply with applicable safety regulations.
If you would like further advice on this subject why not give us a call and we would be pleased to help you
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