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Landlords Letting News

Are you struggling to find a tenant?

We know that finding a new tenant for your buy to let property can be a stressful process so, we thought we’d give you a few top tips to avoid putting potential tenants off!

  • Clutter – Even if a property being let as furnished (a great way to achieve a higher yield) don’t overcrowd it with unnecessary items! People often have a lot of belongings themselves so, leave enough room for those!
  • Fresh coat of paint – A fresh coat of paint an easy and relatively low-cost way of brightening up a property and making it look more appealing.
  • Unfinished jobs – Even if you intend to get the jobs finished before the tenant moves in, don’t let viewings commence before the property is completely finished.
  • Clean, clean, clean – Make sure the property is clean! Set the standard for your tenant! You can’t expect your tenant to keep the property clean and tidy if it wasn’t given to them that way!
  • Make sure everything is in working order – Make sure all of the appliances are in full working order. Again it can deter a potential tenant if they think that you don’t properly maintain things because if there is ever an issue during their tenancy then it may give the impression that you won’t get it resolved in a timely fashion, if at all.

If you’re struggling to find a tenant for your property then you should consider having your property managed by us! Next Home is Perthshire’s favourite estate agency! Call your local property experts today to find out more!

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Letting News

Ever thought about making an income out of a spare room???

Have your kids all flown the nest and now you are left in a home big enough for 5? Why not put the unused space to good use and have that little bit more in your pocket every month…

If you are considering renting out room out, here are some information to get you started!

Think- Make sure you take a hard think about this as much as the money side of it sounds great but you have to remember all that is involved. Do you mind sharing your kitchen and bathroom with someone? If not, you could really benefit from it.

No Bills??- As delightful as that may sound, renting out a room to someone can cover your monthly bills, that way you can put your money to something more exciting like an exotic holiday!!

Will I manage to rent my room out?- With figures showing a rise from 1.4 per cent to 2.7 per cent in a year! That says it all!!. With the University Of Highlands & Islands on the doorstep, students from all over the world come to study in this area and some may like the sound of a private home instead of being in student accommodation.

Get it in writing- As you are taking on a big responsibility its always best to get ground rules and to get it in writing- just so nothing goes wrong and that it is a pleasant experience for you both.

If you are looking to sell your family home, Call us now.

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Industry News News Selling

Homes are selling fastest in Scotland!

Latest research found that the average selling time in Scotland is 12.6 weeks whereas it’s said to be 16.1 in England & Wales. That means that there is whopping 28.2% difference!

It is speculated that this difference is due to the difference in process here in Scotland with sellers having to provide a Home Report before the property goes on the market – not the case in England & Wales.

Here at Next Home we have an excellent relationship with a long established Surveying company so, there certainly wont be any obstacles when selling your home with Next Home! We are Perthshire’s favourite estate agent and we have an experienced team of sales negotiators and local property experts together with being one of the only estate agents with a dedicated marketing team!

We work until 9pm, 7 days a week to achieve the best possible results for our clients. To find out more about our success stories and our award winning service call our team of local property experts today.