Thursday, 14 January 2016

Warrington Landlords - Widen your target market without changing your property portfolio.

The next largest group in Warrington is pet owners. It is sadly the case that many landlords choose not to accept pets, due to fears about cats scratching carpets or curtains, dogs chewing woodwork, leaving dirty marks on walls, causing the carpets to smell or even worse, cause flea infestations. What we have found recently is that people with pets will sometime offer to pay extra rent or pay an extra bond for the pet in order to secure a home that is pet friendly, or are happy to take a slightly older, more tired property which is not in its prime and is therefore unlikely to suffer terribly from having a pet, and as a landlord this could be a way of you letting out a property that may be difficult to let. We personally ensure that any pet owner would have to have the carpets professionally cleaned when they leave to eradicate any trace of smell or flea larvae, and this is not unexpected by the tenants anyway. Have a look at the letswithpets website for ideas on how you can work around this issue:                                                                      
Another increasingly common situation that we are faced with in Warrington is that of trying to accommodate extended families, with 3 generations living under the same roof or a group of siblings plus other halves wanting to share larger properties. Without getting into the realms of HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupation), we can still draw up safe and legal tenancies for these groups and it is a way of finding a cohesive group of people with shared responsibility for a large property without having to let it out on a room-by-room basis.
All of the above solutions require a landlord to spend nothing at all, just take a slightly different approach to who they would consider best fits the profile of the property, and in cases where a mortgage has to be paid, this could be the type of action that would mean the difference between covering costs and being financially burdened.

If you are having difficulty renting you property, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best possible tenants to match your individual situation. For more information about other potential issues we could help you with, or to ask about our thoughts on your own ideas, call us now on 01925 235338 or email me on manoj If you are ever in the area then pop into our office 6 Bankside, Crosfield St WA11UP the kettle is always on.

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