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Stress-Busting Tips for Property Management in Kent

Stress-Busting Tips for Property Management in Kent

In this two-minute read, we show you how to keep calm
and in control when letting your Kent property.

The idea that investing in
rental property is easy passive income is a myth. Letting and managing rental
property can be stressful, especially for inexperienced or accidental landlords.

This month sees the
championing of Stress Awareness Month; an annual event which recognises the
dangers of modern-day stress and provides valuable coping strategies. If you
are wading through tenancy treacle, read our top tips to temper your tension.

Do your homework

Whether it’s a simple credit
check or a comprehensive background check, referencing your tenant is ESSENTIAL.
If you have concerns, you could arrange to meet your prospective tenant in
their current property to see how it’s been looked after or even go a step
further and ask for a rental guarantor. If you have rental income insurance,
check whether the terms of your policy stipulate the level of referencing

Build a circle of trust

People buy people. And much
like you want the right tenant in your property, you want the right
tradespeople working in it. We guarantee that you will, at some point, have
some repairs that need attention – whether from an accident or general wear and
tear. Building a trusted network of tradespeople that provide value for money
will stand you in good stead.

Don’t leave yourself short

Now, more than ever, we
understand the importance of an emergency fund. In tough financial climates,
rent arrears can be more of a reality than a risk. In situations like this, contact
your tenant – there may be a simple explanation which is easily remedied. If
not, don’t delay in taking advice. If you rely on your rental investment for
income, consider whether rental insurance is a sensible option.

Know when you need help

If it all gets too much, ask
for help. A good letting agent can manage the entire tenant journey for you:
from tenant sourcing right through to the end of tenancy clean. Inventories,
referencing, deposits, rent collection, repairs, and legal and regulatory
compliance; you name it, it’s covered.

We understand the pressures
involved in letting your property and are here to alleviate your anxieties. If
you’d like to hear how we can make your property let a stress-free experience,
give us a call on 01634304326.

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