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It goes without saying that the better the appearance of your property, the more desirable it will be to potential tenants.

The outside

Making sure all weeding has been done, outbuildings cleared out, outside lighting and doorbell is working.

The inside

Have the property professionallly cleaned, all windows cleaned, carpets and curtains washed and cleaned where possible. All kitchen appliances cleaned and in working order.

Obviously each prospective tenant will be looking for certain things to meet their personal requirements from a rental property, but here are some points to consider.

Furnished or unfurnished? Most rental properties are offered with light fittings, carpets and curtains. Beyond this, you should consider whether your property will be offered with or without furnishings.

Broadly speaking, larger properties are usually let unfurnished – this can encourage a longer tenancy as people are able to surround themselves with their own belongings and avoid the costs of storage for their furniture and possessions. Additionally, an unfurnished property will have lower ongoing maintenance and repair costs.

Furnished properties are ideal for people looking to move in immediately or who are unable to bring their own furniture with them. If your property is furnished it must meet the furniture and furnishing fire, safety regulations act 1988. Our team can help you to ensure your property meets the latest legal requirements.

"I am writing to express our appreciation of the standard of service we received from the staff in your Holt office. We originally chose Sowerbys to market our property because we were impressed by the quality of advertising in the press, in the office and online. We realised from the outset that ours was a niche property and consequently would be unlikely to achieve a quick sale, but throughout the process we were very pleased with the support we were given by Paul and the rest of the Holt staff. There were, at all times, professional, friendly and courteous which made selling our house much less stressful than it might otherwise have been. I would like to make particular mention of Rachel and Lydia with whom we had most contact - they were always very supportive and are a credit to your agency. In view of our experience with Sowerbys, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others. We will visit Norfolk from time to time and will maintain contact with your Holt office as we have come to regard the staff there as friends. Yours faithfully Jay and Lyn Hall"
Mr & Mrs Hall - Vendors - February 2016