Most landlords have a list of jobs to complete on their rental property at the start of winter. But, with longer days and lighter evenings, it’s time to say hello to spring! With the warmer weather comes the opportunity to give your property a new WOF. Of course, if your property is managed by the Bayleys Marlborough team, we can arrange maintenance work on your behalf. Nevertheless, we thought we would share a spring ‘to-do’ list for your rental property.
Your rental property and jobs for spring:
Place your checks at the top of your checklist
Top of your checklist should be your post-winter property checks. While our Marlborough winters can often bring blue-sky days. Winter storms and changes in temperature can still be harsh on your rental property. So, spring is an excellent time to inspect the overall condition of your property.
Do, get the ladders out and give your roof and guttering some special attention. Strong winds can dislodge even the sturdiest of gutters, and these will need clearing before the possibility of spring showers and fresh rainfall.
It’s also a good time to inspect wooden doors and windows. An increase in temperatures in springtime can provide ideal conditions for wood rot.
Get ready for full bloom
While your tenants may be responsible for general garden maintenance under your tenancy agreement, this season may call for some additional work. It’s a good time to clean decks and repaint fences.
Spring is the best time to prepare for a lush summer garden. This task is particularly important if you’re likely to be looking for new tenants over the coming months. A tidy, low-maintenance and enjoyable garden is a big drawcard for prospective renters.
A lick of paint
Spring is traditionally a great time to give your rental property a fresh lick of paint. Even if you need to paint internally, you’ll be able to keep doors and windows open to help with the drying process. While many landlords will often decorate between rentals. If you have a valued long-term tenant, a spring refresh can go a long way to keeping them happy, and in situ.
If you’ve decided it’s time for professional management for your Marlborough rental property, talk to us about how we can help.