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Four Tips on Keeping Tenants Happy in Winter

Need help keeping tenants happy and reducing tenant turnover? Here are some cost-efficient tips that are sure to keep everyone happy, including yourself.

1. Dampness and Dehumidifiers

We all know Wellington weather is not the best during winter, and with damp weather comes mould - a problem for both tenants and property owners. A good defense against mould is investing in a dehumidifier. Try finding a plug-in desiccant dehumidifier as they are more effective in low temperatures, and will also help warm up the room – a double bonus. Reducing mould creates healthier and more comfortable living conditions, as well as reduces the occurrence of maintenance caused by mould, making everyone happy, especially the tenants.

2. Hot Water Cylinder Wraps

Simple and cost-effective, this small task is an efficient way to reduce power bills for tenants. Before 2002, most hot water cylinders were not insulated correctly, and now need to be wrapped in specially designed insulation, making this an important factor in keeping bills down and tenants happy.

3. Water Flow Restrictors

Hot water usage is a key expense in everyone’s power bill. Not only does excessive hot water usage account for one-third of a power bill, it also encourages condensation, causing mould within the property. Reduce the water flow by replacing shower heads with a low flow model and repair dripping taps to dramatically reduce power bills, and decrease the occurrence of water damage in the property, making both property owners and tenants happy in the long-term.

4. Investing in Draught Stoppers

Often overlooked, draught stoppers are essential in the defense against the famous Wellington southerlies. First of all, tighten or repair door hinges and latches, then add weather stripping to seal gaps around windows and doors. Lastly fit draught excluders to fill the gaps under doors - brush strip types for internal doors and spring loaded automatic seals for external doors. This is a low cost alteration that will do wonders for the living conditions of your Wellington rental property and will make a huge difference to how long tenants will want to stay.

Need help managing your rental property? Get in touch with us today. Locally owned and managed, we offer residential property management services across the entire Wellington & Hutt Valley region.

We take care of investments, offering peace of mind and a personal service to investors and tenants alike. Our solutions are backed by industry-leading technology and proven systems that promote both excellent property care and strong investment returns. Taking on all aspects of the landlord’s role, we guide our clients with professional, tailored advice using our extensive experience and insight in the rental market that can only be built over time.

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