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Preparing Rental Properties for Winter Market

Winter is fast approaching, making now the perfect time to start preparing your rental property from weather damage, and keep your tenants happy.

Protect Against Dampness

Dampness and mould, the Wellington landlord’s great nemesis. Being preventative is key, make the property as sunny as possible by pruning or cutting down surrounding trees that shade the property, and encourage tenants to regularly open windows for airflow. If you know your property often gets damp, providing tenants with a dehumidifier is a great, cost-efficient way to maintain your investment property and keep your tenants happy.

Clean The Gutters

Never underestimate the damage overflowing gutters can cause to your rental property if they’re not cleared of debris. The leaking it causes can create a huge amount of expensive interior and exterior property damage – potentially lowering the property value, rent value, and tenant demand. Protect your property by regularly clearing the gutters, and install leaf guards on the gutters and extensions on the downspouts to direct water off the property.

Choose The Best Heating

Good heating is a huge draw cart for tenants, heat pumps being the most attractive option. Heat pumps are a one-off cost for landlords that quickly pays itself off with its rent increase, and reduces the fire risk other heaters have.

Defend The Property From Draughts

Protect your property & tenants from chilly winds with a few cost-efficient solutions. Tighten or repair door hinges, add weather stripping to seal gaps around windows and doors, and fit draught stoppers under doors to significantly improve the living conditions of your property and help reduce tenant turnover by keeping your tenants happy.

Interested in more ways to improve your property? Ask us for a Property Improvement Report where we provide a report outlining cost-efficient ways you an improve your investment.

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.

If you would like to chat about the possibility of working together, or to receive a no-obligation, FREE Rental Appraisal get in touch with our team today.

Quinovic Johnsonville | Wellington

Call Jordan Atkinson - 027 297 0873

Quinovic Hutt Valley | Wellington

Call Helen Vance - 027 487 8103

Quinovic Kent Terrace | Wellington

Call Jordan Atkinson - 027 297 0873

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